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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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2024 KTM 250 DUKE
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.  

Low friction cam chain

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


AIKxLn7KavbBjJ549PYpdsYamaha’s Sport Heritage range combines the emotion-evoking design of some of the most iconic motorcycles in the brand’s history and combines this with the very latest high-performance chassis and engine technology, paying homage to the racing machines that have shaped Yamaha’s past without compromising modern day performance.

For 2023, this nod to Yamaha’s illustrious racing history goes even further. Following the unveiling of the XSR900 RACER accessories and the 1980s Grand Prix-inspired CafeRacersofInstagram Yard Built for Good special earlier this year, the XSR900 DB40 Prototype has broken cover for the first time at the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed.CS4eTfLsKFKBEeTBh72lgfRiding up the prestigious Goodwood Hill on each of the festival’s four days, the XSR900 DB40 Prototype represents a blend of Yamaha’s rich racing history and cutting-edge modern technology in line with the Sport Heritage mantra.

Former YZR500 Grand Prix racer Niall Mackenzie, who rode for Marlboro Yamaha in 1989 before three further years on Yamaha machinery in the early nineties, will take to the hill on the XSR900 DB40 Prototype on Thursday and Friday before a selection of journalists and VIPs take the machine to the hill on the weekend.DYGcmhM 4rK91vTVLozMSEIn the 1980s, Yamaha pioneered a new wave of technological advancement in motorcycle engineering by introducing the Deltabox chassis in their Grand Prix race machines.

This technology would soon filter down to road bikes, and now, 40 years on, the Deltabox style design remains at the heart of many Yamaha motorcycles.

Based on the XSR900, the XSR900 DB40 Prototype – named to celebrate 40 years of the Deltabox chassis – is powered by the award-winning 890cc ‘CP3’ triple-cylinder engine, housed in the very latest version of the Deltabox style frame.4Wa1t LgKb6Au bpJsy9VnThe name ‘Deltabox’ comes from the amalgamation of the word ‘Delta’, the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, represented by a triangle and the word ‘box’.

From a side view, the Deltabox is formed of a triangle linking the head pipe to the swingarm pivot while the cross-section is box-shaped. This relationship between the steering head and the pivot point offers outstanding rigidity and feedback where a rider will need it most. The cross-shaped box section allows for a greater surface area while providing lighter weight and a higher level of rigidity.8rjD jYUqUhBcZ22u9PQpY

Yamaha debuted the Deltabox chassis in their 1982 YZR500 OW61 Grand Prix machine, while the frame’s first appearance in a production racer came just three years later, the TZR250, bringing the characteristics of the YZR factory race machinery to the road. The Deltabox has since become synonymous with Yamaha’s Supersport models, including the revolutionary R1 launched 25 years ago this year.

The XSR900 DB40 Prototype is the latest model based on the XSR900 platform to pay homage to Yamaha’s racing identity. Last month, custom house caferacersofinstagram unveiled their first Yard Built for Good project at the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club Show, a customised XSR900 harking back to Yamaha’s Grand Prix racers of the 80s and 90s.DKip7Uu3KPQ8P9Pya472vo


800MT EXPLOREExperience the ultimate evolution of the CFMOTO 800MT lineup with the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE, boasting an array of impressive features including a top-shelf traction control system, upgraded multimedia hardware, adjustable KYB suspension, and high-performance Michelin Anakee adventure tires, ensuring that no terrain is off-limits. Designed to push boundaries and elevate your adventures, the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE is the perfect companion for those seeking long-distance comfort and unparalleled offroad capability.

Ergonomics

As the flagship in the CFMOTO MT range, the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE exudes a commanding, yet purposeful presence. With a seat height of 825 mm, it offers an elevated position that inspires confidence on and off the road.

Engine

Experience the heart and soul of the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE, where the exceptional 799cc parallel-twin engine delivers optimized torque for impressive performance. Effortless gear changes are facilitated by the Power Assisted Slipper Clutch (PASC) and Bi-directional Quickshifter, enhancing the speed and overall riding experience. Renowned from other 800MT models, this engine with its 799cc capacity generates 67 kW at 9250 rpm and 75 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm.800MT EXPLORE 1

Chassis, Brakes, and Suspension

On the handling front, the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE doesn't disappoint either, thanks to a high-strength, lightweight chromium-molybdenum alloy steel frame, and a subframe that weighs only 16 kg. Combined with an aluminum swingarm for optimized rigidity and stability, fully-adjustable 43 mm KYB upside-down front forks, and KYB rear shock, the motorcycle provides a compliant and controlled ride on all road conditions.

