Rickey Gadson is the most recognized face in motorcycle drag racing. Appearing in every major motorcycle magazine on the planet for his over 30 years of domination . With his “from the back streets to the Big Time” success story, he has a continued ability to cross over sport’s fans, “wow” the media worldwide, and garner fan attention unparallel to the sport of drag racing.
Gadson has "single handedly brought motorcycle drag racing to the main stream media’s attention", through his ambassador status in the sport. His smooth charisma and television prowess has launched him to the top of his sponsors marketing campaigns. He has also starred in Kawasaki’s nationally advertised commercial on ESPN, ESPN2, SPEED CHANNEL, Velocity and FOX sports as well as anchored the companies social media internet campaign.
The Philadelphia native managed to land a Full time Factory Sponsorship and is only motorcycle drag racer on the planet to appear on the cover of all 4 major main stream national motorcycle publications. Winner of 11 National Championships and over 200 national events, he is the winningest racer in AMA drag racing history!
This former street racer turned professional man of speed and 11-time World Champion of motorcycle drag racing has traveled the world. From being an invited guest to the Mandela Mansion for his work in South Africa to being requested by director Reggie Bythewood as a consultant/stunt double with a cameo appearance in the star-filled motorcycle blockbuster movie "BIKER BOYZ," Rickey Gadson has a lot to be proud of.
Born of two motorcycle-riding parents (father a Philadelphia motorcycle riding legend and mother not only an avid rider but also a professional dancer found today in the library of congress), Gadson started racing at the age of 5. From that moment forward, he followed an unquenchable urge to 'go fast' unaware that it would turn into an extremely successful career. Often referred to as the "spokes-hero" of motorcycle drag racing, Gadson has won more championships than any other African-American athlete in the sport.
Gadson Is A 11 time World Champion Racer and an advocate of safety at the World renowned Rickey Gadson Drag Racing School. At this school, attendees have their choice of several different course structures. as well as access to on site bike rentals. From one day experiences to multi day experiences, the intimate class sues allow for each student to have a catered tiding experience. the course subject matter for beginners covers equipment. safety. bike, and race track terminology. while the intermediate to advanced racers learn the launch, burnout. stage. clutch/throttle coordination, hand positioning. liming, aerodynamics. and a variety of other skills needed for a good run. Additionally Gadson Is contracted by the U.S. Military and by law enforcement across the nation to teach about motorcycle safety. as well as his experiences. at bases an over the country.
Currently Rickey Gadson is the winningest professional drag racer in American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) drag racing history. He holds the current record as the all time fastest man in India on two wheels and has obtained a similar record In South Africa as 'the fastest man In South Africa? Gadson Is a fully factory sponsored racer with Kawasaki USA and is the face of the ZX14-R. Currently representing top brands like Kawasaki, Speed N Strength, Brock's Performance, Motul Oil and Shinko tire. Gadson is known by fans for using only the best of best products to help him stay on top. Gadson is currently the Drag Racing EDITOR for Sport Bikes Inc Magazine. Magazine readers tune in to read Gadson's column, "Lines of a Legend" just to see what knowledge he Is sharing. Sport Bikes Inc is a great added tool to reach motorcycle enthusiasts In addition to the millions at Gadson's reach through social media pages, races, events and sponsor acts.
Gadson is an EXPERT in racing, which has led him to consult for several major companies for R&D of their products and appear on several television shows as well as in the Biker Boyz film as “the man who can make anyone fast.” He test rode factory motorcycles for every major motorcycle publication to show the machine’s full potential. He has filled in for Dave on the The Dave Despain Show and has appeared on Jason Britton’s hit show Superbikes, Greg White’s 2 Wheel Tuesdays, Epic Ride, 1000cc Raw Thrill, and ESPN’s Moto World, Discovery Channel’s American Choppers, as well as and more recently seen on multiple episodes of Café Racer on Discovery's Velocity Channel. Gadson is also a guest editor in several magazines like the former 2 Wheel Tuner magazine, Street & Strip Magazine and Motorcycle Performance magazine (as well as websites like Dragbike. com). He is the host on Kawasaki’s website advertising campaign www. ninjamotorcycles.com because of his undeniable recognition as the official face of Kawasaki Sportbikes. Gadson has also appeared in countless national television ads and modeled in Elizabeth Taylor's "Macy’s Passport Show" as well as several ad catalogs.
"11 time World Champion of Motorcycle Drag Racing"
One of the most recognized names in the sport!
Gadson is a name thats associated with speed. Because Rickey isn't your average drag racer, this champ has been all over the world. He's been a guest of the Mandela’s for his accomplishments in South Africa, as well as requested by director Reggie Bythewood as a consultant/stunt double with a cameo appearance in the star filled motorcycle block buster movie ”BIKER BOYZ”. Rickey started racing at age 5. Born of two motorcycle riding parents, Rickey didn't plan to be a Pro racer. He followed his undeniable urge to "go fast" and has now won more championships than any other African American athlete in motorsports.
GADSON is currently a TV HOST on the "Caffeine and Octane" show on Velocity, the DRAG RACING EDITOR of "Sportsbike Inc Magazine" (sportbikesincmag.com) and has been a GUEST EDITOR in several magazines like 2 Wheel Tuner magazine, Street & Strip Magazine and Motorcycle Performance magazine. Also sites like Dragbike.com
He has previously appeared on Jason Britton’s hit show "Superbikes", Greg White’s "Two wheel Tuesdays", "Epic Ride","1000cc Raw Thrill", ESPN’s "Moto World",filled in for "Dave Despain", Discovery Channel’s “American Choppers”, and more recently seen on multiple episodes of “Café Racer” and "Naked Speed" on (Discovery owned) Velocity Channel.
The drag racing ICON operates the first Sportbike Motorcycle Drag racing school (which is the only of it’s kind) and also has been contacted by the US NAVY to teach advanced motorcycle mentorship training at selected bases.
RG also host Kawasaki’s website advertising campaign www.ninjamotorcycles.com because of his undeniable recognition as the official face of Kawasaki sportbikes and with a career full of "first" essentially one of the most recognizable face in Motorcycle History.