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Amazing prices on used Yamaha FJR1300s

Chris Newbigging, 12 January 2011 15:50

Used Yamaha FJR1300s are looking to be the smart used big-bore tourer choice in 2011, with nearly 50 for sale in bikes for sale at prices considerably less than the equivalent Honda Pan Europeans.    Find a Yamaha FJR1300 for sale The big Yamaha is the forgotten bike in the class – more modern rivals like the Kawasaki 1400GTR and the BMW ...

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Last stock of 2009 Yamaha R1 until July in dealers now

Chris Newbigging, 08 April 2009 13:45

The last remaining UK stock of Yamaha’s 2009 R1 is in dealers now with the next batch not arriving until July. Yamaha spokesman Simon Belton told MCN: “You can still go in to a dealer and buy a bike they have in stock, but any new orders sent to us by a dealer won’t be delivered until July. Buying a ...

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Yamaha recalls over 50,000 motorcycles

Chris Newbigging, 27 January 2009 12:59

Yamaha is recalling a staggering 53,814 motorcycles to replace a potentially faulty rear shock absorber. Yamaha motorcycles for sale The recall affects the Yamaha TW200 (which wasn’t sold officially in the UK) built from 1987 to 2001. Just six complaints and one minor accident have prompted the huge recall, according to Yamaha.

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Tamworth Yamaha's Abarth FZ-1 beater

Chris Newbigging, 01 January 2009 00:00

A UK dealer has revealed a special FZ-1 boasting a near-identical specification to the one-off Abarth FZ-1 shown last year. Tamworth Yamaha created this particular Fiat Yamaha-liveried FZ-1 for shop Managing Director Jonathan King, and boasts all of the top-notch parts you might expect. The chassis was the standout feature of the Abarth Assetto Corse FZ-1, and Tamworth Yamaha’s machine ...

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Milan Show: Yamaha XJ6 unveiled

Chris Newbigging, 03 November 2008 14:33

Yamaha has just launched the new XJ6 at a press conference ahead of the opening of the Milan show tomorrow. The new motorcycle shares most of its components with the XJ6 Diversion launched in October – the novice-focussed  chassis and FZ6 Fazer-derived 600cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine are identical to the half-faired machine. The main difference is the fairing has been ...

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Hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 running

Chris Newbigging, 09 September 2008 16:56

MCN was on hand to witness the covers being pulled off the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 in Amsterdam yesterday (September 8), and Yamaha fired the bike up to demonstrate the big-bang, cross-plane crank motor's distinctive new sound. Listen to the audio file here Our reporter recorded the bike - unfortunately we weren't allowed any video equipment, but even on this low-quality ...

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Nick Sanders defies terrorist threat and continues trip

Chris Newbigging, 07 January 2008 10:41

Round-the-world record holder Nick Sanders is to continue leading a group of motorcyclists across Africa to Timbuktu despite terrorist threats which lead to the cancellation of the Paris-Dakar rally. Sanders and 35 other riders will continue their ride from the UK down to Mali. The ride will take the riders through Mauritania, the area where four French tourists were murdered. ...

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Yamaha reveal 2008 YZF-R125 learner sports motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 11 September 2007 11:00

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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2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 17:06

The Yamaha XP500 T-Max scooter has also been updated for the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range. The Yamaha 500cc-liquid cooled parallel twin scooter gets a new frame, a larger fuel tank, four-piston monoblock brake calipers from the Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle (fitted with ABS as standard), and a larger underseat storage area. The bodywork has also been restyled for a sharper look close ...

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New 2008 Yamaha XV1900 Raider custom cruiser motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 16:50

This is Yamaha’s aggressive new drag-style XV1900 Raider custom cruiser, which will only be available in the USA. The 1854cc air-cooled v-twin motorcycle engine powering the Yamaha Raider is from the Yamaha Midnight Star - but only the engine is carried across - the chassis and bodywork is all-new and unique to the Raider motorcycle. An aluminium cradle frame and swingarm ...

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