After a winter of development before the 2010 World Superbike season, the official Yamaha YZF-R1 entries pumped out an impressive 228bhp at the crank at a giddy 15,000 revs. The Yamaha R1 also featured a much nicer engine character compared to 2009, and a cleaner power band.
Euro VFR1200F First Ride
The new 2010 Honda VFR1200F (Honda V4) has created total waves of publicity and interest since the first VFR1200F pictures and videos. And our colleagues at Motoblog.it have got their hands on the first ever Honda VFR1200F test ride in Europe to see just what all the hype is about.
I fired up the all-new Yamaha R1 with great expectations. Those expectations were just improved upon after my first laps and that’s not often. The new R1 sounds like a proper motorcycle and it snarls like an angry dog matching what my brain thinks 182 horsepower should sound like!
Baylisstic 1198 S
The new Ducati 1198 is the most evident example of the philosophy Ducati adheres to in distributing racing technology to us. At the fantastic new Portimao circuit, Ducati also shared another jewel with us in Troy Bayliss showing the way around the track. That’s not everyday stuff, and neither is the Ducati 1198 S.
Josh Hayes was a late addition to the No. 13 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 team for this weekend’s AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT 8 Hours At Daytona but that didn’t stop the top AMA Pro American Superbike rider from winning the overall and GT1 class pole Friday for tomorrow’s eight-hour endurance race.Hayes, who will co-ride the No. 13 with Jeff Wood and regular team riders Dane Westby and Dustin Meador, turned a top qualifying lap time of 1:53.367 (112.731 mph) just minutes before a heavy rain shower forced an early end to the scheduled two hour session just past the one hour mark.
Yamaha rider Leon Camier has added another championship title to Yamaha’s 2009 collection. A win in the first race of the British Superbike Championship at Silverstone yesterday gave Camier his 17th victory of the season and enough points to take the championship title.
Rossi-Fiat Limited Edition
Moto journalists and consumers agree that once you hear the growl of the Yamaha YZF-R1, it is clear that this motorcycle is unlike anything before. Winning on the World Superbike racing circuit and in the motorcycle press, the Yamaha R1 was chosen for the Ultimate Motorcycling Design Awards for its MotoGP – inspired engine and chassis technology and its luxurious fit and finish.
Racing the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 model for the first time today, Mladin dropped back to fourth on the opening lap after starting from pole on the No. 7 Makita/Rockstar Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000. However, he quickly began working his way back toward the front, and claimed the lead from Ben Bostrom’s No. 2 Yamaha R1 on Lap 6 of the 21-lap race.
Yamaha R1 LE
Liter-sized superbikes have been measured in recent years by the standards of Yamaha’s awe-inspiring R1. Fast and supremely capable, the Graves Motorsports-fettled machine continues to dominate the AMA Superstock class with only minimal upgrades. Yamaha has now seen fit to produce a special, limited-edition (LE) version of the bike that is packed with premium components.