2012 Yamaha R1 drops by £1300

Yamaha cut the prices of five models for 2012 including over £1300 off the new R1

Posted: 22 November 2011
by Visordown News

YAMAHA has cut the price on five of their models for 2012, including the flagship YZF-R1 superbike.

The new-for-2012 R1, that features traction control, has a saving of £1340. Dropping to £11,999 from £13,399 on the previous model.

Alongside the YZF-R1, the other Yamahas to receive price cuts are; the YZF-R6 now £8,999 from £9,399, the Super Ténéré down to £11,999 from £12,999, the Fazer8 ABS now £7,999 from £8,999 and the FZ8 now £6,999 from £7,999.

Yamaha has made the price revisions in recognition of the 'competitive nature of the market place'.

Prices for the 2012 models below:

XT1200Z Super Ténéré: £11,999 (£12,999)
YZF-R1 50WGP: £12,999
YZF-R1: £11,999 (£13,399)
Fazer8 ABS: £7,999 (£8,999)
FZ8 50WGP: £7,499
FZ8: £6,999 (£7,999)
YZF-R6 50WGP: £9,499
YZF-R6: £8,999 (£9,399)



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Aki
"Yamaha has made the price revisions in recognition of the 'competitive nature of the market place'."

Is that laymen's terms for "in recognition of the fact 'the R1 was overpriced'."

Feel for the people who bought a 2011 model though, its just had a grand chopped off its value! :-D

Posted: 22/11/2011 at 15:41

is this UK only? or across the board?

Posted: 22/11/2011 at 17:39

Bit gutted if you got one this year for £14k and it aint got t.c hahahaha

Posted: 23/11/2011 at 17:17

Only doing this because they probably lost a share of the Market when they stuck over 2k on to the price in 08.
The R6 is still 2k more than I paid new for mine in 07.
That price hike was good for the resale value of mine when It was time to sell it, but the opposite is now true for a lot of people.

Posted: 29/11/2011 at 15:44

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