Steven Casaer was born in 1975 in Roeselare, Belgium.

At a very young age he caught a bug known as motorcycle racing to you and me. Assisted by his quest to mix racing and technology, Steven graduated as an industrial engineer. But rather than spending his time on the school benches, he already then chose to scuff knee sliders and leather suits on abrasive racetrack surfaces.

Although an accomplished rider, his aim towards glory was diverted by persistent suspension and ride set up problems.

In order to get to the bottom of the complex matter of motorcycle racing, Steven began a tortuous route of self-study culminating in March 2005 with the opening of Emc37, a business designed to assist riders and teams at all levels of motorcycle championships, and all based on his own experiences. Success breeds success and now many professional, national and amateur track riders call on Emc37 for help with suspension and engine management matters.
Rider coaching, data acquisition and suspension technology courses fill the rest of Steven’s working time.

Steven Casaer also writes as a freelance contributor for different European motorcycle magazines.

Time away from motorcycling means indulging in other mechanical passions, ranging from watches to helicopters. But above all Steven’s life revolves around his three adorable children and his wife who supports him in everything he undertakes.


  • 1996-1997: Club Met – four wins from five races, one mechanical DNF
  • 1998: Belgian Junior 600cc championship – third overall and three wins.
  • 1999: Spa 24 Hours Spa. Three wildcard outings in EC Superstock.
  • 2000: EC Superstock – eighth overall and one podium (Oschersleben); Club MET – first cooperation with MV Agusta R&D
  • 2001-2002: Own WC endurance team/development platform for MV Agusta’s 1000cc engine. Codename F5, later realised as F4 1000. Best results: seventh (Spa) and first placed Belgian team. Fifth (Oschersleben, 2002).
  • 2002-2003: International BMW Motorrad Boxer Cup.


  • 1997: First tests of MotorWeek2, because I could wheelie!
  • 1998: First technical articles for MotorWeek2.
  • 1999-2005: Tests and technical features editor for MotorWeek2 (later MotorWereld)
  • 2005-… : Technical freelancer for MotorWereld and Motoren & Toerisme, freelancer for MotoTech (UK), riding advice editor for Bikers’ News, primary freelance for Moto80, KicXstart (NL), Motor (NL). .

  • 1999-2002: Co-instigator Motorsportschool Zolder. Instructor for a couple of years and defining the original Level 1 and Level 2 courses.
  • 2001-2004: Instructor for the Stéphane Mertens Racing School.
  • 2003-2006: Co-instigator in the startup of the Bikers’ School. Defining theoretical modules, drawings on riding lines, ...
  • 2003-2008: Suspension courses in own organisation. Freelance road and school instructor throughout Europe.
  • 2005-… : Freelance organisation of seminars for Ducati, MV Agusta, Husqvarna, Suzuki Junior Team...
  • 2008-… : Instructor Werner Daemen Racing School

Development Work
  • 2000-2002: Test rider for Wilbers Suspension.
  • 2000-2003: MV Agusta Spa project, tests and development work with the aim of developping a new 1000cc engine, within a private structure, supported by Pirelli. Riders : Werner Daemen, James Ellison, Jonathan Cornwell, Danny Scheers, Geert Verhelst, Dirk Buylinckx, Benny Pister, Danny Schildermans.
  • 2005-...: Special projects and freelance testing for major companies
  • 2000-2002: Telemetrist for the Van Zon team. Riders : Werner Daemen, Kyro Verstraeten, Nicolas Dussauge, Christer Lindholm, Chris Vermeulen.
  • 2000-2003: MV Agusta race project.
  • 2006-2008: Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) Igor Jerman, Sebastien Scarnato, Gwen Giabbani, Steve Martin, Steve Plater, Olivier Four, Jehan d’Orgeix, Damien Cudlin.
  • 2008: Kawasaki Allemagne IDM , Gwen Giabbani.
  • 2008: Kawasaki France SBK + World Championship Endurance. Erwan Nigon, Gwen Giabbani, Julian Mazuecos, Ivan Silva.
  • 2008-… : Yamaha Allemagne (MGM) IDM: Jorg Teuchert, Andrzeij Pawalec, Nina Prinz (European Champion Womens Cup).
  • 2009-… : GSR Kawasaki France SBK + Endurance. Gwen Giabbani, Kenny Foray, Simon Andrews.
Suspension Work
  • 2000-2002: MV Agusta race project.
  • 2004: Spanish championship : Xavier Siméon.
  • 2006-2008: Phase One Endurance WK Endurance. Damien Cudlin, Christer Menin, Warwick Nowland, Glen Richards.
  • 2006-… : YART, World Championship Endurance.
  • 2007: Klaffi, Isle of Man TT.
  • 2007: Didier Van Keymeulen (2 events).
  • 2006-2008: Racing 4 Fun: Winner Bikers’ Cup Alex Verleye, Bart De Sloovere.
  • 2007-2008: Motor Centrum Terneuzen. Arie Vos Champion Superbike Netherlands 08.
  • 2008: Kawasaki Allemagne IDM.
  • 2008-… : 2D datarecording for test bikes.
  • 2008-… : Kawasaki France SBK + World Championship Endurance
  • 2008-… : Yamaha Allemagne IDM.
  • 2009-… : Suzuki Junior Team France SBK + World Championship Endurance.