World Superbike

The Yamaha men weren't far off the pace with Melandri (33) getting his first podium in race two and Eugene Lavertty (58) leading race one for a few laps before finishing an eventual fourth. The Yamaha men weren't far off the pace with Melandri (33) getting his first podium in race two and Eugene Lavertty (58) leading race one for a few laps before finishing an eventual fourth. but with an injured shoulder that is still not back to 100 percent, you can be sure there were a few more established...

End Of Ascendency

Cam Roos was one of the hottest road racers in America in 1989. Fresh out of the club ranks, the young Georgian broke through with a string of three straight AMA 600 Supersport victories on his factory-backed Yamaha FZR600. He was right in the thick of a great battle for the 1989 AMA 600 Supersport Championship when in between Nationals he stopped at a club race in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to earn some extra cash. Instead, Roos suffered a terrifying accident that shattered his neck and...

Race Of The Ecad

2011 YZF-R1 Fast forward down the track, and to the future. Because the R1 is the first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft - technology renowned for delivering incredibly smooth power, a soul-stirring exhaust note, the AMA Superbike crown and three straight MotoGP World Championships. For the Yamaha dealer nearest you and to find out about Pro Yamaha dealers, visit yamaha-motor.com Dress properly for your ride with a helmet, eye protection, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves...

The Story Behind The Story

BY ALAN CATHCART PHOTOGRAPHY BY GOLD amp GOOSE BY ALAN CATHCART PHOTOGRAPHY BY GOLD amp GOOSE So how did all this come about Well, the following time sequence has been pieced together as an accurate summary of what happened and when, by speaking to various sources. For whatever reason - and the Bono-mi Ezpeleta scenario seems the most likely rationale - Ducati's owners decided early last year that their company should exit World Superbike officially, and Carlo Campanini Bonomi duly announced...

No More Dinosaurs

I'm one of the remaining dinosaurs who really enjoyed sitting down with my weekly motor cycle newspaper, regardless of how long it took to arrive in my mailbox. No power supply needed, no harm when dropped or when barbecue sauce leaked off my burger. It easily rolled up to stuff in my back pocket, and I took pleasure in handing off my copy to a stranger on an airplane or in the orthopedic clinic waiting room, knowing someone else could enjoy it as well. But, as we all know, times change....