After racing it in a scrambles (!) and taking it to a roadrace trackday in stock form, it dawned on him that with a couple of mods he could race the bike in AHRMA’s Battle of the Twins class. “I immediately did my homework to see who made what parts for the bike,” he said. “The biggest challenges were the low exhaust, the footpegs, and tires.” The custom Shift Tech Carbon slip-on exhaust now tucks neatly up and out of the way, while Gilles Tooling’s adjustable footpegs solved clearance issues. As for tires, he chose Pirelli’s Angel GT because of the 18-inch front wheel size. He then fitted Rizoma clip-ons and levers, a custom belly pan fabricated by Arch Motorcycles, and number plates and various protective pieces for track duty. Two second-place finishes at the Sonoma, California, round of AHRMA was the payoff.