CYPRESS, Calif. - Yamaha has chosen Daytona Bike Week for the world debut of a new Star motorcycle.
Yamaha will unveil the model at noon on March 9 at the Yamaha display located at the Daytona Club Pad near the front entrance of the Speedway.
“The new bike is an exciting evolution of the Star brand, and is sure to thrill a special niche of riders who appreciate unique style with modern performance,” Yamaha said in a news release.
The company will be live webcasting the unveiling at www.starmotorcycles.com/countdown/home.aspx.
In addition to the model intro, Yamaha and its riders will be competing in Daytona racing, and the OEM has a number of activities planned.
JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha rider Justin Brayton and the N-Fab/Ti-Lube/Yamaha team of Bobby Kiniry, Chris Blose and Phil Nicolleti will be looking to put their Yamaha YZ450Fs in the 450SX winner’s circle, while Star Valli Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin and Eleven 10 Mods riders PJ Larsen and Brady Kiesel will be aboard their Yamaha YZ250Fs in 250SX East competition. The Daytona Supercross is on Saturday night, March 9.
This year Yamaha goes for Daytona 200 victory number 22 with two riders. Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff will both be aboard identically prepared YZF-R6 Daytona Sportbikes. This year’s Daytona 200 is set to go green on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m.
In AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, three-time champ Josh Hayes will begin defense of his triple-title aboard his #1 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1. He’ll be teamed with Josh Herrin, who was last year’s SuperBike Rookie of the Year and rides the #2 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1. SuperBike Race 1 will take place on Friday, March 15, at 4 p.m, and Race 2 is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. (continued)