Star Yamaha G2 Cooper Webb takes 5th at Anaheim

Cooper Webb cranked his G2 Ergonomics Quick-Turn throttle to take 5th place in his professional supercross debut.  The 19 year old from Morehead City, NC erased any doubts in his transition from amateur to pro last Saturday night at SX1 in Anaheim, CA.  Cooper plans to ride the remaining 250 West Region Supercross (Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship) events and the 250 class in the Luca Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship series.  G2 is VERY excited to work with Cooper and watch him climb the podium in the near future.62228_carwebb-monstercup2013-c_6fc0f

Knighter wins the Scorpion Masters

Press release borrowed from knighter.net.  David Knight has used G2 Ergonomics throttles since 2011.
 
Manxman David Knight has won the Scorpion Masters event held at the International Paul Ricard Circuit in France. The event, which attracted over 10,000 spectators, challenges 30 of the worlds best riders from trials, enduro, supermoto and road racing to compete together in every discipline gaining points from each event to find out who is the best all-round rider. With reigning and former world champions everywhere, the races were going to be tough!
 
The event began with the trial, the sport in which David started as a child. Knighter got off to a great start placing 3rd behind the two trials champions, this was his aim for the event.
 
It was quickly onto the Enduro, David’s chosen sport, and with five top enduro riders taking part it was important to get a good time. Catching a slower rider in a narrow, twisty part of the track cost David a few seconds but another 3rd place was good enough, finishing just 1 second behind 2nd placed Ivan Cervantes .
 
Having not raced any supermoto since 2005, it was going to be a difficult event against reigning and former World Champion supermoto riders. Some of the top road racers use the discipline to train throughout the season, so a good result here was vital. With an under-geared bike, David qualified a creditable 8th position. He then borrowed a sprocket from a fellow rider which he fitted just in time for the race.
Getting a average start, he fought his way through to 6th position only to get baulked on the final lap and passed, ending the race 7th which was still a great result. At the halfway point, David was now leading the event overall.
 
With a one hour break for dinner, the riders headed for some well earned food only for the heavens to open and the rain to start. David quickly got to the garage to fit wet tyres to his Honda 1000 ready for qualifying. Going out on to the super-fast Paul Ricard circuit for the first time in the wet wouldn’t be much fun but he set a very fast time in 9th position against many top riders. With two tough races ahead, David needed solid points to keep his lead in what is undoubtedly his weakest discipline.
 
Race 1, and David made a great start rounding turn 1 in 4th position. Getting into a good rhythm, David settled down and was setting a good pace, with many riders crashing out, he stayed upright, placing a very satisfying 9th position to extend his overall lead.
With one more race to go and conditions getting worse, the final race was going to be all about staying upright and getting a finish. A DNF now could cost David the win.
Another good start made things a little easier and after settling down to a good fast pace, running seventh, his visor started misting up. With the overall win within reach, Knighter eased the pace on the last couple of laps to finish 10th in road race no2 and win the 2013 Scorpion Masters title.
 
David Knight:
I’ve had a brilliant day here in France and winning it has made it even better, especially after finishing runner up by 1 point the last time the event was held in 2011.
With so many great riders taking part I really didn’t expect to win this year as I have not ridden any other bike except my enduro bike for months as I’ve been flat out concentrating on enduro and lately preparing for the Superenduro Championship. The trial went great, I even surprised myself. The enduro ironically was probably my most disappointing. I caught a slower rider just when I didn’t need to and got held up. I then hit a rock passing him and messed the next few turns up but anyway I was glad to still get 3rd, only a second behind Cervantes in 2nd.
The supermoto was an unknown as I haven’t done it for so long and I built a bike in a rush which I got finished an hour before the van left for France. It was probably the most fun event for me and I was really happy with my result. The road racing I normally enjoy the most but the rain made it tough, the track was slick and I’ve never ridden one in the wet in my life. I was feeling good and staying with some fast guys but when a couple of them had big moments or crashed in front of me I backed down a little, I don’t know the limit and the only way to find out is to push until you crash, so I took it safe and got 2 good results which gave me the overall win.
It’s great winning, but for me it’s the most fun and friendly race of the year and I can’t wait to go back next year. Thanks to the organisers and sponsors for a brilliant weekend.

