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Yamaha WR125X and XJ6 Diversion hit the streets

Andy Downes, 08 April 2009 11:03

Yamaha’s new XJ6 Diversion and WR125X are in showrooms now. The XJ6 Diversion returns to the mid-range of motorcycles Yamaha had with the bike of the same name: easy to live with motorcycles that are fun to ride and economical. Thinking of trading up? Sell your bike with MCN for just £9.99 Buying one of these bikes? Save money on ...

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Yamaha adds to two cruisers to finance offer

Andy Downes, 26 March 2009 13:47

Yamaha has added the XVS1300A and XV1900 models to the No Worries 0% finance offer with the scheme itself being extended until May 6. Adding the cruisers adds those bikes to the complete Fazer 600 and 1000 range, the FZ6 and FZ1, XT660X and R and the YZF-R6. The No Worries scheme has been enhanced with the addition of up ...

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“Bikes are my weakness” confesses F1 racer Mark Webber

Laura Kennerley, 23 February 2009 15:20

Aussie Formula One star Mark Webber has admitted bikes are his money weakness…but he only owns a £5,000 Yamaha Fazer 600. The frugal F1 star who earned about £3.8m last year driving for the Red Bull racing team told the Sunday Times he loves bikes and would like to own more, but his dad keeps putting him off. Yamaha Fazer ...

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Video: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and naked XJ6 tested

MCN, 20 January 2009 16:30

MCN has just returned from testing the new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and naked XJ6 in Australia. The two new models both feature the same de-tuned inline-four engine from the Yamaha R6. The faired, XJ6 Diversion is smooth and easy-to-use - aimed more at commuters and novices alike. The naked XJ6 is a completely different animal. With the fairing removed the ...

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First ride: 2009 Yamaha R1

Michael Neeves, 19 January 2009 06:00

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves is at Eastern Creek in Sydney to ride the much anticipated Rossi-inspired 2009 Yamaha R1. Here are his first impressions, check out MCN on Wednesday for a full report. We think he likes it... Watch Neevesy's trackside first impressions video Don’t get too caught up on how the new R1 works, with its crossplane crank and ...

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New Yamaha XJ6 in dealers now

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2009 09:56

Yamaha’s new, eagerly awaited budget middleweight roadster, the Yamaha XJ6, will be arriving in UK dealers any day – and MCN will be testing it on Saturday! This new, unfaired, 600cc liquid-cooled four will be available in limited quantities initially at authorised Yamaha dealers, priced at £4499.00 (not including road fund and first registration fee). Check motorcyclenews.com on Saturday, and Motorcycle ...

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Tamworth Yamaha's Abarth FZ-1 beater

Chris Newbigging, 01 January 2009 00:00

A UK dealer has revealed a special FZ-1 boasting a near-identical specification to the one-off Abarth FZ-1 shown last year. Tamworth Yamaha created this particular Fiat Yamaha-liveried FZ-1 for shop Managing Director Jonathan King, and boasts all of the top-notch parts you might expect. The chassis was the standout feature of the Abarth Assetto Corse FZ-1, and Tamworth Yamaha’s machine ...

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Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

Rob Hull, 18 December 2008 15:51

Check out this advert for the new ‘cross plane crank’ 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 featuring Valentino Rossi. Rossi has already appeared in Yamaha adverts in the past including the 2007 R1 and last year’s revised R6. Colin Edwards has already appeared in one promotional video to publicise the new litre sports bike, and now Rossi has also been tied in as ...

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Hub-centre steer R1 from GTS1000 designer

MCN News Desk, 09 December 2008 16:46

Former Yamaha engineer Jean-Michel Thiers has developed an all-new hub-centre steer superbike using an R1 engine to prove that the system offers a real advantage over conventional telescopic forks. Thiers set up his own company Tier Motorsports to develop and market the single-sided hub-centre concept with planned products ranging from hub-centre-steering conversion kits for motocross bikes to a full-on superbike ...

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Milan Show: Yamaha XJ6 unveiled

Chris Newbigging, 03 November 2008 14:33

Yamaha has just launched the new XJ6 at a press conference ahead of the opening of the Milan show tomorrow. The new motorcycle shares most of its components with the XJ6 Diversion launched in October – the novice-focussed  chassis and FZ6 Fazer-derived 600cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine are identical to the half-faired machine. The main difference is the fairing has been ...

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