O’Hara received his first motorcycle at 4 years old, and since then he has competed in almost every discipline of motorcycle racing, working his way through the ranks to race against the fastest guys in the country. He has won titles in motocross, flat track, and supermoto, and only recently began his road race career. O’Hara currently rides for Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade/Bartel’s Harley-Davidson.
2012 – Finished third in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series. His impressive 2012 campain included four big wins and 10 finishes in the top 5. Also competed AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike where he made just one start.
How much experience do you have riding an XR1200?
Not very much, just some testing around town
What do you think of spec racing?
I think its great. That’s part of the reason I bought this bike. Its more of a riders class. And it pays good money for finishing well.
What made you decide to race the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series?
The fact that I can go out and buy a bike and do really good at it. I feel its like super moto. I think the XR1200 series is going to be big and I want to be in it at the start – while its still young.
What do you think of the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series?
I think its great for Pro AMA racing to have something like this. I think its going to bring over a lot of cross over fans. I think its awesome.
What’s your typical pre-race meal?
What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
I put my left boot and glove on first.
What is one of your best racing memories?
2010 AMA Supersport Top Gun National Championship. Laguna Seca supermoto 2008, qualified first, won all four of my heat races, won both main events and led every lap. Perfect weekend.
What motivated you to get started racing?
My old man
What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional motorcycle racer?
Building dairy barns
What else is in your garage?
Deer antlers and a Vespa scooter
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
“The only place success comes before work, is in the dictionary”
How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
Do you Twitter?
Yes also youtube check it out www.tylerohara.net
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Cycle news online
Who are your heros?
All the fans that pay to watch us race motorcycles
Beach or mountains?
High Fives or FIst Bump?
iPhone , Blackberry or Android?
Mac or PC?
Top 3 bands?
LTL clothing, wrangler, chevy
Most frustrating challenge?
Funding to race
Do you have a website and or Blog?