Yamaha offer cut price Supermoto deals for racers
Yamaha Motor Australia has announced its support of two new national race series aimed at dirt bike riders who want to sample road racing at rock bottom cost.
Both series are based around the most popular competition bike in Australia, namely the 450cc MX/enduro model. Minimal technical changes are allowed ensuring that racing will remain cost effective and on a level playing field. And both series will be run on the tarmac only.
“This is purely an initiative by Yamaha to help riders from any discipline onto a road race track at the lowest cost by running the most popular model in Australia. YMA has invested considerable effort into this to encourage riders to sample road racing in order to grow the sport in Australia,” explains YMA Motorsports Manager Ray Howard.
“Both series encourage entry level participation on lightly modified machinery and take place on some of the best tracks in Australia – if not the world – in an effort to ensure that ground level racing is both accessible and inviting to all,” he adds.
YMA is putting up the prize of one brand new YZ450F for the winner of the newly introduced Supermoto 450 RR class of the Yamaha Australian Supermoto Championship (ASMO) and another YZ450F for the winner of the three round Yamaha Australian Supermono Championship.
In addition, the B, C and D grade round winners of each series will receive a FREE pair of Dunlop Alpha 12 production racing tyres in the sizes which are most suited to SM wheel diameters and widths valued at $442 RRP. Tyres will be presented to the winners at each event.
Dates and venues of both series are confirmed as follows:
2011 Australian Supermoto Championship, Supermoto 450 RR
Round 1 Queensland Raceway, QLD 3 to 5 June 2011
Round 2 Phillip Island, VIC 18 to 20 Nov 2011
2011 Yamaha Australian Supermono Championship
Round 1 Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW 2 to 3 July 2011
Round 2 Wakfield Park Raceway NSW 8 to 9 Oct 2011
Round 3 Winton Raceway, VIC 16 to 17 Dec 2011
Rules and regulations for each series are identical, machine modifications minimal and entry fees are low, which are all designed to encourage participants to enter both series.
Entrants are allowed a minimum tyre/wheel size of 17in, but there is no maximum limit. Gearing changes are also allowed, but very little else can be altered. This means that anyone with a 398cc to 450cc single cylinder fourstroke MX or enduro bike can rock up and race… with minimum outlay.
Should you wish to enter either series, Yamaha Race Developments (YRD) is offering kits to YZ450F owners to suit their level of involvement. Owners will need proof they have entered the series to access these deals:
Full kit contents:
Front wheel: special hub and spokes with 3.5 x 17in rim
Rear wheel: special hub (with cush drive) and spokes with 5.0 x 17in rim
Set Dunlop Alpha 12 production racing tyres with tubes
Supermoto front guard
Crash knob set (fr axle, rear axle and footpegs)
320mm Front brake kit ( 320mm wave disc, Brembo 4 piston caliper,
Brembo racing master cylinder, braided steel front brake line, custom caliper
Sprocket set: 15t front, 40 and 45t rear
Fluid Overflow bottle
Kit price (full kit, suits 2010 and 2011 YZ450F models) = $2600 RRP inc GST
OR you can purchase a complete 2011 YZ450F 2011 model fitted with full kit contents listed above. Includes all MX parts that have been removed. Price on asking to YRD at firstname.lastname@example.org email. OR you can purchase YZ450F Supermono wheels only kit, suits 2010 and 2011 YZ450F = $1050 RRP inc GST
Wheel kit contents:
Front wheel with special hub and spokes plus 3.5 x 17in rim; rear wheel with special hub (with cush drive) and spokes plus 5.0 x 17in rim
Hit the ground running with a YRD YZ450F designed to be competitive in the Supermoto and Supermono road race series. Or just grab a wheel kit and race your own MX bike. It’s the most cost effective way to get your backside trackside Full kits, wheel kits and kitted bikes are all available from Yamaha Race Developments, email email@example.com for further information about these deals. YRD will also issue information regarding supermoto suppliers to owners of other brand motorcycles.
Additional services are available upon request include drilling and lockwiring fasteners as required by MA and AASA tech rules, fitment of GYTR or aftermarket tuning parts such as exhaust systems, mapping of FI, dyno tuning through Cisco’s Race Tuning.