– See more at: http://www.knighter.net/index.php/latest-news/item/35-press-release-knighter-wins-scorpion-masters#sthash.PfqHwEau.dpuf

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G2 Attends OMA & MXC Banquet at Moto Armory Museum

G2 Ergonomics was on hand for the 2013 OMA & MXC Awards Banquet held at the UNBELIEVABLE Moto Armory Museum in East Moline, IL.  This photo shows about 5% of the total collection of mostly off-road motorcycles.  Virtually ANY brand of motorcycle that was EVER equipped with a knobby tire will be found at the Moto Armory Museum.  All bikes included are vintage, but several are also historic bikes that were raced by Hannah, McGrath, O’Mara, Dowd, Ward and too many more to list!  The location is only a few miles off Interstate 80.  If you ever have a chance to stop in, do it!SAMSUNG

G2 Ergonomics 25% off and Free Freight Christmas Holiday Sale

Today marks the beginning of the annual G2 Ergonomics 25% off and Free Freight Christmas Holiday Sale!!  Now through December 31, save HUGE on all G2 and Domino products.  Stock up now on all your throttle, handguard and grips needs!!  Need a stocking stuffer?? How about some Domino Street or Dirt Grips?  Buddy complaining about his sluggish 250F??  Get him a Quick Turn Throttle!!  Brother-in-law having a problem with the jerky EFI on his Ducati??  Get him a Tamer Throttle Tube!!  Handguards looking rough on your bike?  Get YOURSELF a set of Competition Handguards or Moto HandshieldsleftrightcolumsG2 Ergonomics Holiday Logo!!  G2 has the perfect gifts for your hard-to-shop-for riding buddies!!

NEPG Announces 2014 National Enduro Series by Moose Racing

The NEPG (National Enduro Promoter’s Group)NEPGLOGO_Revised_2 announces their new schedule for the AMA National Enduro Series by Moose Racing!  The ten event series kicks off March 2nd in Pelion, South Carolina by the Columbia Enduro Riders, and ends at with the infamous Muddobbers MC in Mathews, Indiana.  Here’s the schedule:

Round 1
March 2
Columbia Enduro Riders
Rhonda Dennis
(788) 422-0329
mastercraft@bellsouth.net
LOC: Pelion, S.C.

Round 2
March 23
Ross Creek Trail Riders
Joseph Roberts
(325) 669-8866
joseph@texasnurseconnection.com
RossCreekTrailRiders.com
LOC: Blackwell, Texas

Round 3
April 6
NATRA
TJ Kennedy
(972) 977-4112
TJ.Kennedy@emerson.net
natra-westpoint.net
LOC: West Point, Tenn.

Round 4
May 18
Missouri Mudders
Michael Silger
(636) 639-6373
michael.silger@avnet.com
MOMudders.com
LOC: Park Hills, Mo.

Round 5
June 1
April Fools Promotions
Chuck Honeycutt
(757) 375-5665
aprilfools62@verizon.net
VCHSS.org
LOC: Arrington, Va.

Round 6
June 29
UP Sandstormers
Nick Zambon
(906) 228-7010
info@upsandstormers.com
UPSandstormers.com
LOC: Marquette, Mich.

Round 7
July 27
Brandywine Enduro Riders
Peter Burnett
(610) 883-7607
pburnett75@aol.com
BER.us
LOC: Cross Fork, Pa.

Round 8
August 10
Bookcliff Rattlers MC
Thomas Hundtoft
(970) 250-9942
hundtoft@yahoo.com
bookcliffrattlersmc.com
LOC: Grand Junction, Colo.

Round 9
August 31
Greenville Enduro Riders
Duane Wellington
(864) 908-6109
lcwell@prtcnet.com
GreenvilleEnduroRiders.com
LOC: Union, S.C.

Round 10
September 14
Muddobbers MC
Doug Spence
(765) 998-2236
dspenceh250@yahoo.com
MuddobbersMC.org
LOC: Covered Bridge – Matthews, Ind.

NEW Honda CRF450 Rally Launch

Honda unveils Dakar Rally model – the new CRF450 RALLY
   
 

Honda has released official photos of the new CRF450 RALLY model designed specifically for rally racing. TEAM HR8c9a2353C (the Honda works motorcycle rally team) will use the CRF450 RALLY at the upcoming ‘2014 Dakar Rally -Argentina, Bolivia, Chile- in January 2014.

