Motorcycle Racing News Ben Spies and Eddie Lawson | Video 1

Ben Spies and Eddie Lawson | Video 1

Interview #1

Yamaha recently facilitated the meeting of reigning World Superbike Champion, Ben Spies, and four-time World GP Champion Eddie Lawson. The two superstar racers met for the first time on camera and discussed a host of topics including training, bike set up, support programs, racing in general, and most importantly, what it takes to be a world champion.

This insightful video series provides a rarely seen glimpse into the psyche of a legend and a legend to be. What becomes readily apparent as the interview progresses is that Ben and Eddie are very much alike in their approach to racing and what it takes to be a winner on the world stage.

A thirty second television spot debuted during the airing of the 69th Daytona 200 which saw the Graves Motorsports Yamaha R6 of Josh Herrin and the Project 1 Atlanta Yamaha R6 of Dane Westby finish on the top 2 steps of the podium.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

Harley-Davidson Gift of Riding H-D Riding Academy Contest

There is no better gift in the world than turning a non-rider into a motorcyclist. Of course, it takes more than best wishes to...

2021 Suzuki 650 V-Twins: New Colors Sneak Peek First Look

It’s always interesting to check into Europe’s latest to see what might appear on dealer showroom floors in the United States. We look at...

2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE First Look (5 Fast Facts)

After an upgrade last year, Honda has more plans for the now-midsize Rebel. There is now a 2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS—an accessorized version...

Sena SRL2 Review: Bluetooth Communications for Select Shoei Helmets

The Shoei Neotec II is a sweet upgrade from the original Neotec, and it incorporates many improvements. Nic de Sena reviewed the Shoei Neotec...

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini First Look (12 Fast Facts)

It is virtually impossible to go wrong when combining two iconic brands, such as Ducati and Lamborghini. With the two marques owned by the...

Classic Superbikes by Frank Melling Book Review: Motorcycle History

Frank Melling is an old-school moto journalist and former factory racer. He lives with his wife Carol on a beautiful farm in northwest England....