At the beginning of 2004 a new sound was heard in MotoGP. The screaming rasp of the inline four-cylinder Yamaha M1 was replaced with a deeper, flat drone, which at tickover became a rough, barking clatter. Yamaha had introduced the 'big bang
Click to read: 2009 Yamaha R1 owners reviews, 2009 Yamaha R1 specs and to see the 2009 Yamaha R1 image gallery.It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for the 2009 Yamaha R1. We’ve all been teased with the pictures and the soundtracks, we even got to touch it at the NEC bike sho...
Respect ... Moto Journal team all smiles before the raceTHE LE MANS 24-HOUR race is one of biking's most gruelling. So you'd have to be mad to try and compete on a 20-year old bike, right?Well that's exactly what French journos from Moto Journal decided to do, to celebrate the 21...
How do you best immortalise the great Mick Doohan and the big bang Honda NSR500 with which he dominated Grand Prix racing in the 90s? An Australian artist has answered this by creating an art installation that sees a hand-created replica of the bike
as much as the next man, but I remember it was a very sad day when this happened to 500GP racing. In 1992 Honda shocked everyone at the first GP of the season when they fired up their ‘big bang’ NSR500 in the Suzuka pitlane. Although the 180 degree firing
most people’s eyes) less attractive – just as Honda and Yamaha were poised to provide stiffer opposition with stylish naked fours of their own. Predictably enough it bombed.Three years further on, and Big K is trying again, in the knowledge
BIG bike. Wide panniers. Narrow path. Pier. Bollards. Bang! A moment's lapse saw French bike journalist Laurent 'Lolo' Cochet, from Moto Journal magazine, and his test FJR1300 take a long ride off a short pier, while filming in St
NEWS OF his death has spread around the world like wildfire and to ensure legendary stuntman's Evel Knievel's funeral really goes off with a bang his family are organising a spectacular fireworks display at a pre-funeral show on Sunday. The show
tested both 'big-bang' and 'screamer' V4 motors. The squad now say initial impressions favour the big-bang motor following the test; Ducati will now work on producing a bike to complement Rossi's riding style, with particular emphasis being placed
, apart from being smaller and faster, being considered for a 'big bang' style motor with more power allied with easier delivery. Oh, and they say it'll look like the MotoGP bike too.Not so sure we like the picture as much as the ZX-6R though.
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