Yamaha Motorsports Press Release: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today, proudly announces its 2014 Road Racing Contingency Program. The program is designed to encompass a broad spectrum of road racing series across the U.S., from numerous club-level and regional sprint series events to the AMA Pro Road Racing series, including the addition of the ASRA Team [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2014 Yamaha Sportbikes – First Look YZF-R6, YZF-R1, FZ1 and FZ6R keep 2013 pricing, FZ-09 gets a new color.
Irvine, CA — Yamaha’s big sporty bike news for 2014 is, without a doubt, the announcement of the FZ-09 Triple. As a matter of fact, the response to this new, $7990 machine has been so strong that another color, Blazing Orange, joins the red and black models already in production to help meet the high [...]Read Full Post | Comments(31)
AMA Pro Racing Press Release: There is no question that Josh Herrin and Martin Cardenas have been atop all recent headlines and deservedly so after their stellar performances during AMA Pro Road Racing’s first round of action at Daytona International Speedway last month. Josh Hayes, defending three-time AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion, never even [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Chasing Hayes Three-time AMA SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes picks up at Daytona where he left off last season: leading the pack.
Photographer : Brian Nitto
Josh Hayes dominated AMA Pro SuperBike practice and provisional qualifying in cool, windy conditions Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. The three-time premier-class title-winner lapped the 2.90-mile “short” course in 1 minute, 37.746 seconds, .639 seconds quicker than his best time in the same session last year and just .283 seconds slower than his pole-winning performance. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
[ SCTA Speed Week began with a rider/driver’s meeting and great news about the future of the Bonneville Salt Flats from Kevin Oliver of the Bureau of Land Management. Oliver told the group that the salt flats were a “critical environmental concern” for the BLM, and the maintenance of this public land was one of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Josh Hayes: “The War Is Done.” Is the two-time and reigning AMA Pro SuperBike champion poised for a “three-peat?”
Photographer : Nic Coury/PhotographNic.com
[ Josh Hayes powers out of the heat haze at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Next stop for AMA Pro Racing is New Jersey Motorsports Park, where Hayes intends to “go faster than we did last year.” ] July’s AMA SuperBike event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was a race for second place, with Blake [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
We have two upsets for the price of one this month. Aprilia vanquishes the bleeding-edge Ducati for top honors among the Exotics while the apparent overdog Workhorse, the BMW S1000RR, returns to Munich to lick its wounds inflicted by, of all things, a Honda! A Honda without traction control or an unabashedly in-your-eardrums engine note [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2012 Superbike Shootout Nine bikes, two tracks, Workhorses and Exotics, we search for the ultimate roadlegal track weapon in two price ranges.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Located near the southern shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, Miller Motorsports Park is one of America’s premier roadrace venues. MMP offers multiple course configurations ranging from a lengthy, 4.5-mile Full Course to a 3.08-mile Perimeter Course or, when spit in half, comprises two distinctly different 2.2-mile circuits, aptly named the East Course and West [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2012 Superbike Shootout: Workhorses The most affordable high-performance machines in the world face off.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Budgets are tight these days, right? But that doesn’t mean you have to give up any of life’s necessities like big horsepower, awesome handling or incredible brakes. These machines prove this point. Our group of five Workhorses in this less-costly class range from the $13,799 Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the $16,490 BMW S1000RR. Three have traction [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)