“I’ll never forget the first time I raced the bike, during an AHRMA event at Mid-Ohio. This was the ’90s, when AHRMA was in full swing and Heritage Racing and Team Hansen always showed up with truckloads of gorgeous old Hondas. A Japanese racer—Ken Nemoto, maybe?—was there riding one of the Heritage bikes. Anyway, I’m getting ready for the first practice, warming-up the bike. This thing sounds really awesome when it’s revved, just like a tornado. So I’m revving it, and I see this Japanese racer come sprinting across the paddock. He bends down and starts counting my mufflers—he thought it was a Honda six! I held up four fingers and shrugged. Harry Barlow, who used to whip me on the track with his Yamaha RD400, said I should weld an extra muffler on each side just to fool people!