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2010 Yamaha Fazer8 - full review

James Keen, 13 January 2011 14:12

The 2010 Yamaha Fazer8 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.      Read the Yamaha Fazer8 review "The Fazer8 shares crankcases with the FZ8, and both are derived from the 1000cc FZ1 but both smaller capacity bikes feature a lightened crankshaft for quicker engine response, and the cylinder bores are reduced in ...

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Free Yamaha bike health check

James Keen, 14 May 2009 13:57

Yamaha are offering a free 30-minute bike health check until June 3 at participating dealerships. Click here to download the free voucher The Yamaha Vehicle Health Check (YVHC) campaign aims to make sure your machine is in perfect health, but if problems are revealed, all Yamaha Genuine Parts required for the work will be offered at a 15% discount.    Yamaha are also giving ...

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What should we test on Yamaha’s new V-Max?

Michael Carroll, 15 August 2008 16:12

You could help MCN with its test of Yamaha’s all-new V-Max by telling us what you want to know about the bike. The new Yamaha V-Max in action Original V-Max review We’re due to test the bike over the coming weeks, and want your thoughts about the areas we should cover. Yamaha V'maxs for sale Do you believe it’s a ...

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Yamaha XT660Z Tenere available in Yamaha dealers

Michael Carroll, 29 May 2008 13:38

Yamaha’s XT660Z Tenere motorcycle is now available through Yamaha's UK dealer network, priced at £4,899 excluding registration and road taxes. First ride: Yamaha Tenere pre-launch report The motorcycle was launched in Morocco in April, and features a fuel injected, single-cylinder four stroke engine, a 22-litre fuel tank, steel frame and an aluminium swingarm. Other features include replaceable body and engine ...

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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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The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

Andy Downes, 10 September 2007 14:45

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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Yamaha YZF-R6 is UK favourite

Ben Purvis, 02 August 2007 09:32

Latest figures released by Bennetts motorcycle insurance show the Yamaha R6 is the most quoted motorcycle of the year so far. Eleven per cent of all the insurance company’s quotes have been for the middleweight Japanese sportsbike, marginally beating Suzuki’s GSX-R600. Bennetts’ Marketing Director, Mark Fellis, said: “The Yamaha YZF-R6 and Suzuki GSX-R600 are clear favourites for motorcyclists across the UK. With 22 ...

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Yamaha offers XT-RA insurance

Rob Hull, 09 July 2007 09:24

Yamaha has extended its offer of free third party only motorcycle insurance on the Yamaha XT125R and Yamaha XT125X learner motorcycles until the end of August 2007.   Yamaha is also offering subsidised third party and theft motorcycle insurance rates; £225 for customers aged 17-20, £125 for those aged 21-24 and £75 for those aged 25-over.

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More mental Yamaha R6 pictures

Andy Downes, 20 March 2007 11:16

This is the latest computer image from Swedish engineer Mikael Tiainen who is building what might well turn out to be one of the most extreme bikes of all time – a 240bhp, turbocharged and two-wheel drive Yamaha R6. This image shows the engine and an adapted hydraulic front wheel primary drive that will be connected to an Ohlins two-wheel ...

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