Yamaha started banging out the XJR1300 in 1998, it grew from the 1995 XJR1200. Other than taking the bore out by 2mm the motor remained pretty much the same. The engine can trace its bloodline back further in time, the…
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The dim light at the end of a long tunnel brightens by the day and whilst I have enjoyed a large whinge over gathering parts for our little Honda, working on this bike is straightforward and surprisingly fun. So where…
After a stunning race at the TT Assen Circuit yesterday, where Valentino Rossi won his third race this season, the 111th in his career, starting from pole position, today the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider made his first ever appearance at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed, which carried a theme of nostalgia and pride in the growing interest in motorsport, as Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. took the occasion to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Thousands of custom motorcycle fans gathered at the Carreau du Temple in Paris today were given the first look at the latest creation to come from Yamaha’s ground breaking Yard Built project, the Wrenchmonkees XJR1300, ‘Skullmonkee’.
Following the hugely successful Bike Shed show in Paris a month ago, Yamaha was back last weekend on 23 and 24th May for the Bike Shed show at the Tobacco Dock in London to reveal two new stunning Yard Built creations for the thousands of custom bike loving fans.
Situated in the heart of the achingly cool Marais area of Paris, the 19th century Carreau du Temple came alive with a custom twist last weekend as Yamaha’s Yard Built motorcycles took their place alongside the cream of Europe’s custom motorcycles for the 2015 Bike Shed Paris show.
Thousands of custom motorcycle fans who gathered at the Carreau du Temple in Paris on April 11th, were given the first look at the latest creation to come from Yamaha’s ground breaking Yard Built project, the Wrenchmonkees XJR1300, ‘Skullmonkee’.
The phrase “Inspired by the past, built for the future” perfectly describes what each model in the Yamaha Sport Heritage range stands for. During the past 60 years, Yamaha has been responsible for producing a significant number of ground breaking and iconic models that have stood the test of time. Bikes such as the VMAX, XJR1300 and SR400 have inspired generations of riders and have become an established part of motorcycling folklore, and the new XV950 Racer is ready to continue in this tradition.
It was a very special gathering inside the MotoGP paddock at Misano this evening as the Yamaha family joined with the paddock and media to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first world title with legend Phil Read. The British…
An Eighties icon roars back to life with Yamaha’s Sport Heritage twin- cylinder.