Yamaha motorcycles

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Yamaha’s new electric bikes – the PES1 and PED1 - that were presented a while ago have managed to attract a lot of attention in a good way. After the company showcased its new creations everybody wondered what will be the next move and if Yamaha will truly enter in the race of electric bikes.

Luckily, we didn’t had to wait too long for the company’s official response, as now we gladly announce you that the Japanese manufacturer has decided to launch its two electric bikes in production and the first models will be ready to meet their fresh owners by 2016.

The PES1 is destined for the road and the PED1 has the pedigree of a true off roader. Both models have been showcase at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and represent a very bold step forward in an uncharted territory for Yamaha.

Both bikes are built on the same platform and are equipped with brushless DC engines powered by a pack of lithium-ion batteries.

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Yamaha continues to expand its range of sport bikes and the main proof for this statement is the fact that the company has trademarked 4 new names – two for the US and Australia, and two for Europe. Judging by all the cues that where leaked until now by the Japanese manufacturer we can expect to all-new, higher-spec models based on the Yamaha’s sporty R1 motorcycle.

Even if the company registered four names, we can expect to only two new models which will have different names for each of the markets mentioned above. The new US trademarks registered by Yamaha are the R1S and R1M, while their European counterparts are the YZF-R1S and YZF-R1M.

For the moment, we don’t have any other details about the upcoming models, but we can expect them to be absolutely mind-blowing, at least as far as high-speed performances and technologies are concerned.

Stay tuned for more details on Yamaha’s upcoming superbikes.

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The Yamaha Tricity has been fully revealed by the Japanese manufacturer. The new model has a three wheels configuration and is the first one of its kind produced by Yamaha.

Thanks to its innovative front axle which can keep the two wheels parallel when the scooter is angled, the Tricity can deal great even with the tight turns. Its three wheels configuration also helps it stay better planted on its wheels so it is more stable than a conventional two wheel scooter.

At its heart lies a 125cc four-stroke engine, which transfers its power to the rear wheel by means of a continuously variable transmission.

The scooter weighs 152 kg (335 lbs) wet, and is fitted with a 6.6-liter (1.74 US gal) fuel tank.

For the moment, the new Yamaha Tricity is available only on the European market and has a starting price of 4,000 Euros ($5,522).

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Thanks to its low seat height, compact dimensions, comfortable seat and low handlebar, the Yamaha XV950 offers a fairly relaxed riding position which is great for both short and long journeys.

Power comes from an air-cooled, 4 valves, 4 stroke, SOHC, V type 2 cylinder engine with a displacement of 942cc. The unit is paired with a five speed constant mesh transmission and generates a maximum power of 38.3 kw (52.1ps) at 5,500 rpm and 79.5 Nm (8.1 kg-m) of torque at 3,000 rpm.

To motorcycle sits on a pair of newly designed 12-spoke cast wheels which are wrapped in 100/90-19 front and 150/80-16 rear tires. Moreover, the motorcycle also features a short wheelbase and a modern suspension system which comprises of 41 mm conventional style forks and twin rear shock absorbers.

The Yamaha XV950 is available in two colors, namely Midnight Black and Competition White and it comes with a base price of €8.698.

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When it comes to motorcycles, Yamaha is without a doubt one of the most appreciated manufacturers from the market. And there is no wonder why, as its products are reliable, well built and deliver first class performances.

The SR400 makes no exception and delivers superior ride and handling performances. At its heart lies a 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valves engine with a displacement of 399cc. The unit is mated to a five speed constant mesh transmission and generates a maximum power of 17.1 kw (23.2ps) at 6,500 rpm and 27.4 Nm (2.8 kg-m) of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The bike rides on a set of classy spoked wheels which are wrapped in 90/100-18M/C 54S front and rear 110/90-18M/C 61S tube type tires. The ride quality is kept in check by front telescopic forks and rear shock absorbers.

The Yamaha SR400 is priced at €6.281.

