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Yamaha Reveals 2014 MotoGP Livery

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Earlier this month, we reported on the partnership between Yamaha and Movistar that would place the Spanish telecommunications company as title sponsor for the Yamaha MotoGP team for the next five years. The deal came at the eleventh hour, as contract negotiations and minor details needed to be sorted. Now, just days before the start of the 2014 season at the Grand Prix of Qatar, Yamaha has revealed its official 2014 MotoGP livery.

MotoGP to Standardize ECU Software in 2016 Season

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

MotoGP‘s Grand Prix Commission announced the series will adopt a standardized Engine Control Unit hardware and software programming for all entries starting with the 2016 season. At the moment, all teams are required to use a standard ECU hardware supplied by Magneti Marelli. Teams competing under the Factory option are allowed to use their own proprietary software programming while Open option participants must use standardized software.

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 Announced for Canada

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Yamaha announced it would import the MT-07 to Canada as the 2015 FZ-07. Until now, the twin-cylinder roadster had only been announced for Europe as the MT-07; there is no word the FZ-07 will be offered in the U.S., but the Canadian announcement is a good sign it may be coming soon. Revealed at EICMA, the FZ-07 slots in under the three-cylinder FZ-09 (known as the MT-09 outside of the North America) with a newly-developed liquid-cooled 689cc parallel-Twin engine.

Mark Miller To Ride For Vercarmoto In 2014 TT Zero

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

After finishing in fifth place with Chris McGahan in the SES TT Zero in 2013, Italian based Team Vercarmoto, who made their debut in the event in 2012, has announced that American Mark Miller will ride for them in the 2014 race. American Miller is seen as a specialist in the category and boasts a respectable track record in the Isle of Man TT Zero class with the runner up position in 2011 and 3rd place in 2012 to go with his 2010 race victory. The American is also one of only three riders to break the prestigious 100mph mark around the iconic 37.73 mile TT Mountain Course on an electric bike, a feat he achieved in the 2012 race.

Inside Insights From Yamaha Champions Riding School

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The folks at the newly revamped Yamaha Champions Riding School are determined to make you a better rider. But to improve your riding some self-reflection is in order, and like in any other sport, it’s best to start at the basics. In the first of the “Inside Insight” series, lead instructor Ken Hill discusses apexes and why they are important.

Yamaha Teases R25 / R3 and Tricity Reveal on March 25

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Yamaha released a new microsite teasing the launch of two models, expected to be the production versions of the YZF-R25 (or perhaps YZF-R3 for certain markets) and the Tricity leaning three-wheeled scooter. The site, Revstation.com, features a countdown timer and a 15-second video offering brief glimpses of the two models. Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Enter The Yamaha Super Sport Virtual Bike Show, Win Indy MotoGP Tickets

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Yamaha has re-launched its popular Super Sport Virtual Bike Show for owners of all Yamaha sport bikes to showcase their creativity to all on Yamaha’s website. Entries may be submitted from now until Dec 31, 2014 by going to http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/supersportvbs/show.aspx and all Yamaha sport bikes are eligible. Each month, a “Bike of the Month” will be selected out of all the entries submitted and the winners of this award will receive their choice of Yamaha apparel worth up to $100.

2014 AMA Supercross – Detroit Results

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Yoshimura Suzuki‘s James Stewart captured his third win of the 2014 AMA Supercross season and 48th 450 class victory of his career, tying him with Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time win list behind Jeremy McGrath‘s 72. Racing before a crowd of 50,856 fans at Ford Field in Detroit, Stewart took the lead from holeshot-taker Cole Seely shortly before the end of the second lap and led the rest of the 20-lap race for the win. Stewart led by as much as 7.1 second but eased off at the end, crossing the finish less than two seconds ahead of Kawasaki‘s Ryan Villopoto.

Results From The AMA Races At Daytona

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Photo: Brian J. Nelson Danny Eslick capped off his return to the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class in spectacular fashion, winning the 73rd edition of the Daytona 200. The native of Broken Arrow, OK, and a two-time series champ won pole and then outlasted the competition to win the big one.

Who To Watch In AMA Pro SuperSport

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

America’s road racing champions of tomorrow are racing in AMA Pro SuperSport today, and their season kicks off this weekend at Daytona International Raceway. With events on both Friday and Saturday, there are plenty of chances for glory for the 48 competitors entered. AMA Pro SuperSport is the most unpredictable class and the racing gives a chance for riders in the large fields to step up and prove they have what it takes. A great example is reigning AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Champion and current SuperBike pilot Cameron Beaubier, who cut his teeth in his two-victory, two-pole season in 2010.