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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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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested

MCN, 20 January 2009 16:30

Michael Neeves says the new 1000cc R1 engine with crossplane crank gives the bike all the top-end rush of an inline-four, with the low down grunt of a twin. Neevesy tested the all-new 2009 Yamaha R1 in Australia - and he was clearly impressed: "I was shaking after my first ride on the new R1, it’s so different, so exciting and ...

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Video: The best bits of the outgoing Yamaha R1

MCN, 13 January 2009 14:33

MCN will be testing the new 'growler' Yamaha R1 next week so we've trawled through the archives to find some of the best road test with previous model Yamaha R1s. The new Yamaha R1 will be the most expensive yet at £9999 and it features 'big-bang' technology as used on Valentino Rossi's MotoGP M1. // By use of this code ...

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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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Video: Onboard lap of Jerez

Angus Farquhar, 07 January 2008 11:00

Last year MCN road-tester Michael Neeves rode his long-term test Yamaha R1 down to Jerez for a bit of fun and a track school with the Masterclass race school and was taught the ropes by none other than ex-MotoGP god, Jeremy McWilliams. We've already shown you the highlights of the school in a previous video but dreadging through the archive ...

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Video: R1 versus the rest

MCN, 17 January 2007 11:30

Yamaha has won every class of GP racing but, surprisingly, never a World Superbike championship. This is, presumably, a nagging pain in the arse of its racing division. But how to sort it? Answer: a new, all-singing and all-dancing R1. In making a serious WSB challenger, Yamaha hopes it has made a litre-class road bike like no other; a 1000cc ...

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Video: 2006 Yamaha R6

marknsuan, 05 December 2006 15:48

motorcycle on track

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Video: R1/Blade burnouts

m3joe, 01 December 2006 12:41

The irish crew messing around outside camp site at the TT in the ilse of man 05

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Video: Yamaha Thundercat fun

guyblin, 01 December 2006 12:03

Me twatting about on my favourite bend on my old Tcat. The whoops of delight in the background are my mate Allen complimenting his own (dodgy) camerawork rather than my riding...

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