It's all a bit Blu at Yamaha

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of BikeSocial. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

Why so Blu, Jorge?

Jorge Lorenzo with his Blu Yamaha's

It’s all a bit Blu at Yamaha.  No, it’s nothing to do with glum-looking sales figures but instead a new deep blue and metallic grey paint scheme which will run across a range of its 2014 models known as the Race Blu Series.

This time last year the firm announced the Race Blu series which ran across its 2013 YZF-R1, YZF-R6 and YZF-125 range.  And the designer's are at it again.  Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi’s YZR-M1 MotoGP machines were the inspiration behind the new-look liveries which will be available for the following eight bikes for 2014: YZF-R1, YZF-R6, the brand new MT-09, FZ8, Fazer 8, XJ6, XJ6 Diversion and XJ6 Diversion F.

Jorge ponders a ride on the R6

Blu Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F

Additional components for the range include anodised front forks and, on some models including the R1, blue wheels.

The all-new colour scheme is additional to that which exists in local dealerships right now.  The brand new MT-09 will be the first model available with the new paint scheme from early October with the R1 and R6 versions coming in January 2014.

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