NEWS: Swimming with the Sharks

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Royal Distributing rider Michael Leon had a difficult debut in the MotoAmerica Superbike series this past weekend, April 13-14. Technical issues and limited track time prevented him from qualifying for the event which requires turning a lap time within 108% of the fastest rider’s time. Read more…

NEWS: Leon heads to Moto America at Road Atlanta after successful test at Jennings GP

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The following article, written by Colin Fraser, was originally published on  Find the link to the original post here

Michael Leon, sixth overall in last year’s Mopar CSBK Pro Superbike feature class Championship, will compete in the opening event of the 2018 MotoAmerica tour at the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, April 13–15. The Royal Distributing-backed BMW racer decided to attend his first American National after a successful tire test at Jennings GP in north Florida in the last week of March.

“After the Jennings Dunlop test, we stopped at the MotoAmerica pre-season test at Barber,” explained Beaconsfield, QC based Leon, who travelled south with Dunlop/Pro 6 head honcho and former Pro racer Sandy Noce. “I almost rode there too, it is such a phenomenal place, but it was too big a rush. But I got a chance to look around, see how things work, and decided to go for it.” Read more…

Montreal Show

Friday, March 2, 2018

Michael Leon poses with BMW Motorrad Canada’s Chris Duff in front of a 2018 S1000RR.  The Royal Distributing Superbike team is pleased to announce that they will continue to compete in Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship with a new superbike and will continue to receive support from the manufacturer.

The Royal Distributing Racing Team would like to thank Royal Distributing, Pro 6 Cycle, Dunlop USA, BMW Motorrad Canada, Windmill Motorsports, Bell Helmets, Speed & Strength, Hindle Exhaust, Performance Friction, Perry Performance, Apex Brakelines, Gianmajor Inc., Armour Bodies, Woodcraft, MWR Airfilters, Earth X Batteries, Bickle Racing, Dave Smith, Vortex Racing Sprockets and Mikeymoto Racing.


Toronto and Montreal Motorcycle Shows

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Good Day Everyone,

Spring is is finally approaching and warm weather is just around the corner!

Planning on attending the Toronto or Montreal Motorcycle Shows? Drop by to say hello, chat about the upcoming racing season and get a team mini poster.

I’ll be in the CSBK booth #748 today, Saturday Feb 17th at 1:00 PM, signing posters at the Toronto Show.

Next weekend, Feb 23-25th, I’ll be in the Pro 6 Cycle booth, #2078, for the entire weekend.

Hope to see you there! Read more…


Saturday, December 23, 2017

From Michael Leon and Family,

Season’s greetings to you and your family during the Holiday Season and a Happy 2018!

Nous souhaitons nos meilleurs vöeux à vous et votre famille pendant la temps des fètes et bonne 201

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!,

Michael Leon

Royal Distributing Superbike Team
CSBK #74

NEWS: 2018 CSBK Scheduled released

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship will consist of 7 races held during 5 events in 2018. The Royal Distributing Superbike Team is busy finalizing the details to once again field the BMW S1000RR Superbike in the Pro Superbike class.

May 25-27: Shannonville Motorsport Park

June 8-10: Grand Bend Motorplex

June 29 – July 1: Autodrome St-Eustache

July 19-22: Atlantic Motorsport Park

August 10-12: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park


Click the image of the schedule to jump to the CSBK website for more information about the series.  We hope to announce details of the team’s 2018 program very shortly and look forward to greeting racing fans at the track next summer!

NEWS: Leon Sidelined With Concussion At RACE SuperSeries Finale, Loses Out on Chance to Retain Number 1 Plate.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The final race weekend of the 2017 racing season was disappointing for the Royal Distributing Superbike Team. Rider, Michael Leon, went into the final double header event of the 2017 calendar with the points lead in both the RACE Pro Superbike and Open Sprint Championships. Unfortunately, a crash in the first final of the weekend, on Saturday morning, forced Michael to retire from action for the weekend with a concussion. As a result, he conceded the championship battles to rivals Eli Daccache and Jeff Williams.

“On the second lap of the Open Sprint race I passed Jeff to take the lead, heading into corner two. He counter-attacked and came past on the inside of me between corner two and three. We believe that my handle bar or brake protector snagged Jeff’s boot while we were side by side and set off the crash. Read more…

VIDEO: Shubie, Pro SBK Race July 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

NEWS: Leon on Pace at MOPAR Canadian Superbike Finale

Friday, August 25, 2017

Michael Leon capped off the 2017 CSBK season with a 5th place finish, just 1.069 seconds behind the race winner, at the final race of the MOPAR Canadian Superbike series held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, last Sunday, August 20th. In the previous day’s Superbike race, the Royal Distributing rider finished 6th aboard his BMW S1000RR Superbike. The 2 finishes allowed him to move up to 6th place overall in the series points standings, despite crashing out of the Quebec round back in June.

Regular team crew chief Kyle Blakely of Windmill Motorsports and Machine and team mechanic, Joe Gervais, were joined by motorcycle suspension expert Dale Rathwell in preparing and tuning the Royal Distributing S1000RR Superbike for the final race of the National series. During the Thursday track day, they focused on getting a good setup to be able to turn fast laps on the medium compound rear tire.

Friday, the team switched gears and began to focus on a setup for a fast lap in timed qualifying. That afternoon, Leon qualified 6th fastest during the special Superpole session with a time of 1.21:837 seconds. During this special session, unique to the last race of the year, the top 11 riders from the first part of qualifying were invited to try an ultra sticky Q tire provided by Pro Cycle and Dunlop. These tires provide a dramatic increase in rear grip but last only for approximately 2 laps before their performance decreases. “This year, I started to get the hang of the Q tire. What an experience. There is so much side grip, each time you open the throttle you regret not getting on it sooner and harder.” Commented Michael. He bettered his time from the first part of qualifying on a standard soft tire by just over a full second. Read more…

NEWS: A Pair of Second Place Finishes for Leon at Round 4 of the RACE Superseries

Monday, August 7, 2017

The end of July was very busy for Michael Leon and the Royal Distributing Racing Team.  After the return from the Eastern swing of the CSBK Shubenacadie Race, the team attended the 4th round of the RACE Superseries (July 28-30) held at the Shannonville Motorsport Park.  The team left the RACE weekend with a pair of second place finishes, and followed that up with some testing at Calabogie in preparation for the CSBK season finale.

The 4th round of the RACE Superseries was held on the very tight Nelson circuit, the original layout of SMP.  While this track makes passing difficult and challenging for superbikes, it sure provides exciting racing.

The heat races on Saturday were a bit of a struggle for Leon.  During the Open Sprint heat race, Michael was keeping pace with fellow S1000RR, and friend, Jeff Williams, when his left handlebar came loose, forcing him to finish the last lap with just one.  He was able to finish 4th.  Leon would start on the outside of the first row for the Open Sprint Final. Read more…