Shorai Sponsored Brough Superior Moto2 GP bike To Race This Weekend

Shorai Moto2 Carbon Bike

Las Vegas, NV

Issued by - TaylorMade Racing


Shawn Higbee will race the Shorai Sponsored Brough Superior Moto2 GP bike this weekend at the Wera West Las Vegas event.


He will ride the bike in the Friday practice to work on the setup and test a couple variations of Dunlop slicks.  The Las Vegas weekend is a double header so there will be F1 races  on both Saturday and Sunday.


The TaylorMade race team principal Paul Taylor said , " It's going to be exciting to see the bike in its first competition after years of conceptualizing, designing and building the carbon monocoque chassis from the ground up.  We have done a fair bit of testing and development.   The whole package is quite mature now after a few design revisions and spending significant time tuning the chassis stiffness."


Development rider and racer Shawn Higbee comments on the upcoming weekend,  "Racing the Brough Superior GP bike at Vegas is something I've been looking forward too for a long time.   There is no better validation test than race competition ."


Participating in the premier F1 class at the Wera West Las Vegas event is another step toward the final goal of having the Brough Superior Moto2 bike fielded at a US Grand Prix event in 2014.


TaylorMade Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the race effort:

Shorai Batteries, Brough Superior, Dunlop,, Traxxion, Penske , Heroic, Motion Pro , Pit Bull Stands, ,EK, Vortex, and Chicken Hawk Racing.


About TaylorMade:

TaylorMade Racing, based in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA, is a specialist in innovative design and manufacture of carbon-fibre components, to Formula One standards. It is a discreet supplier to the Yamaha, Honda and Buell race teams as well as producing its own range of hi-tech exhaust mufflers for street bikes, which have attracted much attention for their light weight and integrated design.


Englishman Paul Taylor has been responsible for many ground-breaking road and race bike designs; including the Saxon Laverdas. His Daytona-winning Triumph Triple Racer will also be demonstrated at Goodwood. John Keogh, who is another Brit, has long been associated with TaylorMade’s products, adding the stunning looks which stylishly integrate the company’s exhausts into the standard sportbike bodywork of Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki.


About Shorai:

As the top supplier of lithium starter batteries to the global power sports market, Shorai makes nearly two dozen battery options designed to fit market needs for street, dirt, touring and cruiser motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, personal watercraft, riding lawnmowers and utility vehicles. Shorai LFX™ batteries are leading the market’s conversion from legacy lead-acid technology to lighter, more efficient and higher performance lithium technology. Available at a variety of authorized resellers worldwide, Shorai LFX™ batteries can be purchased at over 2,500 dealers and also online at