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Video: Yamaha XV950 group test

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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  • 09 October 2013

Yamaha MT-09 first ride!

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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  • First rides & tests
  • 29 August 2013

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

  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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 08 June 2013

Traction control raises new Yamaha R1's game

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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  • First rides & tests
  • 20 October 2011

2012 Yamaha R1 - first impressions

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 12 October 2011

Video: Yamaha V-Max 2-minute test

The V-Max is what happens when you mix 1679cc and nearly 200 horsepower in a motorcycle that's one part cruiser, one part sportbike - and all parts thrilling. Watch the video for our 2-minute test. Read the Yamaha V-Max bike review Find a Yamaha V-Max for sale   Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 05 October 2009

Video: The best bits of the outgoing Yamaha R1

MCN will be testing the new 'growler' Yamaha R1 next week so we've trawled through the archives to find some of the best road test with previous model Yamaha R1s. The new Yamaha R1 will be the most expensive yet at £9999 and it features 'big-bang' technology as used on Valentino Rossi's MotoGP M1. // By use of this code ...

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  • First rides & tests
  • 13 January 2009

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 first test report

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just ridden the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 at Sugo in Japan. The full report will be in this the October 24 issue of MCN but here’s what he’s had to say: “The new 2008 Yamaha R6 may look virtually unchanged from the 2007 motorcycle, but underneath those subtly modified fairing panels there are ...

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  • First rides & tests
  • 22 October 2007

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