This new Yamaha Scooter Ad features the Maxam in the urban jungle doing what it knows best: helping people commute in comfort and reach their destinations with large smiles on their faces. A maxi scooter, the Maxam is designed to carry two riders and still not lose its agility and proper handling abilities. So it is good to see it is now properly advertised.
Yamaha has just launched the new YZ, WR and TT-R lineups so all of you motocross and off-road enthusiasts ca already start digging for information on the model you’re interested most.
As you can expect, refinements brought the improvement of performance, steering, and the dirt spreaders became even lighter compared with 2008 so you will be seeing more and more previews of these models on our website. Stay tuned!
Valentino Rossi will sustain the Italian National football team at the European Championship by racing a bike that was custom painted in the colors and style of the team’s shirts. The racing pilot’s suit has undergone the same transformation, as well as the number 46.
The bike was unveiled today and will be racing this weekend as on Monday Italy plays with Holland.
After the unveiling in Madrid a few days ago the Star V-Max makes a whole new entry, which I can say is more characteristic to a muscle bike. Words of presentation seemed to be in vain as the public goes crazy when the beast roars as it does an amazing burnout, proving it has got the torque and horsepower to shred that massive rear tire in an instant.
Yamaha proves to have caught the big wave in 2008 as there has been intensive work being put into the development of the new V-Max and the results are simply fabulous. You will wonder how do we know all that or if this is yet another speculation related to the Yamaha icon when it comes to muscle bikes, but no, this is the real thing fresh out of the drawing board.
Unveiled in north of Madrid on a small airport and accompanied by jet planes flying in formation, the new V-Max is expected to regain its former glory and, of course, remain truthful to the amazing acceleration figures that everybody craves about.
If it will keep on going like this, we will soon see it flying on the sky right next to the Spanish Eagle Patrol.
Spanish Air Force - First Run
Spanish Air Force - Second Run
It is a well known fact that the Yamaha R1 is Honda’s CBR1000RR nightmare and it seems that in 2009 nothing will change in the fight for the 1000cc Queen. We have the recently-launched Fireblade and the R1 plans on coming strong from behind and it will stand out as the awesome combination between the heavily-improved R6 and the M1 MotoGP bike.
But this is no newness. Yamaha has tried this thing before on the R6 and this is the first time the power to weight ratio is expected to be so good on the R1. So what comes new is the weight reduction as close to the one of an actual 600cc bike (the R6) and a horsepower number close to 200 (inspired on the M1). The fly-by-wire throttle and the race-inspired exhaust should also not miss this perfect harmony.
As you can see in the picture, design features also make you think at the “youngster” and at the “racer” so who knows, maybe the next R1 model will sort things out between Honda and Yamaha.
This competition goes a decade back when the R1 was first introduced and got a big slice of CBR’s target public. It was a big punch in the nose for Honda, who had dominated the scene with the ‘90’s models of its well known Fireblade.
"ROCKET SCIENCE. The VMAX has always been the muscle bike to end all other muscle bikes. Commanding respect, triggering fear. Now, the all-new 2009 VMAX. Re-thought, reloaded, with a major chip on its shoulder. The 2009 VMAX - We didn’t just improve a legend; We started a whole new one."
Here’s a lesson that all of us could take: it’s the rider not the bike that makes the difference and you can have a blast on a mid-size motorcycle too. To convince you, here’s a video where a Kawasaki ZX-R ...400 competes against three other bikes but the weird thing is that the 400cc is far from its place in this pile of cubic centimeters and watts.
Before you watch this video I must remind you that the 400cc has a maximum power output around 57HP while the other three at least three times more.