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Brad Binder KTM MotoGP 2023 Misano test

Improvements for 2023 MotoGP and a view towards the 2024 KTM RC16 race bike were on the slate at Misano today as Red Bull KTM Factory Racing continued their work, focus and presence in San Marino. When the Italian heat and sunshine had subsided late in the afternoon, Brad Binder and Jack Miller had logged the 3rd and 5th fastest lap-times respectively and totalled more than 140 laps thanks to the productive session.

For the fourth day in a row, MotoGP left plenty of dark Michelin rubber on the black Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli asphalt. The second one-day official test (the first took place at Jerez, Spain in May) was also the last outing in Europe before MotoGP embarks on Grand Prix trips to India, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia and Qatar and then the return to Valencia, Spain for the season-closer.

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Jack Miller and Brad Binder used the valuable track time to refine further their 2023 race-spec of the KTM RC16 and also try new components to potentially increase competitiveness. They also experimented with the version of the bike used by test rider Dani Pedrosa, including a new chassis concept, used in his run to 4th position in both the Saturday Sprint and Sunday Grand Prix at the Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini.

Brad Binder, 3rd: “Today we tried two different frames and both had potential and both had strong points. If we can put them together then we’ll be good! I feel pretty comfortable but you always have to be a bit careful at these tests because with so much rubber on the track many things can be great and the weaker parts can be harder to find. We also tried things with the engine and gained some more information for the factory to be able to move forward.”

Jack Miller, 5th: “We needed to work on the set-up, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for us. A busy morning and pretty happy with the progress we have made. As I’ve said all along; the bike has incredible potential, I just have to understand more how I need to adapt my riding style and take the maximum from it. There were a lot of things to try and the guys were busy until 3am building our bikes. There is a lot in the pipeline coming for future races and also next year.”

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Francesco Guidotti, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: “We had three stories with our riders in the Grand Prix and we had a busy time getting ready to move onto the next stage of the project today; with both of the factory racers trying what Dani used here as a reference bike. Everything looks very promising so far but we want more laps to understand better where we can continue to keep improving and, importantly, know what we can use in the near future and what we have to keep developing for next year.” 

Sebastian Risse, Red Bull KTM Technical Manager MotoGP: “Today we looked a lot at hardware in all areas. Mainly chassis and engine and decisions we want to take for next year. Summing up the day it was very positive and Dani and the test team have done a fantastic job to prepare for the race weekend and his bike was very competitive. We took it from there and took it further with different concepts on the chassis and the engine and overall confirmed what the test team had already found plus some solutions for limitations that they had encountered before. So we are now very confident we can make a step soon. Some of those things we might still see this year, some next year but the plan for the future seems quite bright for us.” 

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Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli Official Test final combined times

1. Luca Marini (ITA) Ducati 1:30.602

2. Maverick Viñales (ESP) Aprilia +0.234

3. Brad Binder (RSA) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +0.522

5. Jack Miller (AUS) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +0.573


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Marc Marquez and Joan Mir were able to sample a first taste of what the future may hold during Monday’s post-race test at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

Working late into the night to prepare, the Repsol Honda Team were back out on track early in the day for the last in-season MotoGP test of the 2023 season. The key of the test was the first prototype of the 2024 Honda RC213V, Marquez and Mir each having a bike at their disposal throughout the day.

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Marc Marquez enjoyed a shorter, intense day of riding as he completed 63 laps and stopped just before 17:00 Local Time. A best time of 1’31.575 saw the #93 end the day as the 14th fastest rider, although lap times were not his nor the team’s focus. Instead, attentions surrounded gathering information and feeding back to engineers for the continued development of the Honda MotoGP machine.

Joan Mir meanwhile completed 72 laps with a best time of 1’31.687 for 16th overall. Like his teammate, Mir’s objective was gathering data for the future but the #36 also spent some time exploring options for the remainder of the season. With the data gathered, the 2020 MotoGP World Champion is aiming to show progress forward in the upcoming races.05


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Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce that six-time FIM Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea will race alongside Andrea Locatelli in the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Official Team in 2024, having secured a two-year agreement with the Ulsterman.

