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Yamaha R1 power for Swiss-built sports quad

Chris Newbigging, 19 July 2007 16:09

This is the world-first picture of the new R1-powered sports quad from Swiss firm GG Technik. Using a similar design to the BMW R1150GS-powered (named simply Quad), the new GG Quadster is an advanced version of the design with a big-bore version of the Yamaha R1 engine. Power is claimed to be 167bhp at the wheel, and torque is said ...

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Yamaha offers XT-RA insurance

Rob Hull, 09 July 2007 09:24

Yamaha has extended its offer of free third party only motorcycle insurance on the Yamaha XT125R and Yamaha XT125X learner motorcycles until the end of August 2007.   Yamaha is also offering subsidised third party and theft motorcycle insurance rates; £225 for customers aged 17-20, £125 for those aged 21-24 and £75 for those aged 25-over.

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Winners return from Yamaha’s trip of a lifetime

Ben Purvis, 24 June 2007 10:00

One of the best prizes ever offered to motorcyclists must have been that awarded by Yamaha to 24 winners from across Europe to mark the launch of the 2007 Yamaha R1. The winners, including three British riders, went to the Catalunya GP, got on-track instruction on R6s and R1s at Valencia and met Troy Corser and Colin Edwards – who ...

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Test ride top Yamahas

Chris Newbigging, 10 May 2007 15:02

Yamaha is offering riders the chance to test ride a large selection of its range for free. You can choose from the R1, R6, FZ-1, FZ-1 Fazer, FZ-6 S2, FZ-6 S2 Fazer, FJR1300A/AS, TDM900, MT-01, MT-03, XVS1300 or XVS1900. All you need to do is fill out an evaluation form afterwards at participating dealers, and you’ll also be entered into ...

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Three new Yamahas to be shown in Japan

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 13:40

Yamaha is to show a rash of new models at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan this weekend. Three new bikes – the WR250R, WR250X and YP250 Majesty scooter - will be unveiled. The two WRs are both fully road-legal machines which carry over the WR name from the firm’s enduro machines. The WR250R is an off-road style machine, while ...

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More mental Yamaha R6 pictures

Andy Downes, 20 March 2007 11:16

This is the latest computer image from Swedish engineer Mikael Tiainen who is building what might well turn out to be one of the most extreme bikes of all time – a 240bhp, turbocharged and two-wheel drive Yamaha R6. This image shows the engine and an adapted hydraulic front wheel primary drive that will be connected to an Ohlins two-wheel ...

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M4 end-can for Yamaha R6

MCN, 02 March 2007 16:05

As end-cans go, you don’t get much simpler than this. The GP style titanium outer sleeve contains absolutely no baffling or sound-reducing equipment at all – it’s just a straight-through titanium tube. Fortunately it slips onto the back of the baffled standard collector box on 2006 and 2007 R6s, so noise won’t increase as much as you might think. There’s ...

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Big January R6 sales

MCN, 15 February 2007 09:13

Yamaha sold 305 R6s in the UK in January thanks to a new zero per cent finance and £99 deposit offer. This has helped the Japanese manufacturer shift more than three times more R6s than any other bike sold that month in any class.  The nearest competitor was the Honda FireBlade which sold 112. Other bikes still selling with zero ...

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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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