Knee dragging on the ground and throttle wide open even with a passenger? Not a problem – a professional rider will take care of keeping everything under control. Randy Mamola knows a little something about it: how many prominent players at the World Grand Prix Motorcycle Championship races have been thrilled and terrified with his two-seater factory Yamaha and Ducati machines?!
In MotoAmerica you can do it too: now in its eighteenth year, the Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two Seat Superbike Program continues to provide thrills. Team Hammer will host passengers on its Suzuki GSX-R fitted, in fact, with a “comfortable” seat on the bike’s tail fairing. If you have any doubts, look at the cover photo – it speaks for itself.
Those who have the pleasure and honor of being given a ride on the fantastic and difficult America track will be able to discover the secrets of riding a racing bike, experiencing the various riding phases, from acceleration and leaning, harsh braking included. The rider who will provide this fun for fortunate fans, VIPs and staff is once again Chris Ulrich this year: “I am excited about the two-seater program for 2018 – the American expert said – We’ve been doing this for years and everyone who has been a part of it has had a blast. It’s a unique opportunity to grow the sport and to make it safer at the same time. We look forward to offering this unique opportunity to fans, the media and VIPs again this year.”
Who better than Wayne Rainey would be able to explain what it means to give a passenger these kinds of thrills?! The MotoAmerica president is truly satisfied: “This program is great – the Californian explains – It puts the passenger on the bike and allows them to experience the speed and lean angles that our racers take to an even higher level. It’s also a good program because it gives back to the sport through the money that is donated to the Roadracing World Action Fund.”