Rea is the most successful WorldSBK rider of all time, winning six consecutive titles in an incredible period of dominance between 2015 and 2020. The records don’t stop there, as he also holds the highest number of victories in the class with 119, the most podiums (256), and fastest laps (102), all from a history-making 401 starts.

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The Northern Irishman has also scored more points than anyone else in WorldSBK and has amassed over 6,000 since stepping up to the premier production class in 2008. On top of this, Rea also holds the record for the longest time between his first (Misano 2009) and last (Most 2023) wins, has 41 pole positions to his name and has been ever-present in the top three in the final WorldSBK Championship standings since 2014.

Despite his phenomenal career, Rea’s hunger for success has not diminished, and his aim is clear, to add to his record-breaking tally of victories and become the first rider to win seven WorldSBK titles.

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Yamaha Motor Europe is delighted to have secured his services in a two-year deal. The new agreement will see Rea form a formidable partnership alongside Italian teammate Andrea Locatelli, with the duo competing onboard the highly competitive Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK R1 together until 2025.

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Agreement signed for the next season: Marco will race with the Ducati Desmosedici GP of the Tavullia Team. 

Tavullia (Italy), Wednesday August 30th 2023 – Marco Bezzecchi will race with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team in 2024 on a Ducati Desmosedici GP. The rider from Rimini, currently third in the overall standings with 183 points, and author of two wins and three podiums (four podiums in the Sprint) in the current season, will be a rider of the Tavullia Team for the fifth consecutive year (debut in Moto2 in 2020). 

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A path of progressive growth that leads him first to touch the Championship podium in Moto2 in 2020 (P4), a goal he then achieved in 2021 with the third place and sealed with his MotoGP debut in 2022. A season in which Marco impresses by conquering the title of Rookie of the Year, a podium (P2 at Dutch GP) and a pole position (Thai GP). 


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A natural choice and a proof of continuity to count on a working group - and on the support of Ducati - again next year. A crucial aspect for Marco that allows him to conquer the first win in the Top class (Argentina GP) of his career and in the ten-year history of the Team and thus show his talent and being a real protagonist of the 2023 Championship. 

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Untitled 1With a lot of excitement, KTM South Africa is set to unveil a captivating docuseries, “Beyond the Red Plate,” that delves deep into the exhilarating world of motorcycle racing. Get ready to witness the drama, adrenaline and fierce competition of the 2023 South African racing season as KTM’s athletes go head-to-head with the best in the business. The series will follow KTM’s South African athletes throughout the 2023 racing season, offering an intimate and unfiltered perspective on their trials, triumphs, and relentless dedication. 

“Beyond the Red Plate”, a series that hasn’t been done in the South African racing market before, will allow fans and enthusiasts to witness the heartbeat of racing, both on and off the track. It provides a unique opportunity to connect with the athletes, their stories, and the relentless pursuit of victory that drives them. This exciting venture promises to redefine how fans experience the world of the adrenaline-fuelled racing scene while showcasing the extraordinary journeys of KTM’s South African athletes. 

Viewers will be granted unprecedented access to the inner workings of KTM’s South African racing team, including behind-the-scenes moments, action-packed race days, and personal insights from the athletes themselves. Beyond the helmets and high-speed thrills, this docuseries will shed light on unique journeys, challenges, and sacrifices that KTM’s athletes undergo to reach the pinnacle of their sport. 

Grant Frerich, Group marketing manager said, “With ‘Beyond the Red Plate’ we are excited to share the passion, determination, and human stories behind our racing team. It’s an opportunity to bring fans closer to the heart of the action and celebrate the relentless spirit of our athletes." 

The series will consist of 5 episodes with the first one to be aired on the 25th of September followed by fortnightly episodes. Jot it down and make sure that you don’t miss this exciting venture! Catch the trailer for our all new series on YouTube, Beyond the Red Plate below: 
https://youtu.be/d5M2kX0SBgQ


MY24 SMALL DUKEs 1KTM charges into model year 2024 with a brace of all-new single-cylinder DUKE models, bringing more punching power, improved handling, and clear differentiation of attitude between the displacements. In short, the all-new DUKE range cuts the bullshit, bringing more bike for your buck.

