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Video: Yamaha XV950 group test

MCN, 09 October 2013 14:13

Yamaha's new XV950 joins Triumph's Speedmaster in gunning for the Harley-Davidson 883 Iron. Is the Hog's time up? We pit the three machines against each other to find out. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Yamaha MT-09 first ride!

MCN, 29 August 2013 11:28

Yamaha's eagerly awaited new three-cylinder roadster is currently being put through its paces by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Here are his first impressions: "We're here at the world launch of the new £6799, three-cylinder, 847cc Yamaha MT-09 in Croatia. "On paper the new Yamaha is an exciting prospect. Weighing just 188kg (171kg dry), it's light and that brand ...

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Staff Blog: Get your thinking caps on......I need your help!!!

Alison Silcox, 08 June 2013 18:30

  With the sun shining and hopefully continuing to shine for some weeks to come I’m planning to ride as much as I can and need your help. My next planned jaunt is to the North Norfolk coast in a couple of weeks. I’m wanting to visit those little hidden gems, like the meet at Ashby Folville that takes place ...

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New Yamaha R1 spied testing

MCN, 28 February 2013 09:00

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 ...

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Yamaha Super Tenere Worldcrosser GS Adventure rival is go!

Andreas Exarheas, 15 December 2011 15:49

The Worldcrosser version of the XT1200Z Super Tenere, first shown as a concept bike at the Cologne Show last year, will go on sale next March, Yamaha has announced. Like BMW’s Adventure compared to the standard GS, the Worldcrosser is essentially a more rugged, off-road oriented version of the Super Ten, in a similar way BMW’s designed ‘for today’s globetrotting ...

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Traction control raises new Yamaha R1's game

Michael Neeves, 20 October 2011 16:35

The addition of traction control - which Yamaha says is the same system as used on the YZR-M1 MotoGP racer - makes the 2012 R1 a better road and track bike. But MCN's world first track test also revealed it has not managed to leapfrog its superbike rivals. This isn't surprising - there are very few changes to Yamaha's flagship ...

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2012 Yamaha R1 - first impressions

Michael Neeves, 12 October 2011 09:56

We're in Spain riding the 2012 Yamaha R1 at the Valencia MotoGP circuit. Aside from a few very minor tweaks the main change to the Yamaha is its new six-stage traction control. We've just done our first session and the TC is on max. It's so intrusive you can hold the throttle to the stop out of every corner, not ...

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New 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 gets traction control

Andy Downes, 14 September 2011 10:39

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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Yamaha sales steady despite big price hikes

Andy Downes, 26 January 2011 15:42

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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Yamaha offer finance & insurance deals on new bikes

MCN, 19 January 2011 15:28

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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