Our mission here at Troy Lee Designs is simple: concept, design and produce the best action sports protection products and apparel available while never compromising our brand.
To further bolster and promote our brand, in 2003 we were inspired to start our own race team, and it’s all gone very well. In the past ten years, the Troy Lee Designs race team has expanded from a humble beginning in Supermoto, to becoming one of the most recognized and prominent names in Supercross and Motocross, holding title sponsors such as Lucas Oil, Honda and Red Bull along the way.
Team Honda Red Bull has won the AMA Supermoto National Championship 3 times as well as three X Games Gold Medals in Supercross and Supermoto.
The 17-round AMA Supercross Series is the preeminent supercross championship in the world. Supercross takes place in the professional baseball and football stadiums in the United Sates, often drawing sell-out crowds approaching 70,000 fans. The Formula 1 of two-wheel off-road motorcycle racing, the best riders from around the world flock to America to race for multi-million dollar factory race teams in an effort to try and make their name in one of the most exciting, dynamic, well attended and widely watched and followed racing series on the planet.
Each year, Team TLD / Lucas Oil / Honda races the 8 rounds of the West Coast Supercross Lites Championship with the goal of capturing the title. A final round shootout takes place in Las Vegas, pitting the top 20 racers from the West Coast series against the top 20 from the East Coast series.
The Supercross season begins in January at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, and concludes at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas in May.
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, riding aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on some of the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. Motocross racing is survival of the fittest as well as the fastest every weekend.
Motocross is the original extreme action sport, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is the pinnacle of pure motocross. The 12-round series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, begins after the Supercross Series conclusion in May, and runs through late August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events spanning the country from California to New York. The pro riders meet up on Saturday afternoons, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc and one for 450cc machines.
Each track presents its own unique blend of jumps, hills, corners and whoops, but all the races run under the same format: two thirty-minute-plus-two lap motos (races) per class, with the scores from each race combined to determine the overall winner. The competition also tests fitness, as motocross at this speed is arguably the most physically demanding sport in the world.
Created by the television network ESPN, the X Games were first held in 1995 and have continued to set new standards in the field of action sports ever since. Today, the X Games are the biggest and most significant action sports events on the planet, with athletes from all four corners of the world coming together to redefine what is possible and push the laws of physics to the extreme.
The two United States based Events are the Summer and Winter X Games. The Winter X Games are held in January or February (usually in January) and the Summer X Games are usually held in August. The location of the Winter X Games is in Aspen, Colorado, through 2014, while the location for the Summer X Games has been in Los Angeles, California, changing to Austin, Texas, in May 2014. The X Games also has international competitions and demos around the world that are held at varying times throughout the year, including stops in France, Brazil, Spain and Germany. The games are shown live on ESPN and ABC television.
The original Troy Lee Designs Supermoto Team and early Supercross Team riders were our first athletes to represent TLD and bring home medals at X Games. Since then, as the company has grown to support multiple athletes in the ever growing range of competition disciplines, our medal count includes podiums in everything from Moto X to Mountain Bike and even Snowmobile.