Racing business owner and former AMA Pro race tuner Dan Kyle, of Carmel, California, died of a heart attack Sunday, January 16. He was 67. Kyle is survived by his mother Dorrie, brother Dave, and long-time girlfriend Mikiko.
Kyle is best known as Crew Chief and engine builder for Two Brothers Racing and Erion Racing in the 1980s and 1990s. According to his website, Kyle built engines for riders such as Michael Barnes, John Kocinski, Fred Merkel, Rich Oliver, Larry Pegram, Andrew Stroud, and more, winning five AMA National Championships. He was also named AMA Tuner of the Year twice.
Since 1997, Kyle has owned and operated Kyle Racing in Sand City, California, which is “The World’s Largest Öhlins Dealer,” according to https://kyleusa.com.
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Updated: According to General Manager Mike Wheeler, Kyle USA operations will continue as normal at their California and Florida locations.