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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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First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

Andy Downes, 11 December 2008 13:27

Yamaha dealer Flitwick Motorcycles have taken delivery of the first three V-Maxs in the UK, with owners hoping to pick up their new 197bhp £16,000 machines very soon. Flitwick’s Saul Towers said: “They are the first three V-Maxs we have sold and arrived early today. We are busily putting them together with the first to hit the street later today! ...

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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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Hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 running

Chris Newbigging, 09 September 2008 16:56

MCN was on hand to witness the covers being pulled off the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 in Amsterdam yesterday (September 8), and Yamaha fired the bike up to demonstrate the big-bang, cross-plane crank motor's distinctive new sound. Listen to the audio file here Our reporter recorded the bike - unfortunately we weren't allowed any video equipment, but even on this low-quality ...

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2009 Yamaha WR125X and WR125R new for 2009

Rob Hull, 08 September 2008 20:19

Yamaha will look to bolster its sales in the 125 market with the introduction of two new models to line-up alongside the YZF-R125, the WR125X supermoto and WR125R enduro. View Yamaha motorcycles for sale The new motorcycles follow along the same lines as the popular Yamaha YZF-R125 with full-sized chassis designs and the same 124.7cc liquid-cooled four stroke engine. The new models will ...

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2009 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion - First official pictures

Liam Marsden, 08 September 2008 20:00

These are the first official images of the new-for-2009 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion with an inline-four-cylinder engine, similar to the original Yamaha XJ600 Diversion. See all Yamaha XJ600 Diversions for sale The 600cc engine is newly developed by Yamaha and has a power output of around 78bhp with an even spread of torque throughout the rev range. The XJ6 Diversion will ...

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2009 Yamaha minor changes

Liam Marsden, 08 September 2008 19:47

In addition to the brand new models from Yamaha such as the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion, Yamaha R1, Yamaha WR125X/WR125R and the Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star the majority of Yamaha’s models will receive a fresh lick of paint. The Yamaha FJR1300A will feature a new modified clutch mechanism which reduces load at the clutch lever, giving the clutch a lighter feel. ...

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What should we test on Yamaha’s new V-Max?

Michael Carroll, 15 August 2008 16:12

You could help MCN with its test of Yamaha’s all-new V-Max by telling us what you want to know about the bike. The new Yamaha V-Max in action Original V-Max review We’re due to test the bike over the coming weeks, and want your thoughts about the areas we should cover. Yamaha V'maxs for sale Do you believe it’s a ...

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2009 Yamaha V-Max official details and pictures

Liam Marsden, 04 June 2008 18:50

Yamaha has officially unvelied the 2009 V-Max and MCN can now reveal the official specifications and pictures of the motorcycle. Rea the review of the original Yamaha V-Max The V-Max was orgininally rumoured to produce around 210 bhp, but the official stat sheet reveals that the 1,679cc V4 engine actually produces 197 bhp at 9,000 rpm with 123 ft lb of torque ...

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Yamaha XT660Z Tenere available in Yamaha dealers

Michael Carroll, 29 May 2008 13:38

Yamaha’s XT660Z Tenere motorcycle is now available through Yamaha's UK dealer network, priced at £4,899 excluding registration and road taxes. First ride: Yamaha Tenere pre-launch report The motorcycle was launched in Morocco in April, and features a fuel injected, single-cylinder four stroke engine, a 22-litre fuel tank, steel frame and an aluminium swingarm. Other features include replaceable body and engine ...

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