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The 2011 Yamaha TW200 ’s reputation as a fantastic all-purpose ride is greatly highlighted by the fact that anybody can have a good time with it on just about every imaginable surface. It certainly doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a vet; the TW200 takes care of everybody without bias or prejudice.

One of the more important characteristics of the bike are the big fat tires that deliver great traction and rider comfort over a wide range of terrain. A compact chassis and a low seat configuration also helps in making the bike one of the most user-friendly two-wheeled vehicles in the market.

Quite simply, it’s the embodiment of comfort and versatility, a throwback to a time where both elements were absolute necessities. The bike certainly helps make a case for itself by offering plenty of features that riders want to have in their bikes without compromising the extensive work and laborious detail that comes with building a bike that makes a name for itself in terms of overall versatility.

Find out more about the Yamaha TW200 after the jump.

Yahama has been around GP racing for the past 50 years and to commemorate this silver anniversary, the Japanese motorcycle maker will be unveiling a special livery for the YZR-M1 motorbike. Likewise, this special livery will also dress up the brand’s MotoGP racebikes at Assen TT and Laguna Seca.

As for what you need to look out for with the bike, the “YZR-M1 WGP50th Anniversary Edition” livery will come in a unique red and white paint scheme that celebrates the two-tone livery of the Yamaha Factory Racing team. There’s also a special 50th anniversary logo that will be used by the team this season. This logo will be displayed on the fuel tank of the 2011 YZR-M1 bike, as well as on the uniforms of all the members of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team, and team riders Jorge Lorenzo, the reigning MotoGP World Champion and 2010 Rookie of the Year Ben Spies.

The bike will make its official debut at a special event on June 22, 2011 where it will be broken in by no less than Lorenzo and Spies themselves. That event is still a little over a month away so in the meantime, you can check out photos and a video of the special edition bike.

It’s a little strange, but true. Yamaha has announced the addition of a new color to their XT1200Z Super Tenere : Competition White. It’s not a new cycle by any means, but we guess purists will love the idea. This new snowy motorcycle will go on sale later this spring, but potential buyers can check it and other Yamaha bikes in Yamaha dealership right now. It seems the bike manufacturer has taken customers’ requests to heart and sent out a number of demonstrator XT1200Z Super Ténérés to dealerships for the customers’ review. This will enable riders to experience the versatile and exciting 1200cc parallel twin Adventure motorcycle for themselves.

Using the evocative Yamaha racing livery on the most contemporary motorcycle in the Yamaha stable, this model’s graphic treatment clearly celebrates the company’s 50 years in racing. The company’s adventure heritage was recently underpinned by Helder Rodregez, who secured a very brave 3rd position in the 2011 Dakar rally on his WR450F .

The 2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere comes with traction control, ABS, and a linked braking system. For the 2011 model year, customers will not have to place a reservation on the internet as they have had to do in the past, making the purchase of this bike that much more pleasant.

Yamaha has revealed the official details on the 2011 YZF-R1, the only production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. The 2011 YZF-R1 is powered by a 998cc, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4 engine developing 182 hp at 12500 rpm and 115.5 Nm (85 lb.ft.) of torque at 10,000 rpm, and delivering a fuel consumption of 40mpg (5.88 l/100km).

The engine features forged aluminum pistons that take maximum advantage of the power characteristics. Titanium intake valves are lightweight. A forced-air intake system is adopted to increase intake efficiency by using the natural airflow during riding to pressurize the air in the air box. This contributes to outstanding power delivery characteristics in the high-speed range, while the design also helps to minimize intake noise.

For 2011, the side fairing is smooth for a sleek appearance. And, instead of the usual four-bulb headlight design, the R1 has only two projector-type bulbs mounted closer to the nose of the bike. This positions ram air ducts closer in for a more compact, smooth look. In addition, the rounded lenses are unique to the supersport industry.

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Okay, so not a lot of us get to see all terrain vehicles, or ATV’s, that often, as compared to motorbikes. But when you do get to see them on the streets, they are definitely going to be head turners. And this is more so the case if you get to watch them on the dirt track.

And some of the most striking ATV’s are perhaps those that come from the Yamaha Raptor line. These quad bikes have been around for quite some time now and are very popular for both off road and on road use. And with an all new line of vehicles for 2011, it seems that the company is bent on keeping its hold on the ATV market.

