Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New USA/CANADA 2009 Yamaha Motorcycles

New USA/CANADA 2009 Yamaha Motorcycles

New USA/CANADA 2009 Yamaha Motorcycles 
Friday, September 12, 2008 - Yamaha Motorcycle Press Release - Total Motorcycle - http://www.totalmotorcycle.com 

See the whole 70 bike, 2009 Yamaha Motorcycle model line up in our 2009 Yamaha Motorcycle Model Guide on Total Motorcycle: 

2009 V-Star 950 

The all new V Star 950 is cruising into a dealership near you 

Low slung and swept, our latest cruiser is loaded with style. The new 950 mill cranks out buckets of torque and Yamaha build quality plus our extreme attention to detail, guarantees the coolest ride. 

2009 YZF-R1 

The all new, class leading R1 sport bike is here. 

Featuring a unique 'cross-plane' uneven firing crankshaft layout, the 2009 R1 introduces a plethora of new technology for the super-sport enthusiast. Following is a detailed list of all the features and cool tricks offered up by this state-of-the-art performer. 

2009 YFZ450R 

The all new YFZ450R is race bred and assured to continue its domination on the track. 

Powered by and updated FI engine and sporting new suspension and a wide-track chassis platform. This new ATV has just raised the bar... again. 

2009 FZ6R 

The FZ6R, rewrites the book on versatile sport riding. 

This is one bike that measures it's miles with smiles.
2009 Motorcycle Model Guides 

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USA Cycling bids adieu to beginner, sport, expert and semi-pro

News: New '09 MTB Race Categories

USA Cycling announced the recent development and implementation of a new mountain bike category system set to take effect for the 2009 season. The modification to the existing structure comes after significant analysis and dialogue by the national governing body and the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) Board of Trustees.

In pursuit of its mission to provide a high-quality racing experience for members across all ages, skill levels and genders, USA Cycling will apply these new categories beginning December 1, 2008 in order to strengthen professional fields and add depth to amateur categories at the grass roots level.

The previous structure, which consisted of five categories – Beginner, Sport, Expert, Semi-Pro and Pro – has been condensed to include four categories. The new categories, which closely resemble those used in other disciplines of competitive cycling, have been created to offer USA Cycling mountain bike members a more competitive racing environment. The previous license categories will be replaced with a new system which include Category 1, 2, 3 and Pro designations. Like the categories they’re replacing, Categories 1, 2 and 3 will also feature age groups classes.

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“This change has been discussed, studied and considered in some form for the last two years,” explained Lisa Nye-Salladin, President of the NORBA Board of Trustees and mountain bike race promoter for the Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association. “Ultimately, the NORBA Board of Trustees spearheaded this evolution in order to make racing more competitive and create a clear distinction between amateur and professional athletes. The names of the categories were also revised to better reflect the new levels of racing. The terms ‘Beginner’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Expert’ carry little relevance outside of the mountain bike community, which makes it difficult for sponsors and the public to relate. The simplicity of using numbered categories brings with it a universal understanding.”

NORBA Board of Trustee member, Gary Fisher, was a major proponent of the change. He references the need for a more competitive environment domestically in order to improve the United States’ level of success in the pro ranks globally.

“We want bigger pro fields in the National Calendar events so our racers can better prepare for international competition like World Cups and World Championships,” said Fisher. “Our pro fields are tiny compared to our European counterparts. We have the numbers in terms of ridership, but we’ve been referring to them as Semi-Pros.”

Olympian and four-time USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Cross Country Champion Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, who also sits on the USA Cycling Board of Directors as the NORBA athlete representative, also sees the change as a positive step forward in the evolution of off-road racing in the U.S.

“Throughout the last several years, we’ve been discussing ways to improve the quality of races in the U.S. and increase competition,” said Horgan-Kobelski. “This change will result in deeper pro fields, but will also produce an extremely competitive atmosphere among amateurs. The Category 1 designation itself becomes a more prestigious field with talent indicative of up-and-coming pros. The change also simplifies things for race organizers who can now offer fewer categories, while at the same time improving their event.”

Another benefit of the consolidation is that it presents a better opportunity for the development of professional athletes, according to Marc Gullickson, USA Cycling’s National Mountain Bike Development Director.

“The Semi-Pro category was originally created as a place for U23 athletes to compete before making the jump to the professional level,” explained Gullickson, “but now, the elimination of that category will help accelerate the progression of athletes who should theoretically be competing against stiffer competition on a more consistent basis. From a development standpoint, the Semi-Pro category became an unnecessary middle ground that made it difficult to assess talent.”

The change raises several topics that all USA Cycling mountain bike members should familiarize themselves with – most notably the conversion process. The switch will be simple and automatic. Members currently categorized as Experts will automatically become a Category 1; Sport members will automatically be converted to a Category 2; and Beginners will automatically become a Category 3.

Members currently categorized as Semi-Pro may choose either Category 1 or Pro designation for the 2009 racing season. When renewing their license, Semi-Pro members will be offered an automatic upgrade to Pro throughout the 2009 licensing period which runs from December 1, 2008 to November 30, 2009. To take advantage of this upgrade, Semi-Pro members must purchase an annual license during this time as this automatic upgrade will only be offered during the 2009 season. Therefore, if a current Semi-Pro member does not purchase a 2009 racing license, he will automatically default to Category 1 status beginning on December 1, 2009 for the 2010 racing season. At that point, regular upgrade procedures will apply.

