CHINO, CA – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing announced today that they have entered into a promising new partnership with Shorai, the leading lithium-based powersports battery manufacturer in the United States. Heading into the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike season, the championship-winning Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbikes will be equipped with batteries provided by Shorai.

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Martin Cardenas


“Yoshimura Suzuki is very excited about our new partnership with Shorai,” said Yoshimura Suzuki Race Director Don Sakakura. “At Yoshimura Suzuki, we use only the highest-quality products and technology on our Superbikes. This comes from countless hours of development, testing and racing around the world. Shorai’s products and attitude reflect Yoshimura’s own dedication to providing high-performance, championship-winning products. We look forward to a very successful relationship.”


Yoshimura Suzuki has a long and triumphant history in road racing, having dominated the sport for more than 50 years. The respected team has captured the last 10 out of 14 AMA Superbike titles, as well AMA Supersport, AMA Superstock and AMA Formula Xtreme championships. In the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike season, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing will field two riders in the premier AMA Pro Superbike class.


“We are extremely excited about taking Shorai to new heights in partnership with Yoshimura,” said Kevin Riley, EVP Sales & Marketing for Shorai. “Yoshimura is the preeminent aftermarket performance parts manufacturer and race team in the United States, and we look forward to working with their team to take our company to the next level. We are thrilled to have been selected by Don and his team at Yoshimura as their official battery provider.”


About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.


About American Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) founded The Motorcycle and ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, CA, in 1963. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information visit www.suzukicycles.com.


About Shorai: Shorai is the world’s leading producer of Prismatic cell, lithium Iron Phosphate Powersports batteries. The company is located in Sunnyvale, CA. Further information can be found on the company website, www.shoraipower.com. For further information, please contact Kevin Riley, EVP Sales & Marketing at 408 720 8821.


Team Yoshimura Suzuki is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki, Parts Unlimited, Motorex, Dunlop, Shorai, Renthal, BMC Air Filter, RK Racing Chain, Enjoy Manufacturing and Chicken Hawk Racing