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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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Editor’s Picks: Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer

MCN, 07 October 2011 16:07

A comfortable streetbike with an R1 engine, the FZS1000 Fazer could have been a sportsbike destroyer, but it’s actually a soft, easygoing machine with plenty of punch. Arguable the ultimate all-rounder the big Fazer does everything well. Yamaha's engineers lopped the high rev peak power off the R1 engine for the Fazer, but rather than bolstering torque they managed to ...

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Video: 'Born from MotoGP' Ben Spies on the 2012 R1

MCN, 26 September 2011 12:37

In an attempt to link the 2012 Yamaha R1, which now features six-stage traction control, to MotoGP, this video shows Ben Spies loading up a day-van and heading to a trackday. The revised YZF-R1, with limited-edition 50th anniversary paint, revised front lights and 'MotoGP inspired top yoke', helps Spies to cut through the pack before advising fellow trackday attendees that ...

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Yamaha FZ8R breaks cover

MCN, 25 February 2011 17:31

This picture proves that an uprated Yamaha FZ8R is due in 2012 - although it probably won't go on sale in Britain. It was taken by a photographer from motoblog.fr - apparently during an official visit to Yamaha France's HQ. It boasts uprated fork internals, an Ohlins rear shock, a performance exhaust (thought to be produced by Laser) and revised ...

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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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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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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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Win Rossi's TT Yamaha R1!

MCN, 05 August 2009 10:56

This is your chance to win the actual Yamaha R1 ridden around the TT course by MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi – for free!  Click here to enter the competition The eight-times world champion lapped the Isle of Man in June with fellow race legend Giacomo Agostini and MCN editor Marc Potter. Read the 2009 Yamaha R1 review Click here to watch ...

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Yamaha add XJ6 and XJ6 Diversion to finance offer

MCN, 19 June 2009 11:23

Yamaha have included the XJ6 and XJ6 Diversion models, including the ABS variants, in their HOT WHEELS, HOT DEALS initiative where customers can take advantage of impressive finance deals including 0% finance until Monday 14th September 2009. Along with the TT winning YZF-R6 and many other Yamaha motorcycles, the XJ-Series models come with a minimum of £99 down with 3 years ...

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Yamaha YBR250: full review

MCN, 17 June 2009 11:31

The Yamaha YBR250 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.     Read the MCN Yamaha YBR250 review Kawasaki Ninja 250R v Honda VTR250 "If you’ve stepped up from a restricted 125, you’ll notice a healthy dose more ‘big bike’ acceleration and enough top-end go to be able to cruise along ...

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