10-year-old Peter Lenz rides Willow Springs

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Peter_Lenz_Barber.jpgWe hesitated on posting this video because of the lame soundtrack, but then, after too much time spent looking at ugly bikes and too many boring emails, we watched it again and it managed to remind us why we love motorcycles. Maybe it’ll do the same for you. Peter Lenz is a seriously talented 11-year-old motorcycle racer (he was 10 when the video was filmed earlier this year). Here, he’s being followed by a track instructor while he makes a mockery of the adults participating in a track day at The Streets of Willow Springs on his 22bhp Honda RSF150R. Watching Peter ride makes us lament the time we spent climbing trees as children while simultaneously making us optimistic for the potential that exists in any child’s life. Click through for the video.
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Peter Lenz via Motoblog

  • http://www.tlzone.net crashtd

    kid’s got some wheels

  • http://www.motomeme.com motomeme

    Jesus, this kid rides like a demon. Reminds me why hp isn’t everything.

  • http://ridethetorquecurve.blogspot.com hoyt

    Great story.

    You’re right about hp & the skill required to increase corner entry speed.

    I hope the singles series that RSD is promoting along with gas prices influences the OEMs to manufacture small single & twin cylinder sportbikes for the street.

  • http://www.sideburnmagazine.com Ben Part

    How fantastically embarrassing for us adults!

    A bit much to expect a 10 year old to be both a racing prodigy
    & a super star DJ.

  • JE Ravan, Jr.

    Just commenting. He’s prolly faster than me. But on a amateur trackday, on street bikes, adults are careful, and forgiving. Stick him on a 250 on a Red Bull race day and tell me he’s a phenom. Just saying…

  • http://www.starpowersports.com JBanks

    I agree with JE Ravan, I have a friend who is an amateur ice racing champion in Canada and also participating in the Parts Canada Honda Challenge. He is an amazing rider on any motorcycle. But put him in a racing series and he is finishing near the top. Point being there are lots of kids like this not just one 10yo at Willow Springs.

  • Core

    I’m just curious, why did “Will” keep losing traction with his rear tire? What caused that? was it a tire that needed to be replaced, was it the pavement, was he not doing the right technique as far as riding goes?

    Thanks for the answer in advance.