Adopting an all-out, no-compromise attitude, the all-new 2024 models represent the biggest change to the sub-500 cc capacity DUKE model range since the KTM 125 DUKE in 2011. The result is a complete redesign, with new engines, an all-new chassis concept, and new styling which amplifies the typically aggressive KTM DUKE design language you’ve come to expect.MY24 SMALL DUKEs For 2024, a new 2-piece frame design – composed of an all-new steel trellis main frame with a pressure die-cast aluminum subframe – enhances dynamics by augmenting torsional rigidity. This also adds improved agility and enhanced feedback from the chassis, with new triple clamps and a revised offset, improving handling characteristics and giving riders greater control and stability.

The frame is now also mated to an all-new curved lightweight swingarm, which contours around a relocated rear shock absorber. This is mounted off-center to allow for a larger airbox design while reducing overall seat height. Speaking of which, the reduced seat height was purposefully engineered into the new DUKE design to allow for greater accessibility, without compromising on stability or handling.MY24 SMALL DUKEs 2Delivering the knockout punch is an entirely new generation of lightweight, compact single-cylinder engines. Dubbed the LC4c, the engine range is made up of a smaller 125 cc and a 250 cc (for selected markets) engine and a larger 399 cc engine, as found in the KTM 390 DUKE. Building from the experience gained with the previous generation, these powerplants are completely redesigned, with newly optimized cylinder heads, and gearboxes, as well as meeting EURO 5.2 compatibility standards.

The 2024 KTM DUKE range also sets the benchmark for real-world technological advancement in the small displacement NAKED segment. All models in the line-up feature the latest version of selectable Supermoto ABS, 5” dashboards, and smartphone connectivity as standard – with the ability to fit an optional Quickshifter+.

Bringing more DUKENESS to each division – apart from a new metal fuel tank and high-quality surface finishes – the 2024 DUKE stablemates have embraced their own identities with visual differences across the range.
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2024 KTM 390 DUKE
Visually, the 2024 KTM 390 DUKE rightfully takes ownership as the leader of the pack with key differences from the rest of the single-cylinder DUKE line-up. Signature Electronic Orange and Atlantic Blue color options dominate the visual impact, with longer tank spoilers featuring prominent air intakes, larger radiator covers, and external LED positioning lights completing the package.

Power is taken care of by an all-new lightweight 399 cc single-cylinder LC4c engine. Not only is it lighter and more powerful than the previous generation, but it also brings EURO 5+ compatibility and refreshed attitude to the KTM 390 DUKE. THE CORNER ROCKET is the perfect motorcycle for the European A2 license.

The 2024 KTM 390 DUKE also boasts a 43 mm WP APEX Open Cartridge front fork with 5-click adjustment on rebound and compression and a split piston rear shock absorber with adjustable rebound and preload. This means handling can be tailored to perfectly match the rider’s needs.

Swing your leg over the new seat, and you’ll be greeted by an all-new 5” TFT display, with selectable ride modes. The default setting is STREET Mode, with RAIN Mode as the name suggests, is selectable in adverse weather conditions for less aggressive throttle response and Cornering MTC as standard equipment.

TRACK screen is available on the KTM 390 DUKE for the first time. This standard feature unlocks a world of hooliganism, enlarged rpm display, launch control, for that perfect start and even a lap timer. Unnecessary info gets reduced to the bare minimum.
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The 2024 KTM 250 DUKE casts a slim and compact shadow, thanks to smaller tank spoilers compared to the KTM 390 DUKE. These are aligned with painted headlight surrounds and a lower seat height. A new 5” LCD display, LED headlight, and all-new Electronic Orange and Ceramic White color options, set it apart from the rest of the range.

The 2024 KTM 250 DUKE also features an improved power-to-weight ratio over the previous generation, with a new Single overhead cam (SOHC) design that is lighter and simpler with fewer components, ride-by-wire, and a power assist slipper clutch.

