Off Track Podcast: Ashton Yates

Believe it or not, Ashton Yates has competed in six different MotoAmerica classes in his young career thus far: KTM RC Cup, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Stock 600, Supersport, Stock 1000 and HONOS Superbike. He’s also had podium finishes in four of those classes and in 2018 became the first rider in the MotoAmerica era to finish on the podium…

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Heritage Cup: Revving Up Superbike’s Roots

Bring us your KZ’s and GPz’s, your GS’s and CB-F’s, your TZ’s, and even your Brittens yearning to be revved. Round one of the MotoAmerica Heritage Cup is coming to Road America for round two of the MotoAmerica season and, like a canoe-sized banana split with everything, the Heritage Cup is like the cherry on top of an already tasty…

Off Track Podcast: Miguel Duhamel

How’s this for a resume? One AMA Superbike Championship, five Supersport Championships, two Formula Extreme Championships, a World Endurance Championship, a World Superbike podium, and a season in 500cc Grand Prix racing. Impressed? Meet legend Miguel Duhamel, the man who has won more AMA road races (86) than anyone in history. The French Canadian with a quick with and a…

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…

Honda Introduces The CBR1000RR-R SP

The following is from Honda… Honda Motor Co. founder Soichiro Honda dreamed of competing in races around the world—and winning—with a vehicle of his own making. Driven by the same competitive spirit, and having since amassed the most premier-class Grand Prix victories of any manufacturer, Honda announced today the 2021 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. An evolution of Honda’s legendary 1,000cc sportbike,…

Crashing: We All Fall Down

Motorcycles tip over and fall down. Maybe it’s something to do with the fact that they have two wheels, but it happens. Racing motorcycles also fall over. Even with the best riders in the world riding them. Last year, MotoAmerica racers crashed 389 times over the course of nine race weekends (not counting the MotoAmerica round at Circuit of The…

Rainey Was Beach: The 1985 AMA Grand National Championship

When JD Beach announced that he would compete in both the MotoAmerica Championship and the American Flat Track Championship in 2019, no doubt, those among us “of a certain age” immediately harkened back to the halcyon days of the original AMA Grand National Championship. Founded and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association in 1954, the AMA Grand National Championship encompassed five…

NJMP Wrap-Up: What The Teams Say

The following is from KWR… The KWR team brought home a quartet of top-10 finishes this past weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park, in Millville, N.J.. Kyle Wyman scored 6th and 7th place finishes aboard his Cambr/Stonecastle/KWR Yamaha in Superbike while Bryce Prince finished up 8th and 10th on his RiderzLaw/KWR YZF-R6. Mother nature offered up a variety of conditions…

Honda Generators Keep MotoAmerica Running

It’s not an exaggeration to say that MotoAmerica couldn’t run safe and entertaining events if it weren’t for the 30 Honda generators that are used virtually non-stop during a race weekend at the MotoAmerica Series races. The 30 Honda generators (ranging from 1000-watt to 3000-watt units) run not only on-track necessities like the inflatable safety barriers (AirFence) that protect racers…

Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda’s Cameron Petersen Suffers Foot Injury At Sonoma Raceway

Saturday’s Motul Superbike race at Sonoma Raceway was an eventful one for Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda rider Cameron Petersen. After a solid Superpole effort that put him seventh on the grid, the South African was hoping for a top-five result in the race. Unfortunately, while negotiating the technical layout of Sonoma Raceway on lap 12 just past the halfway point…

Win Big With Cycle Gear Roll With Us Sweepstakes

MotoAmerica has announced that it will again offer one lucky fan an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 season finale at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, September 21-23, through its Cycle Gear Roll With Us Sweepstakes, Powered By Honda Generators. The Grand Prize winner of the Cycle Gear Roll With Us Sweepstakes presented by Honda Generators will get flights,…

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MotoAmerica’s Global Village

It’s officially called the “MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship,” but for all intents and purposes, MotoAmerica could rightfully call itself a World Championship when you consider the fact that racers from virtually every corner of the globe have gravitated – almost literally – to the series. “We’re very proud of the fact that, even though MotoAmerica is a…

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Cameron Petersen Makes Honda Debut At Sonoma Test

The news season as begun. For the first time in 2018, the Genuine Broaster Chicken/American Honda/RoadRace Factory squad came together to participate in a private preseason test at the iconic Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The test was to be a shakedown of sorts for full-time Superbike rookie Cameron Petersen. The South African rider has been training by riding motocross…

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MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Class Ready To Roll

Five MotoAmerica Champions, 10 MotoAmerica race winners, a World Champion and more will lead the way in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Series as the season readies to begin at Road Atlanta with the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, April 13-15, in Braselton, Georgia. Led by 2010 Moto2 World Champion and defending 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Toni Elias, the stage…