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Hernandez to replace Folger for Sepang MotoGP test

Added: 19.01.2018 16:49 | 1 views | 0 comments

It was announced on Wednesday that Folger will sit out the entire 2018 campaign as he continues his recovery from Gilbert's syndrome, the rare illness which left him unable to compete in the final four races of last year.The German's decision leaves Tech 3 Yamaha needing to rapidly find a replacement rider, with pre-season testing beginning at Sepang in a little over a week.Replacing ...

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Who could replace Folger at Tech 3 in 2018?

Added: 18.01.2018 11:56 | 0 views | 0 comments

 Kohta NozaneYamaha test rider Nozane was the first rider to stand in for Folger when the German was first struck down by illness, and is the most convenient choice to replace him for 2018.Nozane is already under contract to Yamaha, and made a good impression when he was drafted in at the eleventh hour at his home track Motegi – earning praise from Tech 3 boss ...

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Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

Added: 16.01.2018 12:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

The first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X technology is impressive, but it's not perfect.

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Lorenzo admits current rider market value “not high”

Added: 15.01.2018 13:38 | 1 views | 0 comments

The three-time premier class champion joined the Italian manufacturer after nine years with Yamaha, but found the transition from the YZR-M1 to the vastly different Desmosedici a difficult one.Steadily adapting to the Ducati across the year, Lorenzo ended the season without a win for the first time in his MotoGP career and was seventh in the standings with just three podium ...

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Dakar 2018, Stage 7: Barreda wins, van Beveren retakes lead

Added: 13.01.2018 18:41 | 1 views | 0 comments

Saturday's 425km La Paz-Uyuni test was the longest of the South American event so far, but Honda rider Barreda was unstoppable from the outset, leading at each and every waypoint.The Spaniard had begun the day in fifth overall, nine minutes behind teammate and erstwhile leader Kevin Benavides, but climbed to third after clinching the 21st stage win of his Dakar career.Yamaha man van ...

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Up to 20 riders could still win Dakar, says Honda

Added: 13.01.2018 9:37 | 1 views | 0 comments

Despite the opening six stages of the South American event being dominated by gruelling dunes and rugged off-road terrain, no one rider has been able to gain a decisive advantage during the first week, with less than 20 minutes splitting the top nine riders overall.As of Saturday morning, Honda man Kevin Benavides held a lead of just 1m57s from Yamaha's Adrian van Beveren, while top ...

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Zarco: My career doesn't hinge on when Rossi retires

Added: 12.01.2018 13:01 | 1 views | 0 comments

After an impressive rookie season at the satellite Tech 3 Yamaha squad, Zarco is expected to be one of the hot properties in this year’s rider market – and is thought a strong candidate to move up to the works team should 38-year-old Rossi call time on his grand prix career.However, he has also been linked to a possible move to KTM, while Suzuki is another factory team thought to be ...

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Lorenzo: I'm a better rider than I was two years ago

Added: 10.01.2018 15:26 | 2 views | 0 comments

After nine years with Yamaha, Lorenzo switched to Ducati for 2017, though found adapting to the Desmosedici a difficult task as he endured his first winless year in the premier class.He ended the campaign seventh in the standings on 137 points, and with just three podiums to his credit – the best of those a second place finish in Malaysia.Admitting that he still has a lot of work to ...

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The Future is Electric: Yamaha Ramps Up E-Bike Development

Added: 10.01.2018 2:09 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Future is Electric: Yamaha Ramps Up E-Bike Development Love it or hate it, electronic powertrains are the way of the future. With most big OEM’s struggling to find a steady market, focus is slowly shifting away from bikes powered by dead dinosaurs toward

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Yamaha warns of six-way rider market spending war

Added: 09.01.2018 12:31 | 4 views | 0 comments

All 12 of the factory riders in the premier class will be out of contract at the end of 2018, with deals covering 2019 and beyond expected to be signed in the opening part of the year.The arrival of KTM for the 2017 campaign alongside Suzuki, Aprilia, Yamaha, Honda and Ducati has bumped the number of factory teams involved in the championship up to six - up from three in 2014.Yamaha ...

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