Graves Motorsports launches online Yamaha racing forum

Publish Date: 
Jan 18, 2011

Graves Motorsports has opened new online resource forum to offer a portal for support and feedback based on Graves Yamaha R1 and R6 branded products and giving users access to Graves Motorsports’ and Team Graves Yamahas’ race technicians and riders.

The new forum is at

“This is a great way to catalog technical sportbike knowledge and give riders and organizations feedback from one comprehensive place,” Graves VP of media and technologies and forum creator Shane McCoy says. “Logging this information for future use and allowing riders to add feedback in the forums has exploded in the short time the forum has been live, and we expect even bigger and better things in the future. The advanced technical knowledge that the everyday rider wouldn’t typically know about can be critiqued and posted out in the open! This is invaluable for a track rider.”

The forum offers shop reviews, technical data and even some off-topic subjects like Graves Yamaha rider Tommy Aquino seeking feedback on what racing number to run in 2011.

The site offers teams and riders directly supported through a Graves Motorsports program (and riding a Yamaha R1 or R6 sportbike) a more personalized forum area. This personalized section carries press announcements from that specific team or rider and also includes a private and direct path for team support from Graves Motorsports.

“This forum has been in the making since early 2008 when AMA Pro Racing announced their intentions of creating racing platforms with reduced costs and improved parity through tighter rules, spec tires, spec fuels and by expanding the list of homologated racing parts,” says company owner Chuck Graves. “This sets the stage for Graves Motorsports to service multiple Yamaha mounted teams from a single, secure place. Opening a whole new dimension of resources to our teams, technicians, riders and crew chiefs has been my goal in this project,” said Graves, “The WORKS forum is the start-to-finish solution. The addition of a public forum on the site is the latest evolution not only of the Graves support program, but also for future of our sport in general.”

Graves’ vision for the future of the forum is that it be used by Graves and Yamaha supported teams and youth racers and potential Graves supported riders and teams to interact with Graves Motorsports and to solicit sponsorships and support.

Posted by Holly Wagner