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Hilarious Lorenzo sidecar spoof

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0800

CHECK OUT this cracking bit of video starring Spanish MotoGP sensation Jorge Lorenzo out and about on his scooter outfit on the streets of Barcelona. Watch as the Fiat Yamaha man negotiates rush-hour traffic, suffers numerous breakdowns and gets pulled over by the Spanish cops. Great to know these lads can have a laugh too, eh?

Top Motorcycle News of 2009

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

The year is coming to a close so let’s take a look back at the top stories of 2009 in the world of motorcycles after the jump. Buell Motorcycles Shut Down Harley-Davidson made the shocking announcement Oct. 15 it would discontinue Buell Motorcycles.

Kenny Roberts Return to the Indy Mile [video]

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

In a year that saw Yamaha riders James Stewart, Valentino Rossi, and Ben Spies capture the perfect “trifecta” of World Championships, perhaps one of the most memorable moments for race fans around the world, was “King” Kenny Roberts’ return ride at the infamous Indy Mile in late August. As a year end surprise, Yamaha is pleased to offer race fans around the world a video of this monumental occasion. The video features both archival footage from Kenny’s victory in 1975 as well as the events surrounding this recent monumental motorcycling event.

Fiat Yamaha Team Interviews [video]

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Fiat has released a series of interviews with Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and other members of the World Champion Fiat Yamaha MotoGP team. The interviews were conducted after the post-season testing in November but the interviews were recently released with English subtitles. Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Custom R1 for Riders for Health

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

This R1 will be auctioned in 2010 to raise money for Riders for Health. The bike was donated by Yamaha and the paintjob was designed by Aldo Drudi - the guy behind Rossi's helmet designs. See the similarity?!

2009 Carole Nash International Motorcycle & Scooter Show [video]

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

NEC Birmingham 2009 – The bikes, the babes, the kit and the people. Raptors & Rockets present the 2009 Carole Nash international motorcycle & scooter show from Birmingham, UK. Check out the video highlight list and Tor Sagen’s video walk through from the 2009 NEC show.

Video: Barry Sheene's 500 stroker on the Visordown stage

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800

We've got a real treat for you on the Visordown stage at the NEC Bike Show. It's the ridiculously gorgeous Akai Yamaha, ridden by Barry Sheene and now owned by Chris Wilson. Niall Mackenzie and Jamie Whitham fire it up 3 times a day, just before one of our feature shows.

And in my front room this evening...

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800

NO IT'S NOT an illusion: you're looking at the 1981 Yamaha OW53, ridden by double World Champion Barry Sheene in the first three rounds of the '81 500GP championship. The bike's owner, aircraft engineering entrepreneur Chris Wilson, has lent the £100,000 GP machine to Visordown for our stand at this year's NEC Motorcycle Show - 27th November to 6th December 2009. Sheene raced the bike in the 1981 championship, where he finished fourth at Salzburgring, sixth at Hockenheim and third at Monza.

You Know the Economy is Hurting Manufacturers When…

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Yamaha Motor Co. announced Monday that it is cutting the ringers from its company rugby team. The Yamaha Jubilo rugby club competes in the Top League, the highest level Japanese Rugby Football Union pro league.  The team currently sits fifth out of 14 teams with a 3-2-2 record with a roster of 17 professional players including nine non-Japanese imports.

Best Helmet Designs from the 2009 MotoGP Season

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Unlike with most athletes, motorcycle racers’ faces remain hidden during competition. Except for promotional events or pre- and post-race interviews, the faces of our racing heroes are shielded under protective helmets with tinted visors. You don’t see the same human emotion in their faces like you can when soccer players score a goal or baseball players hit a home run.