Yamaha Reviews

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.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Review [Video]

To save the suspense, I'll say it up front: Yamaha's new traction control system on the 2012 YZF-R1 works exactly as advertised. The rest of the 2012 Yamaha R1 is largely the same sportbike we've had since 2009.

2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F Review [Video]

Yamaha has given its popular Zuma scooter a major upgrade in 2012. Gone is its 49cc two-stroke heart and in its place is a SOHC, liquid-cooled, three-valve four-stroke engine of the same displacement.

2012 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles Model Preview

As the 2012 model year arrives and the economy is struggling to pick itself up, Yamaha and its cruiser line, Star Motorcycles, is erring on the side of caution with next year’s street lineup.

2011 Supersport Shootout - Track [Video]

With Suzuki's new GSX-R600 getting rave reviews we figured it was high time to see how it compares to the rest of the 600cc sportbike class. Read on to see how the new Gixxer fares against the Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki ZX-6R and Yamaha YZ-R6.

2011 Gentlemen Sportbike Shootout

Here are three ways to satisfy a thirst for a powerful sportbike without the pretzel-ed legs and sore wrists: the Kawasaki Ninja 1000, Yamaha FZ1 and Suzuki GSX1250FA. Read on to see who wins this three-way battle.

2011 Naked Middleweights Shootout

The list of unfaired motorcycles available in the United States is expanding. We decided to see which one was best by having Yamaha’s FZ8, BMW’s F800R, Aprilia’s Shiver 750 and Triumph’s Street Triple R duke it out in our 2011 Naked Middleweight Shootout.

2011 Yamaha FZ8 Review - First Ride

Yamaha’s potent FZ8 is enough to make its paternal grandfather, the R1, blush with pride. Its 779cc inline-Four is endowed with some of Yamaha’s most inspired sporting technology which should serve it well in its life as an everyday sporting Standard.

Dual-Sport Shootout: Electric vs. Gasoline!

We hear pretty regularly that electric motorcycles are the wave of the future. What about the present? To find out, we decided to pit the 2010 Zero DS Electric Dual Sport against the 2011 Yamaha WR250R in an electric vs. gasoline shootout.

2011 Yamaha WR250R Review

Yamaha’s WR250R impresses with its competent alloy chassis and low-maintenance 250cc engine. Essentially, it’s a street-legal dirtbike. If you’re more an on-road person, you may also want to look at its supermoto-style sister, the WR250X.

2011 Bagger Cruiser Shootout

Baggers are big business these days. We take three of the most prominent players and place them in a 2011 bagger blowout brawl! Read on to see who reigns supreme – Victory’s Cross Country, Harley-Davidson’s Street Glide or Star’s Stratoliner Deluxe.

2011 Yamaha FZ-16 Review

The Yamaha FZ-16 is bringing the company back from the dead in India. After several years hibernating, Yamaha has again made a motorcycle that captures the heart of the Indian enthusiast and should match up well against Honda’s CB Unicorn Dazzler.

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Review

Yamaha’s Super Tenere, an adventure-tourer with a 1200cc twin-cylinder engine, is set to go head to head against BMW's iconic R1200GS when it arrives in America next spring. The dual-purpose segment just got a little more interesting.

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Preview

The U.S. adventure-touring segment expands next year with Yamaha’s decision to import the on/off-roading Ténéré for the American market. You can bet Yamaha is hoping this bike will take a big slice of the adventure touring segment away from BMW’s R1200GS.

2011 Yamaha FZ8 coming to the U.S.

Yamaha has announced that it will be importing its sporty FZ8 naked sportster to the U.S. for 2011. It’s being touted as a compromise between the less-powerful 600cc middleweights and the bigger literbikes like Yamaha’s R1-based FZ1 and Kawasaki’s Z1000.

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