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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #60 on: November 07, 2014, 11:00:59 am »
Japs can't event make a Dakar winning bike… piss poor

Go check your history bud.......  ;)
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #61 on: November 07, 2014, 11:10:16 am »
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #62 on: November 07, 2014, 01:00:52 pm »
Japs can't event make a Dakar winning bike… piss poor

Go check your history bud.......  ;)

I'm referring to recent history... Last 13 years.... Not ancient history...
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #63 on: November 07, 2014, 01:12:24 pm »
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2014, 01:16:45 pm »
I read that the 2015 Yamaha R1 is going to produce 230BHP.

Road going R1 = 200.
Some strange beast called R1-M = over 200, possibly 230.

I have a 2008 R1 , no electronics such as abs , traction control .... Only a slipper clutch to assist if you go down through the gears too fast. A RAW racebike.  It " only" produce approx 170 hp and that is more than enough!!

Without all the riding aids 200 hp is suicide !!
 

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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2014, 01:19:13 pm »
Yamaha, although traditionally known as the king of 2-strokes, have also proven themselves to be superior to all in the 4-stroke world.

You should ask what Marc M thinks of you statement
 

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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2014, 02:09:46 pm »
Yamaha, although traditionally known as the king of 2-strokes, have also proven themselves to be superior to all in the 4-stroke world.

You should ask what Marc M thinks of you statement

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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2014, 02:17:46 pm »
Japs can't event make a Dakar winning bike… piss poor

Go check your history bud.......  ;)

I'm referring to recent history... Last 13 years.... Not ancient history...

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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #68 on: November 07, 2014, 05:37:23 pm »
I read that the 2015 Yamaha R1 is going to produce 230BHP.

Road going R1 = 200.
Some strange beast called R1-M = over 200, possibly 230.

I have a 2008 R1 , no electronics such as abs , traction control .... Only a slipper clutch to assist if you go down through the gears too fast. A RAW racebike.  It " only" produce approx 170 hp and that is more than enough!!

Without all the riding aids 200 hp is suicide !!

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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2014, 01:13:21 pm »
So walked into a dealer today...first stock expected March 2015 with a mentioned priced of 200k   :o
 

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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #70 on: November 13, 2014, 10:27:28 am »
Remember 2009 when Yamaha basically won every championship worth winning:

Motogp - Valentino Rossi
World superbikes - Ben Spies
World Supersport - Cal Crutchlow
MSA Motocross - James Stewart

Then all of a sudden they pulled out of everything ... wsbk, supersport, msa motocross .... very surprising move

Looks like they are getting serious again

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/10/20/2015-yamaha-wr250f-motorcycle-review-first-look-photos-specifications/
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #71 on: November 13, 2014, 10:54:37 am »
Remember 2009 when Yamaha basically won every championship worth winning:

Motogp - Valentino Rossi
World superbikes - Ben Spies
World Supersport - Cal Crutchlow
MSA Motocross - James Stewart

Then all of a sudden they pulled out of everything ... wsbk, supersport, msa motocross .... very surprising move

Looks like they are getting serious again

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/10/20/2015-yamaha-wr250f-motorcycle-review-first-look-photos-specifications/

Interesting... They also turned the motor around, like the YZ450F

But check the exhaust routing

Am I correct in saying that the exhaust header exits the head at the back and goes all the way around the front like a conventional header?

From the pics, I see header pipe on both sides of the bike.

To do with "tuned length?
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2014, 04:21:47 pm »
I think you are right on the exhaust wrapping around the engine .... that should be interesting how it will affect the heating
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #75 on: June 08, 2015, 08:59:13 am »
Seems the Yamaha is living up to the hype

http://www.autonews.themobilemechanics.org/2015-yamaha-r1-better-than-bmw-s1000rr-and-rivals-group-test-motorcyclenews-com/

Seems not:

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/isle-of-man-tt-2015-michael-dunlop-walks-out-on-milwaukee-yamaha-team-to-rejoin-buildbase-bmw-outfit-10297094.html

Can't really use this as a measure, surely?  There must have been some glitch on that specific bike.  Keep in mind, many of the bikes used by the top riders, do duty in the British Superbike Series.  Current standings:

3.  Milwaukee Yamaha  (The exact team and bikes Dunlop fired)
5.  Tyco BMW (The team Guy Martin rides in IoMTT for)
8.  Buildbase BMW (The team whose bikes Dunlop will now ride)

I think the issue was that, due to the terrible weather, the teams did not have time to really fiddle with setup and tuning.   The Yamaha, first ever outing on IoMTT required more development and setup than any other and there was no time.

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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2015, 09:36:26 am »
Nobody just shows up at TT with a brand new bike and end up winning the thing.
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #77 on: June 08, 2015, 10:00:21 am »
Nobody just shows up at TT with a brand new bike and end up winning the thing.

He didn't go for the Yamaha because he likes the colour.
The bike isn't so new and Michael Dunlop isn't just anybody, he has aspirations of winning, right.
Clearly he feels that at the moment, even last years BMW (with even less time for setup) offer a more competitive package than the 'hyped' new R1.
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #78 on: June 08, 2015, 10:03:25 am »
Nobody just shows up at TT with a brand new bike and end up winning the thing.

He didn't go for the Yamaha because he likes the colour.
The bike isn't so new and Michael Dunlop isn't just anybody, he has aspirations of winning, right.
Clearly he feels that at the moment, even last years BMW (with even less time for setup) offer a more competitive package than the 'hyped' new R1.


Last years BMW?  They have ALL the settings from last year available.

So, Michael drops the Milwaukee Yamaha team.  You and I have two paragraphs of details from a press release.  It means nothing.

In yesterday's Superbike race, Michael crashed out of third place, with about a mile to go.  Sheer, sh!t luck!  Thankfully, he has no major injuries.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2015, 10:07:53 am by AMZ »
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Re: Yamaha waking up?
« Reply #79 on: June 08, 2015, 05:13:24 pm »
Perhaps the key to the reason Michael dropped the Yamaha, lies in the team's name.....Milwaukee. :eek7:
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