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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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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 vs Honda Fireblade

MCN, 19 February 2009 11:07

Michael Neeves says the new Yamaha R1 engine with crossplane crank gives the bike all the top-end rush of an inline-four, with the low down grunt of a twin and at the launch of the bike in Australia, he was singing its praises. But how does the all-new R1 compare to the latest Honda Fireblade? Neeves and National Superstock racer Steve ...

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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

MCN, 10 February 2009 15:01

The 2009 Yamaha R1 is like no in-line-four cylinder sportsbike ever produced. It’s simply sensational. The Yamaha R1’s ultra-short-stroke engine has a cross-plane crankshaft, with its crank pins set at 90° and has irregular firing intervals, which is technology lifted directly from Valentino Rossi’s factory YZR-M1. Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested MCN road tester Adam Child gives us a sneak preview ...

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Video: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and naked XJ6 tested

MCN, 20 January 2009 16:30

MCN has just returned from testing the new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and naked XJ6 in Australia. The two new models both feature the same de-tuned inline-four engine from the Yamaha R6. The faired, XJ6 Diversion is smooth and easy-to-use - aimed more at commuters and novices alike. The naked XJ6 is a completely different animal. With the fairing removed the ...

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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested

MCN, 20 January 2009 16:30

Michael Neeves says the new 1000cc R1 engine with crossplane crank gives the bike all the top-end rush of an inline-four, with the low down grunt of a twin. Neevesy tested the all-new 2009 Yamaha R1 in Australia - and he was clearly impressed: "I was shaking after my first ride on the new R1, it’s so different, so exciting and ...

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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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M4 end-can for Yamaha R6

MCN, 02 March 2007 16:05

As end-cans go, you don’t get much simpler than this. The GP style titanium outer sleeve contains absolutely no baffling or sound-reducing equipment at all – it’s just a straight-through titanium tube. Fortunately it slips onto the back of the baffled standard collector box on 2006 and 2007 R6s, so noise won’t increase as much as you might think. There’s ...

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Big January R6 sales

MCN, 15 February 2007 09:13

Yamaha sold 305 R6s in the UK in January thanks to a new zero per cent finance and £99 deposit offer. This has helped the Japanese manufacturer shift more than three times more R6s than any other bike sold that month in any class.  The nearest competitor was the Honda FireBlade which sold 112. Other bikes still selling with zero ...

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