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Michael Neeves  says:

Video: Yamaha OW-01 revisited

Back in 1989 Yamaha created the OW-01, a homologation special built for superbike racing. With a staggering £12,700 price tag, it cost more than the Honda RC30 and with only 500 built, the Yamaha was more exclusive too. In this video, MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves gets to realise a 22-year old dream and ride this classic superbike for the...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (24 November 2011 17:02)

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Oct 08

Posts: 262

LaughingGas says:

The sound is slightly out of sync, but it's still a good review. A real trip down memory lane.

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Sep 03

Posts: 9

cbrpilot says:


I was lucky enough to get my arse on one back in the early '90's, along with an RC-30. The RC was a better handling bike but the 01 packed more punch.

Sadly, niether of them were mine....

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Jul 04

Posts: 240

dropdeadfred says:


Nice vid guys, but what's with the disconnected speedo? Is it so we can't see how fast you are going or is that how folks keep the milage down on classics?

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Oct 09

Posts: 195

TinkerNZ says:

3TJ sp

I had a 3TJ sp, it must of cost yamaha almost as much to make. 120km/h first gear and flatslides standard.

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Jul 09

Posts: 5

groeneveld says:

Great Video

I like the passion, make's me smile!!

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Aug 03

Posts: 55

DaveyM says:

Anybody else recognise the A251 Ashford - Faversham Rd, I use it a lot myself as a fun road, ruined with the new speed limits but speedo cable so no speed on camera, just incase your stopped.

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Sep 10

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CBR11X says:

It's too bad that I can never get the videos to work on this web-site. I'd have loved to see the OW-01 put through it's paces.

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Apr 06

Posts: 383

SPIKER40 says:

Glory days

Brilliant video, always loved the OWO1 can something so old still look so good; It was just so far ahead of itself when it first came out; would love to own it !!

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Dec 11

Posts: 1

Kazungu says:

Pure Sex!

Great review for a great bike. Can't wait to get mine back! "Come on Pete, don't keep me waiting too much longer." Does anyone know who makes the exhaust that's fitted to the bike in the video?

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