Determined Movistar Yamaha Finish Seventh And Ninth In Drenched Sepang

Determined Movistar Yamaha Finish Seventh and Ninth in Drenched SepangAll eyes were on the skies at the Sepang International Circuit today as Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales lined up their bikes on the grid minutes before the start of a drama-filled Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. After a dry warm up session, the wet conditions for the race made tyre choice crucial. The teammates pushed hard in the wet, whilst being careful not to get caught out by the slippery conditions. They secured seventh and ninth place respectively.

Yamaha Niken Three-wheeled Motorcycle Is Amazingly Planned For Production

Yamaha Niken three-wheeled motorcycle is amazingly planned for production

We wouldn't believe it if we hadn't read it with our own eyes, but Yamaha says it's going to put a three-wheeled leaning motorcycle called the Niken into production. The oddball beast debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, and while it's not the first leaning three-wheeler we've ever seen – the Piaggio MP3 immediately comes to mind – it's definitely the most surprising.

We're woefully short on details, other than the fact that the Niken sports a 900cc three-cylinder engine and is about 7 feet long and 3 feet wide. The two wheels up front are 15-inch units, making them a couple inches smaller than typical sportbike wheels, and they are propped up by twin dual-tube fork units. And did we mention it leans into corners like a traditional two-wheeler?

Movistar Yamaha Start To Find Form In Friday`s Fp Sessions In Sepang

Movistar Yamaha Start to Find Form in Friday`s FP Sessions in SepangMovistar Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi faced the hot and especially humid conditions on the first day of the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix weekend. The riders had to show some patience in the morning, waiting for the track to dry, before getting fully immersed into FP1. In the afternoon, they had to cope with completely different circumstances at a full wet Sepang International Circuit. The teammates ultimately finished 4th and 12th in the combined Friday free practice results.

Yamaha Mwc-4 Concept Briges The Gap Between Car And Bike

Yamaha MWC-4 Concept Briges The Gap Between Car And Bike

Yamaha makes motorcycles. It may make cars at some point, if recent concepts lead anywhere in the near future. But this one bridges the gap between the two.

With four wheels, the MWC-4 may appear closer to a car (missing some parts), but is closer in concept and execution to a motorcycle (with some extra components added).

Yamaha Niken Adds Another Wheel Into The Sport Bike Mix

Yamaha Niken Adds Another Wheel Into The Sport Bike Mix

When it comes to three-wheeled vehicles, there are some that take the form of cars missing one wheel, and others that more closely resemble motorcycles with one extra.

Yamaha's new Niken clearly falls in the latter category – and takes it a step or two further. Where other trikes take a more sedate approach, the Niken looks like a full-on sport bike, but with the added stability of a dual front wheels.

Yamaha Cross Hub Concept Is One Funky-looking Pickup Truck

Yamaha Cross Hub concept is one funky-looking pickup truck

When Yamaha hinted that it was bringing a new concept car to this year's Tokyo Motor Show, we were excited. Yamaha had already done one concept car before, the Sports Ride, and it was a sweet little sports car. With that as reference, we were expecting, maybe even hoping, the company would have something similar. As it turns out, that's not the case. Instead, we have the Cross Hub concept, a curiously designed pickup truck.

The truck's styling isn't for everyone. Every surface is near bursting with curves, creases, vents and materials. In some ways, it seems that no one in the design department had the courage to say, "No," to all the incoming suggestions. With that being said, we're also not opposed to the idea of a funky compact pickup, especially as formerly "compact" pickups such as the Colorado and Tacoma continue to balloon. And the Cross Hub is compact. It's about three feet shorter than the shortest Toyota Tacoma. Clean up the lines a bit and the Cross Hub could be a promising little cargo hauler.

Yamaha Hints At New Concept Car, Reveals Motorcycle Concepts

Yamaha hints at new concept car, reveals motorcycle concepts

Yamaha is going to have a big display at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. The company announced that it will have 20 vehicles altogether, six of which will be revealed to the world for the first time, and another four will make their debut in Japan for the first time. The vehicles at the booth won't all be pure two-wheeled motorcycles either. At least one is a funky four-wheeled motorcycle/car cross-breed. Yamaha also says that it will have an "automobile design concept model." The company didn't give any further details on it. We certainly hope that it will be as cool as the Sports Ride, its three-cylinder, mid-engine, 1,650-pound sports car from the 2015 Tokyo show.

As it turns out, Yamaha hasn't yet revealed many of its debut models for this year's Tokyo show, but it did reveal some of its concepts. The two newest are the MOTOROiD motorcycle and the MWC-4 "leaning multi-wheel" or LMW for short.

Pata Yamaha Hunting For Podiums At Jerez

Pata Yamaha Hunting for Podiums at JerezThe Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team will be pushing hard to secure more podiums in Jerez this weekend at the penultimate round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship after recording their first ever double rostrum in Race 2 at the last round in Magny-Cours. Alex Lowes is currently fifth in the championship standings with 200 points after scoring his third podium of the season in France and the British rider is looking to end an already positive year on a high note. His teammate Michael van der Mark is in sixth, just 11 points behind Lowes with 189 points, as the Dutch rider aims to continue the run of form that has seen him on the podium twice in the last three races.

Movistar Yamaha Moves On To Motegi

Movistar Yamaha Moves On to MotegiHaving recharged their batteries during the two-week break after the race in Aragón, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team has flown to Japan to kick off the triple-header overseas, starting with Yamaha's home race at this weekend's Motul Grand Prix of Japan.

Pata Yamaha Enjoy Stunning Weekend In Stk1000 At Magny-cours

Pata Yamaha Enjoy Stunning Weekend in STK1000 at Magny-CoursThe Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team delivered a superb performance throughout the whole weekend in tricky conditions at Magny-Cours, round eight of the 2017 FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship. Florian Marino showed great pace in every session and put on an incredible display of riding during Sunday's race to finish in second, recording his fifth podium of the season in the process and re-establishing himself in the championship battle. His teammate Roberto Tamburini also impressed, securing pole position on Saturday and recovering brilliantly in Sunday's race after a tricky start to fight back to fourth.

Sensational Double Podium For Pata Yamaha In Race 2 At Magny-cours

Sensational Double Podium for Pata Yamaha in Race 2 at Magny-CoursThe Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team delivered a stellar performance in Race 2 on Sunday at Magny Cours, round 11 of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship. Alex Lowes followed up his superb ride to fifth in the wet Race 1, by charging to an incredible second-place finish to record his third podium of 2017. His teammate Michael van der Mark also put on a brilliant show of riding after an excellent fight with Lowes to secure third place and record the Pata Yamaha team's first double podium in WorldSBK.