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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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Yamaha offer finance & insurance deals on new bikes

MCN, 19 January 2011 15:28

Yamaha have announced some great new finance and insurance packages for 2011. Find a Yamaha for sale Whether you're after the street-wise Fazer8 ABS or the crossplane-cranked YZF-R1, they offer flexible plans, headlined by 0% finance but including subsided fixed APR rate loans.  The Yamaha models included in the offer are YZF-R1, YZF-R6, XJ-Series models, FZ8 and Fazer8 ABS (2010 ...

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2010 1200cc Yamaha Super Tenere gets R1 lights

John Westlake, 06 January 2010 10:17

Yamaha's drip-feed of information about the new 1200cc parallel twin Super Tenere continues. The latest press release for the bike – which will rival the BMW R1200GS, new Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Tiger – contains a silhouette showing the headlight design is more R1 than XT660 Tenere. The twin lights are side-by-side (rather than stacked as per the 660 Tenere) ...

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Video: Yamaha V-Max 2-minute test

MCN, 05 October 2009 09:00

The V-Max is what happens when you mix 1679cc and nearly 200 horsepower in a motorcycle that's one part cruiser, one part sportbike - and all parts thrilling. Watch the video for our 2-minute test. Read the Yamaha V-Max bike review Find a Yamaha V-Max for sale   Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By ...

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Fancy a go on a 2009 Yamaha R1?

Rupert Paul, 26 March 2009 16:04

MCN is looking for four or five experienced sportsbike riders to sample the new Yamaha R1’s rider-friendly power delivery. We want to see if it grunts out of slow corners in the hands of ordinary road riders as spectacularly as it does with racers. So here’s the deal. To apply you need: 1. A clean licence2. Decent leathers and kit3. ...

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Video: The best bits of the outgoing Yamaha R1

MCN, 13 January 2009 14:33

MCN will be testing the new 'growler' Yamaha R1 next week so we've trawled through the archives to find some of the best road test with previous model Yamaha R1s. The new Yamaha R1 will be the most expensive yet at £9999 and it features 'big-bang' technology as used on Valentino Rossi's MotoGP M1. // By use of this code ...

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Revealed: Yamaha's plans for a two-wheel-drive GTS1000

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 11:41

For the first time we can reveal what might have been for Yamaha if the firm's hub-centre-steered GTS1000 had proved a sales success. These images show the designs for two bikes which were under development during the early 1990s when the GTS was on sale, both with input from the one of the GTS's designers, Hiroshi Takimoto. First is a ...

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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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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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