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Double Glory For Yamaha Technicians

MCN News Desk, 02 February 2009 14:31

A motorcycle technician from Alf England Motorcycles, in Bedworth, has won the Yamaha Technician Grand Prix for the second time. Nigel Cartwright from Tamworth won the bi-annual event designed to test practical technical skills and theoretical knowledge. Cartwright won a new Yamaha T-Max scooter worth £6,000, while his Alf England colleague, Robert Berry from Nuneaton scooped a runners-up place receiving ...

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New Yamaha XJ6 in dealers now

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2009 09:56

Yamaha’s new, eagerly awaited budget middleweight roadster, the Yamaha XJ6, will be arriving in UK dealers any day – and MCN will be testing it on Saturday! This new, unfaired, 600cc liquid-cooled four will be available in limited quantities initially at authorised Yamaha dealers, priced at £4499.00 (not including road fund and first registration fee). Check motorcyclenews.com on Saturday, and Motorcycle ...

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Revealed: Yamaha's plans for a two-wheel-drive GTS1000

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 11:41

For the first time we can reveal what might have been for Yamaha if the firm's hub-centre-steered GTS1000 had proved a sales success. These images show the designs for two bikes which were under development during the early 1990s when the GTS was on sale, both with input from the one of the GTS's designers, Hiroshi Takimoto. First is a ...

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Hub-centre steer R1 from GTS1000 designer

MCN News Desk, 09 December 2008 16:46

Former Yamaha engineer Jean-Michel Thiers has developed an all-new hub-centre steer superbike using an R1 engine to prove that the system offers a real advantage over conventional telescopic forks. Thiers set up his own company Tier Motorsports to develop and market the single-sided hub-centre concept with planned products ranging from hub-centre-steering conversion kits for motocross bikes to a full-on superbike ...

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New 2009 Yamaha V-Max: Official pictures

MCN News Desk, 27 May 2008 17:33

This is the first official picture ever seen of Yamaha's new 2009 V-Max - and you can see many more in Wednesday's MCN (May 28, 2008). Find a Yamaha V-Max for sale Read the Yamaha V-Max (2008-current) review The Yamaha V-Max won't be officially unveiled until June 4. Video: 2009 Yamaha V-Max takes to the drag strip Although details are still sketchy, ...

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Tokyo Show: Yamaha V-Max

MCN News Desk, 26 October 2007 11:09

The Tokyo Motorcycle Show has opened to the public today, and one of the new models is the Yamaha V-Max. It was originally unveiled as a concept motorcycle in 2005, and will feature an 1800cc V-Four engine See the patent drawings submitted by Yamaha for the Yamaha V-Max See the original 2005 Yamaha V-Max concept motorcycle unveiled at the 2005 ...

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