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Last stock of 2009 Yamaha R1 until July in dealers now

Chris Newbigging, 08 April 2009 13:45

The last remaining UK stock of Yamaha’s 2009 R1 is in dealers now with the next batch not arriving until July. Yamaha spokesman Simon Belton told MCN: “You can still go in to a dealer and buy a bike they have in stock, but any new orders sent to us by a dealer won’t be delivered until July. Buying a ...

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Tamworth Yamaha's Abarth FZ-1 beater

Chris Newbigging, 01 January 2009 00:00

A UK dealer has revealed a special FZ-1 boasting a near-identical specification to the one-off Abarth FZ-1 shown last year. Tamworth Yamaha created this particular Fiat Yamaha-liveried FZ-1 for shop Managing Director Jonathan King, and boasts all of the top-notch parts you might expect. The chassis was the standout feature of the Abarth Assetto Corse FZ-1, and Tamworth Yamaha’s machine ...

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Milan Show: Yamaha XJ6 unveiled

Chris Newbigging, 03 November 2008 14:33

Yamaha has just launched the new XJ6 at a press conference ahead of the opening of the Milan show tomorrow. The new motorcycle shares most of its components with the XJ6 Diversion launched in October – the novice-focussed  chassis and FZ6 Fazer-derived 600cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine are identical to the half-faired machine. The main difference is the fairing has been ...

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Nick Sanders defies terrorist threat and continues trip

Chris Newbigging, 07 January 2008 10:41

Round-the-world record holder Nick Sanders is to continue leading a group of motorcyclists across Africa to Timbuktu despite terrorist threats which lead to the cancellation of the Paris-Dakar rally. Sanders and 35 other riders will continue their ride from the UK down to Mali. The ride will take the riders through Mauritania, the area where four French tourists were murdered. ...

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2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 17:06

The Yamaha XP500 T-Max scooter has also been updated for the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range. The Yamaha 500cc-liquid cooled parallel twin scooter gets a new frame, a larger fuel tank, four-piston monoblock brake calipers from the Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle (fitted with ABS as standard), and a larger underseat storage area. The bodywork has also been restyled for a sharper look close ...

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New 2008 Yamaha XV1900 Raider custom cruiser motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 16:50

This is Yamaha’s aggressive new drag-style XV1900 Raider custom cruiser, which will only be available in the USA. The 1854cc air-cooled v-twin motorcycle engine powering the Yamaha Raider is from the Yamaha Midnight Star - but only the engine is carried across - the chassis and bodywork is all-new and unique to the Raider motorcycle. An aluminium cradle frame and swingarm ...

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The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 15:52

Yamaha’s iconic660 Tenere Paris-Daker replica motorcycle is making a return for 2008 with an all-new design. The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere uses the 660cc liquid-cooled single from the Yamaha XT660X in a brand new steel cradle frame, which is equipped with long-travel right-way up front forks and a sculpted aluminium rear swingarm and monoshock. Twin 298mm discs and Brembo brakes ...

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Yamaha R1 power for Swiss-built sports quad

Chris Newbigging, 19 July 2007 16:09

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 ...

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