Five Classes: MotoAmerica Season Entry List

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Roger Hayden hopes to improve on his second-place-overall finish in last year’s AMA Superbike title chase. With the inaugural MotoAmerica race weekend at Circuit of The Americas just weeks away, we now know which teams are planning to participate in all nine rounds of the 2015 AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. We also know the names of…

MotoAmerica Releases Opening Round Schedule

MotoAmerica will begin its 2015 championship at the Circuit of The Americas in Texas, April 9-12. Photography By Brian J. Nelson It’s race time. Almost. In a little over a month, the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series will officially begin at the Circuit of The Americas in Texas. The stars of the series will take to the COTA…

Yamaha Road To Austin, Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of Yamaha-produced videos documenting the development of the new Monster Energy Graves Yamaha YZF-R1 that will be raced by factory riders Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier in the Superbike class of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. The season-opening event is scheduled for April 10-12 in conjunction with Round 2…

Update: MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup

One of MotoAmerica’s goals is to groom a new generation of American and international riders for the world stage. In its inaugural season, the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship will feature Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, and a brand-new spec class open to 14- to 22-year-olds, the KTM RC 390 Cup. “We think the KTM RC 390…

Live! MotoAmerica TV Team Jonathan Green, Colin Edwards, and Cristy Lee

In a special live edition of “Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone,” show host Barry Boone interviews the three on-air personalities that will make up the CBS Sports Network television coverage for the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Jonathan Green: Fresh off his long-term broadcast role with World Superbike, Green returns to American television as anchor for the…

Watch KTM Superbike Racer Chris Fillmore Fly!

Like many MotoAmerica stars, Chris Fillmore uses a motocross bike as an integral part of his off-season training. We recently caught up with the factory KTM Superbike racer between motos at the Cahuilla Creek Motocross Track in Southern California. Fillmore is readying himself for the debut season of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, which will kick off…

Roadracing World asks, "Is Beaubier America’s Next Potential World Championship Racer?"

Nicky Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP World Champion and current rider for the DRIVE M7 Aspar Honda team, was recently asked in an interview posted on the official websites of MotoGP and MotoAmerica who he considered to be a likely candidate to follow in his footsteps and potentially achieve World Championship success. “Cameron Beaubier really showed a lot last year,” said…

COTA Test On The Horizon

MotoAmerica riders will get the chance to ride at COTA during a Dunlop tire test, March 18-19. MotoAmerica wants to remind its riders that registration for the March 18-19 Dunlop tire test at Circuit of The Americas will close on Friday, March 6. The test is open to licensed racers in all of the MotoAmerica classes with the exception of…

Video: MotoAmerica Racer Joe Roberts Rides Dirt

In an effort to keep his skills sharp during the off-season, Joe Roberts opted to do a little mountain-bike racing recently in Southern California, and we were there to capture it on video and also have a chat with the MotoAmerica racer. The 17-year-old Roberts will ride a Meen Motorsports-backed Yamaha YZF-R6 in 600 Superstock. He will be joined on…

AMAtv: MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup Update

Open to 14- to 22-year-old riders, the five-race MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup spec class is essentially a carbon copy of Germany’s “ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM.” Priced at $9,999, the racetrack-prepped, single-cylinder machines produce 38 horsepower, have fully adjustable WP suspension, roll on 17-inch wheels with treaded Dunlop tires, and bear a strong visual resemblance to the Austrian…

AMA Announces Sporting Rules For MotoAmerica

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association has published the 2015 sporting regulations governing the professional road-racing classes for MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series. The sporting regulations cover race-day procedures, event operational standards, scheduling conventions and the qualifying process. “A number of regulations and procedures were adopted from world-championship competition,” said AMA Director of Competition Bill…

MotoAmerica Announces TV Talent

Cristy Lee interviews MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey for the MotoAmerica season preview show that will air on CBS Sports Network. MotoAmerica, the new home of AMA Superbike racing, has announced its lineup of talent for CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series. The team will be led by veteran race caller Jonathan Green,…

VIDEO: Bell Welcomes Cameron Beaubier To Its Team

Video of Bell Welcomes Cameron Beaubier Bell is pleased to announce the addition of Cameron Beaubier to its rider roster for 2015. Beaubier will compete this season in Superbike, MotoAmerica’s premier class, on a Monster Energy Graves Yamaha YZF-R1. “I’ve been following Cameron’s career for quite a few years now,” Bell Powersports Sports Marketing Manager Patrick Houlihan said. “I think…

Dominguez, McDonough Set For Aprilia MotoAmerica Team

Dustin Dominguez will ride an Aprilia in the MotoAmerica Series in 2015. Aprilia HSBK Racing recently announced the Aprilia USA sponsored effort for the 2015 MotoAmerica season. They are a two rider program with the RSV4 running in the Superstock 1000 class. Both riders have already undergone rigorous physical tests and training regimens; team testing begins shortly. Dustin Dominguez will…

McGraw Powersports Title Sponsor For Team21Motosport’s Elena Myers

Team21Motosport (www.team21motosport.com) announced today that Elena Myers, Rider/Owner of Team21Motosport, has secured title sponsorship from McGraw Powersports for her rookie Superbike season in the newly formed MotoAmerica series. “We are extremely excited to be the title sponsor of Team21Motosport for the 2015 MotoAmerica series,” said McGraw Powersports CEO John Chu. “Elena Myers is breaking new ground on and off the…

Kyle Wyman Racing To Launch KTM RC 390 Cup Rental Program

Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) will launch a KTM RC 390 Series rental program for the 2015 MotoAmerica season. This move is in response to the termination of the Harley-Davidson XR1200 series. KWR successfully operated the XR1200 rental program for three seasons, providing top-notch equipment to over 20 different riders, and now plans to provide professional-level arrive-and-ride opportunities on the KTM…

Testing, Testing… One, Two, Three

Josh Hayes tests his new Yamaha R1 at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Photography By Brian J. Nelson Six of the top teams in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series completed a two-day test at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California, yesterday as they continue to prepare for the MotoAmerica series opener at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin,…

VIDEO Hayden/Lewis Part 2: California Girls

Here’s part two of our series with Yoshimura Suzuki teammates Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis with interviewer Hayden asking Lewis if he’s had any luck with the California girls… Here’s part two of our series with Yoshimura Suzuki teammates Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis with interviewer Hayden asking Lewis if he’s had any luck with the California girls…

MotorcycleUSA.com Interview With MotoAmerica Communications Manager Paul Carruthers

Disillusioned fans of American road racing got a silver lining back in September 2014, when the AMA and FIM announced sanctioning for a new series, MotoAmerica, in 2015. The AMA paired with KRAVE Group LLC to acquire sanctioning, operational, promotional and commercial rights for professional road racing in America from Daytona Motorsports Group. The FIM is involved as well, giving…