Honda teams up with Metzger to bring Performance First to SuperMoto 06/12

- press release -Los Angeles, CA - Mike Metzger has done it all. From motocross to road racing and everything in between, Mike has demonstrated his wide and varied skills in the motorcycle world. Mike's trend setting style has distinguished him as one of the most creative personalities in the sport. Whether it's his influence over motocross fashion (he was the first rider to wear baggy pants) or transforming an entire motorcycle genre with his fun-loving antics, he is the undeniable king of innovation.American Honda Motor Co. has recognized that Mike is at the forefront of another trend: SuperMoto Racing. In response, Honda is backing Metzger's run at the 2003 AMA Red Bull SuperMoto Championship. Mike will be contesting the series aboard the 2003 Honda CRF450R and is looking forward to going head-to-head with some of the best riders in the world."The Honda CRF450R is a perfect all-around package " said Metzger about his new ride "It really suits my style on both the dirt and pavement sections of a SuperMoto course. I've already won some early season races on it and my confidence grows every time I ride it. I can't wait for the AMA series to start so I can take all the training and riding I've been doing to the racetrack and bring home some results on this bike."Team Honda is equally enthusiastic about the relationship."We are so excited about having Mike as part of the Honda racing family""said Chuck Miller, Manager Motorcycle Sports "his dedication to the sport and enthusiasm make this a perfect fit"Watch for Metzger to be racing for the lead at every round of the 2003 AMA Red Bull SuperMoto Championship Series at a racetrack near you.