2018 Season Bikes

In 2018, our series is called Return to Track Days. I plan to return to Portland International Raceway, Oregon Raceway Park, and the MAC Track.

Big Tracks

  • 2013 Yamaha R1

New to Me for 2018: Small Tracks

  • 2015 Yamaha R3
  • 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300

Street

  • 2013 Ducati Diavel - Carbon Red Addition
Click links on this page to find out details about what I've done to each of the bikes, and see a bounty of photos and links for each.
Larry's 2018 Bikes

I found a 200 mile jewel that was perfect and couldn't pass up. This bike will have the most fun at Portland International Raceway in the 2018 season.

2013 Yamaha R1
Woodcraft R1 Rearsets
Yamaha R1 Fairings
2013 Yamaha R1 at PIR
R1 Rear Spools
R1 Competition Werkes

See my R1 Profile page for upgrade details, photos, and related videos.

The comparison reviews I found online picked this bike as the best all around in this category, so I was on a quest to find one. I keep searching until I found the OEM red and white color combo... only to later change to the custom color theme to match the R1. This bike will be for practice on small tracks like the Mac Track in the 2018 season.

2015 Yamaha R3
2015 Yamaha R3 side
2015 Yamaha R3 Werkes
2015 Yamaha R3 on the track
T-Rex Racing R3 Slider Kit
R3 Competition Werkes Slip Ons 1

See my R3 Profile page for upgrade details, photos, and related videos.

The Ninja 300 has been leading this category for years and has a huge after market following, so this was a good pick for small tracks. I found this with only 1000 miles on it and pampered by a new rider (who didn't dump it).

Ninja 300
Ninja 300 Fairings
Ninja 300 T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders

See my Ninja 300 Profile page for upgrade details, photos, and related videos.

2018 Friends

NEXX North America (helmets); iFairings (custom color matched fairings for the R1, R3, and Ninja); Competition Werkes (exhausts, fender eliminators, integrated lights for R1, R3, and Ninja); Bursig (stands, paddock wizard); T-Rex (R1, R3, Ninja protection, strapless tie downs); Woodcraft (rearsets R1, R3); Helite (air vest), 2-Fast (PIR Friday, ORP track days and rider instruction); Portland Karting Association (Mac Track); Stompgrip (body grips); Pacific Synthetic Oil and Lube (all RDR vehicles); Trailer prep: Condor (chocks, tie downs, and more), Western Interiors (custom floor)