Action Begins In Argentina As 2015 Dakar Kicks Off

Alessandro Botturi 2015 Dakar Yamaha Team

The Yamaha Factory Racing Rally Team Yamalube riders have made a positive start to the grueling Dakar 2015 challenge. Starting from Buenos Aires, the first stage existed of a 144km ride through the Argentinean countryside before reaching the 175km special stage, followed by a long liaison section to the first bivouac in Villa Carlos Paz. […]

The Stage Is Set For Dakar 2015

2015 Dakar Yamaha Team

With just a few hours before the 2015 Dakar gets under way the whole Yamaha team came together in Buenos Aires to go through scrutineering prior to the start early on the morning of January 4. The tension is palpable but morale in the Yamaha camp is high. After months of preparation the countdown to […]

AMA Announces Full Roster Of US Team Members Contesting 2014 ISDE

AMA Logo

The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the full contingent of U.S. riders who will compete at the 88th International Six Days Enduro, Nov. 3-8, in San Juan, Argentina. Joining the previously announced World Trophy Team of Mike Brown, Thad Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell is a full roster of 31 […]

AMA Announces 2014 ISDE U.S. World Trophy Team

Mike Brown 2014 ISDE US World Trophy Team Captain

The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the U.S. World Trophy Team for the 89th International Six Days Enduro, the world’s premier off-road world championship event. Leading the U.S. riders in San Juan, Argentina, Nov. 3-8, will be Mike Brown, Thad DuVall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell. Antti Kallonen, who guides KTM’s […]

Taylor Robert Earns Podium Finish At Enduro Del Verano

Taylor Robert 2014 Enduro del Verano - 2nd Place

Factory FMF/KTM rider Taylor Robert earned a podium finish in his third appearance at the Enduro del Verano in front of an estimated 100,000 spectators on the shores of Argentina. The one-day race is approximately an hour long in length as rider’s race in sandy conditions near the beach. Robert launched off the start line […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 7

Yamaha Stage 7

Despres Back in the Top Ten as 2014 Dakar Enters Bolivia After a challenging end to the last stages before the rest day of the 2014 Dakar Rally, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres has broken back into the top ten today as the event entered Bolivia for the first time. The day’s ride, from Salta […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 6

yamaha stage 6 #2

Yamaha Riders Back on Track on Day Six of Dakar The sixth stage of the 2014 Dakar proved to be a turn of fortune for the Yamaha Factory Racing riders after a difficult couple of stages. Frenchman Michael Metge impressed with his best ever stage finish, closing down the leaders over the stage on his […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 3

yamaha stage 3

Yamaha Riders Impress on First Dakar Marathon Stage The first of the 2014 Dakar Rally Marathon stages saw Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres make up valuable time today with an impressive ride on his Yamaha YZ450F machine to close the gap to the front. The five-time Dakar winner’s experience and race craft saw him make […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 2

Yamaha Dakar Stage 2

The second day of the 2014 Dakar Rally proved to be a challenging one for Yamaha’s Dakar riders in Argentina as they tackled Stage 2, San Luis to San Rafael. The day’s riding included some of the fastest sections of the rally and the competitors first taste of sand dunes. Yamaha Factory Racing rider Cyril […]

Yamaha Factory Racing News: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 1

Yamaha Dakar stage 1

Cyril Despres Takes Third in Argentina as Dakar 2014 Begins The long winter wait is finally over as the 2014 Dakar Rally got underway today in South America. Defending champion Cyril Despres took third place on the first special stage of the rally, coming in 1 min 40 secs behind the lead on his first […]