Graves Yamaha Josh Herrin VideoFollowing Josh Herrin’s debut AMA SuperBike title, the Graves Yamaha team created the above video recap of the final round of the series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.It was there that Herrin’s second-place finish aboard the YZF-R1 allowed him to rob his teammate Josh Hayes of a fourth-straight AMA SBK title. Herrin only needed a top 10 finish to secure the 2013 AMA Superbike title, but he was able to give it all and finish on the podium behind Hayes and ahead of Foremost Insurance Yamaha’s Larry Pegram, which gave Yamaha a 1-2-3 at Laguna.
This was only his second year in the AMA SBK series, and for 2014-2015, Herrin will move to Moto2. Taking his place on the AMA Superbike team will be the 2013 AMA Daytona Sportbike Champion, Cameron Beaubier.During his two years in AMA SuperBike, Herrin, whose goal is to compete in the premier MotoGP class, took more than 20 top-five finishes, and also earned the 2012 Rookie of the Year Award.En route to the 2013 AMA SBK title, Herrin took wins in four of this year’s races, including at Daytona, Mid-Ohio, Miller Motorsports Park and New Jersey Motorsports Park.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!