Shorai LFX™ Batteries to be official battery of choice for the ” Ring of Fire Expedition” in Indonesia.
Shorai’s exclusive distributor of Shorai in Indonesia, Dunia Moge Motorcycle Parts has just signed a deal with the Ring of Fire Expedition Team in Indonesia. All of the expedition team bikes will be equipped with Shorai’s advanced lithium battery. The Expedition will cross the rivers and mountains of Indonesia, highlighting the sights and people. The expedition will span over 6000 miles and last over 3 months. The expedition chose Shorai after extensive testing of the batteries in the harshest of situations.
Andrew Las Marias, General Manager of PT Ring of Fire Indonesia said that the expedition team Rofa uses advanced communication devices such as satellite technology to navigate, and devices that provide critical support need a durable battery.
“We only use quality products that have been tested for durability and reliability in the vehicles” he explained.
The entire expedition will be filmed and will air on Metro TV, Indonesia’s largest television network. Expect to see the episodes hit the airwaves in early fall.
In the current May issue of SSB, they drop a LFX18L2-BS12 Shorai battery into their long term test Kawasaki ZX-6R to lose some major weight. A great article on how to get some easy performance gains with some simple modifications. Click the links below for the article.
*Article and images by Brain Hatano of SSB.
Also, in the issue is a short feature on our Shorai charger. Click the link below for that article.
All Shorai products featured in this issue of SSB can be purchased directly from Shorai, your online retailer, or your local shop.
SSB Magazine can be found on news stands all over the world, or visit their homepage to subscribe.
Industry Leading Lithium Iron Battery Maker Seeks Expanded Media Exposure With Powersports PR Agency to Support Fast Growing Company Efforts
SUNNYVALE, Calif., (April 23, 2013) – Shorai Inc., a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate power sports batteries, today announced a new strategic relationship with DRIVEN Public Relations, an award-winning international public relations firm based in Southern California specializing in motorcycle and power sports public relations. Shorai looks to expand their media presence for their quickly growing brand by leveraging DRIVEN’s extensive media relationships within the motorcycle and power sports industries. Launched in 2010, Shorai is leading the power sports market’s conversion from traditional lead-acid batteries to lighter, more efficient and higher performance lithium starter batteries.
“With a rapidly expanding customer base and continued global expansion plans for 2013, Shorai felt it was necessary to expand our market outreach. Our brand is becoming well known within the motorcycle and power sports communities and in just three years, we’ve taken over a majority of market share in our industry,” said Kevin Riley, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shorai. “DRIVEN Public Relations has the knowledge and established reputation within the motorcycle and power sports industries to help us reach expanded media and consumer groups.”
“DRIVEN is looking forward to this new partnership with the Shorai. They have built a strong reputation, both with the industry and consumers, for creating a top quality aftermarket battery that is like no other available in today’s marketplace,” said Mike Caudill, President of DRIVEN Public Relations. “DRIVEN has always provided its clients with a strategic and integrated approach to public relations that puts its clients in the news and with our extensive experience with power sports media, we’re a great fit for Shorai’s public relations goals.”
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 batteries are 80 percent lighter than their lead-acid equivalent, with 20 percent greater starting performance, do not sulfate and have an extremely low self-discharge rate. Available at a variety of authorized resellers worldwide, Shorai batteries can be purchased at over 2,500 dealers and also online at www.shoraipower.com.
Founded in 2010 and based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Shorai Inc. has quickly become the world’s principal producer of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate power sports batteries. Shorai is leading the market’s conversion from traditional lead-acid batteries to lighter, more efficient and higher performance lithium starter batteries. For more information about Shorai, product offerings, upcoming sponsored events or local Shorai dealers, please visit www.shoraipower.com.
About DRIVEN Public Relations
Based in Temecula, Calif., DRIVEN Public Relations is a multi-award-winning, specialized public relations firm that delivers high-impact and targeted public relations and event management in the automotive, motorcycle, alternative energy, technology, luxury and lifestyle industries. DRIVEN’s core competencies include brand building, media relations, strategic counsel, executive visibility, event management, press material development, advertising, media planning, trade show support and product launches. For more information, visit: www.drivenpublicreleations.com
For media information, please contact:
Media@shorai.org or 951-719-1040.
The Shorai sponsored Cornergrass/Husaberg Team is having a great start to their racing season. Below is the latest release provided by the team. The entire Cornergrass team is equipped with Shorai LFX Batteries.
Wardlow AB: Victoria Hett of Vernon, BC, ventured to Odessa Washington where she challenged the ladies class in an event of over 1500 riders. The Desert 100 began in 1969 and has grown into an event of over 3000 people.
After some testing to adjust her Valley Motosports Husaberg TE 250 to the faster speeds of the desert, Victoria gated in the top 10 out of nearly 800 riders on the line. After working her way through the pack, her luck nearly took a turn for the worse, high siding off of a hidden rock in the silt. After regaining her composure, Victoria pushed herself back into a comfortable pace and took the victory in the Ladies Class. Taking the win by over six half minutes, this victory was redemption after running in 1st place last year and running out of gas less than 10 miles from the finish!
This is Victoria’s third podium in three events and her first win of the season. Her efforts would not be possible without the support of these sponsors: Husaberg Canada, Valley Moto Sports, Gamma Sales, Husaberg Canada, Valley Moto Sports, Gamma Sales, FLY Racing, Dragon Goggles, Emperor Racing, Atlas Brace Technologies, ProMoto Billet, FMF, Warp 9, Dunlop Tires, TM DesignWorks, SIDI, USWE Sports, Shorai Batteries, Matrix Concepts, RynoPower Sports Supplements, Fasst Company, Motorex, Advanced Pavement Technologies, HiTech Bracing, PG Graphics, Riders Edge Suspension, Rekluse Canada, and Twin Air.
