In 1977, Lang was sponsored by the famous Lester Wheels company. Lang raced for the Lester Wheels Racing Team in the WERA and AMA series riding his motorcycle in the Endurance and Sprint Racing classes. In that same year, Lang built a custom bike for Daytona. He entered it in the Superbike class, the bike was extremely fast and competitive. He did not finish but the learning experience is still remembered today.
In 1978, Lang left the roadracing scene for two years to raise his family. Unable to beat the "racing itch", he returned to racing in 1980. In 1981, Lang won the Canadian championship for the RACE series (who took over from CMA). It was the first plate ever issued by RACE organizers! In that same year Lang rode his personally built Kawasaki 1000J to a 5th place finish at Daytona against all the factory bikes. He was the top privateer and had accomplished the best Canadian finish ever at Daytona that year.
In 1982, Lang's last year of professional roadracing, he raced numerous events. One in particular was the superbike race at the legendary Gilles Villeneuve Circuit (Quebec, Canada), the home of the Canadian Grand Prix for Formula1 cars. Lang was the top superbike and lead most laps against the top factory bikes until he had bike problems that forced him to retire.
Lang raced many of the tracks in North America including : Nelson Ledges, Mosport, Harewood, Sanair, Summit Point, Road America, Road Atlanta, Willowsprings, Mid-Ohio, Daytona, LeMans (France), Riverside, Alma, Shubenacadie, Calgary and the Gilles Villeneuve circuit.
The company Hindle Exhaust Systems actually started in 1982, the year Lang retired from professional motorcycle racing. However Lang had been designing pipes for several years, starting on his own bikes in 1969. Hindle was first located in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. It was a small company starting out in Lang's personal shop. Lang said "If I could sell one pipe a day, I would be satisfied!" Hindle then opened up a factory in Northern Ontario to build his pipes. At that time, Lang's personal shop still served as the design shop. After a couple of years, Lang moved the shop to the town of Uxbridge just north east of Toronto.
Presently, Hindle Exhaust Systems houses their manufacturing facility in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. All designs and manufacturing are done in-house on various state-of-the-art machining. Hindle prides itself on quality and performance.
1997 marked a year to remember for Hindle, with the first production of the thin gauge stainless steel systems. Retiring the use of nickel-plated material for all systems, the new norm had become light-weight and everlasting stainless steel and titanium. The stainless steel material used is incredibly thin - best for lightweight and durability. In fact, our stainless steel is comparable to air craft material.
Hindle was also the first to come out with the spring-mounted and high pipe systems. On top of our popular street systems, Hindle now produces top quality off-road and ATV systems and slip-ons. Branching out even further into the motorcycle market, Hindle also designs and manufactures top custom and drag racing products, such as sidewinders, megaphone systems and short megaphone systems. Look for us in all areas of motorcycle riding!