Suspension is taken care of by a non-adjustable 43 mm WP APEX Open Cartridge big piston fork setup with 150 mm of travel, and a WP APEX Emulsion shock absorber, with preload adjustability on the rear.
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2024 KTM 125 DUKE
While it might sit at the entry level of the KTM Naked range, the KTM 125 DUKE dominates the small capacity engine segment. A powerful 125 cc engine, exceptional electronics, and WP APEX suspension lift the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE to new heights.

Visually, the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE sets itself apart from the rest of the small DUKE range, with all-new Electronic Orange and Atlantic Blue color options, painted headlight surround housing an ultra-bright LED headlight, and compact tank spoilers.

Electronically, the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE shares its 5” TFT display with the KTM 390 DUKE, with the option of TRACK screen being selected, and Cornering ABS as standard. A refined ride-by-wire system and Automatic Turn Indicator Reset complete the package.MY24 SMALL DUKEs 5

The 2024 KTM 125 DUKE also features a 43 mm WP APEX Open Cartridge non-adjustable front fork with 150 mm travel and a WP APEX Separate piston shock absorber with tool-adjustable preload.

Enhancing the new 2024 generation KTM DUKE line-up even further, a comprehensive selection of KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear is specifically designed to fit the new DUKE range and its riders, providing performance, style, protection, and comfort.

2024 KTM DUKE models will be available in selected markets from September 2023 onwards. Timing and availability not included for North America.

For more news about the 2024 KTM NAKED model range, visit KTM.com or your nearest authorized KTM dealer.MY24 SMALL DUKE


BB contract 1Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will again count on the skills and tenacity of Brad Binder for their MotoGP project until the end of 2026. An early contract extension was agreed and signed with the South African star at the team’s home Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Binder, who recently turned 28, will remain in Red Bull KTM colors and onboard the KTM RC16; continuing a prosperous alliance that began in 2020. Brad will stretch his relationship with the factory well beyond a decade after entering the Red Bull KTM structure in 2015: the first of a five-year stint with the Red Bull KTM Ajo crew. Binder won the 2016 Moto3™ crown and then took 8 wins and 15 podiums during a three-term development phase in Moto2.

#33 made the jump to the MotoGP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team in 2020 and became the first athlete to scale all the way through the KTM GP Academy scheme from his formative days as a teenager in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. He clinched KTM’s maiden premier class victory that same year in the Czech Republic and logged another seven podium appearances to-date with a best championship finish of 6th.

His second MotoGP success, at the Red Bull Ring for the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, was another KTM MotoGP milestone. Brad also grasped KTM’s first MotoGP ‘Sprint’ win with his performance in Argentina earlier this season.

Binder already had a contract in place for the 2024 MotoGP campaign but will now enter his thirties as a key rider and figure for the firm’s Grand Prix effort.

Brad Binder: “A massive thank you to KTM and the management for trusting in me and for letting me be involved in this incredible program for a few more years. We are coming very close to what we want to achieve on the track but I cannot say enough good things about the team and my crew. 2015 and those first KTM races feel like a long time ago! But also time passes quickly and we’ve made some special memories. I know there is a lot more to come and cannot wait to build those stories. Thanks again.”BB contract2

Francesco Guidotti, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: “Brad is a rock of our team and it is great news that he will stay even longer with us. We’ve been building a relationship and a project for a long time now. He brings a winning spirit to our box but also stability and an important understanding of KTM. He is always an exciting rider to watch and a fantastic guy to work with. I want to thank him for his belief in us and for how we’ve pushed together to this point so far. There is still so much potential to come.”

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director: “Keeping Brad at the sharp point of our MotoGP program was a big priority for us. We love everything about this guy: he is an all-out racer and leaves everything on the track. Brad is a valued part of the family and his character and the way he is around the box, the fans and the company makes him the ideal ambassador for us. We’ve already achieved and experienced so much together, and it makes us very proud that he wants to continue on our RC16 and stay in orange. We couldn’t be happier to put that #33 bike in the box for a few more years to come.”


8sW9dCgBKLU9H TDFgy9GbYamaha was born to race. Right from day one Yamaha put competition at the heart of its operations. And 50 years ago, Yamaha launched its first YZ production motocross models – the same year that the company won its first ever Motocross World Championship with Hakan Andersson on a factory YZM250. It was the beginning of a new era for the sport, and over the last half century Yamaha has established itself as one of the most innovative and competitive brands in the 4-stroke and 2-stroke classes.

