Hindle Exhaust Systems, a worldwide leader in aftermarket exhausts, will become title sponsor for the Pro Sport Bike division in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship motorcycle road racing series in 2013.
The Hindle Pro Sport Bike class will feature some of Canada’s top expert competitors, and this category is a significant stepping stone for Canada’s best racers. “We’re really happy to be involved with the Pro Sport Bike class,” explained company founder Lang Hindle from his family firm’s base in Port Perry, ON. “We’ve been directly involved in completion for decades, and have always focused on Canadian racers, either at home or on the world stage. Hindle is all about top line competition.”
Lang Hindle was a top tier road racer in his own right, having earned the coveted number one plate and overall Pro Canadian Championship during the 1981 season. Hindle is also viewed as the father of the street-derived Superbike category at home in Canada, after competing in the original SBK series in the U.S. in the 1970s.
While Hindle had done much fabrication and pipe building since he started racing in 1970, Hindle Exhaust began operation as a full blown company in 1982. Hindle retired from active Pro competition at the end of that season, and since the he and his family have concentrated on their Canadian-built, state-of-the-art business.
As well as their famed sports/street bike exhaust designs, Hindle also produced off-road, ATV, and drag racing exhausts as well as a “slip on” product for the Bombardier-built Can-Am Spyder three wheeler.
The Hindle Pro Sport Bike class on the Mopar CSBK tour features 600cc, four-cylinder, production based machinery, although larger three cylinder bikes from MV Agusta and Triumph are also approved for competition in Sport Bike.
For the past two National Championship racing seasons, Honda’s rising star Jodi Christie of Peterborough, ON has taken the Pro Sport Bike crown. The 21-year-old Christie continues to use CBR600RR equipment, utilizing Hindle designed and built all-Canadian exhaust components. Christie’s defense of his Hindle Pro Sport Bike National crown will start at his home venue of Shannonville Motorsport Park, near Belleville, ON, on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
— From CSBK