Yamaha Previews bLU cRU Road Racing And Fan Activities For Red Bull Indianapolis GP

This weekend, the Yamaha bLU cRU road racing teams will join the stars of MotoGP for the very first time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as they compete in the penultimate round of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha: Hayes & Beaubier Tied atop the MotoAmerica Superbike points standings are Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammates Josh Hayes and…

Photo Gallery: MotoAmerica At First Glance

I was totally unprepared for the sensory circus that is motorcycle road racing. But then, I was duped—set up, really. I’d been told, “It’s better on TV,” a classic line from those who either have forgotten or haven’t experienced the magic and rage of Superbikes wide open. Thirty camera positions no doubt make for comfortable viewing—easy to follow the progress…

The Fastest Motorcycle Show, Episode One

Show hosts Danielle Teal and Jon Boucher provide viewers with six quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive modifications that will make your late-model sportbike track-day ready in just a few minutes. Show hosts Danielle Teal and Jon Boucher provide viewers with six quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive modifications that will make your late-model sportbike track-day ready in just a few minutes.

All Tied. And Headed To Indy

The two protagonists in the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Superbike Championship head to what is inarguably the most famous race place in the world this week tied on points in their battle for the title and ready to resume their fight on the big stage. And the stage definitely doesn’t get any bigger as the MotoAmerica series brings three…

Cameron Beaubier Gains Overseas Experience In German Superbike

Team Yamaha MGM replacement riders Cameron Beaubier and Kevin Coghlan had an up-and-down weekend at round six of the 2015 Superbike IDM International German Championship. Neither Beaubier nor Coghlan, who normally participates in FIM European Superstock 1000, had raced at the 2.36-mile Schleiz Dreieck, which runs counter-clockwise and has hosted two-, three-, and four-wheel motorsports since 1923. MotoAmerica Superbike co-points…

American PJ Jacobsen Makes History In Malaysia

Former AMA racer PJ Jacobsen made history this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia when he became the first American to win a World Superport race. The 21-year-old New Yorker started from pole position (another first for an American), was second into turn one, and three corners later took over the race lead from fellow championship contender Jules…

Arai Corsair-X: 10 Things You Need To Know

1. Two words: round and smooth. Starting point for the Corsair-X is Arai’s customary egg-shaped shell. Company engineers call this “R75,” defined as a continuous, convex curve of a minimum radius of 75mm. Should the helmet glance off an object, energy-absorption capacity can be reserved for a second, third, or even fourth impact—what Arai calls the “realities” of a crash.…

Yoshimura Suzuki To Feature 30th Anniversary GSX-R Livery

Don Sakakura, Sr. VP at Yoshimura R&D of America, “We’re looking forward to introducing the anniversary livery with Roger Hayden and the team at Indianapolis.” Roger Hayden will sport a special livery starting with the Red Bull Indianapolis GP combined MotoGP/MotoAmerica event on August 7-9 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The special red-and-black livery will commemorate the color scheme worn…

Colin Edwards To Lap Indy On Yamaha 60th Anniversary YZR-M1

Back in yellow and black: Colin Edwards will lap Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a YZR-M1 painted to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Yamaha Motor Corporation. Fans attending next weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP will get a special treat on Sunday morning, August 9. Two-time Superbike World Champion and current MotoAmerica TV personality Colin Edwards will lap the 16-turn, 2.591-mile…

GoFundMe.com Account Established For Family Of Bernat Martinez

MotoAmerica team owners have created a GoFundMe.com account for the family of late Superbike racer Bernat Martinez. International motorcycle road racing suffered a tragic loss on Sunday, July 19, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. At the start of MotoAmerica’s Superbike/Superstock 1000 race two, Spanish riders Bernat Martinez and Dani Rivas were involved in a six-bike accident and later died from…

Exclusive WSBK Video: Looking Back At Mazda Raceway

Only Sunday’s doubleheader at the Sepang International Circuit, located 8500 miles from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, stands between the Superbike World Championship and its seven-week summer break. Heading into round 10, here are three current topics of discussion: 1. Rea Can Wrap Up Title After 18 starts this season, Jonathan Rea has 11 wins, five seconds, and two thirds. The…

The Indy Curb: Road Course Can Run In Both Directions

Elbow skimming the new curbing, Marc Marquez leads Andrea Dovizioso last year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Honda rider won, while the Ducati pilot was seventh. Last year, I wrote a story for CycleWorld.com about new curbing installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The bi-directional design was used initially in May, 2014, for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar race…

Thirty-Nine Years Of AMA Superbike

Doug Chandler/Muzzy Kawasaki ZX-7R Superbike. We use the term almost synonymously for any high-performance sportbike and that style of road racing can be found around the world, but the origin of the name can be traced to 1976. Appropriately enough, the AMA Superbike Championship was founded during the American Bicentennial. Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” Hall &…

Scorpion Rider Joe Roberts Clinches 2015 MotoAmerica Championship At Mazda Raceway

Whether seasoned veteran or first season rookie, few experiences in the life of a racer can ever match the exhilaration of winning on the challenging 11-turn seaside course at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. For aspiring motorcycle racers a win on the challenging 11-turn circuit is an accomplishment worth boasting about. But when 18-year-old Malibu, California, native Joe Roberts won the…

The Pass! Last Lap! Final Turn! Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The Pass Longtime World Superbike TV commentator Jonathan Green summed up Sunday’s Superbike/Superstock 1000 race two at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this way: “Without a doubt, race two for MotoAmerica was the race of the day.” In fact, flying into the final corner on the last lap, three riders—Cameron Beaubier, Roger Hayden, and Josh Hayes—were in contention for victory after…

Melissa Paris: "Sign me up! I'm there!"

Melissa Paris was able to maintain focus during practice and qualifying at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but on race day, pneumonia got the better of the MotoAmerica Supersport rider. Melissa Paris didn’t fly to Japan as planned this past week to compete in Saturday’s Suzuka 4 Hours, precursor to round two of the FIM Endurance World Championship, the Suzuka 8…

Getting Back To His Roots In The Dirt

In what has probably been the worst kept secret in the paddock, we are happy to formally announce that current MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 series points leader, Jake Gagne, will race in one round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series! You read that correctly. Jake Gagne will ride a RoadRace Factory/American Supercamp backed Yamaha YZ450F with assistance from Yamaha USA,…