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New Yamaha R1 spied testing

Early prototypes for Yamaha’s next-generation R1 superbike have been spied being put through their paces by the firm’s test riders. Two of the machines were caught by our colleagues at Australian Motor Cycle News as they were pitted against the bike that’s become the standard-bearer for the 1000cc class, BMW’s S1000RR. Don’t be fooled by the temporary bodywork, which is ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 28 February 2013

New Yamaha Race Blu paintjob

This new Race Blu paintjob seen here on the Yamaha YZF-R1 is the highlight of a series of colour changes for many of the 2013 Yamahas with no mechanical changes at all. Race Blu, which comprises blue and matt grey bodywork with blue wheels and subtle white graphics was revealed by the MotoGP team at this weekend’s Misano round of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 14 September 2012

Video: 'Born from MotoGP' Ben Spies on the 2012 R1

In an attempt to link the 2012 Yamaha R1, which now features six-stage traction control, to MotoGP, this video shows Ben Spies loading up a day-van and heading to a trackday. The revised YZF-R1, with limited-edition 50th anniversary paint, revised front lights and 'MotoGP inspired top yoke', helps Spies to cut through the pack before advising fellow trackday attendees that ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 26 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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 14 September 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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 16 February 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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 17 January 2011

Yamaha offer new deal on new R1

Yamaha are enticing new customers by offering two new deals on the new R1. Find a Yamaha R1 for sale MCN’s machine of the year last year is being offered at 0% finance over three years, with a £99 deposit.  However, instead of the 0% deal, customers can choose to have the bike fitted with a set of Akrapovic silencers ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 29 June 2010

Last stock of 2009 Yamaha R1 until July in dealers now

The last remaining UK stock of Yamaha’s 2009 R1 is in dealers now with the next batch not arriving until July. Yamaha spokesman Simon Belton told MCN: “You can still go in to a dealer and buy a bike they have in stock, but any new orders sent to us by a dealer won’t be delivered until July. Buying a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 08 April 2009

Fancy a go on a 2009 Yamaha R1?

MCN is looking for four or five experienced sportsbike riders to sample the new Yamaha R1’s rider-friendly power delivery. We want to see if it grunts out of slow corners in the hands of ordinary road riders as spectacularly as it does with racers. So here’s the deal. To apply you need: 1. A clean licence2. Decent leathers and kit3. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 26 March 2009

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

The 2009 Yamaha R1 is like no in-line-four cylinder sportsbike ever produced. It’s simply sensational. The Yamaha R1’s ultra-short-stroke engine has a cross-plane crankshaft, with its crank pins set at 90° and has irregular firing intervals, which is technology lifted directly from Valentino Rossi’s factory YZR-M1. Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested MCN road tester Adam Child gives us a sneak preview ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 February 2009

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