Tech Talk: The Relevance Of Rearsets

For the final two rounds of the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike season, Josh Herrin was a fill-in rider for Cameron Beaubier, who had injured his shoulder at the previous round at Pittsburgh. Herrin’s first weekend on the factory Yamaha YZF-R1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park did not go as well as he’d hoped. He was uncomfortable on the bike, he didn’t…

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Tech Talk: Shifting Gears And Blipping Throttles

Despite the never-ending, always evolving march of technology, road racing motorcycles—as has been the case since the very beginning of road racing—still have manual transmissions, with six cogs or “speeds” to choose from. Across all five race classes, virtually all of the motorcycles competing in the MotoAmerica Series are equipped with two important innovations to their manual or “standard” transmissions:…

Beaubier And Co. Honored At Yamaha Wall Of Champions Ceremony

The following is from Yamaha… Yamaha Motor Corp., USA continued its storied tradition of recognizing Yamaha bLU cRU racers who won motorsports championships during a special Wall of Champions ceremony held in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, December 18. With more than 150 Yamaha employees in attendance, the company honored eight inductees who won professional championships in the 2019 racing season while competing with a Yamaha motorcycle, ATV,…

Yamaha Partners With Attack Performance For 2020 MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce that four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier will return to the series in 2020 to defend his title, the 26-year-old Californian set to spearhead a two-rider team that’s a partnership between Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS) and Attack Performance. Beaubier will be joined on the team by 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion Jake Gagne. YMUS…

MotoAmerica Honors Its Champions At Gala

MotoAmerica honored its five 2019 MotoAmerica Champions and those who pushed them the hardest on Monday night, September 23, at a gala event in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, a day after the battles had been won and lost at Barber Motorsports Park. The list of champions from 2019 is impressive: Twins Cup Champion Alex Dumas, Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee, Liqui…

Beaubier Crowned In MotoAmerica Finale

What seemed like the improbable just three days ago turned into reality for Cameron Beaubier on a sunny Sunday in Alabama, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing rider winning a fourth MotoAmerica Superbike crown by five points over his rival Toni Elias with a sweep of the two EBC Superbike races at Barber Motorsports Park. Beaubier did everything he needed to…

Beaubier Fights Back In Race Two At NJMP

Cameron Beaubier will need a little help from his friends in the final round of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at Barber Motorsports Park in two weeks, but he at least has a chance after winning the second EBC Brakes Superbike race in the Championship of New Jersey on Sunday. Beaubier, who finished second on Saturday and won on Sunday…

Gerloff Takes Race One At PittRace

Garrett Gerloff is most definitely on a roll, the Texan riding his Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 to his third victory in the last five races with the latest one coming on Saturday in the Championship of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Gerloff came out on top of a race-long battle in the first of two EBC Brakes Superbike…

Garrett Gerloff Leads Day One At PittRace

Garrett Gerloff continues to hold the hot hand in the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Series, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory-backed Texan leading the way on opening day in the Championship of Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Gerloff, who has won two of the last four races and finished second in the other two, was fast in both sessions…

The Spanish-American War 2.0

Going into turn seven at Sonoma Raceway on the third lap in race two a few weeks ago, Toni Elias led the 2019 EBC Brakes Superbike Championship by a healthy 59 points. Milliseconds later, Elias was sliding across the tarmac watching and praying his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 stayed intact. It didn’t. When the Spaniard got to the bike, he found…

Beaubier Bounces Back, Elias Crashes Out In Sonoma

Today’s race in the Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma is further proof that it truly ain’t over till it’s over. With most series observers, including Cameron Beaubier, thinking the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brake Superbike Championship was a foregone conclusion after Beaubier crashed out of Saturday’s race and championship leader Toni Elias won, suddenly it wasn’t. That’s because Elias crashed out…

Beaubier Leads Day One At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier started his weekend in immaculate fashion in the Championship of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the three-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion leading both sessions on a sunny day on the Monterey Peninsula. Beaubier’s best lap came in the second of two sessions, the Californian ripping off a 1:24.118 to lead his teammate Garrett Gerloff…

Monterey Memories: The Legacy Of Laguna Seca

Ask any of the riders in the MotoAmerica Series which race they’d want to win if they had to name just one, and chances are the response would be the same: Laguna Seca. Or, more accurately, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has a history that runs deep, most notably when it comes to motorcycle racing. And with…