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Gary Pinchin  says:

Swan Yamaha reveal factory R1s

Swan Yamaha riders Tommy Hill and Michael Laverty will be racing 2010 factory R1s in this year’s MCE British Superbike championship. The team built the bikes in the WSB factory team’s workshop in Italy and then shipped them back to their Guisborough-based workshop where MCN photographed them last week. The deal has been made possible because the stock of 2010 WSB...

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mr zulu


Mar 07

Posts: 103

mr zulu says:

wrong wrong wrong

what the f@ck are factory bikes doing in bsb.Soon all of the clases will loose their identity for ever.

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Jan 11

Posts: 6

sutts17 says:

BSB & SBK bikes

BSB bikes are same spec to world SBK bikes anyway... so for them to have there biks built by the Yamaha SBK italia team means nothing... They wont be the only factory bikes thats for sure!!!!

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Oct 10

Posts: 183

toadhancocks says:

I dont give a toss who built what, that is an amazing looking creature!!!

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Jun 08

Posts: 41

jedpb says:

A bit misleading

When I read the title of the Article I though it meant the colour scheme was revealed for 2011. OBVIOUSLY NOT

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Jun 08

Posts: 41

jedpb says:


It was obvious they were gonna be from Yamaha Italy, Muir wouldn't settle for anything else, especiallly after GSE got 4 from them in '09.

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Sep 06

Posts: 310

gixercarl says:

go swan team

the new R1 an awesome bike just an a aquired taste for the average rider

i really hope they do something with this bike this year until until GSE and camier in 09

we have had to rely on rob mac to spearhead yamaha and even with R7s back in 2000 he could not win nothing and in my view he never will, he is a also ran team and that is it

shaun muir i really hope your team shine with this bike this year good luck

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Mar 07

Posts: 72

Cubikrube says:

Sutts 17

There is a huge difference between BSB and WSB bikes, i didn't believe so myself until last year at Silverstone where we had some wildcards. Kiyo and Brookes were riding round at the back of that grid whereas they were at the pointy end in BSB. I was shocked at the difference in pace between the wildcards and the full time WSB riders and it wasn't just down to skill as a year or two before i saw BSB wildcards at Donny and the wildcards really showed that they could run with the big boys. Another example was Sykes doing a wildcard at Brands BSB and he was at the sharp end the whole weekend, admittedly the Kwak was getting better through the year but it wasn't a race winner in WSB despite Tom getting close towards the end of the season

The rules in regards to spec are the same but it's obvious they are not getting the best parts from Japan in BSB when compared to those on the world stage

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Aug 02

Posts: 602

winger says:

I hope they realise the cost of running the engines!!! GSE didn't!!!,they cost more than the Ducati's

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Feb 10

Posts: 566

RobTZ says:

Rob Mac

So Rob Mac No 1 Yamaha Operation anymore in BSB; so what, he still runs a very professional team. Look what Rob has given tot he Sport 3 Titles with Niall Mac; Virgin R6 Cup (Tommy Hill being 1 of many graduates), Fast Orange Yamaha. The list could go on over the last 20 years as a Team Manager. Plus as a rider he was a Works GP Rider for 5 Years, and above all else a TT Winner, when there was some very big hitters at the TT Dunlop, Marshall, Padgett, Burnett, Johnson etc.

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May 09

Posts: 892

CH987 says:

So are these the R1s that Crutchlow and Toseland struggled with all last season?

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