Graves Motorsports and Graves Racing Company Information — Graves Motorsports

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Graves Motorsports was in 1990 out of the dreams, desire, and Both a manufacturer of performance and a professional road racing the Van Nuys, California company’s mission is: craftsmanship leads to Serving that goal, Motorsports provides privateer with Factory-quality, race-proven parts.

Central to the success of Motorsports is the passion of proprietor Graves, whose hands the company and its racing team. started his motorcycling career by courses in motorcycle repair in school. By the early ’80s, he himself assisting a professional at the local Willow Springs

At the track, Chuck’s love of and fabrication gave way to a craving to and soon Chuck was building a bike to race.


built a highly modified 1100cc motor and slipped it a 750cc race bike, to in the Willow Springs unlimited USA class, quickly putting his on the podium. When the class national in 1989, Chuck the series on his self-built bike, races and beating factory-supported As Chuck puts it, “I had an idea maybe I could ride than I could work on

And for a period in my life I think I was Chuck soon signed on the Valvoline-sponsored team and won the Formula USA championship. During his years of Chuck has won hundreds of races and of championships, and has owned the Willow track record along many other track around the country.


The love of provided Chuck Graves an outlet for his fabricating talents. drove him to create products to him win and winning created interest other racers in the fairing clip-ons and case covers he was So in 1990 Graves Motorsports set up shop, and in 1993 moved to present facilities in Van Nuys.

the all-conquering Yamaha YZF-R1 was in 1998, the GMS crew struck a deal with Yamaha and the bike in the AMA Formula Extreme Developing the R1 for the unlimited rules of series gave Graves the opportunity to create a huge of race parts for the R1, becoming the of R1 performance accessories.

The bike they developed such a potent track that it qualified on pole and won race it entered during the season. Midway through season it was banned by the AMA. is the only time in AMA history a motorcycle was banned mid year in competition. Ever since as Chuck has noted, “For R1 we’re the guys.”


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Over the last decade, the between Yamaha and Graves has continually progressed, proving as a winning team. In 2004 the finished first and second in the AMA championship with rider Gobert grabbing the crown teammate Jamie Hacking, and the other riders – Damon and Jason DiSalvo – contributed to the R1 the winningest bike in the class.

Rider Jamie Hacking another AMA Superstock championship to the in 2006, with teammate Disalvo taking third in the showing that Graves and the Yamaha YZF-R1 are still the combination. In 2005, Graves expanded its racing program to the AMA Supermoto Championship Series, the Supermoto Lites championship in the first attempt. Chuck “We’ve been on the podium so times in the last few years, hard for me to remember when we on the podium.”


At racing events impossible to determine where Yamaha ends and Graves begins. And that’s by design. first minute I was at Yamaha I at home. Our combined teams are a Swiss watch, running

We have the best riders, the team, the best equipment, and are just the facts,” commented Graves on the relationship between and Graves Motorsports. Yamaha’s Manager Keith McCarty “Our relationship with Motorsports has been tremendously Our goals and teams integrate making them an important of our extended family. And it’s no thing that they how to win.”


Graves Motorsports has a growing of trick performance items for the Yamaha YZF-R1, YZF-R6, YZ250F, Suzuki GSX-R GSX-R 750, GSX-R 600 as as performance parts for other About these parts said, “We make rear bars, exhaust systems, stacks, suspension components, lights, fender eliminator steering damper mounts, warmers, cams, valve and on and on. The most significant detail our parts is, the ones we use for winning on the are the same ones available to rider. We are dedicated to our mission of Factory-quality parts for every

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