Two-time AMA Superbike Championship runner-up Blake Young had his first outing on the Attack Performance Racing CRT bike at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center, California, on Thursday in a shakedown run for the Wisconsinite who will race the bike in the three American rounds of the MotoGP World Championship this year.

Young rode the new "screamer" version of the Kawasaki-powered bike in a one-day test to get acquainted with the nuances of riding a MotoGP bike - most notably the fact that you don't use the clutch to downshift.

"We really kept it [the electronics] the way it was," Young said...

To read the full story on Young's test, click on the following link:

http://cyclenews.uberflip.com/i/107694/20

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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