MB1 was established in 2004 by Former Factory Team Honda Showa Suspension Expert Mike Battista to provide quality suspension service and components to the motorcycle industry.
Suspension is the key to every riders sucess and that is why we are here to help. Mike started working for various Industry companies and working for riders as a mechanic traveling the road searching for his dream job. Mike built anything from engines to suspension systems, Then in 1997 he landed a job @ Showa R&D and assigned to the Factory Honda motocross team in 1997 building suspension for Team Honda.
Since then Mike has worked with riders such as: Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Mike LaRocco, Ryan Hughes, Nathan Ramsey, Mike Alessi, Ezra Lusk, Ernesto Fonseca, Steve Lamson, Jeremy McGrath, Nick Wey, Paul Carpenter, Jeff Gibson, Stefan Everts, Mickael Pichon, Sebastian Tortelli and many others.
Mike has also achieved (4) AMA Supercross and Motocross National Championships with Ricky Carmichael in 2002 and 2003, including a undefeated 24-0 winning streak with RC, a member of the Motocross Des-Nations team and many AMA SX and MX Race wins and podiums, X Games gold medals, US open wins and podiums with Team Honda since 1997!
There is a difference between MB1 and other suspension companies. Our In-Depth knowledge of testing, production test projects, performance parts and works kits are unmatched in the Industry. We stock everything from performance parts, wear parts, springs to high performance low friction coatings. You can now use the same parts as the top teams have access to! We also offer the most aggressive racer support program in the United States.
Our headquarters is located in Corona, CA plus we have several locations throughout the US and other countries. Our main location here in CA puts us in the middle of the motocross Industry and some of the best testing tracks around. We have committed to a large number of events for AMA pro racing Supercross, Motocross, and some of the Amateur events. This dedication and commitment to these events makes our company the best at what it does. Whether it be technical advice or a revalve question on setup, that is our dedication to you!