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The iconic SR400, 35 years heritage

35 years heritage. Built to customize.

Anyone who was old enough to ride a motorcycle in the 1970s will remember the fanfare that greeted the launch of the original Yamaha SR models. Inspired by the dual purpose XT500 which was launched a few years earlier, the single cylinder SR400 and SR500 were announced in 1978, and went on to become some of Yamaha’s most popular and enduring models.

With their relaxed torque output, slim and agile chassis design and classic styling, the Japanese-market SR400 and European-market SR500 became firm favourites with enthusiasts who were looking for a simple machine that captured the very spirit of sports motorcycling. In many European countries including Germany, Austria and Belgium, groups of SR500 owners formed enthusiasts’ clubs, many of which still run to this day. [...]

Yamaha introduce the XVS1300 Custom

Radically styled 1304cc V-twin

The handsome new Yamaha XVS1300 Custom is a new breed of cruiser that combines a classic raked-out ‘chopper’ style chassis with a gutsy liquid-cooled V-twin engine to create something very special. Attention to detail on the XVS1300 Custom is outstanding, with features such as the steel fenders, 21-inch front wheel and cooling fins accentuating its timeless good looks and reinforcing its authentic appeal.

ENGINE
High-torque V-twin engineAt the heart of this beautifully crafted new cruiser there’s a 1304cc liquid-cooled 60-degree SOHC V-twin engine that blends classic cruiser looks with modern technology. Big V-twins are all about torque, and the XVS1300 Custom excels in this area. With 4 valves per cylinder combined with a 9.5:1 compression ratio and performance-oriented camshaft designs, this 1304cc engine pushes out a pulsating [...]

The annual Motor Cycle News awards celebrate all that’s best in motorcycling and the 2013 Awards were presented last night by MCN editor Andy Calton.

Yamaha machines scooped two of the most coveted awards of the evening with the FJR1300 being voted Best Tourer and the all new XV950 declared as Best Custom.

Unfortunately the new MT-09 just missed the cut-off date for judging this years awards as MCN had not tested the bike before the judging date – so who knows it might have been and even bigger haul of trophies if it had been included!

 

Now Available to view in our Showroom!

We are proud to confirm that we are a main stockist of the R&G product range. We stock a full
range of crash protection for Yamaha motorcycles & numerous other manufactures. This includes
products like:
  • Paddock stand bobbins & cotton reels.
  • Tail Tidies.
  • Radiator Covers
  • Exhaust Protectors
  • Bar End Sliders
  • Bike Covers

Why not come & see for yourself! Just visit our Parts & Service Department situated in our showroom.

On Monday 6th of Febuary Nick Sanders, the most experienced solo motorcycle adventurer in the world, visited us as part of his dealer tour – The Incredible Ride.

Many thanks to all who attended! We had a really good time hosting the event and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to host more events similar to this in the future and would be happy for all who attended the Nick Sanders evening to come again. Please keep an eye on our news page and also your emails as we will be informing you of any more exciting events.

Here is some feedback we have received…

”Hi…

Just to say thanks for a great evening,

Nick is mad but also very entertaining, and a great biker

Who are you going to get in next, [...]

Yard Built SCR950

by Jeff Palhegyi Designs
Yard Built SCR950 by Jeff Palhegyi Designs

    

The Yard Built programme is ready to take on 2017 in style with another year of stunning custom work lined up. The New Year kicks off by returning to the USA for the second custom build of the all-new Yamaha SCR950 machine. Yamaha has enjoyed some amazing collaborations already in America with numerous leading custom builders, including icons such as Greg Hageman of Hageman Cycles, Californian Roland Sands’ and his multiple Yard Built creations, including the XSR900 “Faster Sons”, and the SCR950 “Chequered Scrambler” from California-based builder Go Takamine of Brat Style.
“After seeing the SCR950 for the first time, I knew that it would be a really cool bike to customize,” said Palhegyi. “But there have been a lot of scrambler builds lately, and we wanted to do something [...]

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