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First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

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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  • 11 December 2008

Milan Show: Yamaha XJ6 unveiled

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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  • 03 November 2008

Hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 running

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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  • 09 September 2008

2009 Yamaha WR125X and WR125R new for 2009

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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  • 08 September 2008

2009 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion - First official pictures

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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  • New bikes
  • 08 September 2008

2009 Yamaha minor changes

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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  • New bikes
  • 08 September 2008

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

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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  • New bikes
  • 15 August 2008

2009 Yamaha V-Max official details and pictures

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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  • 04 June 2008

Yamaha XT660Z Tenere available in Yamaha dealers

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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  • 29 May 2008

New 2009 Yamaha V-Max: Official pictures

This is the first official picture ever seen of Yamaha's new 2009 V-Max - and you can see many more in Wednesday's MCN (May 28, 2008). Find a Yamaha V-Max for sale Read the Yamaha V-Max (2008-current) review The Yamaha V-Max won't be officially unveiled until June 4. Video: 2009 Yamaha V-Max takes to the drag strip Although details are still sketchy, ...

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  • New bikes
  • 27 May 2008

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