Steering Dampers: The Cherry On Top Of A Sweet-Handling Motorcycle

Tank slapper, speed wobble, head shake… no matter what you call it, when it happens on a motorcycle—especially a road racing motorcycle, it’s usually bad news. Racebikes have powerful engines, short wheelbases, and aggressive steering geometries that enable them to make very quick changes in direction. The side effect of that flickability is decreased stability, less feedback from uneven road surfaces,…

It’s Selfie Time At Road America

The following is from Road America… Looking for a beautiful backdrop to capture that special memory of you and your group of friends and family during a Road America event like the upcoming fourth round of the 2019 MotoAmerica Series? Well, getting the best shot at Road America just got easier. Just in time for the 2019 race season, Road America has…

It’s A Beach Day In Virginia

Today was all about JD Beach at VIRginia International Raceway as the two-time MotoAmerica Supersport Champion put a smile on everybody’s face when he earned his first career AMA Superbike victory with a 3.7-second win in the Championship of Virginia. A week after winning his first career AMA Grand National Flat Track at the Super TT in Arizona, Beach went…

Beaubier Takes Race One At VIR

VIRginia International Raceway has long been a frustrating venue on the MotoAmerica schedule for Cameron Beaubier. In the first eight races at VIR, Beaubier had rather amazingly only won one of them. Today that all changed with win number two, a dominant victory over Toni Elias, his rival who beat him twice here a season ago. This one, however, belonged…

Scholtz Ready For VIR Superbike Battle

The following is from Westby Racing… Round three of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Saturday at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, and riders Mathew Scholtz and “Samurai Sam” Lochoff, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are ready to showcase their talents at MotoAmerica’s first-ever two-day event. The shorter schedule means that, for…

Travis Wyman Hoping For Repeat Of 2018 At VIR

The following is from Weir Everywhere Racing BMW… Travis Wyman was at the top of his game at the 2018 MotoAmerica Championship of Virginia, and he’s aiming for a repeat performance when the series returns to VIRginia International Raceway on May 4-5. The Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rider and Las Vegas resident was the class of the Stock 1000 field at VIR last season. Wyman put the team’s…

VIR Up Next For Stars Of MotoAmerica

The 2019 MotoAmerica Series began a month ago at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, but most of the riders in the series will tell you that the championship begins in earnest this coming weekend at VIRginia International Raceway with the Championship of Virginia, May 4-5. For the EBC Brakes Superbike Series, VIR makes up the third round of that championship as…

Ground Control To Major Toni

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias  got the opportunity of a lifetime in the week between the MotoAmerica Series opener at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and round two at the Circuit of The Americas when he got the chance to join the Suzuki MotoGP team for a visit to the Houston Space Center. “I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to visit…

COTA: What The Teams Had To Say

The following is from KWR Ducati… The SC Project/KWR Ducati team put up another pair of top-10 finishes this past weekend at Circuit of the Americas for the second round of the MotoAmerica Superbike championship. Kyle Wyman rode his Ducati Panigale V4 R to another stout performance considering the team’s early state of development on the new platform. Wyman posted…

Josh Herrin Nails Down Victory At COTA

Yoshimura Suzuki won its second straight race at Circuit of The Americas on Sunday, but it wasn’t the one ridden by yesterday’s winner Toni Elias. This time it was Josh Herrin on the top step of the podium after winning the seventh AMA Superbike race of his career in the MotoAmerica Championship of Texas. Herrin battled for 13 of the…

Elias Continues Circuit Of The Americas Mastery

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias continues to show that he is the MotoAmerica version of Marc Marquez when it comes to winning motorcycle races at the Circuit of The Americas. Elias won a scintillating battle with Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier to win his sixth out of seven starts in Texas. After 15 laps of the 3.426-mile Circuit of The…

Toni Elias On Pole For COTA Superbike

To say that the Circuit of The Americas seems to suit Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias would be a massive understatement. A five-time MotoAmerica Superbike race winner in Texas, the Spaniard put himself in perfect position to add more race victories to his COTA tally with his 2:08.537 lap in Friday afternoon’s Superpole session putting him on pole for the start…

MotoAmerica: Texas Here We Come!

With what can only be described as a spectacular start to the 2019 MotoAmerica Series last weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, round two is here in the form of the MotoAmerica Championship of Texas that will run in conjunction with the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin. The weekend’s action…

Richie Escalante Pushes To a Podium Finish at Road Atlanta

The following is from Hudson Motorcycles… After several extremely successful testing days during the off season, Richie Escalante and The Hudson Motorcycles-HB Racing team arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for the season opener of the MotoAmerica SuperSport Championship with their eye on the prize. With a P3 starting position and a podium finish after race 2, the Hudson Motorcycles HB racing…

Scholtz Fourth In MotoAmerica Opener

The following is from Westby Racing… The season-debut race day for the expanded two-rider Westby Racing team–competing at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in round one of the MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship–yielded a Superpole podium result and a fourth-place Superbike Race 1 finish for 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie-of-the-Year Mathew Scholtz, along with a podium result in Junior Cup Race 1 for…

Gerloff Leads Day One In MotoAmerica Opener

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Garrett Gerloff got his 2019 season off to the best possible start with the Texan leading both of the EBC Brakes Superbike sessions on opening day at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Gerloff led a damp morning session and followed that up with the fastest time of the day under sunny skies in the second session. Gerloff…

Dylan Gray Forced Out Of Road Atlanta Opener

U.S. work visa delays have forced British-born motorcycle racing presenter Dylan Gray to sit out the inaugural broadcast of the new MotoAmerica Live+ streaming of the 2019 season opener at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this weekend. All options are currently being explored to resolve the issue in a speedy manner for him to re-join the MotoAmerica team as soon as…

Westby Racing Reveals Its 2019 MotoAmerica Livery

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing today unveiled its Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike and YZF-R3 Junior Cup machine in 2019 team livery. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based squad has retained its signature gold color scheme, while complementing the iconic hue with a fresh, new design for the upcoming 10-round MotoAmerica season. 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie of the Year Mathew Scholtz will…

Attack Performance Estenson Racing Unveils Its MotoAmerica Superbike

The following is from Attack Performance Estenson Racing… The Attack Performance Estenson Racing team is excited to unveil its livery for the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike season ahead of the series opener at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia on April 5 – 7. Attack Performance has been involved in motorcycle road racing for nearly three decades, and for 2019, in collaboration…

Kyle Wyman Racing Announces The KW ARMY

The following is from Kyle Wyman Racing… Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) has announced the KW ARMY, a brand new fan program that includes apparel, hospitality access and more at all MotoAmerica rounds in 2019. Fans of Kyle Wyman and KWR can now become a part of the team with an opportunity to join the KW Army. The swag pack includes an Army-exclusive…

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