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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!