Yamaha are marking this significant moment in the company’s history with an all new YZ250F that has been created with the immense knowledge gained during half a century of competition in every major GP category.1gcVIOly4qDBpZnOfuUn7gTo commemorate 50 successful years since the first Yamaha YZ models made a lasting impact on the motocross racing world, the 2024 line-up will include exclusive YZ250F, YZ450F, YZ250 and YZ125 50th Anniversary Edition models. Featuring racing white bodywork, purple seats, black wheels and retro-styled purple/pink graphics, these 50th Anniversary Edition bikes offer every Yamaha rider the chance to be a part of this very special occasion.

The 50th Anniversary Edition colouring is inspired by the bold designs used on the YZ250 and YZ125 in the mid-1990s – a period of transition for Yamaha motocross machines which was soon to be followed by the arrival of the first YZ 4-stroke in 1998 and the beginning of a new era of ‘Yamaha Blue’ colours for the company’s Off Road Competition models.2SBUN6pAqjrBdGn5Y2a LX

The introduction of the new YZ250F reinforces the range to make the 2024 Yamaha Off Road Competition line-up stronger than ever – with a diverse choice of 4-strokes, 2-strokes, motocross, enduro, youth and kids’ bikes.

New generation YZ250F: Lighter, sharper and more advanced

The YZ250F has proved beyond doubt that it is one of the most competitive 250cc 4-stroke motocross bikes at every level. With a distinguished race winning record in Motocross Grand Prix and US Supercross – as well as three consecutive MX2 Manufacturer’s World Championships – this bike is a born winner.

For the 2024 model year Yamaha introduce the new generation YZ250F that features an all-new YZ450F-based frame, ultra-compact bodywork, increased mid to high speed power and improved tuning functionalities with the new Power Tuner App. By retaining the highly acclaimed strengths of the existing model, the 2024 YZ250F is designed to give an easier, smoother and faster ride.FjKRIB9kKrFA3H2yt0w7PN

All-new YZ450F-based aluminium frame

The new generation YZ250F is equipped with an all-new aluminium frame that has been proven on the latest YZ450F. This new frame provides lighter and easier handling and gives more feedback – enabling the rider to push harder and exploit more fully the YZ250F’s powerful low to mid rpm torque.

The key improvement on the new lightweight frame is the relocation of the head pipe which is now 15mm lower – a significant change which centralizes the bike’s mass for increased handling agility and quicker directional changes. The new head pipe is also thinner and lighter and contributes towards the reduced weight of the new YZ250F.

To match the new head pipe the tank rails are also mounted much lower for 2024 and incorporate a new U-shaped profile at the rear that changes the frame’s balance of rigidity in order to achieve an idealized degree of controlled flex. With its revised layout giving a lower centre of gravity – combined with improved shock absorption – the all-new chassis promotes the sense of rider/machine unity and delivers faster and more agile cornering.

Completely new slimline bodywork with flatter seat

All-new bodywork gives the new YZ250F a much tighter, lighter and slimmer look and feel, and this contributes towards making the bike easier, smoother and faster. The complete bodywork is new for 2024, and like the new frame, is based on the successful design used on the latest YZ450F.

The shroud width is 50mm narrower, making it easier for the rider to shift bodyweight forwards. Rider mobility is also enhanced by the new seamless seat which is 6mm narrower and also much flatter, with the height difference between the front and rear reduced by 15mm for the 2024 model.

The compact, newly designed front fender promotes better airflow to the radiators for improved cooling efficiency – and the short and flat rear fender and slim side panels further enhance the tighter and lighter look of this new generation 250cc 4-stroke.BxKVpeusavyAyMicuhJ8pS

Revised rider triangle

Subtle but significant improvements are made to the YZ250F’s ergonomics with detail changes to the geometry of the rider triangle. The new flatter seat is 5mm higher, while footpegs are mounted 5mm lower, giving a total 10mm increase for a more flexible leg position. Handlebar position is relocated closer back towards the rider, and together with the new seat and footpeg positions this gives improved ergonomics and increased controllability, enabling the rider to optimize the increased agility of the new chassis.

