NORWALK, CA (February 3, 2017): It has been three weeks since the first round of the 2017 SoCal GP – Big 6 Grand Prix Series which was held at Mavericks Stadium in Adelanto, CA.
Hmmm… the Benelli 300’s VIN plate says Made in China, but if it said Italy you could just as easily believe it: Check the nice welds on that red trellis frame, respect the braided steel lines leading to the dual front discs which are clamped by calipers that look like Brembos. Behold an instrument panel and switchgear that wouldn’t look at all out of place on any Japanese motorcycle. The stylish pointy footpegs look like something from an MV Agusta, and both shift and brake lever tips are eccentric-mounted adjustable. Eyeballing it, this is the nicest Chinese bike we’ve seen – by a long shot. Heck, it even has a cute little switchblade-style ignition key.
And why not? According to Mel Harris at SSR Motorsports (who was a VP at American Suzuki for 27.5 years), Benelli motorcycles and scooters are engineered and designed in Italy, then produced in China by QJ (Qianjiang Group), which has been the owner of Benelli since 2005. Benelli, if you believe Wikipedia, is Italy’s oldest motorcycle company, established in 1911. SSR is the U.S. importer, a 2002 startup that began with pit bikes and keeps branching out; SSR HQ is in Norwalk, California. (Correction: the TnT300 is the nicest Chinese bike we’ve seen since the Razkull 125 we played with last week – also an SSR product.)
PRIMM, NV (October 22, 2016): The last round of the 2016 WORCS Off-road Series was held October 21-23 at Buffalo Bill’s Casino in Primm, NV.
The opening day of AIMExpo 2016 featured a variety of North American debuts inside Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, including the SSR Motorsports Buccaneer Café and Buccaneer Classic. The new 2017 Buccaneers are in stock for immediate shipment. Both of the models will be sold in two colors with Classic in Green or Red @ MSRP $3,399 and Cafe in Red or White @ MSRP $3,499.
SSR Motorsports will again display at the upcoming AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida October 13-16, 2016.
SSR Motorsports is attending the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, CA. this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Come join us for fun and get up close to our latest models, accessories, and gear.
2016 SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW
September 16-18 OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA
2016 INTERBIKE INTERNATIONAL EXPO
September 21-23 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
October 13-16 @ Booth #1924 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
NORWALK, CA (AUGUST 8, 2016): SSR Motorsports is proud to congratulate Slater Lightcap and SL8R Racing on their 2nd place finish in the 2016 AMA Youth Speedway National Championship.
SSR Motorsports is very proud to announce our support for multi-time NHRA Champion, Antron Brown. Antron will be using his SSR Motorsports X6 scooter as his new track-side support vehicle. The X6 will give him a quick and stylish ride around the pits as he races towards a 3rd NHRA Top Fuel World Championship.
Some of Antron Brown’s past accomplishments include:
2x NHRA Top Fuel World Champion, currently defending his 2015 title
54 NHRA event titles (38 in Top Fuel and 16 in Pro Stock Motorcycle)
First driver to ever complete a run in less than 3.7 seconds when he recorded a time of 3.680