MotoPodcast Interviews Yoshimura Suzuki's Roger Hayden

In this episode of MotoPodcast, co-hosts Harry Lloyd and Scott Bolton relive the action from three of the world’s top domestic road-racing series—MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, All Japan Road Race Championship, and FIM CEV Repsol European Championship. While most road-racing series around the world had a new Yamaha YZF-R1 running away at the front, there are a…

"Chasin’ A Dream" Foundation Seeks Scholarship Applicants

Champion road racers JD Beach and Hayden Gillim have teamed up to help fund the “Ethan Gillim Chasin’ A Dream Foundation” in support of future professional motorcycle racers. Competitors on the racetrack and fast friends and live-in training partners off the tarmac, Beach and Gillim will initially target amateur dirt-trackers ages 4-16 with product- and training-related scholarships. Multi-time AMA Amateur…

Video: Dunlop MotoAmerica Season Wrap-Up

Video of 2015 MotoAmerica Season Wrap Up Dunlop is the spec tire supplier for the five MotoAmerica classes—Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Bazzaz Superstock 600, and KTM RC 390 Cup—that comprise the AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Focused on the final four rounds of the 2015 series at Miller Motorsports Park, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and New…

Video: A New Chapter—Jonathan Rea, Episode One

Video of A New Chapter – Jonathan Rea | Episode One “Committed, thoughtful, talented, modest, ambitious, loyal, skillful, generous, dedicated, and very fast.” Those are the words used to describe Jonathan Rea in the first of a three-part Kawasaki-produced series that profiles the 2015 FIM Superbike World Champion. “I needed a new challenge,” Rea says. “I’d been doing the same…

Mazda Raceway Contributed $62M To Monterey County In 2015

Mark Heckles scored his first MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 win this past July at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Riding a Ryders Alley-backed Yamaha YZF-R1, the Brit finished third overall in the championship. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the seventh stop for the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, contributed $62.1 million (plus 5.2 million in taxes) to the Monterey Country…

Video: Yamaha Champions Beaubier And Beach At IMS Show

Yamaha displayed its 2016 motorcycles, including the stunning DT-07 flat-track concept bike and 60th anniversary YZF-R1, last weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. On Friday and Saturday, factory road racers Cameron Beaubier and JD Beach greeted fans and signed posters. Beaubier won the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike title, and Beach took top honors in the Supersport…

Speed Mob: New Arrow Yamaha YZF-R1 Competition Exhaust

Coming off a championship MotoAmerica season, Arrow has announced three new, improved Yamaha YZF-R1 full competition exhaust systems. Jake Gagne and the RoadRace Factory Orion team dominated the competition on their Arrow-equipped Yamaha YZF-R1, winning 13 races and the 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 title. The performance of Gagne’s RoadRace Factory Orion YZF-R1 was boosted by a specially designed version of…

KTM RC 390 Cup Expanded For 2016 MotoAmerica Season

An expanded KTM RC 390 Cup will play a significant role in the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Open to 14-to-22 year-olds with an AMA Superstock Limited license, the popular entry-level series will feature at more venues across the US. Besides returning to Road America, Barber Motorsports Park, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and New Jersey Motorsports Park,…

Road Racers Impress Flat-Trackers At Superprestigio Of The Americas

Like its counterpart in Barcelona, Spain, the Superprestigio of the Americas featured an MX-style gate start. Left to right: Oliver Brindley (24i), Bryan Smith (42), Joe Roberts (27e), Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (2), Roger Hayden (95), Jared Mees (1), Brad Baker (6), and Larry Pegram (72). Thirty-one professional motorcycle racers took part in Saturday night’s inaugural, invitation-only Superprestigio of the Americas…

Mayhem's Black Friday And Saturday Sale

Mayhem Industries Inc., the official apparel licensee of MotoAmerica, will hold a Black Friday and Saturday warehouse sale at its facility in Costa Mesa, California, November 27-28. In addition to the rest of its apparel lines, Mayhem will be offering sale prices on its MotoAmerica line, including hats, T-shirts, jackets, hoodies, backpacks, etc. The Mayhem doors at their warehouse at…

Video: Joe Roberts Earns Top Five At Superprestigio Of The Americas

Video of 2015 Superprestigio of the Americas Eighteen-year-old Joe Roberts was the top-placing MotoAmerica racer in Saturday night’s Superprestigio of the Americas held at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of 15 non-AMA Pro Flat Track “All-Stars” that participated in the fast-paced inaugural event—six of whom are current MotoAmerica racers—the 2015 Bazzaz Superstock 600 champion finished fifth in…

Kawasaki Announces Industry-Leading Road Racing Contingency Program

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has announced today a $2 million road racing contingency program for the 2016 racing season. The industry-leading contingency program covers Kawasaki’s most popular racing models, championed by the all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle. “With the recent unveiling of the all-new Ninja ZX-10R, which includes technology derived from Kawasaki’s World Superbike Championship winning team, we know we…

MotoAmerica Racers Test Superprestigio Short Track

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Roger Hayden got up to speed quickly at The Orleans Arena. He is one of six MotoAmerica racers competing in the inaugural Superprestigio of the Americas. Roger Hayden posted possibly the quickest lap times during Thursday night’s “All Star” test session for this weekend’s inaugural Superprestigio of the Americas at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. While no…

Yamaha Opens 2016 bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Registration

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is proud to announce that its bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program returns for 2016 with several new enhancements, including an increase in the total payout compared with the 2015 Program. “2015 was a record year for the Yamaha Road Racing Contingency Program,” commented Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “Adding…

Roberts, Herrin Moving Up In Class For 2016

Meen Motorsports has announced its team for 2016. Meen Motorsports has announced that it has re-signed Josh Herrin and Joe Roberts for the 2016 MotoAmerica Series with both riders set to move up in class. Herrin, who finished second in the 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Series, will jump up to the Superstock 1000 class while Superstock 600 Champion Joe Roberts will…

AGV Helmets Motorsports Heritage Showcased At EICMA

AGV, the choice of champions for the past 70 years, showcased its legendary motorsport history and its cutting-edge technology to the world’s top motorcycle-industry specialists and journalists today at the EICMA trade show. In the presence of legendary World Champion Giacomo Agostini, a true ambassador of AGV innovation across motorcycling eras, Dainese Group CEO Cristiano Silei took the attendees on…