Optimized KYB suspension settings

The KYB suspension is widely regarded as being one of the best in class, and for 2024 the new generation YZ250F’s forks and rear shock internals are added to bring out the optimum performance of the new frame. Revised front and rear damping settings offer improved shock absorption and traction, and a new hand adjustable compression damping system on the front forks makes suspension set up quicker and easier.

For added protection against scratches and debris the fork shrouds wrap further around the sides of the inner tubes, and for increased durability the KYB forks are equipped with new long-lip seals that prevent dirt ingress.B7RsrZqY4rz8SUgttItuA

Improved rear brake feel

The rear brake plays a key role in directional changes as well as effective corner entry and also when adjusting machine angle when in the air, and the degree of feel transmitted to the rider is crucial for maintaining control. For this reason, the YZ250F is equipped with a new rear hose with reduced rigidity that improves the balance of the brake input and gives the rider more accurate control.    

Increased performance by efficient air management and FI setting

A new high efficiency air management system is used on the new YZ250F, with air now entering the airbox via a new rear duct system as featured on the MXGP and AMA SX race winning YZ450F. The compact new bodywork features ducts in the new side panels, frame and tank that channel fresh air into a new high capacity round profile air filter with a 30% increase in clean-side capacity – and the lower case is now made from rubber instead of plastic to promote air intake pulsation. The new rear duct air flow design contributes towards the increased mid to high speed performance and over rev characteristics of the 250cc 4-stroke reverse-head engine.250f

A new ECU features updated fuel and ignition mapping that is designed to optimize the performance gains achieved by the various engine changes. Riders familiar with the current model will feel the increased mid to high range performance that, together with the bike’s legendary low to mid-range torque, make the new YZ250F even more competitive in all conditions.  

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The YZ250F engine is renowned for its strong low to mid-range torque and high levels of controllability in different conditions, and these strengths have made it one of the leading 250cc 4-strokes in motocross. Yamaha’s engineers have concentrated on retaining all of the positive attributes of this winning engine for 2024, while also working hard to increase its high speed performance.

To accommodate the increased performance the YZ250F is equipped with a new low friction cam chain that is wider and more durable. The DOHC engine also features new camchain sprockets as well as new tensioner settings that optimize the efficiency of the uprated engine.96gujcUFaPiBeQIs1qfVyN

New adjustable Traction Control System

The 2024 YZ250F is equipped with a new Traction Control System that offers two levels of assistance as well as an OFF function. Operated by the latest Power Tuner App, this system is designed to give the rider increased controllability on wet or loose surfaces – and by preventing the machine losing traction entirely it enables the rider to fully concentrate on the track ahead.

Launch Control System

The YZ250F benefits from a new Launch Control System with ‘Rev limit’ function that gives the rider the option to set with maximum launch rpm between 6.000 rpm and 11.000 rpm in 500 rpm increments. This launch Control allows the rider to power off the line at full throttle and concentrate fully on getting the holeshot.

When the launch control system recognizes that the start has been completed the Rev limit function automatically turns off  and when 3rd gear is reached the Launch Control system is deactivated.

Next generation simplified Power Tuner App

Yamaha’s Power Tuner App is one of the most significant developments in recent years. The company was an early pioneer of wireless engine tuning, and the latest generation system is designed to be even easier to use. The 2024 YZ250F Power Tuner App now features a “Quick Tuning" option with a scrollbar that runs from ‘Smooth’ to ‘Aggressive’. It’s the easiest and most intuitive system ever used on the bike, and it is designed for superfast trackside tuning.

And the latest Power Tuner retains the 4x4 matrix that allows detailed mapping changes designed for professional teams that want to achieve the ultimate performance – and there’s a new multifunction switch that enables the YZ250F rider to switch between two uploaded mappings during a session.

The Power Tuner App can also be used to set the YZ250F’s traction control and launch control parameters, and the system can also record lap by lap data, allowing the team and rider to evaluate the effectiveness of various different mapping settings. Furthermore, the App features a suspension set up section that offers advice and suggested settings to suit different riding situations.

