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Motul Partners with Vance & Hines Motorsport in upcoming season of Twins Cup, MotoAmerica’s King of the Baggers, and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Motul’s partnership with Vance & Hines will see Motul Performance Lubricants used across all their programs in King of Baggers, Twins Cup, and NHRA. Motul is the Official Lubricant of MotoAmerica’s King of the Baggers and is excited to continue supporting strong teams in the series such as Vance & Hines to test and prove our Motul Twin Line of engine oils. "We thought the relationship with Vance & Hines was a great opportunity to connect a proven performance product with a winning team that pushes the limits," said Amber Bates, General Manager at Motul USA. "In addition, we believe this partnership will further legitimize Motul oil and lubricants in the V-Twin space, which is a key target market for us in 2024 and beyond. We want the twin riders of America to know what a phenomenal product is for their bikes and everyday use.”

In NHRA, Motul upholds a long history of supporting Suzuki teams in the US, and is proud to go racing again with the brand this season. Gaige Herrera, the defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion, will represent the ZLA orange livery on the RevZilla/Motul/Vance & Hines Suzuki prominently featuring Motul's partnership. This collaboration holds significance as RevZilla serves as an important retail partner for the entire range of Motul Oil and Cleaners.

Vance & Hines Motorsports anticipates an exhilarating season with a roster of accomplished riders. Herrera, boasting an impressive 50-4 win-loss record en route to last year's title and securing the 14th NHRA championship for the team, stands as a testament to their success. "As a drag racer competing at the highest level, I demand nothing but the best for my Suzuki drag bike. That's why we chose Motul lubricants to provide the performance and reliability I need to cross the finish line first," said Herrera.

Meanwhile, Richard Gadson embarks on his inaugural NHRA Pro Stock season, bringing a wealth of championship experience from other series. Gadson is not only a competitor but also a student of the sport, hailing from a family of motorcycle racers. With five National Championships himself in various series and categories, Gadson has earned a reputation as one of the most versatile riders in the sport.

Transitioning to road racing, Hayden Gillim secured the King of the Baggers title last year, concluding the season with eight consecutive podium finishes. "As a rider pushing the limits on my RevZilla/Motul/ Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson M8 Bagger, I rely on Motul lubricants to ensure my bike performs at peak performance. Their dedication to quality and innovation gives me the confidence to tackle every turn and straightaway with precision, allowing me to focus on what I do best – chasing victory," said Gillim.

Rocco Landers, the youngest member of the lineup at 19, has already amassed three MotoAmerica championships and holds a position in the top 10 on the all-time AMA road racing wins list across all classes.

Celebrating 170 years as a company in 2023, Motul has been a champion of innovation in the motor oil and lubricant industry. Motul is excited to witness the continual development of all the riders in the Vance & Hines lineup. Join Motul and Vance & Hines this weekend as we begin this partnership at The Daytona 200 by following @motulusa on all socials.

About Motul

Motul is a world-class French company specializing in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for the industry via its MotulTech activity. Present in more than 120 countries, Motul USA was established in 1989 as a subsidiary of Motul France and is based in Southern California. Motul is recognized as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology from the aeronautical industry.

Throughout the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier for many racing teams and manufacturers to further technological development in motorsports. Motul is supporting those teams in international competitions such as 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Super GT, Formula Drift, Pikes Peak, Dakar, Le Mans Classic, MotoGP, World Superbike, World MX, IOM TT, Roof of Africa and a score of others.

About Vance & Hines Motorsports

Vance & Hines Motorsports, founded over 45 years ago by Terry Vance and Byron Hines, emerged from Southern California’s motorcycle drag race scene, driven by a passion for speed and innovation. Their racing success, fueled by their love of the sport garnered widespread attention and spurred the growth of their performance parts business. The company continues to harness race track triumphs and their motorcycle racing heritage to create impactful products for riders globally, maintaining partnerships with leading motorcycle brands and engaging in various racing disciplines since 1979.

Today the Vance & Hines Motorsports mission is the same; make bikes go faster on the racetrack and take those learnings to make impactful products for riders around the world. Since 1979, it has run factory race programs in partnership with Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and Harley-Davidson in drag racing, road racing and flat track with no signs of letting off the throttle anytime soon.


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