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Yamaha MotoGP Garage Tour - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Access to the garage areas of MotoGP teams is limited to say the least, and all but the highest-level passes will leave you trying to get a glimpse from afar while the mechanics diligently work on the bikes throughout the weekend. Good fortune was with us, however. Yamaha was kind enough to give us access to its garage so we could take a closer look at the inner-workings of a MotoGP team.

While we couldn't spend too much time in any of the areas, we were amazed to see just how much goes into simply setting up each garage. Space is at a premium, so everything is extremely well organized. The workstations are incredibly clean, and some sections are even carpeted. Perhaps our favorite part was getting a close look at the motorcycles and their components. Each bike is a beautiful mass of carbon fiber, titanium, and CNC-machined parts. Yamaha allowed us to take photos, so you can check out the two-wheeled rides of Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, and Colin Edwards for yourselves in the high-res gallery below.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes I agree, Found a cool site with great paintings of these Moto GP bikes,

      and amazing racing videos/clips ..

      MOTOGPPAINT.COM

      • 6 Years Ago
      Well! we didnt win but at least the Doctor is first on the chart!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      aaaah! beautiful art.

      the last true motorsport left now days..a race NOT decided by a pit crew.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rossi:) the Dr. will pass you now! Or maybe in the corkscrew to really unnerve you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks guys! Looking forward to the action later today...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love me some Yamaha.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why can't they make the Yamaha R1 or R6 look like this (but with headlights)--Yamaha street bike designs look so weird goofy and alien compared to Ducati. Their MotoGP bikes look so much prettier.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes I agree, Found a cool site with great paintings of these Moto GP bikes
        MOTOGPPAINT.COM