YZ250F 50th Anniversary Edition

It is 50 years since the Yamaha brand entered the motocross scene with its first production bikes, and during this half century the company’s YZ models have established themselves as some of the most competitive and innovative machines in every major category.

The new YZ250F 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates this significant chapter in the YZ’s history, and also highlights Yamaha’s first ever Motocross World Championship title. Featuring an exclusive 1990’s inspired historic colour scheme together with all of the sophisticated technology found on the latest generation YZ250F, this 50th Anniversary Edition gives riders the chance to own an exclusive machine. The pure white bodywork features retro-styled purple/pink graphics, and the purple seat and black wheels complete the package to create a very special looking anniversary bike.

YZ250 2-stroke: 50 years of winning

When Yamaha won its first Motocross World Championship in 1973 it marked the beginning of the YZ250 2-stroke, one of the most legendary machines in the dirt bike scene.

With an astonishing race record that includes numerous wins in motocross and supercross – as well as becoming a favourite with freestyle MX riders – the YZ250 symbolizes the Yamaha spirit of Kando – a philosophy in which the design and performance of every product should inspire joy and pleasure.

Equipped with an agile chassis and potent 250cc 2-stroke YPVS engine, the YZ250 is the ultimate race machine in the eyes of many thousands of riders all over the world. The 2024 YZ250 comes in Icon Blue with revised graphics and is joined by the new YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition model that commemorates 50 years since the first production YZ was introduced. With 1990’s inspired white anniversary bodywork, purple/pink graphics, purple seat and black wheels, this exclusive 2-stroke pays tribute to half a century of YZ motocross bike history.
 

YZ125: First choice for tomorrow’s champions

The YZ125’s distinguished history goes right back to the beginning of Yamaha’s involvement in motocross, half a century ago, and the latest version of this iconic lightweight 2-stroke is one of the most popular choices for tomorrow’s champions. Powered by a compact 125cc YPVS engine housed in a super agile aluminium chassis, this machine gives every aspiring factory rider the performance and reliability needed to win.    

This model underwent a major upgrade for 2022 and has been showing its competitiveness in the EMX125 Championship as well as in youth races all over the world.

The 2024 YZ125 features Icon Blue bodywork with new graphics, and it will be joined in the 2-stroke line up by the YZ125 50th Anniversary Editionmodel that is fitted with white bodywork, purple seat, retro-styled purple/pink graphics and black wheels in tribute to 50 years of YZ motocross bike production.

The YZ 2-stroke range is completed with the YZ85andYZ65, two youth racing machines that have been built using technology developed from the adult machinery. Manufactured to the same high quality standards as every Yamaha, the smaller capacity YZ models feature updated graphics for 2024.


9MJ7NnPjqKI9BcHZQ1hxsxTo mark the 25th Anniversary of the iconic R1, Yamaha Motor Europe through their GYTR PRO Shop network, will offer customers the unique opportunity to experience world championship winning performance, courtesy of a range of Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR®) PRO performance parts developed alongside Yamaha’s World Superbike and Endurance World Championship race programs.

Designed by the same engineers at Yamaha Motor Research & Development Europe (YMRE) responsible for the development of the World Championship winning R1 WorldSBK machine, the range of GYTR PRO performance parts makes WorldSBK performance available to Yamaha customers for the first time.3uIz LErqUF871MN6PgsNr

The range of GYTR PRO performance parts for the R1 includes but is not limited to an ultra-strong and lightweight carbon rear subframe that has been designed to accommodate both a modified fuel tank with a lower centre of gravity and the Magneti Marelli ECU. Öhlins FGR front forks and a TTX rear shock with pneumatic preload adjuster offer more predicable handling and the same level of suspension adjustment available to Yamaha’s professional road racers. An underslung swingarm, developed specifically for Yamaha’s WorldSBK race program, improves maximum lean angle and rear grip, while Brembo braking components front and rear provide the ultimate stopping power. The carbon fibre bodywork is ultra-strong, lightweight and has been designed together with the screen to offer optimal aerodynamic performance.6cRFhk9jqHR86EVIewrkGy

Also available is a GYTR PRO Electronic System (GPES) module, a state-of-the-art package for engine control and data acquisition developed by YMRE in WorldSBK and the FIM Endurance World Championship. The GPES features the most up-to-date electronic software rider aids, such as anti-wheelie, launch control, engine braking management, adjustable fuelling, and traction control, and is supplied with a ready-to-go base setting that provides an excellent starting point for finetuning on track.