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With its classy style, bad boy attitude and loud engine, the Yamaha XV950R has all it needs to stand out from the crowd. In terms of style, this tasty bobber features an interesting mix between the old school and modern lines and we especially like the clean design of the fuel tank and the retro headlight.

The motorcycle features a 942 cc, air-cooled, 4-valves, 4-stroke, SOHC, V-type, 2-cylinder engine which is mated to a constant mesh 5-speed transmission with wet clutch. The engine cranks out a maximum power of 38.3 KW (52.1PS) at 5,500 rpm and 79.5 Nm (8.1 Kg-M) of torque at 3,000 rpm. For improved performances, the Yamaha XV950R comes with new 3D maps for the ignition timing and fuel injection and a newly designed 2-into-1 exhaust pipe layout.

The Yamaha XV950R can be yours for no less than €9.428.

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The Yamaha XJR1300 is a modern roadster that has all it needs to deliver an exciting riding experience.

As far as technology is concerned, the motorcycle is equipped with 1,251 cc, 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, 4 valve, DOHC engine which puts out a maximum output of 71.9 KW (98PS) at 8,000 rpm and 108.4 Nm (11.1 Kg-M) of torque at 6,000 rpm. It needs to deal with a weight of 245 kg (wet) and is mated to a constant mesh five speed transmission.

The unit is mounted on a double cradle tubular steel frame which is paired with a box-section aluminium swingarm.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept under control by 298 mm dual disc front brakes with monobloc four-piston calipers and a rear267 mm hydraulic single disc.

The Yamaha XJR1300 can be yours for no less than €9.791

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If you love the new Yamaha MT-07, but you consider it a bit too strong for your riding skills or you are too young for its power output, than we have a great news for you.

The Japanese manufacturer decided to offer a free 48hp restrictor kit for its model which makes it eligible for A2 motorcycle licences.

Yamaha’s decision comes as a response to the new 2013 EU regulations which forbid to riders aged 19 or 20 to ride motorcycles that are stronger than 48 hp, so they get only an A2 licence. The A2-compliant motorcycles must have a power output of 48 hp and a power-to-weight ratio of 0.27 hp per kg.

Without the restrictor kit, the Yamaha MT-07’s 689cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine generates a maximum output of 55.0 kW (74.8PS) at 9,000 rpm and 68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) of torque at 6,500 rpm.

As we’ve mentioned above, the restrictor kit is offered for free for all new MT-07s but if you want to install it on a used model then you will have to pay £124.99 (€149).

The motorcycle has a base price of r £5,199 (€6,200) and if you want the ABS version you will have to pay £400 (€477) more.

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Next week, Yamaha will reveal its new Tricity three wheeler which will be powered by a 125 cc engine. The new scooter will be based on the three wheeled concept presented by the company in 2013.

Yamaha’s new three wheeler will be lighter than the other models in its class and will also feature a more ergonomic design.

Compared to a conventional scooter, a three wheeler is easier to handle and offers a better stability. Moreover it should also deliver pretty similar levels of efficiency, so the new model has the potential to become a success for the Japanese manufacturer.

The new model will go on sale at the end of 2014, but for the moment, we don’t have any details about the price.

To spice things up before the launch, Yamaha released a teaser video of its upcoming model in which we can also see a pretty detailed look at the company’s second world premiere, namely the all-new 300 cc sport motorcycle which replaces the old 250 cc model.

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The new 2015 Yamaha SR400 will be available on the US market from May and will be priced at $5,990. The new model features a retro style and is powered by a modern 339cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, engine with electronic fuel injection. The engine is combined with a kick starter and a five speed transmission with multiplate clutch and delivers a fuel consumption of 66 mpg (3.55 l/100km). Unfortunately, for the moment we don’t have any official information about power and torque, but you can expect to an output of 35-40 hp.

The new 2015 Yamaha SR400 weighs 384 lbs and rides on big 18 inch wheels which are kept in check by a front single 268 mm rotor and rear 150 mm drum brakes.

Other features offered by the new 2015 Yamaha SR400 include a one-piece two-up seat, a megaphone silencer, two analog gauges and chrome mirrors.

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