Victoria’s next event will be the PNWMA’s Big Kahuna VI in Kamloops BC, April 21, 2013.
(Scottsdale, AZ) – March 28, 2013 – Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), set a new 1000 cc class record with a personal best top speed of 212 mph during her first appearance at the Texas Mile race March 22-24 in Beeville Texas. Thompson’s record run also earned her BMW S 1000 RR Superbike entry into the prestigious “Texas Mile 200 MPH Club.”
“What an excellent way to start 2013 for all the great sponsors who made our BMW a real track terror. During the winter months, we really got the bike dialed-in with new HP Race Parts, new riding gear, MS Production race parts and even a new paint scheme from Orlando Autobody. After arriving in Texas, we only needed gear changes to adapt to changing weather conditions. Now we just need some additional funding to race a full season,” stated Thompson.
Texas Mile attendance has grown rapidly since 2003, with participants from around the world competing on one of the world’s most challenging 1-mile track. “My hats off to the Texas Mile staff and Christian Motorcycle Association volunteers who put on a well-managed event. I’d also like to thank my dedicated crew, we can’t wait to return in October for the next Texas Mile competition,” said Thompson.
Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed and 1000 cc Class Record with two 212 mph runs during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is a member of the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and the Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club.
Valerie Thompson Racing sponsors include: Martech Services Company, CTEK Battery Chargers, TROON Enterprises, Metro Auto Auction, La-Man Corporation, BMW Motorrad USA – HP Race Parts, Vision Wheel, MS Production North America, Orlando Autobody, Schuberth Head Protection Technology, Go AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Worldwide Bearings, Stand-Up Photos, Hyperpro Suspension Technology and Shorai Battery.
It is almost time for the green flag to drop in Daytona, for the Pro Superbike class.
We are all excited to see the start of the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Road Racing Series. We know the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Team, armed with Martin Cardenas and Chris Clark will give us a great season of racing. Today Cardenas has qualified in 4th position, and Clark in 7th. Good Luck!
A short video of Cardenas on the 2013 AMA Pro Superbike season:
The latest update from the Team Faith Arenacross team, and their race to the podium. There are only a handful of races left in the series, and Team Faith has a great chance to take the championship. Below is the latest post race report from the team manager Brian O’Rourke:
We had anther pretty good weekend in Wichita despite the blizzard that had the potential to keep us from even showing up! On Thursday when Brian O’ left Nashville for Wichita, the route he was going to take quickly was infected by SNOW! Thanks to some quick thinking and research we were able to avoid the nasty weather by taking an alternate route that only added 3 hours to the trip.
Kelly Smith started us out on the weekend by preaching a great message on forgiveness to all the athletes and crews at the mandatory Riders Meeting.
As we were a bit short-handed this weekend, Jeff’s dad Dan Gibson was recruited to take care of Jeff’s needs for the weekend and Brian O’ switched over to tending to Kelly Smith. We also had our ole buddy Chad Goodwin volunteering to help so we had things pretty much covered and ready to go for the weekend.
Again, this was a single-night round with all the points available for the Championship obtainable in this one night of racing.
After Larry Dean and Brian O’ did worship and the Message at the Team Faith Devotional Dinner, we were all ready to race!
Both Kelly Smith and Jeff Gibson were in Heat #2 together which was a very stacked Heat! Kelly finished 2nd and Gibby finished 4th to advance directly to the Mains.
In Main #1 Kelly got wadded up hard and DNF’d while Jeff finished 3rd. Then the entire field was inverted and for once it favored us! In Main#2 Kelly grabbed the Holyshot and led wire to wire for the victory! Gibby put in a great ride again this weekend and finished 4th for another 2nd Overall!
With 6 Main Events left to score points in We are still VERY MUCH in the hunt for the Championship. Jeff is riding super smooth and consistent and we are only 2 points out of the lead in 2nd place. Kelly still has some fire left in him despite some setbacks here recently and he is ready for an Overall win which could put him right back in the thick of things! STAY TUNED!!!
2013 AMSOIL Arenacross
Points Standings RACE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Printed: 02/23/13 10:07 pm
Pos. # Name (wins) Points
1. 1 Tyler Bowers (17) 58 2. 2 Jeff Gibson (2) 56 (Team Faith)
3. 4 Zach Ames (1) 55
4. 16 Michael Mcdade (4) 48 5. 5 Kelly Smith (1) 40 (Team Faith)
6. 7 Willy Browning (1) 39
7. 6 Nathan Skaggs 37
8. 17 Daniel Blair 34
9. 14 Dave Ginolfi 33
10. 726 Gared Steinke 31
Times are tentative and subject to change.
Date Time City Airing Channel
3/3 3:30PM ET Kansas City, MO Original SPEED
3/5 4:00AM ET Kansas City, MO Repeat SPEED
3/5 1:00PM ET Wichita, KS Repeat SPEED
3/5 2:00PM ET Kansas City, MO Repeat SPEED
3/17 1:00PM ET Denver, CO Original SPEED
The Team Faith/FLY Racing/Pilot Flying J/Pirelli Tires KTM is sponsored by:
Team Faith, FLY Racing, Western Power Sports, Pilot/Flying J’s, Pirelli Tires, KTM, DZ Graphics, Silkolene Lubricants, Wiseco Performance Products, ENZO Suspension, Sunstar Sprockets and Chains, RAD MFG., Shorai Batteries, Liquid Performance, K&N Air Filters, Cycra Plastic, FMF Racing, Renegade Racing Fuels, JetLift, Dragon Optics, Tubliss, Hammerhead Designs, EBC Brakes and GUTS Racing.
For more info on Team Faith, please visit www.teamfaith.com