Dovizioso back in MotoGP this weekend
The season-long game of musical chairs continues in Yamaha’s MotoGP camp with the news that Andrea Dovizioso will replace Franco Morbidelli in the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team, as Morbidelli’s been promoted to the Factory squad, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team, with immediate effect. And it’s the San... Read more
Yamaha pull out of Motorcycle Live
After a year without big motorcycle shows for manufacturers, small companies and punters alike, Yamaha have just released a statement confirming they won’t be at Motorcycle Live at the Birmingham NEC in 2022. Instead, they’ll focus on presenting their 2022 line-up digitally, via their online platforms. It has, however,... Read more
The Viñales Yamaha Saga Continues
When Maverick Viñales signed for Aprilia just after the Assen round of MotoGP this year, he and Yamaha promised us they would continue with their partnership until the end of the season. They’ve now changed their minds. Maverick Viñales and Yamaha have terminated their relationship, with immediate effect. The... Read more
Maverick Viñales Signs for Aprilia
This is news that’ll come as no surprise to anyone that’s been following the ‘Maverick Viñales show’ in 2021. The rumours have been circulating for long enough, and now they’ve been confirmed; the former 125cc and Moto3 World Champ will be racing for Aprilia in 2022. He’ll be joining... Read more
Naughty Maverick Viñales Suspended
Yamaha have just released a statement announcing their factory rider Maverick Viñales has been suspended and won’t be racing at the next round of the 2021 MotoGP Championship. Why? Because he’s been a very naughty boy. The news comes a month or so after the Monster Energy Yamaha rider... Read more
Cal Crutchlow to Replace Morbidelli at British GP
After much speculation as to who would replace Franco Morbidelli at the next rounds of the MotoGP Championship, it’s been revealed. Yamaha’s official test rider Cal Crutchlow will replace the injured Morbidelli at the next three rounds. That’s the Styrian GP (Red Bull Ring), the Austrian GP (also Red... Read more
2022 Yamaha YZ125 | Two-stroke MX
If you fancy a new motocross bike, you could do what everyone else does and buy a four-stroke. Or you could keep it old school and buy yourself a shiny new two-stroke model instead. Because the notion that manufacturers aren’t developing their two-stroke models any more is a myth.... Read more
Who should stand-in for Morbidelli?
With no word on whether or not Franco Morbidelli will be fit enough for the Styria GP in a month’s time (8th August), social media is rumbling with debate on who should stand–in for Morbidelli, should he not be passed fit. The big-haired Italian underwent knee surgery after a... Read more
Maverick Viñales to leave Factory Yamaha
After a Factory Yamaha one-two at Assen it’s just been announced that Maverick Viñales will be leaving the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team at the end of 2021. Viñales, who finished runner up behind his teammate Fabio Quartararo at the Dutch TT yesterday, is said to have requested his... Read more
Gerloff to Replace Morbidelli at Assen
Can you remember as far back as Valencia last year? If you can, you’ll know the name Garrett Gerloff, whether you’re a World Superbike fan or not. Just in case you can’t, I’ll tell you what happened; the Yank stepped in to ride Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha YZR-M1, and although... Read more
Yamaha R7; Supersport reinvented?
When someone says “Supersport”, most of us think of screaming R6s, CBR 600RRs, ZX-6Rs and the like. Whether you’re riding them on the road, watching them race on the telly, or racing them yourself, 600cc Supersport bikes have been dishing out bucket-loads of excitement for as long as most... Read more
2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP
There’s an all-new MT-09 SP, and it’s got more power, less weight and a shed-load of extra tech. And to mark the occasion, Boothy’s got his hands on one and had a day of skids and wheelies… It was 2013 when the first MT-09 hit the showrooms and I... Read more