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Is the new R1 everything you hoped it would be?

MCN, 07 November 2014 12:42

After month's of speculation, Yamaha launched the new R1 at a glitzy press launch in Milan this week. But do you feel that it was worth the wait?

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Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

MCN, 29 September 2014 13:52

• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four• 97bhp / 80lbft• Twin Ohlins shocks• Black 4-2-1 exhaust• Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built scene, and given their ancient XJR1300 a thorough makeover for 2015 to capitalise on the continued hipster insurgence. Just a couple of years ago, the XJR was destined for the corner marked ‘discontinued’, but just like it’s air-cooled 1251cc lump, ...

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Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled

MCN, 29 September 2014 13:46

• 689cc parallel-twin• 74bhp / 50bhp• Frame and engine guards• Red front / black rear wheel• Adjustable light mask Those with a keen eye and long memory might recall the XJ6-based Moto Cage 6 that was unveiled as a concept bike a few years ago, and now Yamaha have applied the same creativity to the MT-07, and this time it’s a version you can buy. ...

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Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

MCN, 29 September 2014 13:25

Following the launch of the new higher-specification model for the 2014 season, the YZF-R125 has maintained its position as the top selling supersport bike in the 125cc class. In January 2015 it will be joined by an ABS-equipped version. New for 2014, the MT-125 also grabbed the headlines by delivering big bike naked attitude from the YZF-R125 platform. Just like ...

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New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

MCN, 01 August 2014 07:30

If Yamaha’s YZF-R1 is getting on a bit, having not had a major facelift since 2009, its supersport R6 brother is now positively ancient. Its last notable tweak was revealed in 2007 when the ’08-spec bike was shown, but the basic design dates back to the 2006 model, which was first unveiled to the world in late 2005. So it’s ...

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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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Video: Yamaha MT-09 Street Tracker

MCN, 11 June 2014 14:39

Following on from the Street Rally version of the MT-09, Yamaha has today revealed the MT-09 Street Tracker. The Street Tracker comes with an aluminium front numberboard, short carbon mudguard, two-tone seat, aluminium side numberboards, an optional high-level Akrapovic exhaust and more. More details here. 

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Yamaha MT-07: What do you think?

MCN, 20 February 2014 17:48

MCN's world first test of the MT-07 revealed that the new Yamaha is an incredibly inciting, vibrant and fun bike to ride. And at £5200, it's also stunning value for money. What do you think?

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Early Yamaha R1 owners needed

MCN, 20 November 2013 14:49

MCN is on the hunt for owners of early Yamaha R1s. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the 1998-99, 2000-01 and 2002-03 models, before the R1 got underseat exhausts. We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below and email it ...

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Video: Yamaha MT-09 takes on rivals

MCN, 16 October 2013 16:15

Yamaha's new three-cylinder 847cc MT-09 is one of the most exciting new bikes to come out of Japan in years, aiming to be the best in one of the most interesting emerging classes; the middleweight naked. We've already ridden it at its launch and we were impressed, bar a couple of niggles, but now it's time to pitch it against ...

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