Thursdays With Vitto: Conversations About Motorcycle Electronics Part One: An Electronics Primer

Vittorio Bolognesi was born in Reggio Emilia near Bologna, Italy, as his surname suggests. Marconi, the electrical engineer who is credited with inventing radio, is also from the same region. Ironically, as a young boy, Vitto, besides enjoying the freedom of riding motorcycles, became interested in video games, computers, and electronics. A kid playing video games: sounds like a familiar…

The Battling Britten: How One Man’s Vision Became One Of The World’s Most Innovative Motorcycles

With long-time motorcycle road racer Michael Barnes currently competing in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship aboard the #111 Quarterley Racing Ducati Monster 797, a feeling of déjà vu passes over me whenever I see Barnes aboard that minimalist, half-fairing-equipped, V-twin motorcycle. “Where have I seen Barney riding a minimalist V-twin with a half-fairing in the past?? At Road America, it…

Josh Herrin Wins Race Two At Road America

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Josh Herrin won today’s EBC Brakes Superbike race in the Championship at Road America, but it was Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier who may have come away the biggest winner. Herrin was solid throughout the 13-lap EBC Brakes Superbike race and it resulted in his second win of the year and the eighth of his AMA Superbike…

Cameron Beaubier Leads Friday At Road America

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias emerged from the Friday fray as the fastest of the EBC Brakes Superbike men, but that was before his times were disallowed from the final session for “loss of custody of the bike at the end of session.” That miscue by the current Superbike Championship points leader dropped him to third in the combined times and allowed Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha…

Ford Motor Company On Board With MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is proud to announce that the Ford Motor Company is joining the 2019 MotoAmerica Series as a sponsorship partner and will be bringing its display of Ford vehicles to three events, beginning with the Dunlop Championship at Road America, May 31-June 2. In addition to bringing its display to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Ford will also be showing its vehicles…

Suzuki’s Fourth Annual Fun Day

The following is from Suzuki… On Wednesday, May 22nd, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) hosted the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing, Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing, H.E.P. Motorsports, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki, Bar X Motorsports, and the Suzuki Factory/Regional Elite amateur team for its 4th Annual Fun Day at Suzuki’s headquarters in Brea, California. Suzuki employees and riders came together to celebrate their strong…

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…

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…

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…

Cycle Gear Ready For 2019 MotoAmerica Season

MotoAmerica has announced that Cycle Gear will again be an official partner of the MotoAmerica Series for the 2019 racing season. Cycle Gear, a national network of 125-plus motorcycle gear and accessories stores, will be back with its “MegaTent” at each event where it sells its wares, and will also continue its title sponsorship of the Cycle Gear Championship of…

Lance Bryson Joins MotoAmerica Team

MotoAmerica has announced that it has hired motorcycle industry veteran Lance Bryson as Senior Sponsorship Manager, effective immediately. Bryson comes to MotoAmerica with a career in the motorcycle industry that dates back to 1982, including his most recent responsibility as the Director of Special Events for the Bonnier Corporation where he managed all aspects of the AMA EnduroCross Series, from…

MotoAmerica Names VP Racing Fuels As Official Fuel Supplier

MotoAmerica has named VP Racing Fuels as the official spec fuel supplier for the MotoAmerica Series, effective immediately. The fuel, designated MGP, will be available at all official MotoAmerica tests and races. “We’re happy to have VP Racing Fuels as our official fuel supplier,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “The performance of their fuel is something that the teams are…

Preseason Sale For MotoAmerica Live+ Starts Now

The time is now. Effective immediately, MotoAmerica is taking preseason orders for its live streaming via MotoAmerica Live+, the service that will provide you with all 10 rounds of the MotoAmerica series – the practice sessions, the qualifying sessions, the races. In all five classes. Plus, features, interviews and more in a package that will provide fans with all the…

EBC Brakes Set For Title Sponsorship Of MotoAmerica Superbike Class

MotoAmerica is proud to announce that EBC Brakes will be the title sponsor of the MotoAmerica Superbike class for the 2019 season with the premier class in the series now titled the MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike class. The title sponsorship of the EBC Brakes Superbike class is the British-based high-performance aftermarket disc brake company’s first foray into sponsorship with MotoAmerica…

MotoAmerica Announces Live+ Streaming For 2019

MotoAmerica has announced the final piece of its most comprehensive television and digital programming package to date – six to eight hours of daily live coverage of all five classes during the 2019 MotoAmerica Series via a paywall package that opens the series to anyone with a computer and/or smart TV/phone and internet access worldwide. MotoAmerica will be partnering with…

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