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|Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00|
Evan Steel’s earliest memories are of riding with his dad on his Yamaha two stroke café racer when he was 4 years old. Throughout his youth, he, his father and older brothers were always racing- bicycles, horses, cars or motorcycles ... and Evan always wanted to go faster! As he grew up, he cracked open cars, bikes, lawn mowers and whatever else he could find, interested in their mechanics and in how to improve their performance. At age 17, Evan attended MMI, a trade school for motorcycle mechanics, and graduated in 1992, in the top 5% of his class. Since then, he has plugged away in various motorcycle shops, built project bikes for numerous magazines, worked for team Valvoline Suzuki, as well as collaborating with many of the top performing road racers in the US and Canada, including Jake Holden, Robertino Pietri, Steve Rapp, Vincent Haskovec, Frank Aragaki, Jeremy Toye, Ben Thompson, Chris Peris, Royce McLean, Tony Kasper and Kevin Lacombe. Throughout his career, Evan has immersed himself in the full spectrum of racing motorcycles: engine building, chassis geometry, electronics and suspension. Of these, suspension tuning has captured his keen enthusiasm the most.
- Running the Factory Toyota Yamaha team in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship, with multiple podiums in Superbike and 600 Pro Sportbike, finishing third overall for the season in Pro Sportbike.
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