KWS '09 AMA Superbike Series Season Review
In 2009 we had the good fortune to work with the guys at Factory Aprilia
Millennium Technologies KWS for the entire season. We documented their race
efforts as riders Chaz Davies and Ben Thompson (later replaced by Aaron
Gobert) navigated a new rules package on a bike that nobody had ever raced
at a professional level. The following is the entire season with the
exception of the Laguna Seca round. The segments had been missing from this
iteration of OnTheThrottle.TV previous to this re-edit. Enjoy...
Tags: aaron gobert, Aprilia, ben thompson, chaz davies, daytona sportbike,
AMA Superbikes Racing
AMA superbike shots with Eddie, Fast Freddie, Wes Cooley and so many
others... Enjoy ;)
One Lap - Josh Hayes and the Yamaha R1 at Road America
2-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes on his Monster Graves Yamaha
YZF-R1 Superbike taking a lap at AMA Pro Roadrace Round 5, held at Road
America on June 3rd 2012. Hayes had a perfect weekend at Road America
taking the pole, winning both races, and setting a new track record of
2:11.216 around the 4.048 mile road course.
Yamaha would like to thank GoPro for providing the HD HERO2 Camera and KW
Machine Works for the camera brackets used for this video.
Yamaha would also like to thank our Racing partners:
Monster Energy, Graves Motorsports, Yamalube, Dunlop, Vortex, Speedcell, Dyno-Jet, Sharkskinz,
Braking, OZ, Magneti Marelli , Ringers, Zero Gravity, Cox Racing Group and
Kawasaki AMA Superbike Laguna Seca 1979 Race
Video is from the 1979 Laguna Seca AMA Superbike race. Features AMA
Superbike racers Steve McLauglin, Wes Cooley and Freddie Spencer.
This is one segment from the restored video player “ Kawasaki Good Times
Theatre”. The Good Times Theatre video players were used at Kawasaki
dealerships in the 1970’s for customer viewing on the showrooms.
This restored video features great Kawasaki moments from the mid to late
1970’s. Audio quality on the restored video is fair, but clearly
understandable. This is a great piece of Motorcycle History. Hope you enjoy
Monster R1! Riding Josh Hayes' Yamaha Superbike - On Two Wheels Episode 20
On this episode of On Two Wheels, Motorcyclist Associate Editor Zack Courts
goes to NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana to live the
life-long dream of riding a Superbike. Not just any Superbike, Josh Hayes'
3-time champion Graves Yamaha R1. Ride along with Zack on the bike and feel
what it's like to take to the track on one of the world's winningest
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Yamaha R1 - Sparks and Nice Save
Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles has been a popular location for
motorcycles & fast cars for decades. Car and motorcycle clubs are regular
visitors every weekend. Jay Leno can often be found at the famous Rockstore
and at a view point called Lookout talking with fellow motor enthusiasts.
Crashes are common as well as a heavy police presence on most weekends. The
Snake is a two mile section of Mulholland above the Rockstore. Riders
usually will make multiple runs allowing me to move from corner to corner
when assembling rider videos. The speed limit is 45 mph, most riders are
not going much over that so the majority of tickets are crossing the line,
wheelies or equipment violations. Bicycles are up here all the time but
motorcycles and bikes seem to do fine together as long as the cyclists are
willing to stay to the right. Cars passing them are a bigger problem since
there is no shoulder and most turns are blind.
I mainly shoot on the last corner coming up because I can see much of the
road and photogs are expected. The turn gets it's fair share of crashes
but people crash other places also just no one is filming. The top corner I
shoot seem to average one crash every couple weeks in the summer, out of
many hundreds of riders. 911 emergency services are rarely called and
accidents are seldom reported since most riders do not get injured
severely. Google Street View - http://goo.gl/wsMi
Supermoto Police Chase
The cop was lit up with sirens on the way to an emergency. The rider with
his music blasting, unaware pulled out in front of the cop rippin down the
Snake. The cop was just a short distance behind the rider so everyone
thought it was a police chase. Even funnier, the rider pulled over to come
up for a second run and the cop continued on. Everyone thought the rider
hid as the cop passed. When the rider came back he had no idea what was
2012 Superbike Shootout
Cycle World Magazine puts 9 of the world's fastest superbikes to the test
at Miller Motorsports Park. Eric Bostrom lays down laps with full V-Box
data for a full comparison of the top sportbikes, from the litre-class
workhorses to the exotics.