The Japanese company was well known for its musical instruments, but in 1955 it began producing motorcycles. It began with simple and inexpensive machines but has grown to its position as a powersports powerhouse, offering some of the best sportbikes, cruisers and off-road bikes on the market. It ranks second only to Honda as the leader among Japanese manufacturers.
When Indian unveiled the Scout at Sturgis last month, it sent ripples through the motorcycle world.
We had a chance to ride Yamaha’s 2015 YZ125 and YZ250 two-stroke motorcycles around Glen Helen Raceway.
We compare the Honda CB300F, Royal Enfield Continental GT, Suzuki GW250 and TU250X, and Yamaha SR400.
The changes Yamaha made help the YZ450F live up to its true potential.
Indian Motorcycles made a big splash in Sturgis this year with the introduction of its new Scout.
Your giant corporations can be a little slow to respond to trends, but sometimes they surprise you.
Yamaha came about as close as a manufacturer can to setting the motocross world on fire with the YZ250F in 2014.
We hoped to test the new BMW R1200RT in a sport-touring shootout, but a faulty rear shock shaft ruined those plans.
Yamaha is claiming the middleweight twins category with the FZ-07
The Yamaha FZ-07 is a welcome addition to the middleweight motorcycle market.
The 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES has do-it-all competence that impresses but stops short of being class-leading.
The 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere brings a host of new features to stay competitive
The first time you roll on the FJR1300ES’s throttle with a stretch of open road in front of you, you realize why it’s so popular.
If the SR appeals to your sensitivities your day will be made better with news of the SR400 coming Stateside in 2014 as an early-release 2015 model.