Yamaha motorcycles

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Motorcycle artist Roland Sands has recently spent some time with the Yamaha R1 studying it and finding cooler parts and technologies to implement on the already mind blowing performing motorcycle.

The result is this one-off Kenny Roberts style colored “Performance Machine”, as it says on the rear end, which stands out thanks to the longer swingarm, custom wheels and exhaust (that must sound crazy).

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the design, but I don’t know how the bike performs while braking as, for example, in order to have the front wheel stand out a brake disc was removed. Also the rider would have troubles seeing anything in those nice small mirrors.

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Yamaha does a promotional ad for the new MT-03 and teaches Aprilia a lesson about these things. The high quality video features not only the new motorcycle, but also a Yamaha Jetski and, last but not least, a nice girl that spices things up a little bit. Have everything accompanied by a nice soundtrack and there you go, an inspired ad without too much brain squeeze.

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Yamaha France will be supplying its motor heads with YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 models featuring a kit which transforms them in street legal replicas of the Yamaha M1 raced by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo in the MotoGP Championship.

The kit is only available in France in a limited edition of only 35 units and it includes the full MotoGP-style fairing, gas tank cap, and graphics. Also, the bikes feature only the rider seat for extra truthfulness.

And you haven’t even heard the best of it. The kit can be adapted to a variety of new or used Yamaha R1 and R6 models so the price will be influenced by as much or as few elements of the kit you need to buy in order to have your bike look like Rossi’s.

Source: motoflash
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Yamaha thought that its 2009 European lineup needs an adequate entry-level bike, something like the recently launched FZ6R , but a little more scenic. The solution came by reviving an old sport-touring bike, the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion which is also the name of the 2009 bike now ready to hit the streets of Europe.

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Yamaha has made public its marketing strategy for Europe and as strange as it may seem it implies reducing the motorcycle inventory in Europe, cutting shipments with 9%.

The news comes as a result of a 50% overstock in countries such as Italy and Spain, but promotions at the end of the year are expected to tucker out the stocks.

The Japanese manufacturer was also found needed to cut its 2008 sales forecast by 14% to 374,000 units after demands started weakening, strangely, after the winter. It seems that people are now buying chariots in the winter and sleighs during the summer.

Considering the launch of the new R1 and the FZ6R, this was an anticipated strategy as these models had to follow up their predecessors successes.

Inventory in North America was also quickly slashed after lowering output and amid solid sales of models with bad mpg.

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Here are a few pictures of Dannii Minogue showing her love for motorcycles. Apparently Aprilia and Yamaha are the makers of choice, but I couldn’t manage to find out who’s the producer of the “gear” that she wears. Nice one Aussie’s!

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To understand better the real benefits of the revolutionary inline-four engine that powers the 2009 R1, the manufacturer has created a video explaining the technology behind it. No, not this one!

The combustion torque is produced when the air-fuel mixture explodes, rotating the crankshaft. But when a piston isn’t pushed by the force of the blast, the crankshaft is still rotating due to inertia of the crankshaft. This generates inertial torque which is bad for linear power out of the corners. It also affects composite torque, which is a combination between the previous two so that is why Yamaha needed the crossplane crankshaft engine.

Source: motoblog
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Having spotted the amazing opportunities that the electric powered motorcycles offer, Honda and Yamaha announce that they will introduce such two-wheeled machines for 2010, most lately 2011.

Yamaha’s electric motorcycle lineup is intended to be launched until the end of the year 2010. Expected to have a 60 miles range, to be easily rechargeable and very smooth and quiet operating, the environmentally friendly motorcycles will show other big manufacturers the way into the future.

Honda plans to introduce in 2011 motorcycle models which will base on lithium-ion batteries. Apparently, they plan on renewing Japan’s Post Service motorcycle fleet with their new bikes. With an order of 90.000 motorcycles (the number of motorcycles needed to be replaced), Honda will surely outmatch Yamaha, after getting a head start.

Prices of future electric Japanese motorcycles will start at $1900 and go as “high” as $3700.

It seems that lithium-ion batteries can make the difference in what concerns the performance of rechargeable cars and motorcycles, not only cell phones and laptops.

Companies such as Matsushita Electric Industrial, NEC Corp and GS Yuasa Corp have already established strategic partnerships with car manufacturers Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi, so the future has no color, but green…at least in the auto and moto industries.

Source: hotnews
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With each revamp that Yamaha performs on its machines you go through the specs sheet and at one moment you end up saying that there isn’t any way to make the product any better. But, usually after two years you’ll be surprised to find out that they’ve pulled it through very nicely again. So you start wondering which key opens the front door of the liter class each and every year for this manufacturer. An appropriate answer would be innovation as new systems are continuously being developed and implemented by Yamaha on its machines. The new R1 is probably the best example.

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Yamaha has just introduced its 2009 YZF-R1 top supersport model with the intention of becoming a class leader. That means a lot of engineering refinement, something that would normally make the difference, but the 2009 Honda CBR 1000RR ABS is also in for new business so we would have to analyze this aspect closer and try not to call it a par.

Stay tuned for a review on the 2009 YZF-R1 and enjoy the latest Yamaha ad which showcases the new model.

Source: Youtube

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