New 2020 Yamaha ‘not a lot different’ to current bike, but Valentino Rossi anticipates more improvements

Valentino Rossi has conceded he didn’t find too many differences to the 2020 Yamaha MotoGP prototype during Monday’s post-Czech Grand Prix test.
Despite the 40-year-old toiling through one of the most fruitless seasons in his career to date, there was much optimism in Brno as Yamaha brought new machinery to the test.

While Fabio Quartararo topped the day’s running on the old M1, Rossi managed the sixth-fastest time some four tenths down as Maverick Vinales and Franco Morbidelli were also in the mix.

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Yamaha expects no "conflict" over Rossi retirement timing

Yamaha MotoGP boss team boss Lin Jarvis says he expects no "conflict" with Valentino Rossi over the timing of the Italian legend's eventual retirement.
Rossi is under contract at Yamaha until the end of 2020, but has gone more than two years without winning a race and has suffered a poor run of recent form.

The 40-year-old has scored only eight points in the last four races after recording three consecutive DNFs, causing him to drop to sixth in the championship behind factory teammate Maverick Vinales.

Satellite Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo has also overshadowed Rossi since the start of the European season with a pair of pole positions and podium finishes.

In an exclusive interview, Jarvis admitted Rossi is "no longer the future" for Yamaha but didn't rule out the seven-time premier class champion extending his current contract.

He said: "Up until 2010, Valentino had brought us four titles - '04, '05, '08 and '09 - so when he left us [to move to Ducati], it had a big impact. It would be like [Marc] Marquez leaving Honda right now.

"Now he is at a different stage of his life, a different stage of his career, and with all due respect he is no longer the future of our participation in MotoGP.

"He could still be here for another year, two years or three years - we will have to see how long he stays competitive. But it is a different relationship now, a different sort of dependence on him.

"That's not to say he is not important - he is important. His role and function will be different but I hope he stays as a brand ambassador and partner as he gets older."

Jarvis suggested Yamaha would have a role to play in determining when Rossi finally decides to hang up his leathers, even though he expects the Italian to show "the first signs" that the end of his career is approaching.

Asked whether he felt the decision to retire would be Rossi's alone or a collective one, Jarvis replied: "It will definitely be both parties' decision.

"I think he will certainly be the first person to decide when he feels he is unable to be as competitive as he would like to be, or his motivation starts to wane. The first signs will definitely come from his side.

"But for me, I absolutely don't expect any conflict. I think we will arrive at the same thought at the same moment."

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Rossi: Difficult to understand ongoing "suffering" MotoGP form

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi says it is difficult to understand why he continued to "suffer" in MotoGP's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

Rossi arrived at the Sachsenring on the back of three successive non-scores and has recently struggled to match his three fellow Yamaha riders.

The seven-time MotoGP champion was encouraged by his pre-crash showing at Assen and showed moments strong pace during the German GP weekend.

But Rossi was a muted eighth place at the Sachsenring and finished some 19 seconds down on race winner Marc Marquez.

"Today I finished but, anyway, it was a very difficult race because I was never strong enough," Rossi said.

"For us, this weekend was important because last week in Assen, in the race, before the mistake I felt good with the bike.

"I was fast, so we had to confirm if we found a good way here in Sachsenring.

"Unfortunately, during practice sometimes I had quite a good pace, but anyway I was not fast enough. So we suffer, we continue to suffer - and we need to understand why."

Rossi said choosing the medium rear Michelin tyre - as opposed to the hard compound that team-mate Maverick Vinales used to finish in second place - did not work out.

But Rossi says it was not the overriding factor for his muted performance.

"We start with the medium [tyre] that we knew was a little bit slower, but we expected [it to be] more constant, especially because from the Michelin side [and] from our calculation, it looks like the hard does not arrive [and perform] at the end.

"So we tried the medium but unfortunately the medium didn't have grip from the beginning and, anyway, at the end I was in a lot of trouble.

"But apart from the tyre, I think that we have some other problems because I am not able to be strong, to ride the bike well as I did last year."

Rossi says he and his Yamaha team must figure out his recent run of form, as last year's run of fives races between Le Mans and Sachsenring was his best spell of form in 2018.

The Yamaha rider entered the weekend following comments from MotoGP legend Giacomo Agostini about whether he could match leading riders.

"Last year these five races [Le Mans to Sachsenring] was the better part of my season, I was always very competitive and I did some podiums, but always good races," said Rossi.

"But this year, especially in the last four races, we suffered very, very much.

"So we need to analyse the data, we need to understand why because I don't feel good with the bike and I am a lot slower than last year because today I am 20 seconds slower than my race of 2018.

"This is very difficult to understand, we need to find a way [and a solution]. "

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MotoGP Catalunya: Rossi pragmatic after Lorenzo nerfing

Monster Energy factory Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi was pragmatic after being taken out of the Catalan Grand Prix on the second lap as part of a four rider pile up caused by Jorge Lorenzo at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The Yamaha man was enjoyed a good weekend and was a dark horse to end his victory drought which has now spanned nearly two years. However, the Italian got caught up with Lorenzo’s crash at on just the second lap, which also collected Andrea Dovizioso and factory Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales.

Rossi explained that he felt good before the incident, confident in what he could have achieved had he not been caught up in the crash.

“It’s a great, great, great shame because today I felt very good,” said the Italian.

