Tag Archive for Yamaha

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Yamaha Debuts Bluetooth ‘Power Tuner’ App

Like most manufacturers, Yamaha has just ripped the sheets of its 2018 motocross range, halfway through 2017, and there’s something particularly salacious about the new YZ450F. As well as a new engine, a new chassis and the introduction of electric start to compliment a host of fresh upgrades, Yamaha has furnished the ‘18 Four-Fiddy with some fancy Bluetooth technology. In… Read more →

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Video: Yamaha MT-10 SP Review

In recent years, press launches have slowly found a consistent home in Spain, so it was nice taking a long-haul flight to sample Yamaha’s MT-10 SP. Home of some of the world’s sexiest roads and backdrops, Cape Town hosted the updated Öhlins-infested MT and a bonus chance for a spin on the ‘Tourer’ edition. Just how do you make the… Read more →

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Video: EICMA Highlights

44T was live on the frontline at EICMA in Milan – the world’s biggest dedicated motorcycle exhibition – and spent a few days capturing 2017’s finest machinery and a feast of juicy, dubplate gossip for you guys to dribble over. We could have devoted an entire channel to what was displayed but here are some of our highlights. I think… Read more →

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All you need to know about the 2017 Yamaha R6…

After quite possibly the teasiest of all teasers, one of the most anticipated sportsbikes of all time has finally been unveiled. Yamaha has just released pics and a soupcon of detail on the 2017 YZF-R6 following a public shindig at the AIMExpo show in Florida, with traction control, a quickshifter and new suspension and brakes being the highlights. Here’s what… Read more →

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Supercharged Yamaha SR400 by Krugger

The latest addition to Yamaha’s Yard Built lushness is this inconspicuous SR400 retro racer. Built by Belgian custom builder, Fred ‘Krugger’ Bertrand, the 1970s lookalike takes inspiration from one of Valentino Rossi’s mechanics, Bernard Ansiau – who has also spannered for the likes of Wayne Rainey and Kenny Roberts.      This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you take a previously… Read more →

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All-new Yamaha & Öhlins Öfferings

Öhlins and Yamaha go together like a ham and cheese sandwich. The Swedish suspension überlord was once partly owned by the Japanese tuning fork brand and, although Kenth Öhlin bought back his majority shareholding in 2007, the two brands have always remained synonymous. And now there’s a fresh collaboration for this season. Yamaha dealers are offering a new range of… 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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Yard Built VMAX ‘CS_07 Gasoline’

Yes, this is a VMAX, albeit an unrecognisable VMAX that triggered social media uproar today. The whimsically named ‘it roCkS!bikes’ duo from Portugal are responsible for this piece of art: the radical ‘CS_07 Gasoline.’ Yamaha’s European-inspired Yard Built project continues to produce some striking one-offs. This retro dragster is Alexandre Santos and Osvaldo Coutinho’s third Yard Built custom, clearly beefing… Read more →

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Yamaha Concepts at the Tokyo Show

With the 44th Tokyo Motor Show now well underway, Yamaha is the latest to showcase its concept offerings – including a bloody car. As well as displaying six brand-new production models, the theme of Yamaha’s 2015 booth is ‘Resonate’, and our pick of the bunch is this Resonator 125 concept. ‘It proposes a lifestyle with an authentic sport bike for… 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 →

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Yamaha XJR1300 ‘GUERILLA FOUR’ by Rough Crafts

Yet more Yard Built custom goodness from Yamaha: say hello to the ‘Guerilla Four’ by Rough Crafts and Taiwanese builder, Winston Yeh (we hope that’s his real name). Based on the 2015 Yamaha XJR1300, Winston used the traditional outlets on the streets of Taipei to customise the Yammy into this thuggish looker. As per all Yard Built bikes, the frame… Read more →