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2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 Project Bike Racing with CVMA Photo Gallery

MotoUSA takes to the racetrack and races with the newly formed CVMA road races series at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Read the report in the Yamaha YZF-R6 Project Bike Racing CVMA feature.

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Each GPR V4 Stabilizer comes with model specific mounting hardware.
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The GPR stabilizer is simple to install.
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VP Racing Fuel's U4.4 blend race gas can be used in any four-stroke motorcycle with no special tuning or modifications required. It's instant horsepower in a bottle.
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Chicken Hawk Racing’s Pole Position tire warmers offer three different heat settings and allow the tires to reach optimum temperature/grip before heading out on track.
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CT Racing is Pirelli’s tire vendor and provides tire service at all major race events on the west coast.
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Zero Gravity’s Double Bubble Windscreen dramatically decreases wind buffeting for taller riders.
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Chuckwalla’s 17-turn road course can be run in clockwise and counter-clockwise configuration. The surface offers a high-level of grip and doesn’t wear tires too quickly.
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The GPR V4 Road Stabilizer mitigates head shake during acceleration. It’s easy to install and offers 20-positions of adjustment.
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The Sharkskinz one-piece tail and Graves Motorsports seat foam increase shock and rear tire feel tremendously over the stock set-up.
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At race pace we experienced a peculiar weight transfer problem mid-corner. Fortunately Pirelli’s race tire has so much grip that it masked the issue.
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Graves Motorsports can build you a personalized race bike based on the race series you compete in.
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GPR’s rotary-style steering damper completely eliminated head shake without compromising steering effort.
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Waheed was too preoccupied with adjusting his clutch at the start allowing the field to zoom ahead.
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Graves Motorsports foot controls increase ground clearance at lean.
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The field takes off from the start line at Chuckwalla.
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Chuckwalla’s 17-turn road course can be run in clockwise and counter-clockwise configuration. The surface offers a high-level of grip and doesn’t wear tires too quickly.
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InHouse Suspension provides trackside support and got our shock working better through the fourth-gear bowl turn.
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Your first race at Chuckwalla is only $100. Each additional class is $50.
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Even with stiffer suspension settings, you’ll be hard pressed to ride a more maneuverable sportbike than Yamaha’s R6.
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With the help of Graves Motorsports our long-term R6 became a turn key race bike. Just add fuel and tires and you’re ready to race.
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The Graves Motorsports-tuned engine allowed me to keep pace with smaller, lighter riders. It’s even faster with VP’s U4.4 race fuel.