In 1984, the dream of Grothus Dragbikes began with the purchase of a 1976 KZ 900 with a full wind jammer fairing and a set of wheelie bars. Over the next 13 years, Grothus Dragbikes became so much more. By 1997, Ed Grothus, owner/rider, had compiled 5 national championships on multiple bikes & in various classes. In the mid-90's, Grothus Dragbikes was a force to be reckoned with on tracks nationwide. Grothus Dragbikes had grown from racing that first Kawasaki streetbike to full on chassis and dragbike production with customers across the US.
The mid-90's Grothus Dragbike family.
In the fall of 1996, owners/parents Ed and Judy made the decision to shut down business, cease all travel, and focus all time and efforts on raising their 4 boys Brunson, Bryon, Brody and Bradley. Now, many high school state championships later in both baseball and wrestling for each of the boys as well as college degrees, the GDB family is back at it with racing and parts manufacturing.
Rider Brunson Grothus pre-race at South Georgia Motorsports Park.
In 2013, the national championship hunt for Grothus Dragbikes was again successful, but this time with oldest son Brunson Grothus in the seat. Brunson racked up 2 national titles in both pro-mod and pro-ET to start the legacy of Grothus Dragbikes next generation. In 2017, Brunson was again crowned a national champion in pro-mod. The following year, he followed up with a runner-up in the national points series. That next generation is now growing larger as sons Brody and Bradley are beginning to build seat-time.
Rider Brunson Grothus on each national championship winning bike.
Rider Brody Grothus during collegiate wrestling career for the University of Iowa.
In 2019, the Grothus Dragbikes team is on a mission to dominate every aspect of professional and sportsman motorcycle drag racing throughout the country. Our team is composed of experienced, talented, motivated, and highly marketable drag racing enthusiasts dedicated to excellence in fulfilling our commitments to our sponsors, team members, fans, and racing organizations. Maximum exposure and growth for our team and marketing partners is our driving force. Get social with us below!
Today, Grothus Dragbikes is rapidly expanding to best serve the motorcycle drag racing market. Our customer base has grown beyond U.S. borders as we now have relationships with racers from Canada, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Sweden, England, Australia, New Zealand, France and beyond. With CNC machines in house, the GDB shop guys are taking motorcycle drag racing parts production to new levels with both the GDB & PMFR by GDB product lines. From billet aluminum to chromoly to carbon fiber, Grothus Dragbikes has the parts you need. Check out our schedule to see when we’ll be at a track near you or search our website store to find the product you need.