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#5 – Colin Edwards’ 2008 Yamaha M1 at Laguna Seca

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Colin Edwards has been representing the Red, White and Blue in MotoGP since 2003, and before that, he won two World Superbike Championships, adding his own place in the legacy of American WSBK Champions alongside Fred Merkel, Doug Polen, Scott Russell, John Kocinski and, more recently, Ben Spies.

Edwards proudly sported the Stars and Stripes on his Yamaha M1 for the 2008 U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Edwards unfortunately finished 14th in that race, but American racing fans are none-the-less proud of the Texas Tornado.

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  • Ron Austin

    USMC Hayes Diesel Kawasaki M1030M1!!

  • Brankin Brehmer

    Where did you happen to find that picture of the EBR 1190RS? The reason I ask is that it matches a photo I took of it at the races at Road America in June of 2012 and posted on http://www.badweatherbikers.com. http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/4062/683137.jpg Not irritated, just thought it was cool seeing something I shot being being spread to the masses.

    • denchung

      Got it off a site written in what looked like German. But if you took the picture, I’ll gladly give you credit for it. It’s a great shot.

      • Brankin Brehmer

        German? That could potentially be explained by the fact that one of my closest friends (and fellow Buell owner) from Germany had come over for the EBR/Buell Homecoming in 2012 – which the races at Road America are a part of the festivities. I know he and I have shared pics in the past, so perhaps he posted it on the X-BORG forum – essentially the German equivalent of http://www.badweatherbikers.com. There’s no doubt in my mind that I took the original picture, however. Amazing that an aging digital camera – going on 9 years of ownership – can still produce a striking image.

  • Ray Cole

    easy choice for me . . Peter Fonda’s bike from “Easy Rider” . . . I was 12 & rode away from the movie on my Honda 70 with my friends . . ready to go out & kick some ass ! . .