Equipped with Michelin Anakee tires, specifically the Michelin Functional Vacuum tires with sizes 110/80 R19 in the front and 150/70 R17 in the rear, the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE ensures exceptional grip and traction, inspiring confidence in any terrain.

Weighing in at 225 kg, the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE strikes a balance between robustness and maneuverability. When it comes to slowing down, the ABS-assisted J.Juan 4-piston radial-mount calipers are paired with dual 320mm floating discs up front, while a twin-piston J.Juan caliper is paired with a single 260mm disc on the rear, providing extreme stopping power and ensuring confident braking performance.

Rider Aids

Beneath its powerful exterior, the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE sets itself apart with a range of class-leading technological advancements. This exceptional motorcycle is equipped with C-ABS (Combined Anti-lock Braking System) that enhances braking performance and safety on various road surfaces. Additionally, it features advanced traction control and electronic stability control systems that provide riders with optimal control and stability, even in challenging riding conditions.

Notably, the EXPLORE also boasts innovative rearward-facing radar technology known as the Behind Radar System (BRS). This cutting-edge feature, combined with Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA), and Rear Collision Warning (RCW), ensures enhanced situational awareness and rider confidence, particularly during long-distance journeys. With these advanced safety features, the CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE offers riders added peace of mind and a truly elevated adventure experience.800MT EXPLORE 2

Connectivity and Riding Experience

Upfront, a new waterproof 8-inch Multi-Media Interface (MMI) display greets the rider, featuring Apple CarPlay, which provides smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, navigation, and music library functionality.

Here, riders can access six different Ride Modes, each offering a unique combination of torque output and traction control intervention to suit varying road conditions, abilities, and preferred riding styles.

SPORT mode provides the sharpest throttle response and maximum torque output with a low level of traction control intervention for street riding, while OFF-ROAD mode provides a softer throttle response and maximum rear wheel slip with the lowest level of traction control for maximum offroad control.800MT EXPLORE 3

Further to this, the 800MT EXPLORE also features a ALL TERRAIN mode, which provide a softer throttle response than OFF-ROAD with no TC intervention, and no ABS, with a RAIN mode providing the softest throttle response and the gentlest power curve and the highest level of traction control for wet and slippery conditions.

Riders also have the ability to toggle the heated seat and heated grips, each offering three levels of warmth and being easily adjustable on the fly, along with accessing cruise control. A convenient USB port cluster and a 12 V socket are included for charging devices, including smartphones.


hon 01Carrying zero excess mass, class­leading power­to­weight ratio is delivered by a 67.5kW and 75Nm engine driving a 190kg package. The all­new, eight­valve parallel twin­cylinder unit delivers both top end buzz and heaps of mid­range usability, combining with a new ultra­lightweight frame for supremely agile side­to­side performance and instant, riotous acceleration. Throttle By Wire (TBW) serves up 4 riding modes and 4­levels Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control, plus 3 levels of Engine Braking and Power delivery. The new frame wears full Showa suspension: 41mm Separate Fork Function Big Piston (SFF­BP™) USD forks and rear shock working through Pro­Link. Dual, radial­ mount four­piston calipers bite hard. The premium specification includes 5­inch colour TFT instrument display, with Honda Smartphone Voice Control (HSVC), full LED lighting, auto­indicator cancel and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology.hon 02The original 1998 CB600F Hornet grew to be a hugely popular bike in Europe, for many reasons. Its compact, naked form was great around town and it had the engine power and handling ability to carve a section of corners with joyous enthusiasm. Different iterations of  the Hornet took it in the direction of sports touring and – in the hands of Hornet Cup racers – an outright race bike, while a 2007 upgrade added extra RR­derived top­end power and  much more aggressive style.