One of the new releases is the much awaited 2011 Yamaha Raptor 125. The Raptor 125 comes at the heels of the successful 2010 line, headlined by its bigger cousin, the Yamaha Raptor 700 . And, while not as large as the 700, the 2011 Raptor does pack a good amount of features to satisfy your thirst for this kind of ride.

Hit the jump for a peek into what’s being offered for the four wheeler.

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Fans of popular MotoGP racer Valentino Rossi might not get to see him in action at the last two rounds of the 2010 MotoGP season. Apparently, Rossi has to undergo surgery in order to treat a shoulder injury he received in an accident last April 15th while doing motocross training in Pesaro Italy. The injury came just four days after he won the the first race of the season in Qatar. Rossi still managed to race for the second round in Jerez, Spain, placing third overall. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo won first place in that round.

Unfortunately for Rossi, this accident wasn’t the only one that would end up affecting him during this racing season. Rossi ended up being involved in another accident just two months after the first one when he was practicing in Mugello for the Italian Grand Prix . He suffered a broken leg and subsequently missed that race and the next three races that followed. It was the first time in his career that he was not able to start for an event.

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When it comes to motorbikes, one of the most popular names to come up in everyone’s minds would probably be Yamaha . Indeed, the Japanese brand has, to a large extent, been closely associated with motorcycles (though, they are also known for their musical instruments). And it seems that Yamaha is bent on cementing on that one.

We say that because Yamaha has finally unveiled its lineup of bikes for next year. And looking at the list, it seems that this one is indeed a fierce roster. Here’s a quick peek at the new set of wheels that the company is offering for the new year. Go see for yourself which one’s going to be on your wish list.

Hit the jump to see some information on a couple of your future toys.

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Yamaha fans everywhere can rejoice as Colin Edwards will be joining the team again for the 2011 MotoGP season. Edwards has confirmed that he has resigned for a new one year contract with his team Monster Yamaha Tech 3 . The new contract is an extension of his current contract with the team.

The 36-year-old Edwards made the announcement after completing his 100th race at the Gran Premio A-Style de Aragon in Spain last Sunday. He joined the Yamaha team in 2008 and has since become one of the most prominent riders of the team. He had an outstanding stint with Yamaha last year, winning the top non factory rider award. Edwards started in the MotoGP circuit in 2003, riding for Aprilia .

Edwards is currently number 11 in the world rankings, with his best start at seventh position at Laguna Seca, Brno, and Misano. And despite having a disappointing 12th place finish in last Sunday’s race, he was still able to maintain his current position.

Hit the jump for the full story.

Source: MotoGP.com
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David Philippaerts of Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team will be unable to race for the incoming 64th Motocross of Nations due to an injury he sustained while showing off raging speed during the 2nd Moto race. Apparently, Philippaerts twisted his right knee and was unable to complete the race securing a third position in the FIM MX1-GP World Championship on the factory YZ450FM. The rider immediately went back to his home in Milan for a medical check-up that revealed that, although it was not serious enough to need surgery, his knee would require adequate rest for a period of twenty days before the 2008 world champion could begin light cycling routines.

On the other hand, luck comes to Gautier Paulin as Team Yamaha chose him to represent France in the MX1 category with a YZ450FM. "While I am sorry for Christophe this is an exciting news for me and I am proud to represent France as part of a strong team. There is not much time to prepare but we are working hard now to get ready on the bike and be as fast as possible for Thunder Valley”, Paulin said.

Hit the jump for the rest of the story.

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It’s time to make your 2-wheeled monster even cooler! Yamaha has released a slew of new motorcycle parts that are now available at your local Yamaha dealer. Dress up your VMAX 2009-2010 models with upgraded parts that will definitely add a certain amount of wow to your ride.

We do admit that theV-Max is an excellent bike, but as is true with every other motorcycle out there, a good bike can always be better. Yamaha’s understanding of this concept has lead them to provide VMAX wide wheels, new billet pieces, and a new cover, allowing the rider to bring an even higher quality look or a more head-turning body.

For motorcycle enthusiasts, maintaining and upgrading your greatest possessions is a must. Whatever the costs is, it doesn’t matter as long as you can provide your super bikes with the best and sufficient care.

Hit the jump for details on Yamaha’s new motorcycle parts.


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