Yamaha R1

  • Glyn’s Yamaha R1

    Glyn’s Yamaha R1

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    Feast your eyes on this weapon. It’s extra in every sense of the word, and when it comes to trackday bikes, they don’t come much tricker than this…

  • Coming Soon: Next generation Yamaha R1?

    Coming Soon: Next generation Yamaha R1?

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    Leaked documents seem to suggest that there’s a new version of Yamaha’s flagship R1 sportsbike coming in the not-too-distant future. This is what we know so far. It might only feel like Yamaha refreshed its R1 yesterday, but actually, the Japanese firm’s top-of-the-line sportsbike was last updated properly in 2019. That’s why there’s talk that…

  • Limited Edition Toprak Razgatlıoğlu Yamaha R1 World Championship Replica Revealed

    Limited Edition Toprak Razgatlıoğlu Yamaha R1 World Championship Replica Revealed

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    Yamaha Motor Europe and Crescent Yamaha, home of the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK team, are proud to announce the Limited Edition Toprak Razgatlıoğlu Yamaha R1 World Championship Replica, celebrating the Turkish star’s 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship title and his spectacular on-track exploits. Unveiled online, this exclusive track-only machine is strictly limited to 21…

  • Snap up the ‘Piro’ Replica Yamaha R1 on eBay

    Snap up the ‘Piro’ Replica Yamaha R1 on eBay

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    Here’s an eBay auction with a difference: you could be the lucky owner of the unique ‘Piro’ Replica R1 with which Yamaha paid tribute to the late Fabrizio Pirovano at Estoril, the track at which the Italian secured his 10th and final WorldSBK victory in 1993. The bike is now up for auction to the…

  • NEW COLOURS for Yamaha’s 2020 R6, R3 and R125.

    NEW COLOURS for Yamaha’s 2020 R6, R3 and R125.

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    Yamaha has recently revealed the colour schemes for its YZF-R6, YZF-R3 and YZF-R125 for 2020. Ok, so it’s not the most exciting news you’ve ever heard – but Yamaha’s just given us a look at the new colours for its R6, R3 and R125. At first glance, the new colours aren’t dramatically different to the…

  • The 2020 Yamaha R1 is coming with auto braking (apparently)

    The 2020 Yamaha R1 is coming with auto braking (apparently)

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    There’s been various rumours and updates about the next-generation Yamaha R1, widely expected to appear at the end of this year to make up the top of the 2020 model range. So far we’ve been told that the bike is getting variable intake, contra-rotating crankshaft, seamless gears and now the latest bit of tech to…

  • RUMOURED: New Yamaha YZF-R1 on the way for 2021. Updated ENGINE. More MotoGP TECH.

    RUMOURED: New Yamaha YZF-R1 on the way for 2021. Updated ENGINE. More MotoGP TECH.

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    Ahead of Euro-5 regulations coming into force in 2021, rumours are swirling that Yamaha’s looking to completely refresh its YZF-R1 with an updated powerplant and even more MotoGP-derived technology. Yamaha’s hugely successful YZF-R1 was first unveiled back in 1998 – and over the years the Japanese factories flagship superbike has been updated and evolved to…

  • VIDEO: How NOT to accelerate. DRAG race goes WRONG.

    VIDEO: How NOT to accelerate. DRAG race goes WRONG.

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    We’ve just been sent this brilliant video of what happens when you get too excited on the start line of a drag race. It’s well worth a watch if you’ve got a minute to spare – and shows just what can happen when you whack the throttle open on a big sport bike without much…

  • Yamaha YZF-R1M for LESS THAN £40. But you’ve got to build it yourself.

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    Tamiya is producing a Yamaha YZF-R1M that you can get your hands on for under £40. But try not to get too excited, it’s a 1/12 scale model that you’ve got to build yourself. Japanese model makers Tamiya unveiled its latest model, a super detailed Yamaha YZF-R1M model, scaled down to 1/12. And from what we can…

  • Lewis Hamilton CRASHES Yamaha YZF-R1 at Jerez. Don’t worry though. He’s fine.  

    Lewis Hamilton CRASHES Yamaha YZF-R1 at Jerez. Don’t worry though. He’s fine.  

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    Reigning-Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton took part in a World Superbike test at Jerez this weekend with Alex Lowes and Michael Van der Mark. During the test he had a small spill on the Yamaha R1 he was riding – but thankfully, the British multiple-time F1 champion escaped uninjured. Sick couple of days in Jerez…

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