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Yamaha T-Max packs punch but not practicality

Ped Baker, 29 December 2011 15:00

The ‘fine-handling scooter’ ethos has kept the T-Max on the top of the sales charts since it first appeared in 2001 but MCN’s world first test suggests its reign may be limited – by concentrating on performance, Yamaha is lagging seriously behind rivals in terms of practicality. There’s no doubting the T-Max’s performance though. The T-Max still offers handling and ...

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Yamaha enhance 0% finance offers – XJ6 under £100 per month

MCN, 31 October 2011 12:05

Yamaha’s Smart Move campaign has been enhanced on the XJ6 and FZ8/Fazer8 models with 0% finance offers over 48 months. With the Smart Move Plus deal, if you put down a deposit of £99, with 0% finance and a loan period of 48 months you could ride away on a new XJ6 for £125 per month. Put a bigger deposit ...

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Maximum muscle, minimum cost: GSX1400 v XJR1300 v CB1300

MCN, 17 October 2011 15:44

How times change. In the late 1970s and early '80s, bikes with silhouettes the same as these machines would have been called superbikes. Capacity was king and the bigger the cubes the better. Liquid-cooling? Pah, real men like AMA Superbike champion rode air-cooled monsters such as the Suzuki GS1000, Yamaha XS1100 or Honda CB1100. Fast-forward 30 years and this style ...

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New colours for 2012 Yamaha range

Andy Downes, 14 September 2011 17:39

Along with the new Yamaha YZF-R1 the firm is releasing a series of new colours including a World Grand Prix 50th Anniversary range and a new Series Grey colour option. The R1 is the only model in the Yamaha 2012 range with any significant changes. It gains a six-way adjustable traction control system and a small list of other changes. ...

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‘Super Ten better than sex’ according to TV’s Adrian Chiles

Phil West, 05 July 2011 16:47

Daybreak TV presenter Adrian Chiles has been singing the praises of Yamaha’s XT1200Z Super Tenere after trying one out recently. Find a Yamaha Super Tenere for sale The sometime sports presenter, although claiming he’s “not a bike-buff”, rode the bike from Yamaha’s HQ in Weybridge, Surrey, into West London and said afterwards: “I knew as soon as I clambered aboard ...

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Did you buy a Yamaha R1 or R6 in 2010?

Andy Downes, 17 January 2011 10:00

If you bought either the Yamaha YZF-R1 or YZF-R6 in the UK during 2010 we need to hear from you.   Find a Yamaha R1 or Yamaha R6 for sale With new motorcycle prices hitting even greater heights we are trying to speak to owners to find out what made them choose the model they bought. This time it's the turn ...

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Yamaha Super Tenere - World first test ride

MCN, 07 May 2010 11:58

The new Yamaha XTZ1200Z Tenere is a great alternative to a BMW R1200GS or Ducati Multistrada says MCN’s Trevor Franklin. Adventure special issue of MCN, on sale this Wednesday Trevor has so far covered 260km in southern France up to and over the Pyrennees, encountering snow, twisty, gravel strewn roads and more, this is what Trevor has to say: “At all ...

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Leno's V-Max sells for £75,000!

Luke FitzGerald, 13 October 2009 14:54

American TV star, Jay Leno, sold his customised V-Max in a Las Vegas charity auction for £75,079 last weekend. The 59 year old Leno sent his 2009 V-Max to the San Diego based custom-bike designer Jeff Palhegyi with only two weeks for him to work his magic. He said: “Jay's only instructions were, 'This bike's going to be bought by ...

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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 WR125X and XJ6 Diversion hit the streets

Andy Downes, 08 April 2009 11:03

Yamaha’s new XJ6 Diversion and WR125X are in showrooms now. The XJ6 Diversion returns to the mid-range of motorcycles Yamaha had with the bike of the same name: easy to live with motorcycles that are fun to ride and economical. Thinking of trading up? Sell your bike with MCN for just £9.99 Buying one of these bikes? Save money on ...

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