Graves Motorsports & YamahaChuck Graves is a motorcycle racer’s racer. The love of racing provided Chuck with an outlet for his considerable riding abilities and his fabricating talents.
Racing drove Chuck to create products to help him win, and winning created interest from other racers in the performance products that he created.
In 1990, Graves Motorsports officially set up shop. When the very first Yamaha YZF-R1® was released in 1998, Graves Motorsports campaigned an R1 in AMA Pro Racing’s Formula Xtreme class. Developing the R1 for the unlimited rules of that series gave Chuck and his engineers and fabricators the opportunity to create a huge number of race parts for the R1.
Since then, the relationship between Graves Motorsports and Yamaha has continually grown and proven to be a consistently winning combination. As Yamaha U.S. Racing Division Manager Keith McCarty said, "Our relationship with Graves Motorsports has been awesome right from the beginning. They’re vital members of our extended racing family; together we’re a force to be reckoned with in AMA Pro Racing. Our many championships over the years are a testament to our collective success."
Graves Motorsports has a constantly growing assortment of proven performance products for the Yamaha YZF-R1, YZF-R6, YZ450F, YZ250F, and more. About these parts, Chuck said, "We make exhaust systems, rearsets, bars, velocity stacks, suspension components, engine parts, fender eliminator kits, steering damper mounts, and much more. The parts we win with on the track are the same parts available to any rider. We take great pride in that."