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Evan Byles


Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

NameEvan Byles
NicknameFast EV
HometownTailem Bend, Adelaide, South Australia
FamilyWife – Cath, Daughters Charlee and Kirsty
Describe yourself in 10 wordsTeacher and student of motorcycling and life, focus on speed
What is your worst habit?Taking situations personally and over thinking things. I am getting better though
What was your debut year in ASBK?2012 – A re-entry into road racing after a 20 year break on 250cc Production Ninja
What bike/team did you ride for in 2019?Kawasaki ZX10R for SA Motorcycles
What bike/team/class are you competing in in 2020?Kawasaki ZX10R for SA Motorcycles with support from Kawasaki, Pirelli, Motul, AGV, Spidi Leathers, Five Gloves, TCX Boots, SBS Brake Pads, Ven Hill, NG Brake Discs,DNA Filters, Insight Signs and Designs, The Grinning Dingo, Oriential Blend Holidays
What does your training regime look like as you prepare for ASBK 2020?Cycling, yoga, more cycling
Worst thing about training? What exercise do you hate doing?Finding time when business always seems to demand priority. I hate gyms, in a room safe and boring
Are you a former champion in any discipline?MX Sidecar B Grade Champion 2005
Are you involved in any other sports or activties?I run motorcycle shops and help my wife Cath with our holiday rentals at Tailem Bend. This keeps me busy
Have you ridden overseas?on a Thailand Street drag race at the front of a Buriram track on a borrowed scooter
Are you planning to ride overseas in 2020?Waiting for a spot on a Suzuki 8 Hour team
Fun or interesting fact about you?I am a real sized person 6’3” and do not fit on a modern bike very well
What’s your favourite thing about ASBK?The professional running and people (friends) in the paddock.
Favourite ASBK track?The Bend, Phillip Island and Morgan Park
Who is going to be your strongest competition in 2020?weight loss
What are your expectations for 2020?Constant top 15 results
What is the one thing you can’t do without on race weekends?Coffee and anti-inflammatories
What song/music genre do you listen to or routine you do to get you in the ‘zone’ before a race80s rock, If I don’t have some jokes with an auto warm-up program next to me in the pits
Who is your sports idol? And why?Troy Bayliss, because Troy Bayliss, and everyone who has ever won a race.
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