Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Interview: Richard Harrison, Race Engineer, ATK Supermoto

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The AMA Supermoto Championship series has been dominated by Japanese and European four-stroke motorcycles. There is a notable new player on the track this year -- actually a remarkable manufacturer with a tremendous winning tradition.

ATK, the only remaining off-road motorcycle manufacturer in the United States has added a new flavor to the manufacturer's mix. ATK likes to do things a little differently.

In this video podcast, we spoke with Race Engineer at the July 5th AMA Supermoto opener in Monroe Washington about ATK’s supermoto racing endeavor.

They are running big 700cc two-strokes in the unlimited class. And they happen to be the only two-strokes out there. ATK also have some very interesting light-weight four-strokes whose fuel and timing settings can programmed on the fly, with a laptop. Richard Harrison shared a lot of interesting information about the ATK motorcycles in this interview.

1 comment:

Twister said...

A fancy finding your name like mine. My name is Richard Harrison and my son is Cris Harrison whom races motocross. We have been racing for the last 9 years and he is currently 12 yrs. old. Turning 13yrs. old this 24th day of Sept. I currently have him on a Honda 125. He is doing very well. But, how cool would it be to have an ATK and racing it here in Texas. Of course, putting your logo on the side of my race trailer. As per your interview I understand that you will be producing a motocross motorcycle. If so, please contact me. We the Harrison Family are interested. To respond please feel free to do so via e-mail at: Thank you very much for taking the time to read my posting.

Richard, Anna & Cris Harrison