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New R1 and R6 ‘by end of the year’

A new Yamaha R1 is due to be launched later this year, according to AMCN.

The bike is said to use an updated version of the current four-cylinder crossplane crank engine.

As well as styling changes to the current model (pictured), it is said the new R1 will be available in separate standard and racing versions, the former with the option of dual-clutch transmission and the latter making 230hp and featuring revised traction control and electronic suspension.

Sources are also saying a new R6 will be available by the end of this year. The R1 could be unveiled at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, or at Eicma in Milan.

Meanwhile, Peugeot Scooters has unveiled the 50cc air-cooled two-stroke Streetzone. It’s said to be styled for raw urban attitude and is based around the engine and chassis from the Speedfight. It has an inverted cartridge ‘snakebite’ exhaust, upside-down front forks and Shuricane dual piston 190 mm front disc brake are specified for performance.

The Peugeot Streetzone is a Category AM vehicle, so it can be ridden on a full car driving licence issued before 1 February 2001. Otherwise, if you are 16 or over, you can apply for a provisional moped licence and then take compulsory basic training (CBT) to start riding a category AM scooter.

The Peugeot Streetzone sells for £1799 OTR. As a launch offer, a £200 discount voucher is available to download at www.peugeotscooters.co.uk, bringing the price down to £1599.

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