The rider they call ‘Dangerboy’ – Haiden Deegan – has jumped ship from KTM to Yamaha and will join the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team in a multi-year deal. The Californian has multiple amateur titles and is a great addition to the team’s amateur motocross program, as well as being a YouTube superstar where his antics have seen the family channel amass 1.1 million subscribers. One video about Dangerboy has been watched 10 million times.
At the young age of 15, Deegan is already one of the most popular riders in the sport with his on-track success and engaging personality. The son of motocross icon Brian Deegan, racing is in his blood and he shares his father’s work ethic and passion for the sport. He has won championships at every level that he has raced, including winning four in a single day. In addition to his impressive number of titles, at 10 years old, Deegan became the youngest rider in the world to land a backflip on a motorcycle.
Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 Team Manager
“We’re really happy to have a rider of Haiden’s caliber join our team. He has a great presence on and off the track and is a proven championship contender. We look forward to the upcoming season and look to bring home some more number-one plates!”
Haiden Deegan – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing
“I’m excited to ride with champions and learn from them at Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing. I feel good on the bike and have a lot of work to do, and I am looking forward to it!”