Yamaha and Bill Dixon to Pull Out All the Stoppies
Cypress Ca. April 29, 2009 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. is pleased to announce a new sponsorship agreement with world renowned stunt rider Bill Dixon. Dixon is widely considered one of the Nation’s top freestyle riders and is best known for his monster stoppies and backwards wheelies. Dixon has also won nearly every event he has entered for the past two years, including the 2008 Stuntwars World Championship Series. Bill also holds the unofficial world record for longest stoppie at nearly 1200 feet and is looking to eclipse that mark as well as several other Guinness records on both his new Yamaha YZF-R1 and R6 sportbikes.
“Yamaha was a natural choice for me,” said Bill, “I grew up on Yamahas and am excited to see what this new relationship will do not only for me and for Yamaha, but for the growing sport of Freestyle Street Extreme. For sure I’m looking to put Yamaha on top of the box for the 2009 XDL National Championship Series!”
Dixon’s predictions come as no surprise to Yamaha Motor Corporation’s Kevin Foley who echoed Bill’s sentiments, saying “We have been watching this sport closely for a few years and are excited about our rider choice. The time is right and everything came together very easily. We look forward to working with a champion rider like Dixon.”