Video: Yamaha OW-01 revisited

Published: 15 February 2017

It's been 28 years since we first rode Yamaha's homologation special OW-01, and that's all the exuse we need to share this video of Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves getting all giddy about riding his boyhood hero back in 2011.

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 very first time.