“We worked well during practice and we learn something important and I feel comfortable with the bike. This morning with the medium I have a good pace.

“I was consistent, I felt good in braking and I enjoyed riding the M1. So I was very optimistic for the race. I think we had the right tyre choice so I think I could’ve fought for the podium.”
Whilst his Yamaha team-mate called for Lorenzo to be severely punished, Rossi was more pragmatic, saying it can happen to anyone.

“I was behind Petrucci and I was a bit faster than him,” he said. “I wanted to try to overtake but I overtake in the wrong moment because I arrive faster to turn ten.

“After I see the crash in front of me, and unfortunately I cannot avoid the bike of Jorge. I tried not to crash but the bike came below my tyres and at the end I also crash.

“I have also a bit of pain in my ankle because my foot remained between the two bikes. About the penalty, the race direction will decide. I don’t have to say nothing.”

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Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo beats Marquez to pole by 0.015s

Petronas Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo secured the second pole position of his rookie MotoGP season in qualifying in Barcelona.

Quartararo, who bagged his sole Moto2 win at the same venue last year and had arm pump surgery in the lead-up to this weekend, beat Honda's championship leader Marc Marquez by 0.015s.

Franco Morbidelli, who had suffered a heavy crash in the Saturday morning practice, had dominated the first qualifying segment, and took the early lead in Q2 with a 1m39.758s.

He and Quartararo had made it a Petronas Yamaha 1-2 after the first runs, and after the works Yamaha of Vinales then went 0.001s quicker than Morbidelli, Quartararo lowered the benchmark to a 1m49.484s.

Marquez slotted into second shortly afterwards, and while Quartararo came up a few hundredths short of his own benchmark on his final attempt, the reigning champion had a big moment at Turn 4 on his final effort and had to settle for second.

Vinales secured his first front row start since Argentina in third, ahead of fellow Yamaha riders Morbidelli – who couldn't improve on his second Q2 run – and Valentino Rossi.

Andrea Dovizioso moved up the order at the chequered flag to finish as the top Ducati in sixth, just ahead of works teammate Danilo Petrucci – who had been third in the order when he crashed at the Turn 5 left-hander.

Suzuki's Alex Rins, quickest in practice, was another rider left to rue a crash, falling at the sharp Turn 10 left-hander late on and consigning himself to eighth on the grid.

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, works Honda man Jorge Lorenzo, Rins' teammate Joan Mir and the KTM of Pol Espargaro completed a Q2 pecking order split by just 0.941s.

Pramac Ducati rider Jack Miller had set the initial pace in Q1, but crashed right afterwards at Turn 5.

The Aussie remounted his bike, returned to the pits, and would improve his laptime on his second run, but qualified only 14th – a place behind rookie teammate Francesco Bagnaia on the older-spec Desmosedici, the Italian having come up a tenth short of advancing to Q2 at Mir's expense.

After his impressive Friday showing, LCR's Takaaki Nakagami will only line up 16th on the grid, beaten also by the Avintia Ducati of Karel Abraham.

Aleix Espargaro qualified as the top Aprilia in 17th, with works teammate Andrea Iannone last on the grid – behind also the team's wildcard Bradley Smith – after his RS-GP slowed with a mechanical problem while exiting the pit garage on the second run.

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YAMAHA T135 Scooter 2005-2016 Workshop Service Manual

Yamaha T135 / T135S / T135SE Service Manual for models:
Sniper / Jupiter MX / Spark 135 / Exciter / 135LC
The T135 debuted in 2005 for the Thailand and Indonesian markets, and then the Malaysian market in February 2006. The model was very successful in Southeast Asia especially in Thailand.

To promote the T135, Yamaha organized a 9,000 km (5,600 mi) road tour of ASEAN countries in November 2005 through May 2006, passing through Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines.

In 2008, the fuel injected version of the T135 was launched for the Thailand market (dubbed as Spark 135i), making it the second underbone motorcycle using fuel injection after the Honda's Wave 125i. There are 3 main Yamaha factories that assembled the T135. These are Indonesia, Thailand and newest is Philippines.

In 2011, the T135 was facelifted with a new body design. The transmission of the Malaysia's and Indonesia's manual clutch variant was revised to 5-speed transmission from the previous 4-speed as an upgrade. Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia produced a cut-off from the CDI which limits the motorcycle's performance for the facelifted version.

In 2016, the manual clutch variant of the T135 was discontinued, as the T-150 made its debut. The automatic clutch variant is still sold.

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Content: Workshop Manual | Repair Manual | Service Manual
File type: PDF
Total Pages: 349+
Language: English
SN: 5YP-F8197-E0

Table of Contents: 
General Information
Periodic Checks and Adjustments
Cooling System
Fuel System
Electrical System

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YAMAHA TT-600RE 2003-2007 Off-Road Service Manual

The Yamaha TT600R is an enduro motorcycle from Yamaha Motor Company closely related to the XT series of air-cooled single cylinder engines. The TT600R model was released in 1998 to 2002, where it was replaced in 2003 by the TT600RE that was available from 2003 to 2007. It is no longer offered in its present form.

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Content: Workshop Manual | Repair Manual | Service Manual
File type: PDF
Total Pages: 385+
Language: English
SN: 5CH5-ME1

Table of Contents: 
General Information
Periodic Checks and Adjustments
Cooling System
Fuel System
Electrical System

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