Creating such a range of unique performance parts has taken years of development at the very highest level, with Yamaha WorldSBK riders Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Andrea Locatelli, along with test rider Niccolò Canepa, all playing crucial roles in the development process. Fittingly, Yamaha Ambassador, and nine-time World Champion, Valentino Rossi, was presented with an R1 equipped with a selection of GYTR PRO performance parts during the introduction of the GYTR PRO concept at EICMA.8xU8Vx BaUKAq1pHME6mCw

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the R1, Yamaha Motor Europe has commissioned an exclusive run of 25 R1 machines that will be hand built from the chassis up and will feature the full range of GYTR PRO performance parts. The R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary will be assembled exclusively by experienced technicians in one of the the 25 GYTR PRO Shops across Europe and will be immediately identifiable as the ultimate track day tool courtesy of the special commemorative livery adorning the race developed carbon fibre bodywork.

The R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary, which boasts a specification as close to that of Yamaha’s world championship race bikes as it is possible to get, is only available to order online, with customers also able to specify at which GYTR Pro Shop the bike will be prepared to their exact requirements.22j32N7CaETBhAcOzlUnox

To ensure that they can fully realise the incredible potential of their R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary machines, each of the 25 owners will also spend a day at a race circuit with a team of dedicated Yamaha technicians. After initial set-up at the track, owners will be run through exactly the same process that Yamaha’s world championship teams use with riders such as Toprak Razgatlıoğlu to fine tune the settings of the bike to match their specific riding style.

This combination of the exclusive, race proven specification of the R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary edition and the technical expertise available through Yamaha’s GYTR PRO Shops, provides a unique opportunity for Yamaha customers to own what is, without doubt, the ultimate R1.CDOCeCe0aCiAl9uEpi9J7K

With only a limited number of 25 bikes available, potential owners will need to move fast if they are not to miss out. Click here to get the full details, and register your reservation, where you will select the GYTR PRO SHOP at which your R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary edition will be hand built to your exact requirements.Fjt6fbzXKa29Ca8jvkjQKX


2024 shadow phantom gallery 01 2400xauto copyCOOLER THAN EVER

Honda Shadow Phantom may be a traditional-style cruiser, but it’s sporting some major updates and improvements for 2024. First of all, Honda have given the Phantom a powerful new rear disc brake this year for excellent, linear stopping power. Plus, the new rear disc means you can get a Phantom with optional anti-lock brakes (ABS) now. Then there are all the styling updates: new paint and graphic patterns, a new headlight cover, bright, machined-edge cylinder-head fins, a new air cleaner cover, and new instruments. There’s even a cool new solo seat standard, with an optional passenger seat and footpegs available — you decide how you want to roll. New fork-leg covers, and front and rear LED turn signals complete the package.2024 shadow phantom gallery 03 2400xauto copy

V-TWIN ENGINE

Nothing pumps out the torque like a bold V-twin. The Phantom’s power makes it perfect for around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.

BOBBER-INSPIRED STYLING

The short fenders, clean seat, hidden wiring and de-chromed treatment all give the Phantom its unique look: like an old-school cruiser that’s ready for the way we roll today.2024 shadow phantom gallery 04 750x750 copy

LOW SEAT HEIGHT

The Phantom’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Phantom’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.

SHAFT FINAL DRIVE

Clean, efficient, proven, and low maintenance. Shaft final drive is the perfect choice for a machine like this, and for riders who pile on the miles. You never have to worry about lubrication or adjustment out on the road. And an added plus: it helps keep your bike cleaner, too.2024 shadow phantom gallery 05 2400xauto copy


 

 

 

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