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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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2013 Yamaha FJR1300 leaked

Andy Downes, 25 September 2012 09:22

Yamaha's revised FJR1300 tourer was accidentally leaked for a brief period yesterday. The bike doesn't show any major changes but it can be seen to have new side fairings, a slightly revised subframe and more up-to-date clocks, but the frame appears identical as does the engine and the rest of the major components. There is a rumour the FJR1300 will ...

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New Yamaha Race Blu paintjob

Andy Downes, 14 September 2012 11:35

This new Race Blu paintjob seen here on the Yamaha YZF-R1 is the highlight of a series of colour changes for many of the 2013 Yamahas with no mechanical changes at all. Race Blu, which comprises blue and matt grey bodywork with blue wheels and subtle white graphics was revealed by the MotoGP team at this weekend’s Misano round of ...

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New colours for 2012 Yamaha range

Andy Downes, 14 September 2011 17:39

Along with the new Yamaha YZF-R1 the firm is releasing a series of new colours including a World Grand Prix 50th Anniversary range and a new Series Grey colour option. The R1 is the only model in the Yamaha 2012 range with any significant changes. It gains a six-way adjustable traction control system and a small list of other changes. ...

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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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Did you buy a Yamaha R1 or R6 in 2010?

Andy Downes, 17 January 2011 10:00

If you bought either the Yamaha YZF-R1 or YZF-R6 in the UK during 2010 we need to hear from you.   Find a Yamaha R1 or Yamaha R6 for sale With new motorcycle prices hitting even greater heights we are trying to speak to owners to find out what made them choose the model they bought. This time it's the turn ...

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Yamaha WR125X and XJ6 Diversion hit the streets

Andy Downes, 08 April 2009 11:03

Yamaha’s new XJ6 Diversion and WR125X are in showrooms now. The XJ6 Diversion returns to the mid-range of motorcycles Yamaha had with the bike of the same name: easy to live with motorcycles that are fun to ride and economical. Thinking of trading up? Sell your bike with MCN for just £9.99 Buying one of these bikes? Save money on ...

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First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

Andy Downes, 11 December 2008 13:27

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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2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X off-road and road motorcycle revealed

Andy Downes, 10 September 2007 16:26

Yamaha is introducing two fuel-injected versions of the WR250 – one road biased and one more suited to off-road. Yamaha claim the Yamaha WR250X is based around the road rider where the Yamaha WR250R is not quite as extreme as an enduro bike but is more aimed at off-road riding. The Yamaha WR250X uses the same engine and chassis as ...

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