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AMA, World Superbike, or MotoGP, Colin Edwards has found success on just about every track. The Texas Tornado is a two-time World Superbike champion, an AMA champion, and a three-time Suzuka 8-Hour Champion.

Colin Edwards Vital Statistics

  • MotoGP Team: Yamaha Tech 3
  • Bike: Yamaha YZR-M1 
  • Number: XXX
  • DOB: 2/27/1974 in Houston, Texas
  • Nationality: American
  • Nickname: The Texas Tornado
  • Weight: 145 lbs 
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in

Colin Edwards' Biography

Colin Edwards was born on February 27th, 1974, in Houston, Texas. Edwards quickly developed a passion for motorcycles, and was soon racing in amateur events around the Lone Star State. Edwards was dominant in the WERA and CCS races at the beginning of his career, and continued his winning ways when he made his professional debut in 1992.

Edwards entered the 250cc class in 1992 with Yamaha, and won the championship in his rookie season. Edwards relationship with Yamaha would continue until 1997. Edwards had two impressive seasons in the AMA Superbike series, became a Suzuka 8-Hour Champion in 1996, and would eventually travel over to Europe for the World Superbike series with Yamaha.

In 1998 Edwards would spend his first season away from the Yamaha team. Edwards joined up with Honda in 1998, and saw some of the biggest success of his career. Edwards won two more Suzuka 8-Hour Championships, and from 1999 to 2002, Edwards either finished first or second in the World Superbike series.

After his second World Superbike championship, Edwards decided to make the step up to the MotoGP. Edwards has earned three top five season finishes in the MotoGP, with his best results coming in 2005 after returning to his faithful Yamaha team.

Edwards continues his relationship with Yamaha this year, and will start his 7th season aboard a Yamaha bike in the premier class.

Colin Edwards' News

Colin Edwards' Career Highlights

  • 1990 - Wins first championship in his rookie season in the 250cc AMA class.
  • 1996 - Suzuka 8 Hour Champion With Yamaha
  • 1996 - Makes World Superbike debut with Yamaha
  • 1999 - Earns 2nd in World Superbike with Honda
  • 2000 - Wins first World Superbike Championship with Honda
  • 2001 - Suzuka 8 Hour Champion with Honda
  • 2001 - Earns 2nd in World Superbiked with Honda
  • 2002 - Suzuka 8 Hour Champion
  • 2002 - Wins second World Superbike Championship with Honda
  • 2003 - Makes MotoGP debut
  • 2005 - Best MotoGP finish to date - 4th with Yamaha
  • 2010 - 11th in MotoGP with Yamaha

Colin Edwards' Bike - Yamaha M1

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Make: YZR-M1
  • Engine: Liquid Cooled Inline Four Cylinder, Four Stroke
  • Capacity: 800cc
  • Maximum Power: More than 200 HP
  • Maximum Speed: More than 200 Mph
  • Suspension: Ohlins rear shock and upside down front forks

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