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Some of Yamaha’s motorcycles include the Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R6, the FJR1300 touring motorcycle, and the FZ1 and FZ6 street motorcycles. Yamaha’s off-road motorcycles include the YZF motocross and WR endurance models.

Yamaha has been producing motorcycles since 1955, and they appeared on U.S. shores just three years later. Quickly adopted by racers, these great bikes have been winning races at virtually every level for decades. Today, Yamaha manufactures a huge variety of bikes for just about every purpose. Newer riders can choose from the likes of the diminutive C3 scooter, and unintimidating V Star 250 cruiser, while more experienced pilots can opt for the YFZ-R1 sportbike, the YZ450F motocrosser and dozens of other high performance machines. Yamaha is also aggressively adding to its already impressive fleet with models like the dual sport Super Tenere R1-inspired FZ8, and soon their new FZ-09. Yamaha fans can also draw inspiration from its many championship winning racers.

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2014 Yamaha YZ250F Review

After spending two days trashing the Yamaha YZ250F around, we can confirm that it is a special motorcycle.

2014 Yamaha Lineup Unveiled

The 2014 Yamaha street lineup is highlighted by the FJR1300ES, a $1000 upgrade featuring electronic suspension.

2013 Yamaha WR450F Review

The WR450F combines YZ motocross-style power in a lightweight, 250F-derived chassis with awesome handling.

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2013 Sport-Touring Shootout 1.0 - Video

Since Yamaha was kind enough to revamp the FJR1300 for 2013, we thought it was high time to see how it stacked up against the Honda ST1300 and Kawasaki Concours 14 in a sport-touring shootout.

2012 Adventure-Touring Shootout - Video

BMW’s R1200GS has long been the cock of the walk when it comes to big-bore Adventure-Touring bikes, but it’s now got competition from Yamaha, Triumph, KTM and Moto Guzzi. Have any of these newer models surpassed the mighty GS as the class benchmark?

2012 Dual-Sport Shootout - Video

Despite few changes in the DS segment in the past few model years, we decided to sample some current DS offerings to see if there is a do-it-all bike that doesn’t suck the fun out of one type of riding or the other.

2012 Japanese Superbike Shootout - Video

Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha have all tweaked their respective contenders for 2012 – the CBR1000RR, GSX-R1000 and YZF-R1, have significant changes, while Kawasaki returns for 2012 with the same traction-control-equipped machine it introduced last year.

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  • 2014 AMA Supercross – Houston Results

    Ryan Villopoto ran mostly unchallenged for his fourth win of the 2014 AMA Supercross season, taking advantage of an early spill by Ryan Dungey. The win strengthens Villopoto’s hold on the points lead as the Kawasaki rider seeks his fourth-consecutive championship. Villopoto took the holeshot in the Houston main event and never looked back, leading […] more
  • 2014 AMA Supercross – St. Louis Results

    Don’t look now, but James Stewart is the hottest rider in the AMA Supercross Championship. The Yoshimura Suzuki rider won his third consecutive race and series-leading fifth victory of the season. But with Kawasaki‘s Ryan Villopoto holding a comfortable lead with four rounds remaining, Stewart’s hot streak may be too little too late. Smartop Motoconcepts […] more
  • 2014 AMA Supercross – Toronto Results

    James Stewart captured his series-leading fourth AMA Supercross 450 class win of the season, giving him sole possession of second place on the overall career wins list ahead of Ricky Carmichael and behind Jeremy McGrath. The win also helped Stewart gain some ground on points leader Ryan Villopoto who suffered from a bout of food […] more
  • 2014 MotoGP Qatar in Pictures

    The opening round of the 2014 MotoGP season is complete, and if the Grand Prix of Qatar is any indication, it looks like it’ll be an interesting season. If you haven’t yet, read up on the recap for the Qatar MotoGP race for the details on what transpired at Losail International Circuit in Doha. Here […] more
  • Yamaha Releases Master of Torque Anime

