Quiz Toseland via FacebookTue, 09 Feb 2010
THE YAMAHA WSB squad have opened an online Q+A session through social networking website Facebook, where fans can put questions to former two-time World Superbike Champion James Toseland. So now's your chance to get in there and quiz JT over anything you like - within reason. You've until Thursday 11th Feb to register you questions online.
Removable baffle exhaust for latest Yamaha R1Tue, 02 Feb 2010
GRAND PRIX Evolutions has released a series of handmade exhaust silencers for the latest Yamaha R1. Each silencer has a circlip retained db reducer and a removable in line baffle. This unique set up gives more versatility than any other exhaust brand on the market.
Hilarious Lorenzo sidecar spoofTue, 12 Jan 2010
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 2009Thu, 31 Dec 2009
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
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
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 HealthTue, 08 Dec 2009
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
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 stageMon, 30 Nov 2009
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
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.