Its official, the top AMA rider will wear RS-Taichi for the 2011 season! Hopefully more people will start realizing how awesome these leathers are :cool2:
DALLAS (January 12, 2011) - Moto Liberty is proud to announce that two-time AMA Pro roadracing champion Danny Eslick will wear RS Taichi racing apparel in his quest for the 2011 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike championship and while defending his Vance & Hines XR1200 title.
"I'm pumped to be wearing RS Taichi," said the 24-year-old Oklahoman, who is as notable for his hard-charging ways on the track as for his easy smile and casual demeanor in the pits. He has known Moto Liberty owner and long-time road racing supporter Audrey Menarik since he hit the asphalt: "Audrey was helpful in getting me set up in the right gear when I was making the transition from dirt track to road racing. It's nice to give back to her because she gives so much to the sport," said Eslick.
After winning the 2009 Daytona SportBike championship on a Buell, Eslick cemented his reputation as one of the sport's brightest stars with a runner-up showing on a GEICO Powersports RMR Suzuki and in scoring the XR1200 title last season. For 2011, the 12-time AMA Pro Racing winner will be with the same championship-winning team and outfitted in a full complement of RS Taichi's innovative, Japanese-designed racing apparel.
Eslick, who's led 280 race laps in eight years of professional pavement pounding, said, "I'm looking forward to wearing the right stuff. Most people only think about protection--and I know RS Taichi has me covered with that--but on the track, fit and feel are so important. I won't have to change my riding style to work with my new suits."
RS Taichi's Taka Niwa communicated the entire company's excitement to work with one of America's top road racers: "RS Taichi has worked with professional riders for more than 30 years and we are very happy for this opportunity to support Danny with our riding gear. We know that to concentrate on riding, racers need to be protected with comfortable and protective gear. Of course, it has to be good looking too. We believe that RS Taichi is the brand that can provide the required gear for Danny at the highest level."
Moto Liberty is a major U.S. distributor for RS Taichi high-performance riding gear. Founded in 1976, in Osaka, Japan, RS Taichi is a leader in motorcycle-specific apparel that is engineered with innovation, using state-of-the art materials and construction techniques that ensure the ultimate in protection, comfort and style.
Menarik is excited about this opportunity for Moto Liberty and RS Taichi: "I've been selling race suits for more than 20 years, but being in RS Taichi's pit booth at the AMA Pro races last year reminded me that spectators really do care about which riders represent various brands. With that in mind, I'm thrilled Danny chose to work with us."
About RS Taichi
RS Taichi was founded by Taichi Yoshimura in 1976, in Osaka, Japan. Working with professional riders for more than 30 years, Mr. Yoshimura made RS Taichi into a leader in motorcycle-specific apparel. Engineered with innovation, it has grown into an extensive line of riding gear for track days, racing, sportbiking, cruising and touring. With safety and comfort leading the design process, only state-of-the art materials and construction techniques are used to ensure that protection requirements are exceeded.