• Kevin Schwantz
    Kevin Schwantz 1993 500cc Grand Prix World Champion
  • Kevin Schwantz
    Kevin Schwantz 25 Grand Prix wins in eight-year GP career
  • Kevin Schwantz
    Kevin Schwantz inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

  

About Kevin Schwantz

Kevin SchwantzGrand Prix World Champion Kevin Schwantz raced only one way — he raced to win. When he made his move for a pass the world held its breath.

Schwantz showed levels of desire, determination and raw courage that 's never been equaled. His heart-stopping style and charismatic personality won him legions of loyal fans worldwide.

By the time he was done, Schwantz amassed 25 Grand Prix wins, 21 lap records, 29 pole positions and the 1993 World Championship. When he made his tearful retirement the world wept with him and the FIM felt the loss to the sport was so significant that they retired his signature competition number 34. It's the first time in the history of the sport that a rider had been so honored.

Throughout his professional career, Schwantz and never settled for second place. When it comes to choosing a riding school, we think you should do the same and come and experience the best, the Schwantz School.

Fast Facts:

  • Birthdate: June 19, 1964
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Residence: Austin, Texas
  • Hobbies: Dirt bike riding, cycling, and golf
  • Hero: My Dad, Jim and Uncle, Darryl
  • Currently Owned Motorcycles: 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000, 2007 Suzuki RMZ250, 2007 Gas Gas 280Pro
  • Motorcycles Raced: All of them Suzuki... except a Honda RS250, Kawasaki GPZ750 and Yamaha FJ600 and RZ350
  • Favorite Motorcycle Owned or Raced: My 1993 RGV500
  • First Motorcycle and at What Age: 1968 Bonanza mini-bike 3.5HP with a Briggs & Stratton engine, 3 years old
  • Favorite Track Ridden: Donington (England)
  • Favorite Thing about Racing: Winning
  • Favorite MotoGP Rider: Wayne Rainey
  • Favorite Olympic Sport: Cycling
  • Favorite Movie: Stripes
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Musician: Lyle Lovett
  • Favorite Place on Earth: Home, wherever it might be!
 

 

 

 "When I started road racing I just used to ride like I was on the dirt, it wasn't pretty. I just used to lock up the rear brake going into the corner trying to get it stopped with the bike hopping and skittering all over the place. That was the way I thought you did it."
— Kevin Schwantz

For more information on Kevin visit kevinschwantz.com

 

Schwantz Racing Career

  • 1993 500cc Grand Prix World Champion
  • 25 Grand Prix wins in eight-year GP career
  • 2005 Winner, Final Round, WERA National Endurance with Jamie James & Ted Cobb
  • 2000 Selected as 'Legend' by the FIM/Dorna
  • 1999 inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
  • Former Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike rider 85-87
  • 1988 Daytona 200 winner
  • First roadraced in 1984 earned factory superbike ride next year
  • Still holds overall track record at Assen GP track from 1991

Classic Photos and Artwork

Autographed Collectables

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“Pepsi Bike” was personally signed by Kevin Schwantz on the 2nd of July 2009 in Seaside, California and is strictly limited to only 100 worldwide.

Each piece is backed by an Autographed Collectables 100% Guarantee of Authenticity as well as a photo from the signing.

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