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Jun 24, 2019

MotoAmerica Video: Wayne Rainey And Richard Varner Bring Their Custom Yamaha YZF-R1 To "Jay Leno's Garage"

The custom Yamaha YZF-R1 that led to the creation of MotoAmerica. Photo courtesy of MotoAmerica.

MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey and CEO Richard Varner brought the Yamaha YZF-R1-based custom they collaborated to build to Jay Leno's Garage. Rainey, Varner, and Leno talk about the bike, racing, MotoAmerica, and more.



More, from a press release issued by MotoAmerica:

MotoAmerica Featured On Jay Leno’s Garage

Wayne Rainey And Richard Varner Talk Motorcycles With Leno

COSTA MESA, CA (June 24, 2019)– MotoAmerica, its president Wayne Rainey and its CFO Richard Varner were featured this week on Jay Leno’s Garage, the legendary comedian and former “Tonight Show” host’s show that shares his passion for cars, motorcycles and racing.

Legendary comedian Jay Leno talks motorcycles and MotoAmerica with Wayne Rainey at Leno's Garage in Burbank, California

Rainey and Varner are featured in a 23-minute segment centers around the custom-built TZ750 inspired Yamaha YZF-R1 that helped fuel the birth of MotoAmerica and what is now the home of the AMA Superbike Series.

“I obviously am not a motorcycle racer, but I love bikes and I’d love to take this for a little spin and see how it goes,” Leno quipped before throwing a leg over the MotoAmerica project bike and taking to the streets around his Burbank, California, garage.

In addition to focusing on the MotoAmerica bike, Leno also discusses Rainey’s career and the beginning of MotoAmerica and what the series has grown into.

“It was obviously a wonderful opportunity for us to be on Jay Leno’s Garage,” Rainey said. “Jay has a lot of passion for cars and motorcycles, and he is very interested in what we are doing with MotoAmerica. It was a lot of fun visiting him at his place and getting to know him better. He’s a big fan and it’s an honor for us to get the chance to be on his show.”

The episode of Jay Leno’s Garage that features MotoAmerica can be found at

The 2019 MotoAmerica Series will host its sixth round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, July 12-14.

To purchase tickets, visit https://motoamerica.com/tickets/

How To Watch, visit https://motoamerica.com/watch

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.