 

TEAM HRC returned to the Dakar Rally in January 2013 for the first time in 24 years, with a Prototype of CRF450 RALLY based on Honda’s commercial CRF450X enduro racing model. The 2013 Dakar Rally generated valuable data in key areas such as engine output, aerodynamic performance, durability and maintenance requirements, which was used as the basis for further design modifications and enhancements. The resulting all-new CRF450 RALLY model retains the Programmed Fuel Injection
(PGM-FI*) electronic fuel injection system that has shown proven performance in the severe and highly variable environmental conditions of the Dakar Rally. The new CRF450 RALLY will be used by TEAM HRC and will be released to other rally teams as a production rally bike during 2014.

 

TEAM HRC will participate in 2013 Morocco Rally starting October 13 with CRF450 RALLY, using the same combination of five riders and five machines for the 2014 Dakar Rally. Testing in actual race conditions is expected to provide useful data for further refinements and enhancements.

Nick Fahringer Dominates the Moose Run!

G2 Ergonomics rider Nick Fahringer (center) and his Husaberg 300 dominated the OMA Moose Run by Moose Racing over the weekend!  Strong rain a few days before had some concerned, but the course was perfect for Sunday.  G2 rider Adam Bonneur (on right) grabbed the holeshot twice (don’t ask), but it quickly turned into an epic battle between 2013 OMA Series Champ Russell Bobbitt (on left) and Fahringer.  The pair were mid-way through the second loop when they entered the infamous “Black’s” section neck & neck with Fahringer in the lead.  By the end of Black’s, Fahringer gapped a sizable lead and held it through to the finish.  Also on the podium was Adam Bonneur, who edged out G2 rider and 2012 GNCC XC2 Champ Jason Thomas for third. 1394425_721675941194355_1218490225_n

5 Days ’till Moose Run by OMA!

1385951_10151739200593335_1348942902_nThat’s right, ONLY 5 more days until the Moose Run – the final round of the OMA series!  The weather in NW Illinois is cool and sunny, with little to no rain in the forecast.  Could this be the easiest Moose Run ever?  Will there be ANY water in Rock Creek?  I’m sure the Gusse’s are pumping water into the ditches as we speak!  Riders scheduled to appear so far are OMA points leader Russell Bobbitt, Nick Fahringer, Jason Thomas and Portugese National Enduro Champ Goncalo Ries.   THIS JUST IN!!!  Multi-time OMA Champ Paul Whibley will not attend this year and instead head home to New Zealand to fully heal up for 2014.

G2 Ergonomics Congratulates Braxton McGee on Clinching a National GNCC Title!

Congratulations to G2 Ergonomics sponsored Braxton McGee on winning the Supermini GNCC title!  Braxton won the final GNCC round yesterday in Crawforsdville, Indiana, to just edge out Cole Mattison for the series title by just

Braxton McGee Clinches the GNCC Super Mini title last weekend!
Braxton McGee Clinches the GNCC Super Mini title last weekend!

1 point!  Congratulations also to Atlas Cycles Stickman Graphx Offroad Race Team for supporting Braxton and their commitment to fielding a professional GNCC race team!  Braxton uses the G2 Ergonomics Competition Handguard System and Quick Turn Throttle.

New layer…

The Moose Run is only 9 days away…

1382403_633972759980912_541215940_nYes, the Moose Run is only 9 days away! Bill and Monty Gusse are almost finished with the trail sections of what is considered “Amerca’s Tuffest Race” and final round of the infamous OMA National Series. The weather has been pretty dry in Fenton, IL, this fall, so maybe this will be one of the easier Moose Runs? Multi-time OMA Champ Paul Whibley is all healed up and expected to be a threat. However, series points leader Russell Bobbit and contenders Nick Fahringer and Kailub Russell may have something to say about that! In addition, two wild card riders are scheduled to show up – defending GNCC XC2 Champ Jason Thomas and 6 Time Portugal Enduro Champ Goncalo Ries. Thomas is no stranger to OMA events, and Ries is a regular in the European World Extreme Enduro circuit. Has anybody heard of any other pros coming? Paul Whibley uses the G2 throttle with 100 or 200 cam and G2 Mongo Handguard Mounts, Nick Fahringer uses the G2 2 stroke quick turn system and Jason Thomas uses G2 Competition Handguards with a G2 Quick Turn Throttle.