Cypress, CA - January 16, 2014 – With a rich and diverse history in AMA Supercross that includes championships in the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, Yamaha is very excited to have two of our supported teams feature our racing heritage with very special race bike graphics for Anaheim 2’s 40th Anniversary theme.
The CycleTrader.com Rock River Yamaha team is going back to Yamaha’s corporate roots with a White and Red themed look that could be found on YZs in the latter half of the 1980s and into the 90s. This color scheme also graced the prototype YZ400F Doug Henry rode into the history books with his win at the 1997 Las Vegas Supercross. Look for team riders Kyle Chisholm and Les Smith on their retro 2014 YZ450Fs.
The Toyota Yamaha JGRMX team has the 1970s on their mind with a modern day interpretation of the golden era of YZs with their yellow and black graphics. Think back to legends like Bob Hannah, Broc Glover, Rick Burgett, Mike Bell and Pierre Karsmakers, all champions riding the yellow and black YZs to victory. The Toyota Yamaha JGRMX team is going all out with both the riders and the team personnel getting into the retro spirit with retro themed team apparel and rider gear.
Make sure you get into the spirit as well, whether you’re lucky enough to be at Anaheim 2 in person or watching from the comfort of your living room couch throw on some retro Yamaha gear and send photos our way on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at YamahaMotorUSA.