Ride the Yamaha R6 at the MCN Festival this May

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Hot from the world launch in Almeria last week, Yamaha has confirmed the stunning new R6 will be on the firm’s test ride fleet at the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling on May 13-14.

The R6 impressed the international press with its breathtaking chassis proclaiming it one of the best handling bikes of the year. The laser focused middleweight is sure to be busy over the Festival weekend but don’t worry, Yamaha are also bringing along fifteen other 2017 models to try!


Yamaha have some incredible new models this year, not least the MT-10SP with it’s Ohlins electronic suspension and colour TFT display, plus all the electronics, slipper clutch, and quick shifter from the standard MT. The original bike was already brilliant, the SP has moved the hyper naked bar even higher.

The XV950R, XSR700 and SCR950 from the firm’s Sport Heritage range encapsulates the retro vibe that’s perfect for the rural test route around the Peterborough Showground. For those after more of an Urban scoot the TMax DX and D’elight fits the bill.

Take your pick from...

  • Yamaha YZF-R1
  • Yamaha YZF-R1M
  • Yamaha YZF-R6
  • Yamaha FJR1300AE
  • Yamaha Tracer 900
  • Yamaha Tracer 700
  • Yamaha MT-09
  • Yamaha MT-10 SP
  • Yamaha MT-10
  • Yamaha MT-07
  • Yamaha XSR700
  • Yamaha XV950R
  • Yamaha SCR950
  • Yamaha XT1200Z
  • Yamaha TMAX DX
  • Yamaha D'elight
  • Join the Dark Side party and watch the Speedway! 
    Campers at the Festival get access to two FREE extra attractions! The Yamaha Dark Side party on Friday and Saturday night has live music and a licenced bar, The speedway on Saturday night is a full round of the Speedway GB Championships with the Peterborough Panthers taking on the Newcastle Diamonds*. Only campers get into the party and speedway, luckily camping tickets start from just £30!  

    The Carole Nash MCN Festival takes place at the East of England Arena in Peterborough on May 13-14. There’s a lot to pack in so camping is a good plan. Camping tickets start at just £30, day tickets from just £16. If you can’t camp you can still get in to see the speedway, but you’ll need to purchase an additional entry ticket on the gate (£16).

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    Ped Baker

    By Ped Baker

    Former MCN Managing Editor (Digital & Events)