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Yamaha's 'Big Bang' R1 explodes on to street

Four-cylinder racing motorcycles with irregular firing intervals don't spin their rear wheels as easily as conventional engines - but how would the 'Big Bang' effect translate to the street? DAVE ABRAHAMS found out.

15 June 2009 | Bikes

'09 Yamaha R1 - just what The Doctor ordered

Yamaha took a bit of a gamble launching its 2009 R1 superbike in South Africa a day after the opening round of the 2009 World Superbike championship, says Johannesburg correspondent DENIS DROPPA.

8 March 2009 | Bikes

FIRST RIDE: We take Yamaha's new V to the Max

It's difficult to form a riding impression of a new bike in only 12 seconds - especially 12 noisy, very intense seconds on a drag strip. DAVE ABRAHAMS dumps the clutch on Yamaha's latest musclebike.

10 December 2008 | Bikes

MotoGP riders present 2009 Yamaha R1

Yamaha's 2009 YZF-R1 sports flagship made its world debut this week in a glittering presentation in front of 3000 Yamaha US dealers at the famous Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

10 September 2008 | Bikes

Yamaha R6 - the best just got better

Phakisa near Welkom was designed for Grand Prix motorcycle racing, which is why Yamaha launched the even more track-orientated 2008 R6 on its glorious twists and turns.

28 February 2008 | Bikes

2008 Yamaha MX-ers have a beast within

Yamaha was the first modern maker to go mainstream with four-stroke motocross bikes. 10 years later it's still on the cutting edge of development; Dave Abrahams braved the beast

22 October 2007 | Bikes