Limited Edition Razgatlıoğlu Replica R1
A few weeks ago, Yamaha showed off a really trick R1 that they’d built for Valentino Rossi, to celebrate everything he’d done for Yamaha during his MotoGP career. And I’ll admit, I got a bit shirty about it. They’d built an absolutely incredible sounding track bike, but they weren’t... Read more
Yamaha gift Rossi R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute
Some people get a watch when they retire. Not Vale. He’s probably already got a cupboard full of watches. No, Yamaha were never going to get away with that. Instead, to celebrate the years and years the nine-time world champ spent at the pinnacle of the sport, and the... Read more
2022 Yamaha MT-10 SP
A couple of weeks ago, Yamaha announced that the MT-10 has had a fairly heavy going over with more top-end power as well as extra mid-range boost; all thanks to a whole host of engine updates. The standard MT-10 is faster, sharper and tech-ier. As is the 2022 Yamaha... Read more
Yamaha R6 Race and R6 GYTR
Last year I got all excited because I thought Yamaha were releasing a race/trackday version of the R6. In actual fact, what it was, was a completely standard R6, but without a V5 (registration document). They’ve just released the news though, that in 2022, you will be able to... Read more
Yamaha TMAX Tech MAX
The TMAX is more than just a scooter. It’s a twin cylinder, 560cc, ‘sports scooter’, that, according to Yamaha, brought the scooter and motorcycle worlds together for the very first time back in 2001 when the first version was released. Now, the Yamaha TMAX Tech Max, their eighth generation... Read more
2022 Yamaha MT-10 | Wheelie Machine
Yamaha say the MT-10 is the undisputed king of their hyper naked range. But if you ask me, or anyone else that’s ever ridden one, they’ll tell you it’s the undisputed king of wheelies. It’s a bike that everyone can pull wheelies on. Even if you can’t really wheelie,... Read more
2022 Yamaha XSR900 | Faster Son
Yamaha’s XSR Sport Heritage range is like no other, if Yamaha’s latest press release is to be believed. Why? Because each model pays tribute to an iconic Yamaha of the past. True; no other manufacturers’ ‘heritage’ range pays tribute to iconic Yamahas of the past.  But they wouldn’t, would... Read more
Fabio Quartararo | MotoGP World Champion
After qualifying down in fifteenth, nobody really expected Fabio Quartararo to walk away from Misano as the MotoGP World Champion. But he did. Because when Pecco Bagnaia lobbed his Factory Ducati at the tyre wall, at the same left hander that caught out so many riders over the weekend,... Read more
A big step for baby (Darryn) Binder
Yesterday afternoon, Yamaha announced that South African Moto3 star, and little brother of Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Darryn Binder, will be racing a Yamaha MotoGP bike in 2022. He’ll be partnering Andrea Dovizioso in the rebranded RNF MotoGP Team, Yamaha’s satellite squad. Had Darryn spent the... Read more
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