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Hub-centre steer R1 from GTS1000 designer

MCN News Desk, 09 December 2008 16:46

Former Yamaha engineer Jean-Michel Thiers has developed an all-new hub-centre steer superbike using an R1 engine to prove that the system offers a real advantage over conventional telescopic forks. Thiers set up his own company Tier Motorsports to develop and market the single-sided hub-centre concept with planned products ranging from hub-centre-steering conversion kits for motocross bikes to a full-on superbike ...

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Milan Show: Yamaha XJ6 unveiled

Chris Newbigging, 03 November 2008 14:33

Yamaha has just launched the new XJ6 at a press conference ahead of the opening of the Milan show tomorrow. The new motorcycle shares most of its components with the XJ6 Diversion launched in October – the novice-focussed  chassis and FZ6 Fazer-derived 600cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine are identical to the half-faired machine. The main difference is the fairing has been ...

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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 XJ6 Diversion - First official pictures

Liam Marsden, 08 September 2008 20:00

These are the first official images of the new-for-2009 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion with an inline-four-cylinder engine, similar to the original Yamaha XJ600 Diversion. See all Yamaha XJ600 Diversions for sale The 600cc engine is newly developed by Yamaha and has a power output of around 78bhp with an even spread of torque throughout the rev range. The XJ6 Diversion will ...

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Yamaha YZF-R125 tops sales chart for May 2008

Liam Marsden, 13 June 2008 12:00

Yamaha's brand new learner legal YZF-R125 sports motorcycle has taken the UK by storm and topped the sales charts for May 2008. Video: Yamaha YZF-R125 launch The Yamaha YZF-R125 was only available from mid-April, but recorded the most registrations during May 2008. Geoff Selvidge, Divisional Manager of Motorcycles at Yamaha Motor UK said “We are absolutely delighted that the R125 has ...

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2009 Yamaha V-Max official details and pictures

Liam Marsden, 04 June 2008 18:50

Yamaha has officially unvelied the 2009 V-Max and MCN can now reveal the official specifications and pictures of the motorcycle. Rea the review of the original Yamaha V-Max The V-Max was orgininally rumoured to produce around 210 bhp, but the official stat sheet reveals that the 1,679cc V4 engine actually produces 197 bhp at 9,000 rpm with 123 ft lb of torque ...

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Nick Sanders defies terrorist threat and continues trip

Chris Newbigging, 07 January 2008 10:41

Round-the-world record holder Nick Sanders is to continue leading a group of motorcyclists across Africa to Timbuktu despite terrorist threats which lead to the cancellation of the Paris-Dakar rally. Sanders and 35 other riders will continue their ride from the UK down to Mali. The ride will take the riders through Mauritania, the area where four French tourists were murdered. ...

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See the American 2008 Yamaha R6 colours

Dan Thornton, 11 September 2007 11:00

We've already published the first official pictures of the 2008 Yamaha R6, but here are the colours available in the United States of America. The European Yamaha R6 colours are black, blue and white, which you can see here. American buyers can opt for a Yamaha R6 in solid black or silver, blue (without the gold wheels available in Europe), or ...

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New colours for the 2008 Yamaha R1 motorcycle

Dan Thornton, 11 September 2007 10:00

Yamaha has unveiled the 2008 Yamaha R1 - and although the motorcycle has not been radically changed, it does come in a choice of three new colour schemes. The 2008 Yamaha R1 is available in blue, white or black. The blue option also comes with gold wheels for the first time.  To see the complete 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range, click here. ...

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New colours for the 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 motorcycle

Dan Thornton, 10 September 2007 18:46

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 - and although the motorcycle has not been radically changed, there are two new colourschemes. The 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 is available in either black or silver. To see the complete 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range, click here. 

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