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Is the new R1 everything you hoped it would be?

MCN, 07 November 2014 12:42

After month's of speculation, Yamaha launched the new R1 at a glitzy press launch in Milan this week. But do you feel that it was worth the wait?

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New Yamaha R1 teased?

Liam Marsden, 01 October 2014 13:58

Yamaha have released a teaser video, which could show glimpses of the new R1. The video shows design sketches of the upcoming sportsbike with what appears to be a single-sided swingarm as well as Ohlins forks. Many of the sketches show a rought outline of the bike, with no underseat exhausts, which have been a feature of the R1 since ...

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Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

MCN, 29 September 2014 13:52

• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four• 97bhp / 80lbft• Twin Ohlins shocks• Black 4-2-1 exhaust• Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built scene, and given their ancient XJR1300 a thorough makeover for 2015 to capitalise on the continued hipster insurgence. Just a couple of years ago, the XJR was destined for the corner marked ‘discontinued’, but just like it’s air-cooled 1251cc lump, ...

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Yamaha MT-125 first ride

Andy Davidson, 19 June 2014 14:04

The new Yamaha MT-125 marks the third arrival in the MT family. The single-cylinder is technically a naked version of Yamaha’s refreshed-for-2014 YZF-R125 except with an upright riding position and street fighter design, taking its styling cues from its MT-09 and 07 siblings. So we have an already great bike, peppered with upgraded components, for less money than the faired ...

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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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Staff Blog: Well, that’ll be autumn then!

Alison Silcox, 03 October 2013 09:33

  Riding in this morning I’ve had to give in and fully kit up in cordura. Looking out of the bedroom window at 7.30 it was really quite murky and living in the middle of a housing estate if it’s murky outside our house I know it’s going to be worse heading towards the A1. I knew it was time ...

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Staff Blog: I Love Wednesdays.....

Alison Silcox, 18 July 2013 08:16

  The lads in the office are bored stiff of hearing me say it but I’m going to say it again, I don’t work Wednesdays and what better way to spend the day than riding the Yamaha Fazer8. Along with a couple of mates and my hubby we planned a 300 miles round trip to a brilliant bike meet. Further to ...

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Staff Blog: Friday Night is Rideout Night!!!

Alison Silcox, 24 June 2013 07:58

  Following my recent appeal to you lovely blog readers I’ve just spent a cracking weekend riding the Yamaha Fazer8 round North Norfolk visiting some little gems that you recommended. I’m going to be writing a full report in a future issue of MCN so won’t go into too much detail today. However, I will mention the brilliant little bike ...

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Staff Blog: I Love Sunny Saturday Rides!

Alison Silcox, 03 June 2013 08:05

  What glorious weather, waking up on Saturday morning with sun streaming through the window I had no excuse but to get out on the Yamaha Fazer8 and ride. My other half was helping mates at the Bemsee round being held at Oulton Park so with that as the destination I set out on my day’s ride. It’s 140 mile ...

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