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Valentino Rossi Works at the Yamaha Offices when not Winning Everything

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Yamaha Motor Europe has recently posted up on YouTube a delightful video about their riders.  Their secret for being so good at what they do is that they totally immerse themselves in Yamaha by working at the Yamaha offices. Hilarity ensues. James Toseland works the mail room, while Colin Edwards does security, quoting Eric Cartman from a 10 year-old-South Park episode.  Jorge Lorenzo is washing windows and Valentino Rossi is working the front desk.

$8,000 Custom ATV up for Grabs at ATV.com

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Our sister site, ATV.com, is ready to give away the Yamaha Raptor ATV they’ve been customizing over the last few weeks. They took a base Yamaha Raptor 250 valued at $4,499.00 and modified it into an $8,000 beast!  Why they just don’t keep it in the office to use for coffee runs is beyond me. They’ve slapped on new air filters, mufflers, new alloy wheels, new tires, front bumper and grab bar, skid plates, nerf bars, new grips, new seat cover, new plastics, and more!

Top 10 Best Sportbikes of 2009

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Since it’s inception Motorcycle.com Specs has been the best place for bikers and enthusiasts (like you) to voice their opinions; there has been a lot to spout-off about too! Over 528 Motorcycle models have been updated for you to review in 2009 alone. It’s great to see what the Motorcycle Community has to say about the bikes they ride.

Yamalube Motor Oil Video is Educational, British, and Brainwashing

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Yamaha Motor Europe have just posted a new video up on Youtube about their Yamalube motor oil and why you should use it on your Yamaha products.  They are pretty damn convincing or very good at brainwashing! The video is pretty educational, explaining how motorcycle engines and car engines are very different, what a motorcycle engine really needs, and why Yamalube is very well suited for the job. Various graphs, charts, shots of scientists making oil, and the accented British narrator have further convinced me that I need to get Yamalube and perhaps even be adding it into my morning bowl of cereal.

Community Tip: How-to Completely Remove the Air Induction System on a Yamaha

Fri, 22 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Alright, maybe this isn’t for everyone, but I thought it was obscure enough to warrant some interest to any motorcyclist. TEZZMIN, a senior member over at the R6MessageNet forums, has posted a nice How-To on removing an ’03-’04 Yamaha R6 ‘s Air Induction System. What does the AIS do?

Pikes Peak 87th Annual International Hill Climb [pics and video]

Fri, 15 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Named after a man by the name of Zebulon Pike, an explorer who led an expedition to the area in 1806, Pikes Peak is home to the second oldest motorsports race in America second only to the Indianapolis 500. First completed in 1916, this year marks the 87th running of the “Race to the Clouds.” If the math doesn’t add up, this is because there were several years that the event did not run over the course of its 93 year history. The 12.4 mile trek up the mountain consists of 156 treacherous turns to an elevation of 14,110 feet.

Fully Modified Yamaha ATV Giveaway is Easy and Educational!

Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Our sister site, ATV.com, has started up a contest to give away a Fully Modified Yamaha Raptor 250.  The 3 easy steps are: Signing up for the contest Follow along on ATV.com with the articles on the modified build of the Raptor 250 Take a survey at the end of it all to enter and win. I did some research into the Raptor 250 to see what it’s all about: BASE MSRP is $4,499.00 but the one they are giving away is fully modified AND you get riding gear! You, the readers, gave it 4 1/2 and 5 star ratings in everything.

Yamaha XJ Series: New Online Campaign [Pics and Video]

Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Yamaha Motor Europe has just posted a video up on YouTube to promote their new XJ-Series bikes.  The XJ6 and the XJ6 Diversion. And the XJ6 Diversion: Virtually every feature on this attractive new 600 has been designed to ensure that the new XJ6 Diversion delivers all of the style, fun and ease of use that today’s middleweight rider is looking for. Its newly-developed 600 cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke inline 4-cylinder engine has been designed to deliver a smooth band of easy-to-handle power, making the XJ6 Diversion an ideal machine for new and experienced riders.

Losail Circuit: Track Facts

Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0700

This year’s MotoGP is back in the swing of things for the 2009 calendar. We’ll be keeping up with the latest race news on Motorcycle.com (See: MotoGP: 2009 Motegi Preview).  While you’re here, check out a few details and a video of the Losail Circuit.  Enjoy. Track map Lap Video Jeffery de Vries drives a 2007 Yamaha R1 at Losail Circuit.

Yamaha to Cut Motorcycle Production in 2009

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0800

With mounting inventories coupled with a drop in demand, Yamaha will be cutting its motorcycle production in Japan by 24 percent this year or to about 260,000 total units; one newspaper reported this would be a 40-year low for the manufacture. Yamaha plans to cut production for motorcycles and other products by 30 percent in the Americas, 20 percent in Europe but will maintain production levels in Asia where demand has not dropped off. The company is forecasting its group sales to fall 22 percent with an operating loss of about $300 million.