A MotoGP icon, a young riding genius, a historic and innovative manufacturer: splash them all with that cool Monster Energy black-and-green and you have a race team ready to leave rivals covered in chunks of Michelin slick tyres. ‘Beast Mode On’ indeed.
Excitable guests created a real buzz at the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta as Yamaha took delight in whipping away the covers of their prized MotoGP machinery, riders and colours for 2019. The vibe wasn’t only about Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales together again for the third year in a row and the messages of resurgence and defiance from one of the FIM World Championship’s most successful squads and brands but also the dark new shade of the motorcycles that will stir emotions in fans across the globe in the next ten months.
From caps on riders, drink bottles, products, the Monster claw on the sides of bikes since 2008, Valentino Rossi, and the ownerships of Grands Prix in Brno, Catalunya and Le Mans; Monster Energy has been a proud and proactive part of the MotoGP paddock. The company have now lifted their ‘left foot’ to shift that enthusiasm up a gear.