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2012 Yamaha WR450F announced

Yamaha’s range-topping enduro machine, the WR450F, gets a significant makeover for 2012, including a revised engine, uprated frame, new bodywork plus a raft of detail changes. The single-cylinder, 449cc, five-valve powertrain gets a reworked fuel-injection system intended to give ’more responsive and adaptable performance’, while a new ‘bilateral’ aluminium beam frame is almost 250-size in a bid to give quicker ...

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  • 14 September 2011

New 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 gets traction control

This is the new 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 which has six-stage traction control and a mid-life redesign. Images have leaked a few hours before Yamaha’s official announcement later today and MCN will bring full details later on this afternoon. The R1 is still instantly recognisable; Yamaha is holding back on a radical redesign for at least another two years according to ...

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  • 14 September 2011

New Yamaha YZF-R15: no compromise on the hugger

New Yamaha? In this economic climate? And a ‘super sport urban bike’ at that? Yep, you read it right (Looking for a 125? Find a Yamaha YZF-R125 for sale). Unfortunately, the svelte new R6-alike 150cc machine isn’t destined for a showroom near you, unless you live in Pune, Hyderabad or Mumbai. It’s an India-only evolution of the original YZF-R15, the ...

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  • 21 April 2011

Yamaha FZ8R breaks cover

This picture proves that an uprated Yamaha FZ8R is due in 2012 - although it probably won't go on sale in Britain. It was taken by a photographer from motoblog.fr - apparently during an official visit to Yamaha France's HQ. It boasts uprated fork internals, an Ohlins rear shock, a performance exhaust (thought to be produced by Laser) and revised ...

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  • 25 February 2011

WSB – sponsor livery or not? What do you think?

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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  • 16 February 2011

Yamaha sales steady despite big price hikes

Yamaha's price hikes shocked dealers and customers alike last year, but new sales figures show the company still managed reasonable sales despite prices on some models rising by 34% in the last 18 months.    A constant stream of finance deals and incentives to dealers have seen sales of the R1, R6, YZF-R125 and Diversion remain in good shape. The ...

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  • 26 January 2011

New Super Ténéré colour announced

Yamaha have announced a new colour for the 2011 XT1200Z Super Ténéré: Competition White.  Find a Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré for sale Due in dealerships in the Spring, Yamaha says the new paint scheme has been released to celebrate the Japanese firm’s 50th year of competitive racing. To find out more about the Super Ten – or to book a ...

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  • 26 January 2011

Yamaha offer finance & insurance deals on new bikes

Yamaha have announced some great new finance and insurance packages for 2011. Find a Yamaha for sale Whether you're after the street-wise Fazer8 ABS or the crossplane-cranked YZF-R1, they offer flexible plans, headlined by 0% finance but including subsided fixed APR rate loans.  The Yamaha models included in the offer are YZF-R1, YZF-R6, XJ-Series models, FZ8 and Fazer8 ABS (2010 ...

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  • 19 January 2011

Did you buy a Yamaha R1 or R6 in 2010?

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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  • 17 January 2011

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: £6000 Yamaha YZF-R125

Yamaha has unveiled a show-special YZF-R125 – but at over £6000, it could take the average teenager a while to save up for one. Find a Yamaha YZF-R125 for sale The popular sports 125, which already costs £3999, gets a £478 full Akropovic exhaust system, Galfer Wave brake discs,  a bubble screen, pillion seat cover, frame protectors and a £1200 ...

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  • 29 November 2010

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