Yamaha proudly prolongs its position as official Motorcycle Partner to European Grand Cycling Tours

Yamaha proudly prolongs its position as official Motorcycle Partner to European Grand Cycling Tours

03.05.2022: Yamaha Motor Europe proudly prolongs its position as the Official Motorcycle Partner to the Grand Cycling Tours of Europe The success continues Since 2019 Yamaha Motor Europe has been the Official Motorcycle Partner to the major Grand Cyc

 
Yamaha Motor Europe proudly prolongs its position as the Official Motorcycle Partner to the Grand Cycling Tours of Europe



 
The success continues



Since 2019 Yamaha Motor Europe has been the Official Motorcycle Partner to the major Grand Cycling Tours throughout Europe, and this successful partnership has been extended for another three years.



Yamaha is proud to continue its comprehensive support for the prestigious Grand Cycling Tour events and races with a variety of Sport Touring models, including the 3-wheel NIKEN, as well as the TRACER 9 and TRACER 7.



The Yamaha motorcycle fleet provides crucial support to the races and the cyclists, including medical assistance, communication, regulation, guidance, transportation of drinks and wheel changing. Yamaha is providing 20 to 45 motorcycles per race, depending on the varying requirements of each particular tour.  



The partnership is a joint venture involving Yamaha Motor Europe working with many national Yamaha distributors in France, Italy, Spain and Benelux, and this close cooperation underlines the brand’s sporting DNA and commitment to the cycling scene.

 



Symbiotic Partnership



Yamaha’s continued association with the Grand Cycling Tours perfectly reflects the Roads of Life philosophy that shapes the brand’s Sport Touring machines. This philosophy dictates that motorcycles such as the NIKEN, TRACER 9 and TRACER 7 provide outstanding sporting performance together with all round versatility and serious long-distance abilities.



All these aspects are profoundly explored during the Grand Cycling Tours, testing the cyclists in the races as well as the riders on the Yamaha support motorcycles. Participating in these races almost requires a symbiotic relationship between man and machine.



A new logo has been designed to celebrate Yamaha’s continued position as the official Motorcycle Partner of the Grand Cycling Tours. Combining elements from both the cycling and motorcycle worlds, the design incorporates a visual exclamation mark that expresses the pride that Yamaha feels as a key partner within the Grand Cycling Tours.
Grand Cycling Tours plus over 20 other races



Yamaha’s competitive attitude and drive to succeed resonates with the philosophy of the organisers of the Grand Cycling Tours through Europe. The partnership with A.S.O., UniPublic and R.C.S. ensures Yamaha will be closely involved in the most famous and iconic races such as the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta.



In addition to the most well-known tours, Yamaha is also proud to be supporting more than 20 other races – including absolute classics such as Paris-Roubaix, Strade Bianche and Klassica de San Sebastian.

 




2022 Grand Cycling Tours schedule




Giro d’Italia – Starting in Budapest

6th May – 29th May 2022




Tour de France – Starting in Copenhagen


7th July – 24th July 2022

 



Vuelta a España – Starting in Utrecht


19th August – 11th September 2022

 


New Yamaha partnership with Belgian Cycling

Besides the existing partnerships with A.S.O., UniPublic and R.C.S. Yamaha is pleased to announce a new partnership between Yamaha Motor Benelux and Belgian Cycling. Through this partnership the NIKEN GT will be used in an impressive 120 races throughout Belgium.

 


Shimano livery on Yamaha motorcycles




Shimano will use the TRACER 7 GT and TRACER 9 GT models to provide support during many European races, and each Yamaha motorcycle will be dressed in the Japanese company’s corporate blue livery.

 




NIKEN – all weather, all surface riding confidence



During the last three years the revolutionary NIKEN has proven its worth on the Grand Cycling Tours’ most demanding routes, through diverse weather types and in a variety of challenging situations. Featuring specially designed equipment and accessories, the NIKENs have provided invaluable support during the races, and their ability to perform well in every situation exemplifies the performance, reliability and quality associated with Yamaha motorcycles.



The NIKEN’s innovative Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) technology is what makes this model unbeatable in the extreme conditions and constantly changing road surfaces associated with the Grand Cycling Tour races.


From snowy Alpine passes through to slippery and bumpy cobblestone roads on the route of Paris-Roubaix, the NIKEN has proven its undisputed handling performance on the most challenging terrain – inspiring an increased feeling of confidence amongst its many riders.

 



See Inside the Tours



It is said that nothing stops the Tour – and even COVID-19 could not stop the Grand Cycling Tours of Europe. These classic events continued to run against all the odds, with the determined organisers ensuring that these historic and immensely popular public events were able to go ahead while at the same time providing a protective bubble for all staff. Yamaha have produced a short docuseries covering the experiences of the NIKEN riders during the editions of 2021 Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and La Vuelta.



Get an insider’s look into the Tours as seen by the Yamaha support riders, who tell their stories about some of the experiences on the road – from the French ‘Opi-Omi’ incident to the Spanish finish in Santiago de Compostella.

 

Watch the full Inside the Tour docuseries







- Yamaha also photos


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