This just in from MG:
January in SoCal means the beginning of the roadracing season. This year, my 18th of road racing, simplicity is the watchword. I’m not trying to improve the motorcycle, but to improve my riding and keep my skills sharp. And I like Bruce Lind’s idea of doing track days within the context of a race, surrounded by racers on the track and a full cornerworking and medical crew at the ready.
This is my street SV650S with race bodywork, Lindemann-modified suspension: stock forks and a GSX-R shock with new dogbones. The engine, brakes, etc. are all stock – it still has the stock exhaust with a slip-on! All I wanted was a bike that handled well – if it is stable and confidence-inspiring, my riding will have a solid platform from which to improve.
It was a good day at the track – every time out I went faster. I enjoyed my riding and I brought home a trophy. Not bad for 13 days into the New Year – Michael.