Video: Yamaha tests R1 superbike at COTA

The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha team tests the new 2015 R1 superbike at Circuit of the Americas in preparation for the season's first race in April

As the new MotoAmerica racing season approaches, the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha team is working at a fever pitch to get the new 2015 R1 superbikes that Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier will ride ready for the first race in April. In this fifth video in the "Road to Austin" series, the team finally gets to spin some laps at the Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas, where the first round of the MotoAmerica series will be held. Plus, the team finally gets to pull the wraps off the finished bodywork that the R1 superbikes will wear at CoTA, with Hayes and Beaubier smiling in approval.

Hit the play button and check out the recap of the team's visit to CoTA, complete with some on-board footage and commentary from Hayes, Beaubier, and the rest of the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha team. Watch closely and you'll see come cameo appearances in the video by some famous Yamaha racing stars as they check out the goings-on at the track. And there's also a fitting salute to the late Dane Westby as well.