Yamaha T7 Tenere

Midweight Yamaha Ténéré for tragics?

Yamaha is reportedly working on a midweight Ténéré adventure bike powered by MT-09 849cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Advrider website is reporting the midweight Yamaha would basically be a more dirt-oriented version of the MT-09 Tracer. The report is a departure to what has been expected from Yamaha after it revealed the T7 Ténéré concept (pictured …

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Honda CBR600RR

Tough new laws axe old motorcycle models

Tough new emissions laws in Europe are endangering long-running motorcycle models and the latest to be axed are Yamaha’s XJR1300 and XT660Z Tenere and Honda’s CBR600R. Euro 4 emissions regulations began in January 2016 and affect new models while existing models have until January 1 2017 to comply. These mandatory rules for all manufacturers are …

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African Motorcycle Diaries

African motorcycle adventure on TV

Fans of motorcycle travel documentaries should keep an eye out for the African Motorcycle Diaries series coming soon to the Travel Channel and other networks. Unlike Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor on their Long Way Down, this is a one-man, unsupported trip and it’s a 55,000km circumnavigation through 34 countries. African Motorcycle Diaries follows Spencer …

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PIrelli Scorpion Rally adventure tyres

Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyre review

Pirelli Scorpion Rally motorcycle tyres are made for the hard-core adventure rider. And now they have sizes for the big-bore adventure rider, as well. While they don’t have a tyre yet for the new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS, they do fit the rest of the GS range as well as bikes from such manufacturers …

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Yamaha motorcycles Stay Upright

Yamaha owners who want to sharpen their riding skills can remain true to the blue tuning fork brand at Stay Upright. National motorcycle trainers, Stay Upright, have partnered with Yamaha Motor Australia to provide  YZF-R1 and R6 sportsbikes as well as the learner-legal MT-03 street motards and Ténéré adventure bikes. The bikes join Stay Upright’s …

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