Yamaha motorcycles

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Because no Yamaha R1 fan is stranger to MotoGP, Yamaha Motor France offers, with the occasion of the Grand Prix of France (15-17 May), four limited edition replicas of the bikes raced by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Featuring nothing special apart from the racing paintjobs and a corresponsive free replica helmet, the bikes come with a price of 19,990 euros which translates into US$26,600.

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Motociclismo states that Yamaha is developing a new T-Max from their currently successfully selling 500 model, a 750cc version supposedly powered by a three-cylinder motor specially designed for the new maxi scooter.

If the picture accords to Yamaha’s idea of a future 750 scooter, we’re happy to help spread the good news and dare ask your opinion about it.

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The 2009 MX Championship has already started getting riders, motorcycles and their crews in trouble. These are by far the coolest pictures we’ve come across yet and by the small unstained blue on the front fender, we can confidently say that we’re dealing with a Yamaha dirt bike.

Apparently, as the bikes become better performing, organizers make sure that tracks are even harder to race on and that’s what the audience loves about motocross racing.

Source: motoblog
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European fans of the Yamaha MT-01 are offered a 2009 limited edition version called SP in the manufacturer’s attempt to enhance the riding experience while also making the bike more attractive. So while the engine remains the same 1,670cc V-twin developing 90 horsepower at 4,750rpm and 150Nm of torque at 3,750rpm, the fork is now a fancy 43mm USD Öhlins unit and the rear shock an adjustable Öhlins one. These, together with the 17-inch wheels now featuring Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires – 120/70 front and 190/50 rear – are, according to Yamaha, supposed to offer ‘a more intense experience of ‘Kodo,’. Synthesizing, this means more heart beats per second.

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Sjaak Lucassen is a motorcycle adventurer who in March 2001 began a trip around the world that would end five years later. Sponsored by Clymer, he traveled through Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America passing through the Amazon, Congo, China, Thailand, Sturgis as well as the Black Hills and more.

Definitely, the most impressive part about the ambitious rider’s achievement is the fact that it didn’t rode a BMW GS or a Kawasaki KLR, but the notorious Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1, a supersports motorcycle which, by its nature, has nothing to do with off-road traveling, desert and deep water crossing. So the bike was heavily modified for a challenge faced once in a lifetime, but it still remains an R1. For details regarding modifications and more, go to Sjaak Lucassen’s website.

Source: youtube
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Yamaha Motors have announced they are working to improve the fuel efficiency of their motorcycle engines with 20 per cent compared to the present models. Apparently, they plan to revise various engine components and develop an entirely new fuel injection system in order to improve fuel economy that much and, we suppose, not lose any power and torque in the process.

Stricter and stricter environmental legislation will have Yamaha mounting their first such engine – a 125cc one – from a series of many on bikes destined to Southeast Asia. Yamaha will then undergo the same procedure for large displacement engines that will power bikes planed to be sold in US and Europe.

Yamaha is so keen on implementing the new economic engines as fast as possible that they have gathered the minds and experience of approximately 100 engineers from their large-bike development. With such mobilization, results aren’t expected to be late and the benefits are obvious for everyone.

Source: visordown
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GP Motorsports builds motorcycle replicas with such accuracy that even the original designers would have troubles spotting the difference if there wasn’t for some minor details included willfully. Take this M1-replica that they’ve built out of a 2008 Yamaha R1 for example. The only details that set it apart from the original thing are the “R1” logo on the fairing and filler panels below the tank.

There isn’t much left of the original bike. In fact they only needed R1’s frame on which they started to add unique components such as the forks which have been taking straight off Carlos Checa’s 2003 GP bike. There is an Öhlins TTX shock and an R7 triple clamp, just to start your interest. Racefit have crafted the custom exhaust and Dymags provided the 16.5" carbon rims.

Featuring Superbike-spec, this replica costs approximately $65,000, but if customers can live without the racing engine and TTX suspensions, the price will be dramatically reduced to around $17,000 and you’ll get the same reaction from people with enormously less costs.

The pictures speak for themselves…literally!

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2009 is a very important year for ‘The Yamaha World Superbike Team’ as it now entirely belongs to the Yamaha Motor Europe operations. The new racing livery for 2009 shows the team’s new sponsors and ‘war paint’ for the new season starting at Phillip Island. The new R1’s will be ridden by two riders that need no presentation: Ben Spies gets to ride the bike with the number 19 and Tom Sykes, the one with the number 66.

Press release after the jump

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