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2012 Yamaha R1 - first impressions

Michael Neeves, 12 October 2011 09:56

We're in Spain riding the 2012 Yamaha R1 at the Valencia MotoGP circuit. Aside from a few very minor tweaks the main change to the Yamaha is its new six-stage traction control. We've just done our first session and the TC is on max. It's so intrusive you can hold the throttle to the stop out of every corner, not ...

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Video: 'Born from MotoGP' Ben Spies on the 2012 R1

MCN, 26 September 2011 12:37

In an attempt to link the 2012 Yamaha R1, which now features six-stage traction control, to MotoGP, this video shows Ben Spies loading up a day-van and heading to a trackday. The revised YZF-R1, with limited-edition 50th anniversary paint, revised front lights and 'MotoGP inspired top yoke', helps Spies to cut through the pack before advising fellow trackday attendees that ...

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New 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 gets traction control

Andy Downes, 14 September 2011 10:39

This is the new 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 which has six-stage traction control and a mid-life redesign. Images have leaked a few hours before Yamaha’s official announcement later today and MCN will bring full details later on this afternoon. The R1 is still instantly recognisable; Yamaha is holding back on a radical redesign for at least another two years according to ...

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‘King Kenny’s R1’ up for grabs!

James Capell, 21 July 2011 15:15

A special, one-off Yamaha R1 which is to be ridden by GP legend 'King' Kenny Roberts at the US MotoGP this weekend is to be auctioned off for charity. Fans of the three times 500cc world champion will be able to bid for the bike, which features a special ‘Yamaha 50th anniversary’ red/white paintscheme and a selection of Yamaha performance ...

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Free Akrapovic pipes and 0% finance on Yamaha YZF-R1

Andy Downes, 17 March 2011 09:27

Yamaha is offering interest free credit over three years on new YZF-R1s and a set of Akrapovic silencers worth £1000 for a limited period.The offer is only valid on 2009 and 2010 models but does go someway to making up for the 25% surge in price of the crossplane crankshaft R1 since it was launched in 2009 which now lists ...

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WSB – sponsor livery or not? What do you think?

Phil West, 16 February 2011 16:42

With the news that Yamaha’s factory World Superbike team will this year, because of the lack of a title sponsor, run in Yamaha corporate colours, an interesting situation has arisen. Namely this year, for the first time in ages, we’re faced with watching WSB racers which will actually look almost exactly like the road bikes they’re based on. Above is ...

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Did you buy a Yamaha R1 or R6 in 2010?

Andy Downes, 17 January 2011 10:00

If you bought either the Yamaha YZF-R1 or YZF-R6 in the UK during 2010 we need to hear from you.   Find a Yamaha R1 or Yamaha R6 for sale With new motorcycle prices hitting even greater heights we are trying to speak to owners to find out what made them choose the model they bought. This time it's the turn ...

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Yamaha offer new deal on new R1

James Sharpe, 29 June 2010 16:20

Yamaha are enticing new customers by offering two new deals on the new R1. Find a Yamaha R1 for sale MCN’s machine of the year last year is being offered at 0% finance over three years, with a £99 deposit.  However, instead of the 0% deal, customers can choose to have the bike fitted with a set of Akrapovic silencers ...

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Lorenzo's bike arrives at the TT

Ped Baker, 10 June 2010 12:54

The Yamaha R1 that MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo will be riding on Fridays Parade lap has arrived on the Isle of Man. The specially prepared bike features a unique paint scheme designed by MCN reader and competition winner John Holland.      Dainese backed Lorenzo is making his first trip to the Isle of Man and will ride the parade lap ...

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Win Rossi's TT Yamaha R1!

MCN, 05 August 2009 10:56

This is your chance to win the actual Yamaha R1 ridden around the TT course by MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi – for free!  Click here to enter the competition The eight-times world champion lapped the Isle of Man in June with fellow race legend Giacomo Agostini and MCN editor Marc Potter. Read the 2009 Yamaha R1 review Click here to watch ...

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