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New Yamaha R1 on the way

MCN, 31 July 2014 11:15

Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will have the same class-defining impact the original 1998 model had when it was launched. The new bike retains the basic engine design of the current model, but it is understood to share almost nothing else with the current bike as it attempts to ...

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Yamaha YZF-R125 quick ride

Andy Davidson, 20 June 2014 09:30

Yamaha knows how to play the 125cc field. Since the launch of the YZF-R125 in ’08, the firm has sold over 45,000 machines and the sports bike remains a best seller to this day. The revamped 2014 YZF-R125’s main changes are sturdier USD forks and quality brakes. The difference is certainly noticeable as the refreshed model can take a heavier ...

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Staff Blog: Sorting our my saggy-ness

Alison Silcox, 08 July 2013 12:24

  You might have seen my latest long term review published in July 3 issue of MCN. I’ve been having a few issues with my suspension and Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, gave me a few tips on how to adjust the front and rear sag on the Yamaha Fazer8. So getting my hands dirty I got to work with a tape ...

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Staff Blog: All the action from the recent trip

Alison Silcox, 20 May 2013 08:00

This week’s issue, on sale 22 May, includes my full report from the recent trip to Normandy. I thought you might find it interesting to see the routes we took each day. Day One http://goo.gl/maps/oAeEv Day Two http://goo.gl/maps/tAjBp http://goo.gl/maps/P6BhK Split into two links first is the ride till our lunch stop, second is the afternoon ride. Day Three http://goo.gl/maps/Ji7nt Watch ...

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Dream Yamaha FZR750R OW-01 ride proves you should meet your heroes

Michael Neeves, 22 December 2011 13:40

Yamaha’s OW-01 is one of the most evocative motorcycles ever built. It was first shown to a wide-eyed public at the Earls Court motorcycle show in October 1988 and went on to take racing by storm, winning hundreds of races at club level, BSB and WSB. It gave Terry Rymer his first WSB win, Rob McElnea a BSB title, Foggy ...

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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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Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere - Here we go again

Michael Guy, 26 September 2011 11:44

Having clocked 4500 miles on the big Super Tenere so far this year, life is good. It's not the sharpest-handling or most exciting big adventure bike out there, but as an all-round package it's certainly grown on me. The chassis is incredibly well balanced and combined, the engine civilised, it's comfortable and easy to ride, which is ultimately what a ...

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‘King Kenny’s R1’ up for grabs!

James Capell, 21 July 2011 15:15

A special, one-off Yamaha R1 which is to be ridden by GP legend 'King' Kenny Roberts at the US MotoGP this weekend is to be auctioned off for charity. Fans of the three times 500cc world champion will be able to bid for the bike, which features a special ‘Yamaha 50th anniversary’ red/white paintscheme and a selection of Yamaha performance ...

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Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Diversion gets Ohlins suspension

Steve Farrell, 29 November 2010 09:30

Yamaha has unveiled an Ohlins-equipped version of its XJ6 Diversion F at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live. Find a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F for sale The £410 Ohlins rear shock tops a list of special parts lavished on the Divvy to give it a sportier edge.   It also features Galfer Wave front brake discs, two-finger ASV levers, a pillion seat cover, ...

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Lorenzo's bike arrives at the TT

Ped Baker, 10 June 2010 12:54

The Yamaha R1 that MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo will be riding on Fridays Parade lap has arrived on the Isle of Man. The specially prepared bike features a unique paint scheme designed by MCN reader and competition winner John Holland.      Dainese backed Lorenzo is making his first trip to the Isle of Man and will ride the parade lap ...

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