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FIRST LOOK: Yamaha's 2014 Lorenzo, Rossi MotoGP livery

Jorge Lorenzo has provided a first look at this year's 2014 Yamaha MotoGP livery, via social media (below).

The design, to be raced by Lorenzo and team-mate Valentino Rossi, was revealed during a ceremony in front of Yamaha dealers in Jakarta - underlining Indonesia's importance in terms of motorcycle sales.

Again based on corporate colours, in the absence of a title sponsor, the lower part of the bike is almost identical to last year - but Yamaha has increased the amount of white on the upper part of the fairing and fuel tank (similar to the 2012 livery).

By contrast the rear fender now has more blue, creating a slender white line over the rear wheel. The front wheel fender has switched from white, to blue with a while line on top.

No new sponsors are listed, although these may appear closer to the start of the season. The main 'Yamaha' branding is however much larger than last year.


"I am very happy that I was able to attend the Yamaha Motor Indonesia Dealer Convention here today with our President Mr. Yanagi, Jorge, Vale, and Tsuji-san to give the Indonesian dealers an exclusive preview of our new colours for the 2014 season," said Lin Jarvis, director of Yamaha Racing. "The Indonesian market is the biggest in the world and MotoGP is enormously popular here so I really hope we can come here to race in the future.

"I would like to thank our hosts for making us so welcome and for their invaluable support to our MotoGP project. We now look forward with impatience to the first Sepang test in just over two weeks from now to start our 2014 title campaign."

Double world champion Lorenzo lost out on last year's MotoGP crown by just four points to Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez, despite requiring double collarbone surgery - and missing a race - due to two huge mid-season accidents.

Seven time MotoGP title winner Rossi returned to Yamaha last season and clinched his first race win since 2010 on the way to fourth in the final standings.



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