Bridgestone tyres are original equipment on yet another Yamaha motorcycle. The tyre maker will supply its Battlax Sport Touring T32 for factory fitment on the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 ABS and Tracer 9 GT ABS in the front wheel size 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) and rear wheel size 180/55ZR17M/C (73W).
The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 ABS will wear Bridgestone tyres as original equipment. Bridgestone is supplying its Hypersport S22 for Yamaha’s new hyper naked in the front wheel size 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) and rear size 180/55ZR17M/C (73W).
The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has published details of its Autumn 2020 Dealer Attitude Survey (DAS). Paddy O’Connell, Head of the NMDA, revealed that the response rate was the highest ever, at 31 per cent; something that he describes as “very positive” and indicative that a growing number of dealers see the survey as an important and useful channel to provide feedback on the business relationship with their manufacturers.
Crescent Yamaha has opted to fit Bridgestone’s Battlecross tyres as it strives for success in the ACU British Championship and MX Nationals series. The official Yamaha UK-supported team will compete for podiums with the latest GYTR-equipped 2019 YZF bikes. Northern Ireland’s Martin Barr will compete in MX2 on the all-new 2019 Yamaha YZ250F in MX2, while Bournemouth’s Jake Shipton will continue in the premier MX1 class with the 2019 Yamaha YZ450F.
The latest figures released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association have shown an increase in demand for motorcycles, but it is not time to get carried away by this apparent success, according to the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA). “Demand for motorcycles in January was up 11.8 per cent on the same period last year, registering 5,458 units. However, this was expected as last year the market was flooded with a high volume of pre-registered bikes for sale,” said Stephen Latham, head of the NMDA.
With the launch of the Niken, Yamaha has entered the three-wheeled sports motorcycle market for the first time. Original equipment tyres will be supplied by Bridgestone, specifically the new Battlax Adventure A41. A specially-developed version of the A41 will be fitted to the Niken in size 120/70 R15M/C 56V for the front wheels and 190/55 R17M/C 75V on the rear.
Yamaha Motor has unveiled a new touring bike, the Star Venture, and Bridgestone tyres have been selected as original equipment. The Exedra G853 will be fitted as a front wheel fitment in size 130/70 R18M/C 63H and the Exedra G852 for the rear wheel in size 200/55 R16M/C 77H.
Bookings have opened for former world superbike champion Alex Gramigni’s 2017 Old School Racing events, supported by Pirelli and Yamaha. The exclusive track riding school offers six dates at Mugello in Italy, using Yamaha YZF-R1M machines fitted with Pirelli Diablo Superbike SC3 slick tyres.
The Dunlop-shod GMT94 Yamaha team took its third Le Mans 24 Hours victory with a strong performance in the second round of the FIM Endurance World Championship on the Bugatti track. The team took the lead at the 21 hour mark and overcame a late collision with another bike to win by just over a minute. The win on Dunlop’s commercially available KR106/KR108 tyres marks the second victory for David Checa, and the first for Niccolo Canepa and rookie Mike Di Meglio.
The model change the YZF-R6 will undergo next year is the first revision for the popular Yamaha bike in almost a decade. The 2017 model features new low-drag bodywork, advanced electronics and next level aerodynamics, and Bridgestone reports that its Battlax Hypersport S21 has been selected as an original equipment tyre. The YZF-R6 will wear the Battlax Hypersport S21 in size 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) on the front and 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W) at the rear.
Euro Car Parts states that sales of Milwaukee power tools have risen in concert with Josh Brookes’ back-to-back British Superbike Championship victories. The distributor’s CEO, Martin Gray, said that the Australian rider’s “performances have helped to increase awareness of the brand and we have seen a significant uplift in Milwaukee power tool sales.”
Josh Brookes’ coronation as 2015 MCE British Superbike Champion at Brands Hatch was aided by the softer (SC0) Pirelli Diablo Superbike rear tyre at Brands Hatch. The Australian rider used the tyre to gain pole position and two race wins in different conditions, achieving fast laps beyond the mid-point in the races.
The Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP has been approved as the original equipment tyre for the new Yamaha YZF-R1. The 200 horsepower, 998cc sport bike was developed using YZR-M1 MotoGP technology and is equipped with the Diablo Supercorsa SP in size 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 190/55 ZR17 on the rear wheel.
The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has reported the continuation of positive growth in the UK motorcycle market. “It is positive to see that the motorcycle market has continued to grow, with dealers reporting a 10.7 per cent increase in registrations in May”, said Stephen Latham, the association’s head. Registrations in May closely resemble the average market increase of 11.3 per cent through the first quarter of 2015.