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On Track with Yamaha’s 2022 XSR900

Exiting turn 7 at the top of the track some racers call “the North Georgia rollercoaster”, I’m hard on the throttle as the XSR900 uprights, and clicking up through the gears as I rocket down the long, undulating back straight of this famous course, the Yamaha triple howling down the hill. Road Atlanta is legendary for its highly challenging layout, which winds up and down a hillside that could easily have been a ski slope in colder climates of the country. From the tight twisty “Esses” after climbing turn 1, to turns 6-7 at the pinnacle, down the long back stretch to the 45 degree pairings of 10A and 10B, then floating the front up under the bridge before the free fall to turn 12 and the front straight, Road Atlanta is a wild ride of technical curves and elevation changes.
And here we were putting the 2022 Yamaha XSR900 through its paces.

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Thrilling MotoAmerica 2021 Season Opener

For some years now, the MotoAmerica motorcycle road racing series has been exciting if somewhat predictable in several classes- Cameron Beaubier dominated Superbike, often in close contest with Toni Elias; Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach, then Richie Escalante and Sean Dylan Kelly, ruled the Supersport class; and in the past three years, we’ve grown accustomed to watching the young Rocco Landers destroy the competition first in Junior Cup, then Twins Cup.
What a difference a year makes…

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Triumph To Showcase Roadsters At MotoAmerica Opener

Triumph Motorcycles is geared up and ready for the opening round of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2. The British brand, with its North American headquarters based in Atlanta, is excited to show off its latest roadster models to the enthusiastic fans of MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series.

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MotoAmerica in HOTlanta

The “Dog Days of Summer” here in the Deep South can be utterly stifling, with temps in the upper 90s and humidity equally as high. Combine those with harsh sunlight above and cooking tarmac below, and you’ve got difficult conditions to race in, if not outright dangerous. Hydration and shade are a must. And that was exactly what the MotoAmerica contenders dealt with all weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

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