Yamaha XSR

  • VIDEO: Valentino Rossi rides La Panoramica on a CUSTOM Yamaha XJR1300.

    VIDEO: Valentino Rossi rides La Panoramica on a CUSTOM Yamaha XJR1300.

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    It’s not very often we get to see Valentino Rossi out on the open road – but the Doctor released a short film of him riding his custom Yamaha XJR1300 on La Panoramica late last year and we thought you should see it. Speaking about the stretch of Tarmac near his hometown of Tavulia, Rossi…

  • Dunlop’s latest groove – a new TT100 GP Radial for the retro look (but with loads of tyre tech)

    Dunlop’s latest groove – a new TT100 GP Radial for the retro look (but with loads of tyre tech)

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    Dunlop will reveal its latest tyre for the growing modern retro and heritage markets at the Classic TT which begins on August 17th on the Isle of Man Mountain circuit. The Dunlop TT100 GP Radial is Dunlop’s new tyre for one of the fastest growing segments in the European motorcycle market – the retro sports…

  • EICMA 2018: Yamaha reveals raft of NEW machines for 2019. NIKEN GT. 3CT three-wheel CONCEPT. UPDATED scooters. TRICK special editions.

    EICMA 2018: Yamaha reveals raft of NEW machines for 2019. NIKEN GT. 3CT three-wheel CONCEPT. UPDATED scooters. TRICK special editions.

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    The action is well underway at EICMA in Milan, with all the major manufacturers set to unveil its new 2019 ranges over the next few days. Last night, it was Yamaha’s turn to shine – as the Japanese brand unveiled an eclectic mix of new models to the world. Of course, the headline event was…

  • Yamaha’s Yard Built XSR700’s inspired by ‘Back to the Future’. Which is your favourite?

    Yamaha’s Yard Built XSR700’s inspired by ‘Back to the Future’. Which is your favourite?

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    Yamaha unveiled six Yard Built SXR700’s at this year’s Wheels & Waves Festival – all inspired by ‘Back to the Future’.   This year, it was down to bike builders and custom shops from Miss Bikes, Ton Up Garage, Le French Atelier, Russell Motorcycles, Yamaha Klein and Ironwood Motorcycles to make their marks on the XSR700…

  • VIDEO: Yardbuilt Yamaha XSR900 with 3D printed parts

    VIDEO: Yardbuilt Yamaha XSR900 with 3D printed parts

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    Yamaha Europe has revealed its latest Yard Built custom – made by French bike builders, DAB MOTORS. Based on XSR 900, ‘The ALTER’ incorporates the latest 3D modelling and printer technology, with a range of custom parts and accessories. Clever stuff. The ALTER utilises a range of 3D printed parts – including its aluminium seat…

  • VIDEO: Avon tyres’ NEW Spirit ST rubber: Hypersports touring tyre raises the bar

    VIDEO: Avon tyres’ NEW Spirit ST rubber: Hypersports touring tyre raises the bar

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      Here’s our first look at the new Spirit ST tyre from Avon – and we’re fans already. Take a peak at the video and then read out launch-report on a variety of a bikes kitted out with the impressive hoops. You’ll like these. We do. Carl Stevens went to the world launch of the…

  • Launch ride: 2017 Yamaha TMAX DX

    Launch ride: 2017 Yamaha TMAX DX

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    Out of maybe twenty motorcyclists coming the other way, only two returned my waves. Why should they? Yamaha’s TMAX DX isn’t a ‘proper’ bike – it’s an automatic… pah; what soft biker is going to want that? And it’s got enough space under the seat for up to one full-face and one open-face lid. Or…

  • Launch report: Yamaha XSR900 Abarth

    Launch report: Yamaha XSR900 Abarth

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        “This’d be fantastic around Cadwell,” exclaimed one journo as he jumped off the XSR900 Abarth. He’s right, but it’s a shame I found it so uncomfortable on the tight twisting roads of Sardinia where we were riding it. To be fair, I was the only one who didn’t seem enamoured with the limited-edition…

  • Yard Built Heads to Turkey for a Tracker Style XSR700 by Bunker Custom Motorcycles

    Yard Built Heads to Turkey for a Tracker Style XSR700 by Bunker Custom Motorcycles

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      With spring well and truly underway Yamaha heads to Istanbul in Turkey to collaborate with a new member of the Yard Built family, Bunker Custom Motorcycles. Brothers, Can and Mert Uzer are not your typical custom bike builders. Can is a top level skateboarder with the Vans Turkey Skateboarding Team, while Mert recently gave…

  • Spain, Poland and Greece Rule the 2016 Yamaha Dealer Built Competition

    Spain, Poland and Greece Rule the 2016 Yamaha Dealer Built Competition

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    On Thursday 31st March the second edition of the Yamaha Dealer Built competition came to a close after an impressive round of voting. Over 22,000 votes were cast for builds from across Europe, as custom bike fans got online to register their appreciation and deliver three category winners; Spain’s Eduardo Castro Motors in the Mono/…

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