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Supercross What does Yamaha pay J. Bubba Stewart?

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This topic came up in another thread of mine and the 'guesses' were sometimes insane. Remeber San Manuel is his number 1 sponsor followed by Yamaha and then Red Bull (followed by Answer, Bridgestone and Bell). So we know of all the benifits like freebies, and the money Yamaha puts in for mechanics type stuff. We also know that in reality what he makes in a year is the total of all his sponsors, appearances, etc. The question is though what's his yearly paycheck only from Yamaha? I assume there are nice bonuses for titles and wins also. One guess was $12 million....uh no. That would mean more than $12 mil from S.M. Then we are talking about him getting paid closer to $30 million a year. We love moto x and want are heros to get paid but it's not NBA, NASCAR, NFL, or MLB. One report online said $500,000. Feel free to post guess but if anything is supported by facts list the source or website. The reality is that with benifits and all sponsors it's more than probably any of us will ever make, but moto carears are short. This is of interest to me because it explains why and how much it would take to get him on say a KTM if he thought he could win on one. If he'd ride a KTM is another topic all together so keep the KTM bashing out of this post if possible please.

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This topic came up in another thread of mine and the 'guesses' were sometimes insane. Remeber San Manuel is his number 1 sponsor followed by Yamaha and then Red Bull (followed by Answer, Bridgestone and Bell). So we know of all the benifits like freebies, and the money Yamaha puts in like mechanics type stuff. We also know that in reality waht he makes in a year is the total of all his sponsors, appearances, etc. The question is though what's his yearly paycheck only from Yamaha? I assume there are nice bonuses for titles and wins also. One guess was $12 million....uh no. That would mean more than $12 mil from S.M. Then we are talking about him getting paid closer to $30 million a year. We love moto x and want are heros to get paid but it's not NBA, NASCAR, NFL, or MLB. One report online said $500,000. Feel free to post a guess but if anything is supported by facts list the source or website. The reality is that with benifits and all sponsors it's more than probably any of us will ever make, but moto carears are short. This is of interest to me because it explains why and how much it would take to get him on say a KTM if he thought he could win on one. If he'd ride a KTM is another topic all together so keep the KTM bashing out of this post if possible please.

Even though San Manuel is the "title" sponsor, that doesn't mean that they necessarily pay more than Yamaha. That's a contractual issue that would have been negotiated between all the parties involved. It could be that San Manuel puts in just enough to make it all possible, and for that amount L&M and Yamaha agreed to give them "first position" on the team.

I would assume that Yamaha does pay him something, but it could be that Yamaha pays L&M and L&M pays him his salary, with the bonuses coming from Yamaha directly to Stewart. Lots of possibilities.

San Manuel was the title sponsor of the team before Stewart was involved, so I would also think that they don't pay Stewart's salary directly, but rather through the team.

Again, anything's possible and for a guy like Stewart there are probably a lot more possibilities than the average rider.

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Pretty sure when he signs his next contract his salary will be much, much smaller...

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Is this like The Price is Right? Can I just say $1? Pretty sure the most Carmicheal ever made was around $10 million for SX/MX. So if you add for inflation, then subtract the MX thing, then add the income from his music videos and Segway endorsment........I have no idea.

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ive heard around 10 mil but that is just something i heard and nothin to prove it

About a month I heard the same thing from a riding buddy. I asked him where he heard that, he said his Dad told him. Later I talked to his Dad and he said he saw it in an interview somewhere on youtube(or similar). I looked for it but never found it. I never brought it up in those threads that speculated Jame's SX only contract/salary. So, I just don't know!

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This question was all about what it takes for a motorcycle manf. to pay to get the number one rider to switch manf. This assumes he (not bubba specifically, any #1 rider it just happens to be him right now) would switch bikes. Most riders(all maybe) have been lured from one jap bike to another. So basically the true question is what would a manf. have to pay to get a #1 rider to switch to a bike that he didn't think would hurt his chance of winning. Let's say it's $1,000,001 to get Bubba on a Honda (paying more than Yamaha by $1 if they paid $1 mil). What would KTM have to pay? If it's only $1 mil (yeah only, huh?) is that why KTM can't afford a top rider? This all started when KTM fans claimed KTM just didn't have the money to pay a top rider and were throwing out insane numbers like $12 million. Their point would be moot if his salary was way, way less. Just was wanting someone to site a source not "I heard from a guy" The rumors are interesting to me though because it tells me what people assume.

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I looked for the video, but i can't find it. Anyway he has openly admitted that he made 10million last year.

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Slightly OT, but why does an indian tribe sponsor a motocross rider? What do they get out of the deal?

There is a 6 page article in this months RacerX. Basically, they got into MX by building tracks on their land for the kids to ride. They looked at MX as a positive influence on Kids and give them goals and keep them out of trouble. Then they transitioned into the sponsorship. It is a good article, I left alot out, but this is the general idea.

MAX!!!

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My guess is that YAMAHA pays him 3 million a year... Complete guess though. I would say the majority of yearly income comes from endorsements and such. I may be waaaay off, but if Yamaha pays him 10 million, then i guarantee you he makes well over 10 million a year, or even 12 million for that matter. You know San Manuel has to be paying him big money too.

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As a VERY rough guide, I remember reading in an Australian magazine (maybe Sports Illustrated) in about 2006/7 that Chad Reed was making $22 million per year. It was on their "Highest Paid Sports Stars" list. I assume that this figure represents his total gross income as reported to authorities. Given the passing of time (inflation) but also the economic situation at present, it is not unforeseeable that James Stewart earns somewhere around that much, including investments. Certainly one would think that JS earns within 20% of that figure.

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Certainly one would think that JS earns within 20% of that figure.

If he didn't he would sue for discrimination.

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It was like on ESPN or something a few months ago, he said he made about 9M last year. As said I would guess Yam pays him about 2M-3M a year. One reason he left Kaw was so he could have Red Bull as a sponsor. They make huge money from clothes, boots, helmets, goggles. ect.

I would guess winning the Supercross title would be worth 2m-3m more over several years.

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There is a 6 page article in this months RacerX. Basically, they got into MX by building tracks on their land for the kids to ride. They looked at MX as a positive influence on Kids and give them goals and keep them out of trouble. Then they transitioned into the sponsorship. It is a good article, I left alot out, but this is the general idea.

MAX!!!

I think it might have something to do with attracting people to their Casino too..

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