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New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

MCN, 01 August 2014 07:30

If Yamaha’s YZF-R1 is getting on a bit, having not had a major facelift since 2009, its supersport R6 brother is now positively ancient. Its last notable tweak was revealed in 2007 when the ’08-spec bike was shown, but the basic design dates back to the 2006 model, which was first unveiled to the world in late 2005. So it’s ...

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New Yamaha MT-09 Street Tracker unveiled

Richard Newland, 11 June 2014 13:23

Exactly one year to the day since Yamaha unveiled their new MT-09, the firm has unveiled the third bike in the 09 family, making it a triplet of triples, and bolstering the MT family to a stable of five (MT-07 and MT-125 being the other two). The new incarnation joins the standard version, and the contentiously styled Street Rally, which ...

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Yamaha reveals new YZF-R125 at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Andy Downes, 14 February 2014 12:19

Yamaha has revealed for the first time an updated 2014 version of the big-selling YZF-R125 at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show at Excel in London this morning. The new bike replaces Britain’s best-selling supersport 125 model gets new styling, new upside down forks, radially mounted front brake caliper, a full digital dash and new lightweight wheels. The overhaul ...

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

MCN, 26 September 2011 12:37

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 ...

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New Yamaha YZF-R15: no compromise on the hugger

Guy Procter, 21 April 2011 15:31

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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Exclusive photo: finished MotoCzysz E1pc revealed, claiming V-MAX-beating acceleration

Guy Procter, 04 June 2009 11:44

He’s teased with dyno videos, but this is the first time American superbike auteur Michael Czysz has revealed his finished TTXGP competitor, the MotoCzysz E1pc. Not only does it look the business, but Czysz says it’ll do 0-120mph in 7-8 seconds and have the most advanced battery packs at the electric TT. That’s as fast as a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and ...

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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

MCN, 10 February 2009 15:01

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 ...

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First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

Andy Downes, 11 December 2008 13:27

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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2009 Yamaha minor changes

Liam Marsden, 08 September 2008 19:47

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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My designs for new Yamaha TDR and RD's

Oberdan Bezzi, 10 June 2008 13:44

These are my proposal sketches for a new Yamaha RD350 and Yamaha TDR350 twin. Both would be two-stroke with fuel injection and weighing 4,134Kg. I have a two-stroke dream.

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