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Having recently renewed his contract with Fiat Yamaha Team, rider Jorge Lorenzo celebrated by making his way on the highest position of the podium at Indianapolis. Alex de Angelis was the second to pass the finish line and Nicky Hayden seemed very happy with third place.

Lorenzo’s teammate, Valentino Rossi, isn’t that satisfied of his performance at the 2009 US MotoGP as he crashed and couldn’t continue the race. Still, the Italian rider is overall 25 points ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.

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It looks more like a scooter to me, but it’s true. The word in Europe is that Yamaha and Toyota will team up to build the first hybrid motorcycle. We’ve even heard that it’s gonna be dubbed the ‘Prius’ (no, not the buzz car) and that it will be powered by both a 20bhp internal combustion engine and an electric motor, but that’s more than we can take. How’s that for you?

The internal combustion engine will be a 250cc horizontal single with two jobs to do: send power to the rear wheel and to a generator in order to supply the batteries with electricity. Everything is supposedly done through a high-tech ECU.

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Simply take a look at the picture gallery that we’ve came across while preparing to hit the sand dunes this weekend. Denise Milani is a Czech Republic native and a famous supermodel who has kept secret her “passion” for quads and sand dune riding for quite some time now.

To be totally honest, we have serious doubts that she even knows how to start the thing, but posing is a passion too, isn’t it? Check out the big bust picture gallery after the break.

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According to French motorcycle magazine Motorevue, Yamaha is preparing R1’s cross-plane crank engine for the 2011 FZ1. Together with it, upgraded suspension, six-pot brakes and a new R1-inspired half-fairing will make the line between supersport and sport-touring even thinner.

Ever since the 2006 revamp, when the FZ1 go fuel-injection for its “previous generation” R1 engine, the bike carried on being produced without any significant upgrades and it seems that the need was felt for some new technology. While we have nothing against that, looking at this very plausible rendering made by the friends at Motorevue, we can’t help noticing the dramatically sportier riding position, which is in total contradiction with FZ1’s reputation.

Expect to see the new Yamaha FZ1 at 2010 bike shows around the world.

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During these last few weeks, MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo has been oscillating between Fiat Yamaha (his current team) and Ducati Marlboro for the 2010 season. While Ducati’s multi-million dollar offer did sound tempting, Lorenzo has decided to renew his contract with Yamaha and will continue being Valentino Rossis’s skilled teammate. It seems that riding the best bike for the job is more important for a racing rider than any financial offer.

‘Today is a good day because I have decided to remain with the Yamaha factory team in 2010. It was a very important decision and that’s why I have had to take the last few weeks to make it, but I think that this is the best decision for me in this moment,’ said Lorenzo.

‘We have no doubt that he has the ability and drive to become MotoGP world champion and we are proud that he has decided to remain with Yamaha, despite having received some very serious approaches from some of our competitors. This timely decision now allows us to focus on the present championship and to make definitive plans for our 2010 MotoGP program,’ said Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing.

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MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi came in first this weekend in the Czech Republic and so managed to stand 50 points apart in the overall provisory top. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo wasn’t that lucky as he crashed out during his attempt to take the lead.

Dani Pedrosa was the second rider to pass the finish line and Toni Elias occupied the third position of the podium.

Read the race results after the jump.

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The word is out that Yamaha is planning to set the 2010 FZ6 naked further apart from the much similar XJ6 model and this sharper, sportier concept shows how the Japanese manufacturer might achieve that.

This Yamaha FZ6 concept is based on the modern R6 (note the minuscule pillion seat) and will most likely be powered by a significantly more powerful, new generation engine. Let’s hope it does.

What do you think about this rendering? Does it look plausible?

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Yamaha has released a video explaining the modifications done to their quarter-liter motocrosser of latest generation, the YZ250F. The bike now features a bilateral beam frame, while the engine now benefits of new valve train, carburetor and exhaust.

Overall, the new 2010 Yamaha YZ250F is supposed to offer a new riding position, handle sharper and deliver a more power with less noise. Sounds tempting to me!

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This may not be the latest commercial that Yamaha made for their dirt bike lineup, but it sure is the most inspiring seen yet. Looking at it, most riders feel like gearing up and hitting the dirt on whatever model they got and that’s precisely what I’m planning to do now.

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Yamaha has just released the new promotional video for the Fazer series. The sport-touring two-wheelers look right in their element on twisted mountain roads because Yamaha engineered these models for pure performance and comfort, while the design is as aggressive as you can get in this class.

The video shows a motorcycle pack (coworkers, to be quite honest) choosing to skip work in order to ride more their…Fazers and spend some quality time together. So I guess that in this case, riding is some sort of team building activity.

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