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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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Mark Barron's R1

geordierossi, 30 June 2009 16:26

Mark Barron's '04 Yamaha R1. Set-up by Dyno Centre in Malton showing 169bhp at the wheel. Sensible mods and subtle paint too. See lads, it does look clean sometimes!

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Last stock of 2009 Yamaha R1 until July in dealers now

Chris Newbigging, 08 April 2009 13:45

The last remaining UK stock of Yamaha’s 2009 R1 is in dealers now with the next batch not arriving until July. Yamaha spokesman Simon Belton told MCN: “You can still go in to a dealer and buy a bike they have in stock, but any new orders sent to us by a dealer won’t be delivered until July. Buying a ...

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Fancy a go on a 2009 Yamaha R1?

Rupert Paul, 26 March 2009 16:04

MCN is looking for four or five experienced sportsbike riders to sample the new Yamaha R1’s rider-friendly power delivery. We want to see if it grunts out of slow corners in the hands of ordinary road riders as spectacularly as it does with racers. So here’s the deal. To apply you need: 1. A clean licence2. Decent leathers and kit3. ...

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