Bad Luck For Pata Yamaha Pair In Qatar Race 1

Bad Luck for Pata Yamaha Pair in Qatar Race 1The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team suffered from a double dose of misfortune under the floodlights in Qatar on Friday, as both riders crashed out of Race 1 after having shown real promise throughout the weekend. Alex Lowes recorded his second consecutive front-row start and started Race 1 from P2 on the grid. During the race, he was involved in an excellent battle for second position before he crashed at Turn 16. He managed to rejoin but, due to damage sustained in the original accident, crashed again with two laps to go bringing a premature end to his race. His teammate Michael van der Mark qualified in seventh and was battling hard during the race to chase down the leading group when he was unlucky to make contact with another rider and crashed out on lap 7.

Yamaha R3 Blu Cru Challenge Riders For 2018 Announced

Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge Riders for 2018 AnnouncedYamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce the six young riders that will compete in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge within the 2018 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. After impressing throughout the season in their respective national R3 Cups, 11 riders were invited to attend the recent Masterclass in Latina, Italy, and the six who will benefit from a Yamaha bLU cRU racing package as they compete on the world stage next season are Luca Bernardi (16) and Alessandro Arcangeli (16) from Italy, Dutchman Dennis Koopman (20), Notis Papapavlou (17) from Greece, French rider Hugo de Cancellis (16) and the 18-year-old Indonesian who has already made his mark in the WorldSSP300 Championship by winning the last race of the season in Jerez as a wildcard, Galang Hendra Pratama.

Pata Yamaha Get Off To A Superb Start Under The Lights In Qatar

Pata Yamaha Get Off to a Superb Start Under the Lights in Qatar

The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team got off to their best start of the year in Qatar on day one of the final round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship. In the sweltering heat and humidity under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit, Alex Lowes continued the excellent form he has shown at the last two rounds, finishing the day in a sensational second position on the combined timesheets, just 0.259s off the top. Michael van der Mark also had a great start to the final race weekend of the season, ending Thursday in fifth overall to cap a superb opening day for the team with both riders, once again, making it directly through to SP2.

Pata Yamaha Aiming To End Season On A High In Qatar

Pata Yamaha Aiming to End Season on a High in QatarThe Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team are relishing the opportunity to perform at the final round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship in Qatar this weekend. Having gone from strength to strength throughout the year, the team will be looking to bow out on a high to bring an end to a 2017 season that has seen them emerge as regular podium contenders. Alex Lowes wants to finish the year in the strongest possible way and is hoping to add to his tally of three podiums so far in 2017 after back to back fourth-place finishes last time out in Jerez. His teammate Michael van der Mark, fresh from a superb MotoGP debut for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team in Malaysia, hopes to continue the form that has seen him record two podiums at the last three rounds and eleven consecutive points-scoring finishes.

Young Riders Impress At First Yamaha R3 Blu Cru Masterclass In Latina, Italy

Young Riders Impress at First Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Masterclass in Latina, ItalyThe inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Masterclass saw 11 young riders given the chance to learn from their heroes as they attempted to secure a coveted slot in the 2018 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge, which sees six riders competing onboard Yamaha R3s in the WorldSSP300 Championship. Reigning Endurance World Champions, GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team's David Checa and Niccolò Canepa, along with GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Federico Caricasulo, plus the winner of the inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge and Vice WorldSSP300 Champion, Alfonso Coppola, were on hand to give advice and instruction to the young hopefuls, with the six winners to be announced on the 1st of November.

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.