Archive for the ‘Yamaha’ Category

14

Jun

2017

Yamaha today unveiled their all-new electric start YZ450F, featuring the world’s first smartphone tuning app on a production motocross bike. Powered by a new reverse-head engine, this completely restyled YZ450F gives Yamaha riders the power to discover their real potential. Equipped with the latest cutting edge technology, and delivering outstanding engine power and agile chassis performance, the new YZ450F represents the start of a whole new era of advanced racing technology in which the rider feels at one with their machine, and where trackside fine-tuning can be done quickly and easily using the touch screen of a smartphone, with the Yamaha Power tuner app. The YZ450F also sports a new, redesigned engine, slimline bodywork and a lightweight electric start.

Yamaha also unveiled two limited edition WR450F and WR250F EnduroGP models to complement the company’s current off road competition line up. These specially-developed enduro race bikes are inspired by the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team factory machine, that took Loïc Larrieu to 3rd overall in the 2016 E2 World Enduro Championship, and secured an EnduroGP class victory at the 2017 EnduroGP of Italy. Based on Yamaha’s standard WR models, these limited edition bikes include a number of exclusive upgrades (Akrapovic slip-on muffler, graphics kit, optimised ECU mapping and Acerbis tri-fit handguards).

For further details and availability on any of these bikes, please get in touch with the Fowlers Off-Road Team on 0117 977 0466, or contact us here.

24

Feb

2017

The Yamaha YBR125 has been the gold standard in commuter motorbikes since its introduction in 2005. Reliable, economical to run, with a low seat height to accommodate all riders – a success around the world. Today Yamaha have announced its successor, to bring the trusty machine into 2017 – the YS125.

The front cowl has been redesigned, as has the seat, and the half-fairings given a facelift too. The instrument cluster has been brought up-to-date, with a digital LCD display now showing the rider all they need to know. A new Unified Braking System (UBS) means braking is smooth and controlled, and the engine has been refined to Euro 4 emissions standards too. Available in red, black and white, there’s a YS125 for every taste!

For more information, see Yamaha’s website, or give our Scooter and Commuter Department a call on 0117 977 0466.

11

Nov

2016

EICMA (Esposizione Mondiale del Motociclismo) in Milan this week has been busy as ever! With lots of new bikes announced, we bring you a round-up of the new models and updates from the “big three” manufacturers.

 

Suzuki

Suzuki have introduced two new bikes based on their 250cc engine – a V-Strom and a GSX.

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Both bikes will run an engine producing just under 25bhp horsepower, and share many component parts. ABS will also be standard, and both models are estimated to weigh in under 190kgs. The V-Strom joins a new line-up of smaller-cc adventure bikes coming out next year, while the GSX-250R joins the existing Inazuma line-up as a more stylish and enjoyable commuter.

Suzuki have also released an updated version of the Burgman 400, featuring an updated bodywork design (sleeker than the previous version, with foot cutouts for a more stable feel and a newer windshield design), and the usual creature comforts such as a comfy seat and 12v socket.

A naked version of their just-announced GSX-R125, the GSX125, has also been announced. At just 133kgs, it’s super-light and ideally placed as a rival to Yamaha’s YBR and Honda’s CB.

 

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Honda

Honda have released quite a few new updates at EICMA, following on from a host at Intermot just a few weeks ago. The most noted being the street version of their Fireblade, the CBR1000RR.

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The entry-level Fireblade sports 9-level traction control, non-semi active suspension, three rider modes and a full colour TFT dash. The CBR1000RR is slightly lighter, at 196kg. 90% of the new model is redesigned and improved for 2017 – we can’t wait to get one in the showroom!

The CBR650F and CB650F have received a handful of upgrades each, including a slight improvement to their power output, now at just under 90bhp each. A larger exhaust helps them both breathe a little easier, and the front fairings have been made more aerodynamic.

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Honda have also released more details about the X-ADV off-road scooter – a fantastic mix of scooter convenience, now with the added capability of large spoked tyres, an upright riding position and large adjustable screen. 21L of space under the seat and enough power from the NC-derived 750cc engine make this a curious machine, but one that has a lot of potential!

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For fans of off-road style while riding on tarmac, two new treats are in store: the CRF250L and CRF250 Rally. The L is a lightly-updated version of the current model, but the Rally is a new beast, inspired by Dakar machines and taking a few cues from the HRC CRF450, such as the screen and exhaust shield. Both bikes achieve just over 24bhp, and feature ABS and a digital dash, while coming in-line with Euro4 emissions standards.

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Honda’s scooter range hasn’t been neglected either – the Forza 125 and SH 125 have both received upgrades. The SH 125 can now fit a full-face helmet under its seat, and Combined Braking has been added to its long list of features for the commuter. The Forza 125 benefits from a styling upgrade to its bodywork, as well as new LED running lights. New Idling Stop technology has been added, as well as Honda’s Smart Key features. The ever-popular and stylish MXS125 has also received minor upgrades, in the form of ABS and Euro4 compliance.