The new categories will be converted on December 1, 2008, the first day of 2009 license sales. If members wish to upgrade or downgrade at that time, they may do so online through their "My USA Cycling account".

For More Info Check Out These Helpful Links:

USA Cycling homepage

USA Cycling Mountain Bike page

2009 Mountain Bike Category Changes FAQ

Pedrosa on Third Row with New Bike and Tyres

INDIANAPOLIS -- Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa scored a third-row start at Indianapolis today, an impressive performance considering that this is his first race weekend with a new machine and new tyres. Tomorrow the Spaniard will race his Bridgestone-equipped pneumatic-valve RC212V for the very first time.

Pedrosa was fourth fastest in this morning’s final free practice session. During this afternoon’s qualifying session he used the Japanese company’s qualifying tyres for the very first time, managing to achieve eighth-quickest time of the day, less than a second off pole, despite minimal track time with the tyres.

Following yesterday’s all-day deluge, conditions improved dramatically today, with this morning’s session starting out on a damp track and this afternoon’s outing conducted on a fully dry circuit in 34 degree sunshine. However, latest weather forecasts predict heavy rain for much of tomorrow as the remnants of Hurricane Ike move northwards into Indiana.

Dani Pedrosa, 8th fastest, 1m 41.754s

“Today was the first time that I have used Bridgestone qualifying tyres, so it was quite difficult because I was trying to study the tyres while at the same time trying to push for the best possible-grid position. The fact with qualifying tyres is that you can only be really fast once you know them very well. I was able improve my times with my third qualifier, so I think the third row is not such a bad result, considering the circumstances. As for race tyres, I wasn’t able to do too many consecutive laps because we had so little dry-track time. Therefore we still need to define some details for race-tyre choice but overall I feel quite fine. We also need to work to better understand my new machine, which is very different from the machine I had been using, especially considering the electronics. All in all, I’m confident, we are gaining important experience and improving every time I go out. I hope we will have a dry race tomorrow. If it’s going to rain like it did yesterday afternoon then we will discuss with Race Direction the best course of action.”

Kazuhiko Yamano - Team Manager

“This has been a very difficult two days for Dani because track conditions have been different in all four sessions. He has many new items here: new machine and new tyres, so he has a lot to learn. He has made a good job so far, working step by step, especially this afternoon when he was getting to know new qualifying tyres. Now we have to wait and see what the weather will do.”

1 V. ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 1'40.776 
2 C. STONER AUS Ducati Team + 0.084 
3 J. LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team + 0.401 
4 N. HAYDEN USA Repsol Honda Team + 0.495 
5 B. SPIES USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 0.688 
6 R. DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP + 0.716 
7 A. DOVIZIOSO ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP + 0.968 
8 D. PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team + 0.978 
9 T. ELIAS SPA Alice Team + 1.110 
10 J. TOSELAND GBR Tech 3 Yamaha + 1.121 
11 C. EDWARDS USA Tech 3 Yamaha + 1.158 
12 A. DE ANGELIS RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini + 1.193 
13 L. CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 1.529 
14 S. GUINTOLI FRA Alice Team + 1.629 
15 C. VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 1.775 
16 J. HOPKINS USA Kawasaki Racing Team + 1.897 
17 S. NAKANO JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini + 1.956 
18 M. MELANDRI ITA Ducati Team + 3.031 
19 A. WEST AUS Kawasaki Racing Team + 3.155

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yamaha MT 01

Yamaha MT 01

This bike from Yamaha Group is a pure blend of style and powerful performance. It has been designed in such a way that it can become the obsession of any passionate biker. It comprises of the wonderful features like Master Cylinder, excellent Instrument Panel, Headlights for crystal clear visibility, Idle Speed Controller and so on.

It has been specially made to cater to the demands of present day customers. It delivers the unimaginable expression of latent power. This dream bike has been made through the efforts of the great engineers who can assure the buyer of outstanding performance, design and the bike that is technically sound in every sense of the word.

Dimensions & Weight
Length (mm) 2185
Width (mm) 800
Height (mm) 1105
Wheelbase (mm) 1525
Model Designation Air-cooled, 4-stroke, V-twin, OHV, 4-valves per cylinder
Displacement 1670 cc
Transmission Constant mesh, 5-speed
Ignition TCI
Front Telescopic forks
Rear Swinging arm (Link suspension)
Front Dual discs, 310 mm
Rear Single disc, 267 mm
Front 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear 190/50 ZR17M/C (73W)
Fuel Tank 15 Lts
Max.Power 66.3 kW (90HP) @ 4,750 rpm
Max.Torque 150.3 Nm (15,3 kq-m) @ 3,750
Source: http://www.yamaha-motor-india.com/

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Up Coming Bikes In India


HMSIL 2 Bikes of 1000 cc Motorcycle
FZ 150 Motorcycle

Forthcoming Companies Stepping into India for New launches are :

Harley Davidson Bike



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