Tag Archive for R1

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2018 Yamaha R1M: First Ride Thoughts

Some offices are better than others. An office that includes a medley of 2018 R1Ms based at Portimao is a pretty sexy office, and an office that Chris has inhabited this week for the press launch of Yamaha’s latest crossplane offerings. Unveiled in a very elusive fashion at the Milan show last year, the subtlety refreshed R1 and R1M almost… Read more →

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Video: 44Tour – A Day To Forget – EP03

If you haven’t already subscribed to our YouTube channel, then why not? You’re missing out on dubplate video releases on the UK’s fastest-growing channel and, with reviews like, “the motorcycling equivalent of Porn Hub,” and “what a pair of hoofwanking bungletwats,” what are you waiting for? Anyway, here’s the latest episode of our 44Tour series: Yamaha’s R1 versus Kawasaki’s ZX-10R. In… Read more →

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Video: R1 v ZX-10R – 44Tour Episode 01

There isn’t a better, more thorough method of testing sportsbikes than riding 1000 European road miles in every possible condition followed by two days of balls-deep circuit appraisal – garnished with mates for the full flavour. Here’s the first episode of our eagerly anticipated Yamaha R1 v Kawasaki ZX-10R: several hundred miles from the UK to Limoges ruined by torrential… Read more →

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60th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

Calm down, calm down. Today’s Yamaha announcement at the Bol d’Or isn’t the all-new R6, R8 or an R1 SP as some were suggesting. Instead, Yamaha has treated the entire Supersports range to some yellow paint for 2016 to mark the firm’s 60th anniversary, with the spec’ sheet remaining fairly stock. The R1, R6, R3 and R125 will have the… Read more →