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New colours for the 2008 Yamaha FZ6

Dan Thornton, 10 September 2007 17:38

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha FZ6 will have no significant model changes - but will be available in three new colour schemes. The 2008 Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle will be available in Black, Silver or White, in the same schemes as the bigger 2008 Yamaha FZ1. See the rest of the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range, here.  

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2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 17:06

The Yamaha XP500 T-Max scooter has also been updated for the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range. The Yamaha 500cc-liquid cooled parallel twin scooter gets a new frame, a larger fuel tank, four-piston monoblock brake calipers from the Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle (fitted with ABS as standard), and a larger underseat storage area. The bodywork has also been restyled for a sharper look close ...

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New 2008 Yamaha XV1900 Raider custom cruiser motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 16:50

This is Yamaha’s aggressive new drag-style XV1900 Raider custom cruiser, which will only be available in the USA. The 1854cc air-cooled v-twin motorcycle engine powering the Yamaha Raider is from the Yamaha Midnight Star - but only the engine is carried across - the chassis and bodywork is all-new and unique to the Raider motorcycle. An aluminium cradle frame and swingarm ...

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2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X off-road and road motorcycle revealed

Andy Downes, 10 September 2007 16:26

Yamaha is introducing two fuel-injected versions of the WR250 – one road biased and one more suited to off-road. Yamaha claim the Yamaha WR250X is based around the road rider where the Yamaha WR250R is not quite as extreme as an enduro bike but is more aimed at off-road riding. The Yamaha WR250X uses the same engine and chassis as ...

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The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 15:52

Yamaha’s iconic660 Tenere Paris-Daker replica motorcycle is making a return for 2008 with an all-new design. The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere uses the 660cc liquid-cooled single from the Yamaha XT660X in a brand new steel cradle frame, which is equipped with long-travel right-way up front forks and a sculpted aluminium rear swingarm and monoshock. Twin 298mm discs and Brembo brakes ...

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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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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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