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May 24, 2011

Yamaha celebrates milestone at Bikers’ Classics

The 2011 edition of the Bikers’ Classics event will take place from 1st-3rd July at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium and Yamaha will be there to take and enjoy another proud step in celebration of their 50th year of Grand Prix racing. The Yamaha Classic Racing Team will appear in all its glory with 21 fantastic historic Yamaha racing machines from 50cc up to 750cc two-strokes, that will be steered on the hallowed curves by former GP stars like Steve Baker, Rod Gould, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Johnny Cecotto and Chas Mortimer, to name but a few. Read the full article »

May 23, 2011

2011 Yamaha T-Max WGP replica revealed

In 2011, Yamaha is celebrating it's fiftieth year of GP racing with a special paint job that all of their MotoGP teams will be using for the Assen and Laguna Seca rounds, but that’s not everything. The Japanese manufacturer also revealed a special T-Max maxi scooter which will get the special GP livery paint job. Unfortunately, the bike will only be available in the Japanese domestic market. The exact number of units has not been yet disclosed. Read the full article »

May 17, 2011

2011 Yamaha Jog R and Jog RR

For 2011, the 50cc Yamaha Jog R and Jog RR scooters are coming in different variety of new colours. The R version will be available in Satin Aluminium, while the Jog RR looks great in the new Midnight Black livery. Both models are powered by a 50cc 4-stroke engine which delivers 2.0 kW in the R and 2.52 kW in the RR version. The 12-inch aluminium wheels are fitted with wide tyres provide good grip, the front disc/rear drum brake set-up delivers smooth stopping power. Read the full article »

May 17, 2011

Yamaha celebrate 50 years of Grand Prix Racing with a special YZR-M1 WGP

2011 marks a very special moment in two wheeled motorsport as the 50th Anniversary of World Championship Grand Prix racing for Yamaha. As part of a series of ongoing activities to celebrate this landmark Yamaha Factory Racing will run a special livery, the ‘YZR-M1 WGP50th Anniversary Edition’ for the Assen TT and Laguna Seca races. Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and 2010 Rookie of the Year Ben Spies will unveil the livery at a special event on Wednesday 22nd June close to the Assen circuit. Read the full article »

May 16, 2011

2011 Yamaha Aerox SP55 launched

For 2011, Yamaha introduces a brand new Special Version of the Aerox: the Aerox SP55. Carrying the number ‘55’ – representing the year of Yamaha Motor’s foundation (1955) – the scooter’s sporty, bold red and black bodywork, finished with carbon touches, is designed to make an impression on the streets. This striking styling also evokes Yamaha’s unparalleled heritage as a manufacturer of superior sports bikes, as well as its historic successes on the racetrack. Read the full article »

May 12, 2011

Yamaha MotoGP truck kills biker

One of Yamaha Tech3 MotoGP team’s trucks was involved in an accident that has killed a motorcyclist. The 54-year old rider died at the La Ciotat toll booth on the A50 highway in France. The motorcyclist stopped behind a big truck waiting in the queue to pay the toll. The driver of the semi-trailer for some reason backed up at the toll booth and hit the biker, trapping him under the truck and dragging him backwards for over 10 meters. The biker died on the spot. Read the full article »

May 12, 2011

Ian Hutchinson will miss 2011 Isle of Man TT

Shaun Muir Racing has confirmed that Ian Hutchinson has finally been forced to admit defeat in his brave battle to be fit for the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. The Yamaha rider, who won a historic five TT Races in 2010, has not yet fully recovered from the injuries sustained during the first lap of the BSB Supersport Race at Silverstone in September 2010. Hutchinson, 31, from Bingley in Yorkshire suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibia and to date has undergone 16 operations and skin grafts. Read the full article »

May 8, 2011

Video: Ducati Diavel vs. Yamaha V-Max quarter mile race

Super Wheels took two of the finest power cruisers currently available on the market – the brutal Yamaha V-Max and the new Ducati Diavel, and organized a race between them. The V-Max is powered by a huge, 1700cc V4 delivering 200hp and 167Nm of torque. The Japanese bike weighs 310kg. The Italian Diavel is lighter, but it’s 1200cc high-tech Testastretta engine produces „just” 162hp. Which one is faster on the track? Fastest times: Diavel 10"729 (211,0 km/h), V Max 10"521 ( 213,6 km/h). It was close, but the king is still the king. Read the full article »

April 4, 2011

Lorenzo reigns in Spain, Rossi and Stoner crashes

Jorge Lorenzo took victory in the wet MotoGP race at the Gran Premio bwin de España after Marco Simoncelli crashed whilst leading. It was a Spanish one-two with Dani Pedrosa claiming second position and Nicky Hayden in third. In a race which was run in wet conditions, making it very slippery, Simoncelli was on his way to his first victory in the premier class with a three second advantage over Lorenzo. Read the full article »

March 18, 2011

AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series Kicks off for 2011

American Motorcyclist Association announced a new title sponsor for the country’s premier riding series for fans of big-bore adventure-touring motorcycles with the 2011 launch of the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series. Geared toward riders of all brands of adventure-touring motorcycles, the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series includes more than 20 rides in some of the most scenic riding areas in the country. Read the full article »