History of Mojo Yamaha

Background

Dave Crussell had been successfully racing his bikes under the Mojo Kawasaki team name for 10+ years. Winning many AHRMA events and championships on his H1R and H2R triples, a Bighorn road racer and a Z1R Superbike.

He then discovered the Yamaha TZ750. A bike that was severely neglected came up for sale and after a lengthy restore by Scott Clough racing the bike ready for the track. Although a TZ750 is only a few years younger than the Kawasaki’s the improvement in power and handling was dramatic

Shortly after this and triggered by his decision to race at the Isle of Man on a big 2-stroke, Dave with Scott Clough Racing and Denis Curtis racing embarked on a bike build to take on this ultimate circuit challenge. After a very successful first year, Dave fully bonded with his upgraded TZ750 and it became his primary race bike. Since this point Dave has completed five (5) Phillip Island Classics and after this year four (4) Classic TTs at the Isle of Man.

In 2014 Dave built a second TZ750, the sister of his primary bike and has loaned this to several riders at various events, most recently Barrett Long for the Phillip Island Classics.

In 2015 heading in preparation for the 2016 Island Classic, Dave organized the build of 5 Denis Curtis Racing framed FJ1100 bikes with 4 other team members. His CMR/FJ1200 was ridden by Pat Mooney in 2016.

Now heading for the 2019 Island Classic the team has expanded to five (5) CMR/FJ1200’s, plus two TZ750s.

Big thanks to our supporters, Denis Curtis Racing, Larry Cook Racing, Scott Clough Racing, GP Suspension, Öhlins Shocks, Sprocket Specialists, Sudco and Cycle Gear.