Yamaha Launch new lightweight F175 Outboard Engine
In recent years, Yamaha has made a habit of introducing more and more innovative and advanced models to its comprehensive range of 4-stroke outboards. The 150-200hp sector is the latest power segment to benefit from this continuous programme of new technology development with the launch of Yamaha’s latest lightweight outboard.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd can today make one of the most significant partnership announcements in recent years of the MotoGP World Championship. The exceptional agreement sees TELEFONICA DE ESPAÑA, S.A joining Yamaha with its renowned Movistar brand as Title Sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team for an extensive five-year contract.
Bike it Yamaha Cosworth's Max Anstie should have been celebrating his first Grand Prix success at the end of the evening at Losail in Qatar for the very first round of the MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship. The Brit was leading both 30 minute and 2 lap motos until a mechanical problem and a stall prevented a superb finale to a maiden outing in Blue. Anstie was irrepressible on the YZ250F and made good on various claims...
Jeremy Van Horebeek captured a steady pair of fifth positions for the same ranking overall on his debut riding the works YZ450FM at the challenging Losail circuit and under the Doha desert night sky for the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The Belgian marked some effective speed across a fast and difficult track at the Grand Prix of Qatar, one week before the series heads to Thailand for round two of eighteen.
FIM Women's World Champion Kiara Fontanesi walked away from the Grand Prix of Qatar and the first fixture of six in the 2014 series with sixth position overall. The Italian was unable to challenge rival Meghan Rutledge for the win but in the wake of a heavy crash on Saturday had to be content to bag points in her pursuit of a third straight crown with her YRRD-equipped 2014 YZ250F.
Yamaha Motor Australia is ready for the challenge of the 2014 Australasian Superbike Championship with no less than four officially supported YZF-R1s ready to roll out on the grid with the Yamaha Racing Team (YRT).
Yamaha Factory Racing's Valentino Rossi has completed the second official test of the 2014 MotoGP season as the fastest rider. Rossi wrapped up the three days of riding at the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia with a fastest time of 1'59.999, one of only two riders to drop under the two minute mark after an impressive fastest lap today. Whilst still struggling to find a perfect solution to the new Bridgestone tyres...
Yamaha Factory Racing riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have completed the second of the three days of testing today that mark the second official test of the 2014 MotoGP pre-season schedule. The riders were again out at the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia, putting their 2014 YZR-M1 machines to the test as they continue to look for the optimum set up using the new 2014 Bridgestone tyres.
Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi returned to work today as the second Sepang test of the 2014 MotoGP pre-season schedule got underway in Malaysia. The riders were able to further test developments from the first Sepang session a few weeks ago along with some work on the new Bridgestone tyres.
After a brief flurry of pre-season races the Grand Prix paddock of the FIM Motocross World Championship will be in transit this week for the opening rounds of eighteen in the 2014 competition with Qatar (Losail) and Thailand (Si Racha) occurring back-to-back for second year in succession.
Six years have passed since Yamaha's factory motocross machinery led the FIM Motocross World Championship field in a distinctive blue shade but now - as the 2014 campaign prepares to launch with the Grand Prix of Qatar under the lights of Losail next week (February 28th/March 1st) - the works YZ450FM and YZ250FM motorcycles of Jeremy Van Horebeek and Christophe Charlier respectively are being shown for the first time. Yam...