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Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

Rob Hull, 18 December 2008 15:51

Check out this advert for the new ‘cross plane crank’ 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 featuring Valentino Rossi. Rossi has already appeared in Yamaha adverts in the past including the 2007 R1 and last year’s revised R6. Colin Edwards has already appeared in one promotional video to publicise the new litre sports bike, and now Rossi has also been tied in as ...

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2009 Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star- First pictures

Rob Hull, 08 September 2008 21:13

Yamaha’s sub-1000cc cruiser, the XVS950 Midnight Star, gets boosted with a newly-designed 942cc air-cooled V-twin engine and a lengthened and lowered chassis for improved handling. The new classic-style cruiser also becomes air-cooled for 2009 and many new engine components including cams, valves, crankshafts and exhaust system. To make the Midnight Star feel more nimble on the move, Yamaha has introduced a new ...

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2009 Yamaha WR125X and WR125R new for 2009

Rob Hull, 08 September 2008 20:19

Yamaha will look to bolster its sales in the 125 market with the introduction of two new models to line-up alongside the YZF-R125, the WR125X supermoto and WR125R enduro. View Yamaha motorcycles for sale The new motorcycles follow along the same lines as the popular Yamaha YZF-R125 with full-sized chassis designs and the same 124.7cc liquid-cooled four stroke engine. The new models will ...

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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - First pictures

Rob Hull, 08 September 2008 19:16

Yamaha has released the first official pictures and information for the revised 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1. The biggest change is the move to a 'big-bang' inline four-cylinder 998cc motor that Yamaha claim is built using knowledge directly from the MotoGP Yamaha M1. Get the full details of the 2009 Yamaha R1 and 10 pages of new Yamaha's in the September 10 edition of ...

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Modern take on a classic BMW

Rob Hull, 14 December 2007 16:03

German BMW aftermarket part gurus Wunderlich have brought the current R1200R back to the seventies with a conversion kit to transform the bike into the seventies classic R90S. The kit, which they’ve called the ‘Trophy’ consists of a selection of Wunderlich specialist parts to bring the 1973 classic back to the road in modern form. The R90S, a favourite BMW ...

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New Peugeot Maxi 500 scooter

Rob Hull, 10 August 2007 14:21

Here is the latest addition to Peugeot’s big scooter range, the four-stroke 500cc Satelis. Perfect for commuter types, there’s a lockable side compartment with a 12V socket for recharging a mobile phone and a storage unit on the bars for your mobile phone, wallet or MP3 player. The torque motorcycle produces 37bhp, it has aerodynamic bodywork and has a tank ...

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Video: BMW's 450 enduro in action

Rob Hull, 01 August 2007 16:20

BMW’S next-generation 450 Enduro, tagged the Sportenduro, will be available to buy in BMW dealers next year, but you can see video of the bike in action here. MCN has been told the 450cc single, which is being put through its paces at the moment in the German Enduro Championship, will be unveiled as a new model in the German ...

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Honda launch ABS commuter scooter

Rob Hull, 28 April 2007 08:00

HONDA is looking to put a firm grasp on the urban commuter scooter market with the release of the new S-Wing 125 - the first scooter to feature the firm’s Dual Combined ABS system. The combined-ABS system means the front brake works exactly the same as on any scooter when you pull the front-brake lever, but when you pull the ...

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Buy a MotoGP minibike replica

Rob Hull, 06 April 2007 06:00

Honda's old Ape 100 might not be the obvious starting point if you’re making a road-legal MotoGP replica – but that’s exactly why Japanese tuner Kijima has opted to do just that. The firm is celebrating its 50th anniversary by adding bespoke Honda RC211V-style fairings to the Ape – which is itself a minor classic in Japan alongside its more famous ...

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Megamoto to compete

Rob Hull, 08 March 2007 13:04

Three BMW Megamotos will participate in this years Belgain Moto Tour from May 16 – 19. This will be the first competitive appearance for the radical new BMW on a World Championship stage. Brothers, Eric and Fred Lejeune will pilot two of the bikes while the third bike will be handed to former GP rider, Didier De Radigues. Radigues rode ...

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