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Yamaha celebrates 50 years of GP racing

While not Honda related, it's still racing.

Yamaha celebrates it's 50th anniversary of GP racing.
http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/race/wgp-50th/

Try the movie section for a montage of GP500 and MotoGP racing, plus a 2 part interview between Valentino Rossi and Masao Furasawa (designer of the M1).

The download section has some awesome racing action wallpapers for each of the 50 years.

The archive sections has bios on past and present racers, and the machine section has great photos and interesting technical info on all their GP bikes.

For instance, the cross-plane crankshaft idea was first tried on their '92 500 GP bike along with electronic suspension control.
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http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2011/y...special+livery

Yamaha will also be celebrating by painting the GP bikes in the red/black/white classic livery for the races at Assen and Laguna Seca. Looks pretty awesome.

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Have a similar color scheme on my FZ1.
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oh thats right, didnt you post up a pic of the fz1 awhile ago? Those colors look awesome.

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Yeah it's one of the reasons why I bought the bike.
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oh shit Sub! thats the stock color scheme? ive never seen that...

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looks great. best yamaha colors by far

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