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    Video: Watch this rolling cliché of motorcycle drifting, stunting, fast cars and hot models
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    If you film it, they will watch. Apparently, a video featuring a heavily modified Graves Motorsports Yamaha R1 ridden by stunt rider Bill Dixon isn't enough of a draw to attract the easily wandering eyes of the YouTube crowd. So, in addition to the blacked-out bike, which Dixon describes as "the ...

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    Video: James Stewart and Red Bull hit the Motocross track in slow-mo
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    Following up on the two-wheeled slow-motion theme in 2012, Red Bull is highlighting two-time motocross champion James Stewart and his factory Yamaha race bike. We've already seen a couple of Honda-mounted MotoGP riders at 1,000 frames per second, so it only seems appropriate to see what super ...

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    Tokyo: Yamaha Y125 Moegi is an elegant cruiser [w/video]
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    Call us jaded, but these days, there are few vehicles at the average auto show that can stop us in our tracks. Yamaha has proven there's still something to get excited about on the show floor with its Y125 Moegi. The design study has all of the grace and elegance of a bicycle with the all ...

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    Video: "It's Better in the Wind" short film is a beautiful ode to two wheels
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    Winter is right around the corner, and if you own a motorcycle and live in a part of the country that endures freezing temperatures, rain and snow this time of year, you're likely also staring at a long, painful stint out of the saddle. The good news is that time keeps on slipping into the ...

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    Video: Yamaha calls on big-name talent for Vmax Hyper Modified project
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    We won't be strolling the aisles of this year's EICMA show in Milan, and that's nothing short of a crying shame. There's going to be a wide selection of fantastic machines on display, including a very interesting project built on the bones of the Yamaha Vmax. Yamaha Europe has released a teaser ...

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    Video: Aussie racer objects to track conditions by... taking over?
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    The man pictured above is Phil Ward. He is a former pro Touring Car driver who was inspired by the American Legends and started the Aussie Racing Cars series. These are scaled-down imitations of popular racecars found in the V8 Supercars series, powered by turbocharged 1.2-liter twin-cam Yamaha ...

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    Rumormill: Yamaha Tesseract four-wheeled motorcycle in development? [w/video]
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    The Yamaha Tesseract from the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show is still one of our favorite concept vehicles ever created... both for the sheer lunacy of its appearance and ingeniousness of its design. If you happen to agree with our judgement, we have some good news: recent patent filings indicate that ...

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    Yamaha unveils Power Beam damper to control motorcycle frame flex
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    Yamaha has introduced a new product aimed at dampening frame flex in motorcycles and scooters. All two-wheeled machines experience varying levels of deflection under hard riding, and while excess flex can give the impression of an unsettled machine, too little can numb the bike's handing at the ...

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    Fiat and Yamaha officially part ways for 2011 MotoGP season
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    All good things must come to an end. Although the Fiat-Yamaha MotoGP collaboration has seemingly brought a great deal of success to both manufacturers since Fiat's sponsorship of the Yamaha team first began in 2007, the time has come for the two outfits to go their separate ways. The biggest ...

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    Yamaha and Hermès mix business with leather for special VMax
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    Yamaha VMax by Hermès – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Anyone who's anyone knows that motorcycles and leather go together like gin and tonic. But usually the leather's on the rider. Yamaha evidently figured it was time to turn that particular convention on its head, and ...

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    MotoGP 2010 Sepang: A tale of two champions [Spoilers]
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    Starting from pole position certainly has its advantages in GP racing, especially if you take to the track with the goal of potentially clinching your first World Championship and playing it safe is the name of the game. Just the opposite would be true when staring from the second row, entering ...

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    Video: Moscow motorcyclist's crazy high-speed commute
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    Morning commute in Russia on a Yamaha R1 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Driving to work in the morning can be a tedious and annoying affair. At least, we imagine it is, since we are chained to the wall of a basement staring at a computer screen for 23.5 hours per day. One ...

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    MotoGP 2010: Aragon adds fuel to the comeback fire [SPOILERS]
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    With racing action returning to Spain and the top two contenders being Spanish natives, MotoGP Aragon certainly became a highly competitive forum not only for the championship race, but also for bragging rights at stake in front of the home-country fans. For Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, added ...

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    Ben Spies moves to Yamaha MotoGP Factory Team
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    Shocking, we know. What's been called the second-worst kept secret in MotoGP has officially been confirmed. MotoGP rookie and current World Superbike champion Ben Spies (shown at right, with Yamaha's Lin Jarvis) will be saddling up with the factory Yamaha crew starting next year. Rumors to that ...

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    MotoGP 2010 USA: Live action from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca [Spoilers]
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    MotoGP action from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're live from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, and we just witnessed some awesome racing action. Well, awesome for some riders, less so for others. For instance, we're ...

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    MotoGP 2010: Qualifying in pictures, Lorenzo on the State of Yamaha
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    Jorge Lorenzo at the 2010 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're live from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix this weekend, and we've just finished unloading our memory cards after MotoGP qualifying. Let's ...

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    Ford hints at 400-HP Taurus SHO and more during annual convention
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    2010 Ford Taurus SHO Convention highlights – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Blue Oval execs rolled out the red carpet for Taurus SHO owners last week in Dearborn, MI to welcome 100 privately owned examples and many more enthusiasts to town for the 19th annual national Taurus SHO ...

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    Writing on the Wall: Yamaha raising funds for alternative engine development
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    Yamaha Gen-Ryu concept bike
    In traditional Yamaha fashion, the company announced a move that may finally allow it to stake a claim as the first big player in the breakout electric motorcycle category. By putting the For Sale Sign on 63.25 million corporate stock shares, the tuning fork company ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO-under-glass engine swap [w/videos]
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    1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO conversion – Click above for high-res image gallery.
    Strap yourself in, kids – we're in for a whole new fresh batch of awesome. In the world of motor swaps, the Chevrolet 350 will slide its way into anything with four wheels (and some with just two). The ...

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    Rossi and Stoner agree on one thing: Champs call for earlier start in Qatar
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    Few duos in history have offered up more raw two-wheeled entertainment than that of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi. Up to this point we are only sure that they ever agreed on one topic, that is, who should pass the checkered flag first. Each man would resoundingly agree that they, ...

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