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Yamaha

 

Yamaha have been busy this year already, releasing a variety of new machines into its stable at Intermot earlier in the year. At EICMA they have added to two favourites, at either end of the spectrum!

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The XSR900 is already a favourite with the retro crowd, but a new Abarth edition is sure to get heads turning. This 113bhp beast features drop handlebars and a front half-cowl, making it a sure contender for one of this year’s best-looking models. A full Akrapovic exhaust system, in addition to a custom suede seat, ABS and an Assist & Slipper clutch tick all the boxes too.

Yamaha has lead the way in sports scooting for years with the T-Max, and now the 530 receives a few upgrades for 2017 to bring it up-to-date with the most advanced motorbikes too. Three models will be released, the SX and DX adding to the standard scoot. The bodywork is sharper, sleeker, and the T-Max’s technology has also been updated, with an inbuilt tracker and traction control being offered.

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19

Oct

2016

Three of the best from Yamaha!

Once again Yamaha has scooped up awards in three classes in the prestigious annual MCN awards announced today. The MT-10, new this May, has been massively popular and was announced the winner of the MCN Naked Unlimited class for 2016. The MT-07, a middleweight all-round naked machine that has proved popular and versatile this year, has also won the title for MCN Naked Middleweight. Having been voted MCN Bike of the Year in 2014 following its launch, we wonder what 2017 has in store for this bike. Finally, the All-Rounder title has been scooped by the Tracer 900 for the second year running.

Yamaha MCN Awards

 

MCN said about the award winning machines:

 

MT-10: “Yamaha have created something very special with the MT-10, and it’s a worthy winner.”
MT-07: “Fun, funky and fabulous value, the MT-07 is a naked hero.”
Tracer 900: “Yamaha has created a comfortable, fun and characterful bike for almost every situation.”

Keen on one of these winners for yourself? Give our sales team a call on 0117 977 0466 or email sales@fowlers.co.uk.

 

13

Oct

2016

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 announced!

By Charlotte Davis

Yamaha have finally revealed the expected new YZF-R6 today, and isn’t it a beauty? With a redesigned front fairing, featuring slim, aggressive LED headlights and a sculpted tail reminiscent of the R1, Yamaha have finally updated the R6’s look in line with the rest of their Supersports line-up.

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Available in Race Blu and Tech Black, the bike’s electronics and engine have also received an upgrade, with adjustable 6-position traction control, YCC-T, YCC-I, ABS and Drive Mode all as standard. The chassis now has a lighter magnesium rear subframe, and the front forks are 43mm instead of the 41mm of the 2016 model. The 599cc parallel-4 engine seems to be the same as the 2016 R6, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

This upgrade certainly looks the part – will we see a similar upgrade to the YZF-R125 in future? Only time will tell!

4

Oct

2016

Yamaha have joined other manufacturers today in updating their model range at Intermot, as well as releasing a new model to the UK market.

 

New MT-10 SP

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Yamaha’s MT-10 has received an upgrade at Intermot, incorporating features from the YZF-R1M to create the new SP. Featuring Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation and a paintjob unique to the SP, a striking silver/blue/carbon, it’s a strong contender for the most-wanted super-naked of 2017.

 

MT-09

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The MT-09 was introduced in 2013 and was a massive hit – 2017’s update is more than just cosmetic. While the headlights mirror those of the popular MT-10, the updated rear end also sets the newer model apart. The floating rear hugger adds a distinctive look, in addition to new running lights in the sharp new headlight unit.

Yamaha’s Assist & Slip (A&S) clutch and Quick Shift System (QSS) are also fitted on the new MT-09 as standard.

 

New SCR950

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Based heavily on the XV950, the SCR950 was released across the pond earlier this year, and Intermot sees it coming to the UK market too. Scrambler-inspired, with wide handlebars, spoked aluminium rims and a colour scheme reminiscent of the sports trackers of the 1980s, it’s a gorgeous new addition to the Yamaha stable. This V-twin also features a belt-drive, borrowed from the larger cruiser-style XV. Available in red and black, keep an eye out for it at Fowlers in 2017!

 

19

Apr

2016

In 2008 David Cameron (not the Prime Minister) was diagnosed with Advanced Prostate Cancer. His life expectancy at the time was thought to be between 18 months and 3 years.

However, thanks to the magnificent support he received from the Oncology and Urology Departments at the Royal United Hospital Bath (RUH Bath) and the continuing development of new treatments funded, in part, by Cancer Research UK, David is still here – and relatively fit and well!

On 8th June 2016 David is setting off from the Royal United Hospital Bath. He is taking his 1998 Yamaha TDM 850 and heading on a journey and riding the long way round the British Coast in order to raise money for Forever Friends (the charity for RUH Bath) and Cancer Research UK.

His trip is estimated to take around 3 or 4 weeks.

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David picking up his free jacket from Fowlers

Fowlers of Bristol is proud to sponsor David’s journey by supplying his first tank of fuel, clothing and servicing. We wish him the best of luck!

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