    Yamaha is producing a Japanese anime series called “Master of Torque” to promote its new MT series motorcycles. The four-part series follows three young riders in a fictional version of Tokyo set in a 2017 where everyone seems to ride a Yamaha. The series prominently features the MT-09 (a.k.a. the FZ-09 in North America), the […] more
  • 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 Announced for Canada

    Yamaha announced it would import the MT-07 to Canada as the 2015 FZ-07. Until now, the twin-cylinder roadster had only been announced for Europe as the MT-07; there is no word the FZ-07 will be offered in the U.S., but the Canadian announcement is a good sign it may be coming soon. Revealed at EICMA, […] more
  • 2014 AMA Supercross – Detroit Results

    Yoshimura Suzuki‘s James Stewart captured his third win of the 2014 AMA Supercross season and 48th 450 class victory of his career, tying him with Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time win list behind Jeremy McGrath‘s 72. Racing before a crowd of 50,856 fans at Ford Field in Detroit, Stewart took the lead from […] more
  • Yamaha Teases R25 / R3 and Tricity Reveal on March 25

    Yamaha released a new microsite teasing the launch of two models, expected to be the production versions of the YZF-R25 (or perhaps YZF-R3 for certain markets) and the Tricity leaning three-wheeled scooter. The site, Revstation.com, features a countdown timer and a 15-second video offering brief glimpses of the two models. Discuss this at our Yamaha […] more
  • Who To Watch In AMA Pro Superbike This Weekend

    Photo: Brian J. Nelson Even though reigning AMA Pro Superbike champ Josh Herrin has left the series to try his hand in the Moto2 series, the Superbike field is still filled deep with talent heading into this weekend’s series opening round at Daytona. Here are just a few names to keep an eye on this […] more
  • Yamahas Fast Four Should Stick To Motorcycles + Video

    The Beatles invaded America 50 years ago and took this country by storm. Now, Yamaha is channeling the Fab Four of John, Paul, George, and Ringo with this teaser video of their own “Fast Four” ahead of this weekend’s AMA racing festivities at Daytona International Raceway. With J.D. Beach, Garrett Gerloff, Cameron Beaubier, and Josh […] more
  • 2014 AMA Supercross – Daytona Results

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  • Movistar To Be Yamaha MotoGP Title Sponsor For 5-Years

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  • Yamahas Dennis McNeal Named Chair of Motorcycle Industry Council

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  • Yamaha Files Trademark Application for FJ-09

    Yamaha‘s next three-cylinder motorcycle may be a sport-tourer, if a recently-filed trademark application is any indication. The Tuning Fork brand filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the name “FJ-09” as it applies to “Motorcycles, scooters, three-wheeled scooters and structural parts for all the aforesaid goods.” Following Yamaha’s usual […] more
  • 2014 AMA Supercross – Indianapolis Results

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  • Official 2014 MotoGP Entry List Released

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  • 2014 AMA Supercross – Atlanta Results

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  • Chris Peris Joins Yamaha Champions Riding School

    The Yamaha Champions Riding School is going through some changes as it transitions to a new home at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Along with the new scenery comes a new instructor in Chris Peris. The Canadian AMA National winner has signed on and is preparing for the school’s opening class on April 21, 2014. “We met Chris […] more
  • Yamaha Recalls R1 and Super Tenere for Overheating Headlights

    Yamaha has started a recall campaign on 2009-2013 YZF-R1 sportbikes and 2012-2013 Super Ténéré models because of a risk of headlight failure due to overheating. The recall campaign affects 19,045 units of the R1 and 4,683 units of the Super Ténéré in the U.S. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, […] more
  • 2014 World Supersport – Phillip Island Results

    The 2014 World Supersport season opened in dramatic fashion after a red-flagged restart turned the 18-lap race into a five-lap sprint, with MV Agusta making a triumphant return to the top of the podium for the first time since 1976. The Supersport event began with a hard-fought battle between three-time champion Kenan Sofuoglu, Kev Coghlan […] more

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