Valentino Rossi opened the 2015 season of MotoGP with a spectacular victory at the Grand Prix of Qatar. The 36-year old Movistar Yamaha rider lifted his 109th Grand Prix trophy earlier this week at the Losail by trouncing Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.
Yamaha has unveiled its official motorcycle for the 2015 season of the FIM World Endurance Championship. Having won the last year’s WEC title, the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Racing team will attempt to maintain its supremacy in the 2015 season, with the help of the all-new YZF-R1 motorcycle.
Slovenian exhaust specialist Akrapovic has unveiled a new exhaust system for the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1. Inspired by the Japanese manufacturer’s YZR-M1 MotoGP prototypes, the system not only offers a throatier sound track, but increases the superbike’s performance too.
Last month, Yamaha lifted the wraps off its new litre-class superbikes, the YZF-R1 and the YZF-R1M, at the 2014 EICMA Show in Milan, Italy. While both these motorcycles have already gone on sale in Europe and America, rumour mills suggest that Yamaha India will start accepting bookings for the road-legal R1 sometime around March, next year and deliveries will commence in May.
The 2015 Yamaha R1 was officially unveiled by Yamaha MotoGP riders, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, at a press conference in Milan, Italy, yesterday. As expected, the new R1 is radically different than its predecessor and is a giant step forward for the Japanese manufacturer. The new R1 is powered by a revised version of the crossplane crank four-cylinder engine, christened CP4, which is capable of pumping out in excess of 200hp, without ram-air induction. Like the Kawasaki Ninja H2, the Yamaha R1 will also be available in two variants – a road-legal version and a highly souped-up track-only version. Check out the detailed picture gallery of the new road-legal Yamaha R1.
Yamaha has officially lifted the wraps off its highly anticipated litre-class sportsbike, the 2015 R1. The new R1 was unveiled by Yamaha MotoGP riders, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, at a press conference in Milan, Italy, yesterday, just a few hours after images of the motorcycle were leaked online. The new R1 looks nothing like its predecessor and seems to be a quantum leap for the Japanese manufacturer. It will make its maiden appearance at the EICMA Show in Milan, in the next few hours.
Yamaha, as we know, is testing the all-new 2015 R1 for quite some time now. Reports on the initial prototype models first surfaced earlier during the year. The litre-class model has been caught testing this time at the Eastern Creek International Speedway in Sydney, Australia.
India Yamaha Motor has recalled their flagship bike, the YZF-R1 for lead coupler defect issue. The company announced that there is a defect in leader coupler that will result to headlight overheating and melting. This may lead into a potential short circuit affecting the motorcycles’ electronics.
Launched back in 2008, the Yamaha R125 has successfully proved to be an ideal base to start on for super-sport riding. Thanks to its striking design, impressive power-train and an aggressively sporty frame, the R125 has been the choice of many in the 125cc sportsbike category.
Indian round of the World Superbike Championship that was scheduled to take place on November 17 at Buddh International Circuit later this year has been cancelled. This is the second blow to Indian motorsport enthusiast in span of few days. First one when earlier this month Formula 1 boss Ecclestone announced that the 2014 Indian GP will be replaced by Russia.