Johnson Switches To Honda And Harley

Cycle News Staff | May 7, 2009

After earning two championships while riding for American Suzuki, Jake Johnson is making the switch to a Mike Hacker-prepared Honda CRF450 for the rest of the season, according to the team. In addition, Johnson will ride a Johnny Goad Harley-Davidson XR750 in the twins series.

Johnson makes the switch after riding the Suzuki in Daytona. He currently sits ninth in the AMA Grand National Championship after two rounds.

Hacker’s SuperTrapp-backed program will now feature Johnson as the rider with Hacker the team manager.

“Having a dog in this fight for the championship series for both the singles and the twins is pretty incredible,” Hacker said. “Our long time sponsor, SuperTrapp, is equally stoked about Jake joining the team. Jake is a hard and aggressive racer. He rides everything well and seeks strong results. I am looking forward to the rest of the season.”