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New Yamaha MT-09 Street Tracker unveiled

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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  • 11 June 2014

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

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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  • 14 February 2014

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 ...

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  • 26 September 2011

New Yamaha YZF-R15: no compromise on the hugger

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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  • 21 April 2011

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

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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  • 04 June 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 ...

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  • 10 February 2009

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

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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  • 08 September 2008

Yamaha reveal 2008 YZF-R125 learner sports motorcycle

This is the all-new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R125 motorcycle which will go head to head with the top-selling Honda CBR125R. The Yamaha YZF-R125 uses an all-new liquid-cooled 124cc, four-valve, short-stroke single cylinder engine, which is claimed to be the most powerful 125cc four-stroke motorcycle available. It has a six-speed gearbox and fuel injection, and a Yamaha YZF-R6 style stubby exhaust with twin ...

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  • 11 September 2007

The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

Yamaha has given the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 a complete workover and despite the motorcycle looking pretty similar to the current Yamaha R6, it gets a new frame and swingarm, reworked 599cc engine, new slipper clutch, improved front brakes and more aerodynamic bodywork. Yamaha is claiming the changes have made the 2008 Yamaha R6 the most advanced production 600 class motorcycle it has ...

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  • 10 September 2007

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