YAMAHA have just launched the 2009 R1 at Eastern Creek in Austrlia and we've got the video of Jeffrey de Vries - Yamaha Motor Europe Chief Testrider - on a fast one..
A BIG UP to Visordown member Itchy'n'Scratchy for sending us the link to this rather cool Yamaha YZF-R1 off-roader clip.Yes, that's right folks, some extrovert has stuck a set of flat bars and a pair of knobblies on a 1000cc sports bike and is now
YAMAHA'S revised-for-2012 YZF-R1 now comes with traction control.The six-stage system uses front and rear wheel speed sensors to monitor any rear wheel spin. Check out this video to see the system in action and when you're done watching that, you
YAMAHA'S Ben Spies didn't have a successful second race at Assen, despite taking victory in Race One; the American championship contender highsided his R1 on the opening lap. The bike cartwheeled into the gravel and bounced over the safety barrier
in the colours of the company's three 2009 World Champions.Entrants had the chance to win a Rossi Fiat Yamaha YZF-R1 replica, a Ben Spies Sterilgarda YZF-R1 or a Cal Crutchlow rep YZF-R6.Did you win? Take a look!
THIS IS THE movie used by Yamaha to open the Tokyo Motor Show.The theme seems to be dominated by the little eco bikes and things with pedals (urgh!) but there's the 2010 R1, V-Max and the odd glimpse of parts ot the Super Tenere concept in there
VALENTINO ROSSI took another outing on a WSB-spec Yamaha R1 earlier this week, testing the factory World Superbike racer at Brno.The Italian, who tested the same machine at Misano last week, amazed onlookers at the Czech circuit by clocking a time
CANADIAN Police have seized the Yamaha YZF-R1 that was involved in a high speed video that went viral on YouTube.The video currently has over half a million views since it was posted on April 8th and shows the rider weaving between traffic
's Motorpoint Yamaha squad in 2010, spoke with our very own three-time BSB champ about how he's finding the the new R1, the Spanish circuit and how Hodgson's looking forward to getting back in front of British racing fans once more, despite the weather
WE HATE to disappoint the fellas at The Motorcycle News but contrary to their rather blinkered belief there's more than one video of Valentino Rossi lapping Misano circuit yesterday on a WSB-spec YZF-R1 - this clip was filmed by a loyal Rossifumi
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