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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 YBR125 Custom revealed

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 16:06

The Yamaha YBR125 Custom motorcycle is the second new Yamaha 125cc motorcycle for 2008 after the new Yamaha YZF-R125. The Yamaha YBR125 Custom is budget cruiser motorcycle based on the YBR125 commuter motorcycle, using the same basic-specification chassis and a air-cooled 124cc single-cylinder four-stroke motorcycle engine. It has restyled bodywork, a new exhaust and higher handlebars compared to the standard Yamaha ...

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The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 15:52

Yamaha’s iconic660 Tenere Paris-Daker replica motorcycle is making a return for 2008 with an all-new design. The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere uses the 660cc liquid-cooled single from the Yamaha XT660X in a brand new steel cradle frame, which is equipped with long-travel right-way up front forks and a sculpted aluminium rear swingarm and monoshock. Twin 298mm discs and Brembo brakes ...

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New colours for 2008 Yamaha FZ1

Dan Thornton, 10 September 2007 15:00

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha FZ1, which will have no major changes - and will come in a choice of three colours. The three new colour options for the 2008 Yamaha FZ1 are Black, Silver or White. See the rest of the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range, here.  

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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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2008 Yamaha motorcycle range revealed here

MCN Newsdesk, 04 September 2007 11:32

See the complete 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range here. We're updating this story with links as each 2008 Yamaha motorcycle is revealed. And you’ll also be able to read an in-depth analysis of the new motorcycles in the print edition of MCN, out Wednesday 12 September. For the first pictures of the 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle click here For the first pictures of the 2008 Yamaha ...

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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 R1 power for Swiss-built sports quad

Chris Newbigging, 19 July 2007 16:09

This is the world-first picture of the new R1-powered sports quad from Swiss firm GG Technik. Using a similar design to the BMW R1150GS-powered (named simply Quad), the new GG Quadster is an advanced version of the design with a big-bore version of the Yamaha R1 engine. Power is claimed to be 167bhp at the wheel, and torque is said ...

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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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Winners return from Yamaha’s trip of a lifetime

Ben Purvis, 24 June 2007 10:00

One of the best prizes ever offered to motorcyclists must have been that awarded by Yamaha to 24 winners from across Europe to mark the launch of the 2007 Yamaha R1. The winners, including three British riders, went to the Catalunya GP, got on-track instruction on R6s and R1s at Valencia and met Troy Corser and Colin Edwards – who ...

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