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New Yamaha R1 on the way

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 take...

  • Created 31 July 2014 11:19 by MCN
  • Last comment 47 days ago ago by tris123


Early Yamaha R1 owners needed

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 to

  • Created 20 November 2013 15:20 by MCN


Used buying guide: Yamaha R1

If you have to pick out a year that marked the revival of the litre bike category then look no further than 2004. With World Superbikes turning to 1000cc inline fours rather than 750cc homologation specials, the pressure was on the Japanese in the early-noughties to deliver to riders a whole new breed of affordable sportsbike. The litre bike war was about...

  • Created 03 July 2013 11:52 by Jon Urry
  • Last comment 2 years ago ago by Piglet2010


Yamaha R1 owners wanted

MCN is looking for Yamaha R1 owners for an upcoming feature. We're specifically looking for owners of the 2004-2006, 2007-2008 and 2009 onward models. 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 to aqlong with a head and...

  • Created 29 May 2013 12:46 by MCN


New Yamaha R1 spied testing

Early prototypes for Yamaha%X92s next-generation R1 superbike have been spied being put through their paces by the firm%X92s test riders. Two of the machines were caught by our colleagues at Australian Motor Cycle News as they were pitted against the bike that%X92s become the standard-bearer for the 1000cc class, BMW%X92s S1000RR. Don%X92t be fooled by the temporary bodywork, which is far from...

  • Created 25 February 2013 17:09 by MCN
  • Last comment 2 years ago ago by danielbr


New Yamaha Race Blu paintjob

This new Race Blu paintjob seen here on the Yamaha YZF-R1 is the highlight of a series of colour changes for many of the 2013 Yamahas with no mechanical changes at all. Race Blu, which comprises blue and matt grey bodywork with blue wheels and subtle white graphics was revealed by the MotoGP team at this weekend%X92s Misano round of the...



Yamaha R1 is skipping second gear

Q. I%X92ve just bought a 2002 Yamaha R1 and the gear selection isn%X92t brilliant, with second gear skipping at 8000rpm. The fork seals are starting to leak too%X85Gordon Harrison, email A. Oh dear, it sounds like you have got yourself a bike that%X92s spent more time with its front wheel in the air than is good for it. Those through-the-gear wheelies...

  • Created 07 February 2011 17:22 by MCN


Insurance claim help with motorcycle filtering accident

I was riding my less then 3 week old R1 (brand new) home from work about a week ago. Get a motorcycle insurance quote It was about 7.45pm, the road was damp in places but it wasn't raining. The road is a single carriageway (one lane in either direction) that is particularly suitable for filtering as it is over two car widths...

  • Created 23 December 2008 11:39 by CCR1
  • Last comment 6 years ago ago by Ginnelli


Yamaha R1 power for Swiss-built sports quad

This is the world-first picture of the new R1-powered sports quad from Swiss firm GG Technik. Using a similar design to the BMW R1150GS-powered (named simply Quad), the new GG Quadster is an advanced version of the design with a big-bore version of the Yamaha R1 engine. Power is claimed to be 167bhp at the wheel, and torque is said to...


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