Every individual owner had a reason why their Hornet was so good, but two things     remained constant throughout its life and development:

It was great fun to ride. And the fun came with an affordable price tag.hon 0325 years is a long time and motorcycling has seen some major shifts since the first Hornet arrived. The naked bike segment continues to grow in both size and complexity, with many niches, and rider expectations have never been higher. A perfect time for a new Hornet to land – a bike for now and a whole new generation of riders. It has big tyre tracks to fill and serious competitors to contend with. None of which was lost on Honda’s development engineers.

This background has driven the creation of something quite special – a brand­new middle weight, the CB750 Hornet, which takes inspiration and direction from its ancestor but brings the celebrated Hornet brand right up to date. And packs it with a direct injection   of excitement and pure­thrill adrenaline.hon 04 With styling led by the latest generation of creative minds at Honda’s R&D facility in Rome, it’s been developed to attract younger riders looking for a serious move up. A totally new twin­cylinder engine hits hard with power and torque and features a comprehensive electronics package. High­quality Showa suspension works through a new, lightweight steel frame with high­spec running gear that allows the rider to exploit all the potential available. And minimalist look with uncompromising angles define a sharp, modern streetfighter style.

Honda have armed the CB750 Hornet with a class­leading power­to­weight ratio. And, to keep things simple, three words can be used to sum it up:

Fast, agile, fun.hon 05Engine

  • All new 755cc parallel twin 8 valve unicam engine
  • Max power – 67.5kW @ 9,500rpm
  • Max torque ­ 75Nm at 7,250rpm
  • 270° crankshaft and uneven firing order for maximum engine character
  • Patented Vortex Air Flow ducts for optimum airflow
  • Assist /slipper clutch offers light lever feel and manages rear wheel hop on downshifts
  • 23km/l fuel economy with a potential 340km tank range

The unveiling of a brand­new Honda engine is always a special moment. Presenting it as part of a brand new Hornet demonstrates the significance of the return of the iconic model name. Honda’s engineers have built a brand­new, parallel twin­cylinder powerplant packing  hugely enjoyable punch to give the Hornet its performance edge. It’s designed for every rider to exploit to the maximum, with exhilarating peak power output, but also to deliver accessible low to mid­range usability – perfect for the less experienced, and a major boost to the enjoyment of everyday town riding.hon 07755cc, with an 8-valve Unicam cylinder head it pumps out 67.5kW @ 9,500rpm with 75Nm torque @ 7,250rpm. Bore and stroke is set at 87 x 63.5mm with compression ratio of 11.0:1. Compact and lightweight (and a configuration used by the MX competition-ready CRF450R) the Unicam head operates the 35.5mm inlet valves via cam, and the 29mm exhaust by rocker arms. Inlet lift is 9.3mm, exhaust 8.2mm.

For razor-sharp pick-up and throttle response patented Vortex Flow Ducts create a more uniform distribution from the side scoops into the airbox, which then feeds downdraft intakes and 46mm diameter throttle bodies.hon 09The 270° crank and uneven firing order create a characterful, twin-cylinder pulse feeling. To make the engine as tightly wrapped as possible there’s no balancer drive gear; the primary drive gear doubles up duties and also spins the balance shaft. The water pump is tucked away inside the left hand engine cover and there’s no need for a water-cooled oil- cooler. The cylinders also use a Ni-SiC (Nickel-Silicon Carbide) coating, as also used in the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and CRF450R.

An assist/slipper clutch – with oblique layout disc segments – offers light lever feel, eases up shifts and manages rear wheel hop under hard braking and rapid down changes.hon 10Fuel consumption of 23km/l (WMTC mode) offers a potential range of over 340km from  the 15.2L fuel tank. A 35kW, A2 licence option will also be available.

Throttle By Wire engine control offers three default riding modes, adjusting the engine’s  delivery and feel to suit conditions and the rider’s intent; they’re easily switched and managed between the left handlebar mode switch and TFT screen.

There are 3 levels of Engine Power (EP), Engine Brake (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control available; HSTC can also be switched off. The riding modes offer different combinations of each parameter.hon 12SPORT uses level 3 EP and level 1 EB and HSTC to deliver maximum performance with  minimum intervention.

STANDARD mode is a mid-way setting that uses level 2 setting for EP, EB and HSTC.

RAIN mode employs the lowest EP setting, level 1, for the least aggressive power delivery with level 2 EB and 3 HSTC.

USER mode allows the rider to choose between the 3 settings for each parameter and save the setting for future use.hon 11


 

 

 

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