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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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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: Yamaha Super Tenere World Crosser first ride

Michael Guy, 27 August 2012 08:00

Yamaha launched its take on the big adventure bike market in 2010 when they unveiled the XT1200Z Super Tenere. Aimed at getting a slice of the most lucrative sector in biking, the Yamaha’s had success thanks to its good looks, build quality and reliability. But it hasn’t quite won the hardcore cred of KTM or BMW GS Adventure rivals. Two ...

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Video: MCN's Yamaha SR500 cafe racer project running

Anonymous, 30 January 2012 10:30

MCN designer Simon Relph bought this rust bucket 1979 Yamaha SR500 at the beginning of the year for just £50 with the aim of turning the bike in to a cool cafe racer. Now, after plenty of hard graft the SR500 cafe racer project is complete. Watch the video below to hear the bike running.  brightcove.createExperiences();

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Video: Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Tenere long-term test review

MCN, 08 December 2011 16:09

MCN’s WSB reporter Michael Guy has covered approximately 8000 miles on the Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Tenere riding across Europe to cover WSB races at the Nurburgring and Magny-Cours, along the length of the UK to explore Devon and Cornwall, on the daily commute and even venturing off-road. After spending much of the year riding the Super Tenere, Michael reviews the ...

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Video: Yamaha OW-01 revisited

Michael Neeves, 24 November 2011 14:03

Back in 1989 Yamaha created the OW-01, a homologation special built for superbike racing. With a staggering £12,700 price tag, it cost more than the Honda RC30 and with only 500 built, the Yamaha was more exclusive too. In this video, MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves gets to realise a 22-year old dream and ride this classic superbike for ...

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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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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 vs Honda Fireblade

MCN, 19 February 2009 11:07

Michael Neeves says the new Yamaha R1 engine with crossplane crank gives the bike all the top-end rush of an inline-four, with the low down grunt of a twin and at the launch of the bike in Australia, he was singing its praises. But how does the all-new R1 compare to the latest Honda Fireblade? Neeves and National Superstock racer Steve ...

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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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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested

MCN, 20 January 2009 16:30

Michael Neeves says the new 1000cc R1 engine with crossplane crank gives the bike all the top-end rush of an inline-four, with the low down grunt of a twin. Neevesy tested the all-new 2009 Yamaha R1 in Australia - and he was clearly impressed: "I was shaking after my first ride on the new R1, it’s so different, so exciting and ...

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