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Motorcycle Racetrack Drift Car Insanity – 4 Eastern

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Graves Motorsports Motorcycle Drift Video

Graves Yamaha Racetrack Motorcycle Drift

What happens when you combine a Graves WORKS Project / 2012 Yamaha R1 / purpose-built stunt bike, a three-time XDL stunt champion, fast cars, hot girls, helicopters, an awesome race track and film the entire event through Tyler Kirk Films?  Pure and sic drift insanity and the most advanced drift bike ever built.  Graves Yamaha champion stunt rider Bill Dixon and Graves Motorsports teamed up for the epic undertaking of creating a purpose-built stunt bike designed to showcase Bill Dixon’s stunt capabilities.  When they tested the bike at Willow Springs Raceway, it blew away everyone’s expectations.  “When Chuck Graves told me there were no limits to what Graves Motorsports could do, I had no idea he meant it literally,” said Bill Dixon, “The bike is the epitome of badass.”  Watch for Dixon”s favorite shot of the video; him passing the Nissan GTR mid-corner in a high speed drift with the helicopter hovering on the outside of the turn.  “Bill had so much fun drifting the Graves Yamaha, I was jealous,” said Chuck Graves of Graves Motorsports, “Projects like this are the driving force at Graves. ’Create without limits’, ‘Strive for 11/10ths’, ‘Give maximum effort’ and ‘Just a bit more’ are the maxims we live by at Graves.  I can’t wait for the next project!”

Video will launch Tuesday: February 28, 2012 at 4:00pm Eastern from Graves Motorsports Youtube channel.

Dixon’s Leathers: Speed & Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Race Suit

Dixon’ Helmet: SS 1500 Seven Sins Helmet

Gloves: Call to Arms Gloves

Boots: Speed & Strength Boots

Motorcycle Specs:

2012 Yamaha R1

Graves Motorsports Superbike Engine

Graves Motorsports WORKS Suspension

Graves Motorsports WORKS Suspension Link

Graves Motorsports Low Mount Full Exhaust System

Graves Motorsports Modified R1 / R6 Tail Section

Yamaha YEC Kit ECU

Dunlop Road Smart Tires

Dynojet PC5, Secondary Fuel Module, Quick Shifter, Auto Tuner

Custom Fuel Cell

Hand Fabricated Carbon Tank Bodywork Cover

Multiple Fuel Mapping options

Thumb Throttle

Braking Rotors

Rear Hand Brake

Thrust Company 55 Tooth Sprocket

Hel Brake Lines

RUNMAN INC All In One Triple Clamp

RSC Clutch Lever

Htmoto Traction Seat and Tank Cover

No Limit Edition GPR Stabilizer

Taylor Made Carbon Fiber Stunt Tank

Filmed and Produced by Tyler Kirk Films:

Camera Operator 1: Jeremy Billera

Camera: Cannon 7d

Camera Operator 2: Chris Santi

Camera: Cannon 7d

Elite Helicopter Model: 2012 Robinson Raven II R44

Owner: Simon Davis

Pilots: Esteban Jimenez / Gil Rouseau

Elite Helicopter Tours


Angela Sommers

Destiny Dixon

Car: 2012 Stillen Nissan GTR-R35BE

Car driver provided by: Rifster Stunt Driving

Music: Archon Neutrad

Sound Engineering: Sound Faktory

Bill Dixon would like to thank his sponsors:


Graves Motorsports

Speed & Strength


Runman Incorporated

HT Moto

Moto Heaven

Freestyle Ingenuity