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K-Tech Equipped Riders Fill Daytona Grids

NEWS March 19, 2013

K-Tech Equipped Riders Fill Daytona Grids

Photo by Brian J Nelson

Courtesy of K-Tech Suspension:

(March 19, 2013) - K-Tech Suspension is pleased to report strong results from the season opening event at Daytona, with riders scoring wins, podiums, and top ten finishes in multiple classes. The races at Daytona saw the largest group of K-Tech supported riders in AMA Pro Road Racing competition to date, with seventeen riders across four classes.

In AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport, there were nine K-Tech equipped riders competing in two races under cold conditions and limited track time. CJ Weaver rode his EDR Performance Yamaha R6 to second place from a thirteenth place start in Saturday's race two behind eventual winner Puerta. Corey Alexander battled with the leaders and brought his #5 National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 home in third place on Saturday. K-Tech equipped Tigert and Ferreira were also contesting for the lead and podium finishes over the course of Saturday's race, and along with Thornton made for a total of five K-Tech riders in the top ten. Friday's race saw Sebastiao Ferreira finish in sixth position aboard his EDR Performance Yamaha R6, with Travis Ohge taking tenth place on his Houston Superbikes Yamaha R6.

The Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Harley-Davidson Series race, Tyler O'Hara won on his Bartel's Harley Davidson Scrubblade machine in a very tight battle with the lead pack. Steve Crevier and Shane Narbonne both finished in the top ten, for a total of three K-Tech equipped riders close to the front. K-Tech is pleased to see this very competitive class growing in entries for 2013!

GoPro Daytona SportBike Rider James Rispoli piloted his #43 National Guard Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600 to finish a strong seventh in his first ever Daytona 200. Rispoli spent the entire race at the front with the lead pack with K-Tech Suspension front and rear. 2012 Daytona 200 winner Joey Pascarella was on the Riders Discount Triumph 675 equipped with K-Tech Suspension, but struggled during the race and would eventually finish twenty-third with determination. Luke Mossey made the trip to Daytona from the U.K. aboard his GB Racing backed Yamaha R6 equipped with K-Tech suspension, and finished a respectable sixteenth in his first Daytona 200.

In the National Guard SuperBike class, Roger Hayden put in a strong qualifying effort on his #54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000 to start from the front row in third position. K-Tech equipped Danny Eslick rode his #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R 1000 to finish fourth in race one on Friday, narrowly missing the podium. Race two on Saturday saw Roger Hayden finish fourth, just a head of his teammate Eslick, who was fifth at the checkered flag.

K-Tech Suspension engineers the finest in cutting edge suspension technology for motorcycles. The unique Direct Damping System (DDS) offers precision control, accurate adjustments, and incredible feel which serve to improve rider confidence and reduce lap times. The popular 20DDS pressurized front fork cartridges are available to fit all late model sport bikes, and feature a closed system design with 31mm control pistons, 20mm displacement pistons, and 8mm piston rods. Likewise, the aluminum bodied K-Tech 35DDS rear shock provides independent circuits for compression and rebound damping adjustments, and is easy to tune and setup with a unique bypass valve adjustment feature. Remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment, as well as adjustable shock length allow custom configurations for every rider.

For more information regarding K-Tech Suspension components, please contact Orient Express, the exclusive North American importer and distributor. Orient Express is pleased to be your source for high performance service, tuning, and parts since 1973. Visit, call 800.645.6521, or email to explore what we can do to help your racing ambitions!

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