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,…

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Catching Up With Six AMA Horizon Award Winners Who Raced In MotoAmerica This Past Season

The Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Awards are given each year to the top amateurs in three motorcycle racing disciplines: road racing, flat track racing, and motocross. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize amateur racers who demonstrate the skills and traits indicative of potential future success in professional racing. This past season, there were a total of six racers…

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The 1994 Superbike Championship: The One That Got Away

When Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier crossed the finish line at Barber Motorsports Park on the final day of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike season, it increased Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS)’s all-time Superbike Championship tally to a nice, round 10 titles. For long-time YMUS Racing employees Tom Halverson and Rick Hobbs, Superbike Championship number 10 had to…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #25 FLY Racing ADR Motorsports Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike

David Anthony has been racing in the U.S. since 2007, which makes it seem a little odd to still refer to the Australian expatriate as “Aussie Dave.” A former Suzuki Superbike rider, Anthony has been campaigning a Kawasaki ZX-10R in the MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike series for the past several years. Ironically, Anthony utilizes a couple of stock Suzuki components…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #31 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike

Beginning as a Yamaha production motorcycle, the 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike retains standard OEM pistons, rods, and valves per MotoAmerica Superbike regulations, while camshaft profiles, cylinder head decking, and porting are open for modification. The bike features a sophisticated Magneti Marelli MLE 240 electronics system that enables precise adjustment of the fuel and spark maps, performance strategies,…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #99 Celtic HSBK Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport

Celtic HSBK Racing is a partnership between two men who have been instrumental in advancing motorcycle road racing in the U.S. Barry Gilsenan of Celtic Racing and HSBK Racing’s Bobby Shek got together this year in order to compete in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship with PJ Jacobsen as their rider. The partnership has already born fruit, with Jacobsen getting two…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #95 Attack Performance Estenson Racing YZF-R1 Superbike

Exuding unmatched craftsmanship from every angle, Attack Performance owner Richard Stanboli’s Yamaha Superbike is a rolling testament to his talents as an engineer, fabricator, and visionary. Featuring a bespoke swingarm CNC-milled from billet aluminum, the bike’s centerpiece is a unique fuel tank that makes up part of the seat unit and positions the fuel pump as low in the chassis…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #33 KWR Ducati Panigale V4 R Superbike

After campaigning a Yamaha YZF-R1 for several years in the MotoAmerica series, beginning in 2019, KWR debuted the Ducati Panigale V4 R. Despite an extremely truncated development calendar, Kyle Wyman and his crew have overcome the limitations of a stock fuel tank that didn’t provide the fuel capacity to comfortably complete a MotoAmerica Superbike race by fabricating their own fuel…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #1 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike

Beginning as a Yamaha production motorcycle, the 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike retains standard OEM pistons, rods, and valves per MotoAmerica Superbike regulations, while camshaft profiles, cylinder head decking, and porting are open for modification. The bike features a sophisticated Magneti Marelli MLE electronics system that enables precise adjustment of the fuel and spark maps, performance strategies, and…

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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…

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Kyle Wyman To Race Ducati In MotoAmerica Superbike

Kyle Wyman Racing has announced that Kyle Wyman will race a Ducati Panigale V4R in the  2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Wyman will campaign the Ducati with leadership from trusted crew chief Gary Dean and his shop, Speed Demon Motorcycles. The move to the Panigale is a big change for Wyman and the team, who will be competing in its fourth consecutive season in MotoAmerica’s…

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Brian Drebber, 1950-2018

Longtime motorcycle race announcer Brian Drebber passed away today, August 23, from injuries sustained after a collision with a deer. Drebber was en route to the airport on his motorcycle from his home in Georgia to fly to Pittsburgh to commentate on this weekend’s MotoAmerica round at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Drebber was 68 years old. “The entire MotoAmerica family…

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