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New Yamaha R1 spied testing

Early prototypes for Yamaha’s next-generation R1 superbike have been spied being put through their paces by the firm’s test riders. Two of the machines were caught by our colleagues at Australian Motor Cycle News as they were pitted against the bike that’s become the standard-bearer for the 1000cc class, BMW’s S1000RR. Don’t be fooled by the temporary bodywork, which is far from...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (25 February 2013 17:09)

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May 08

Posts: 221

SHIVA_ says:

Disgusting image watermark.

I know you want to make sure you get the credit for these spy shots, but have you heard of watermark? Why plaster your name brand on nearly opaque large letters right over the bike you are trying to report on?

You are defeating the purpose of a spy shot.  Right now, all we can see are you damn URL, in large letters covering the bike in question.

Terrible, terrible way to run a business.


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Feb 13

Posts: 1278

AlexDAbomB69 says:

2014 wsbk

Is this Rossi's ride for 2015. Could be.

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Aug 02

Posts: 101

hondagixer says:

it will still be overpriced and not used to its full by most buyers.

save a fortune and look at some of the 1000cc bargains on ebay if you feel the need.

but new bikes. nah.

600cc bikes are now more expensive than what i paid for a k7 gsxr 1000 new and you'll never be a rossi or stoner to get the best out of the bike.


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Nov 08

Posts: 109

smilo996 says:

Good to make the image is so small it could be a Fazer, Hornet or..... Seems then the R1 is now a Suzuki GSZXR10 00RR. So much for Japanese innovation then.

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Nov 12

Posts: 245

ColonelClaw says:


I have to say it's very crafty of Yamaha to stick that massive right over the bike just so you can't see the bloody thing at all.

Because if MCN had done it that would have been super stupid, right?

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Sep 10

Posts: 1323

SatNavSteve says:

Looks like a 125! Either that or the rider is very tall

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Jan 04

Posts: 152

venturer says:

it looks a bit like an old exup 1000, it's nice to see Yamaha have learned to play the "new bike in development" card, it keeps peoples interest and lets you know that they test new bikes, just like BMW and Ducati do and their new bikes don't just appear in the showrooms as finished but untested products !.


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Sep 10

Posts: 836

CBR11X says:

Nice one ColonelClaw

I was about to say something similar. Wouldn't want anyone to take the credit away from MCN right?

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Oct 11

Posts: 34

Typhon219 says:


I thought Yamaha were going down the 3 cylinder route for their next superbike? are there any signs of this on the image? you know behind the huge WWW.MOTORCYCLENEWS.COM

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Sep 10

Posts: 836

CBR11X says:


I think I read 2014 will be the year of the 1100 triple. We'll just have to wait and see.

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