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By David Neely

Yamaha UK is doing its bit to keep sales flowing in 2010, with a zero pc finance offer on 14 models in a campaign called ‘Let’s Go%’, including the R6 sportster and the 1300 tourer.

The machines are 2009/10 machines and obviously officially imported.

The offer, which runs until the end of March, is based over 36 months and with a low deposit of £99. There’s also second scheme with heavily subsidised rates over longer periods of up to five years.

The bikes to come under the campaign are:

YZF-R125,YZF-R125 team replica,YZF-R6, XJ6, XJ6 ABS, XJ6 Diversion and also the Diversion ABS model, XV950A, FZ1 and its ABS counterpart, the FZ1 Fazer and again its ABS counterpart, the XJR1300 and the big shaft drive tourer, the FJR1300A.

I predict that sales are going to be hard fought over this year, particularly among the different Japanese marques. Yamaha has put some of its prices up, most notably in the sports division with the R1 and the R6.

I expect that other Japanese makers will also bring out price increases and one industry source said he would not be surprised to see at least two increases this year.

TIP: I see a few bikes out this cold weather on our salt laden roads and if you want to keep corrosion at bay, which admittedly is very difficult, you should wash your bike down after every outing. You must first use cold water to remove the salt, before the hot. ACF 50 is the best stuff I know of to treat a machine for protection.

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