Yamaha MT-09SP

Yamaha adds MT-09SP, updates MT-07

Yamaha has unveiled updates for its popular Masters of Torque MT-07 and introduced an MT-09SP edition (pictured above). The bikes were unveiled ahead of today’s ECIMA motorcycle show in Milan, along with a Tenere prototype and Super Tenere Raid Edition. It also follows MT-09SP edition Launched in 2013, the MT-09 has been a huge success …

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Yamaha branching out from bikes

Yamaha Motor seems to be branching out from motorcycles and scooters with the addition of a leaning three- and four-wheelers and even a pick-up truck! On the Japanese manufacturer’s stand at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday was this electric-powered pick-up truck called the Cross Hub Concept. It isn’t their first foray into four wheels. They have developed …

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2016 Yamaha XSR900 award

Yamaha recalls triples over loose bars

Yamaha is issuing a worldwide recall on several three-cylinder models over an issue with the lower handlebar possibly becoming loose. The stud bolt threads might not have enough thread-locking agent applied to them due to the lower handlebar being improperly painted. If the handlebar is struck hard enough, the paint on the handlebar holder might …

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2016 Yamaha XSR900

2016 Yamaha XSR900 road test

I had seen plenty of photos of the Yamaha XSR900 prior to riding it – who wouldn’t be curious about the new toy they’ve been given for a week? However, that didn’t quite prepare me for its striking looks in person. It appeared more shapely and interestingly, better designed than I’d anticipated. The design of …

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Best new motorcycle models of 2015

It’s been another great year for new motorcycle models and 2016 will be even bigger, pointing to a worldwide resurgence in our favourite pastime. In 2015, we welcomed more hi-tech additions that make riding faster and safer at the same time, plus stayed in touch with our past thanks to retro models. We also went …

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Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Tour with Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

The Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is basically an MT-09 naked bike with a swag of accessories that turn it into a tourer worthy of our wide, brown land. It comes standard with hard panniers, adjustable seat, three-position windscreen, centre stand, hand guards, three engine modes, traction control, ABS, sporty fairing and larger fuel tank for $14,999. That’s a whole …

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