M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Previews The 2020 MotoAmerica Season

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki is excited to finally kick-off the delayed 2020 MotoAmerica Season next weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Toni Elias will spearhead Suzuki’s new premier Superbike team alongside teammate and 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion Bobby Fong aboard their Suzuki GSX-R1000s. Suzuki GSX-R600 riders Sean Dylan Kelly and Lucas Silva will contest the Supersport class while 2019 MotoAmerica Twins…

Off Track Podcast: Doug Chandler

Only four racers have completed the Grand Slam in AMA racing – victories in all four disciplines of flat track (mile, half mile, short track and TT) and a National road race – and one of those is Doug Chandler. Chandler is a three-time AMA Superbike Champion, a podium finisher in 500cc Grand Prix racing and, most recently, both the…

Trevor Standish Widens His Stance

Trevor Standish is a bit of a Renaissance Man. A former child actor, Standish joined the MotoAmerica Series in its inaugural year of 2015, and he raced for the past few years in the KTM RC Cup and Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championships. This year, he will be competing aboard a Suzuki SV650 in MotoAmerica’s highly popular Twins Cup Championship.…

Tech Talk With Tekk Consulting: Part Two

In part two of our interview with Tekk Consulting’s Jason Heard and Jack Fisher, we focus on 3D printing of motorcycle bodywork, which is something that is not only currently non-existent in MotoAmerica, it is essentially non-existent anywhere else in the world. Heard and Fisher are poised to change all that, and they gave us a peek into their crystal…

Tech Talk With Tekk Consulting: Part One

A few weeks ago, we did a story about CarbonSmith, which is a team sponsor of Westby Racing. Owned by Ryan Shaun Smith, the company creates 3D-printed components for various industries, including motorcycles. Several components on Westby Racing’s Superbike are 3D printed using a process called Continuous Fiber Fabrication. After the story ran, we were introduced to Jason Heard and…

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…

Jackson Blackmon and Toby Khamsouk To Race For Robem Engineering In 2020 Twins Cup Championship

The following is from Robem Engineering… Robem Engineering, in collaboration with RBoM Racing, will run a two-rider effort in the 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Champions, and they have enlisted 2019 Liqui Moly Junior Cup racers Jackson Blackmon and Toby Khamsouk as the team’s riders. Blackmon and Khamsouk will contest the series on Robem-developed, third-generation Suzuki SV650 motorcycles. 18-year-old Blackmon got…

The Rider’s Turn Debuts With Josh Herrin

Are you ready for this? Here’s the debut of our newest MotoAmerica project, The Rider’s Turn, and our first episode features Yoshimura Suzuki’s Josh Herrin. Watch Herrin as he methodically goes about his job at Circuit of the Americas in the opening round of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Series… and listen to Herrin as he explains his thought…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #16 Roadracing World Young Guns Suzuki SV650 Twins Cup

Categorized by Suzuki as a “standard” motorcycle, the SV650 was transformed into a MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship-winning race bike by Team Hammer, who combined their ingenuity and past experience with race- and championship-winning twin-cylinder machines, a copious amount of top-shelf aftermarket components, and a young and very talented rider to capture the 2019 title. Rider: Alex Dumas Engine: Team Hammer-Built…

The Friday 5: Five Questions With Liqui Moly Junior Cup And Twins Cup Rider Jackson Blackmon

Nicknamed “Action Jackson” by the late, great Brian Drebber, Jackson Blackmon has been a fixture in MotoAmerica’s Liqui Moly Junior Cup class, and this past season, he began to make the transition to bigger bikes when he raced one of Russell Masecar’s Suzuki SV650s in the final two rounds of the Twins Cup Championship while still racing a Monkey Moto/AGV…

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…