Yamaha Announces Returning 2020 Street Models

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The VMAX is back among Yamaha’s 2020 returning models!

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2020 Sport Heritage Motorcycles

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today announced several 2020 model-year Sport Heritage motorcycles. The powerful VMAX cruiser, Bolt and Bolt R-Spec urban performance bobbers, and the entry-level V Star 250 return to the lineup as key models that continue to deliver iconic design with advanced engine and chassis technology.

The Faster Sons Design Philosophy
Yamaha’s Sport Heritage motorcycle models draw inspiration from in-depth experience spanning seven decades of design and manufacture of famous and iconic motorcycles. During this time, the world of motorcycling has continually evolved, yet the unique emotions and intense excitement experienced when riding on two wheels have always stayed the same. The Faster Sons design philosophy fuses iconic style with modern technology to create enjoyable and exciting motorcycles that recall the past while featuring the performance of today.

2020 VMAX

The 2020 VMAX is the ultimate power cruiser, designed to deliver eye-opening performance from its thunderous 65-degree, 1679cc V-four engine. Astonishing-yet-controllable acceleration is achieved throughout a broad range of power, thanks to Yamaha’s Chip-Controlled Intake (YCC-I) and Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) fly-by-wire technology. The four-into-one-into-two-into-four exhaust system adds to the iconic VMAX look and delivers legendary sound.

A lightweight aluminum chassis places the engine low and forward for mass centralization, while huge cartridge-damper-type front forks and a link-type Monocross rear suspension with a fully adjustable remote-reservoir shock combine to make the VMAX handle curves and straightaways with ease.

The 2020 VMAX will be available from authorized Yamaha dealers in Matte Raven Black beginning in October for an MSRP of $17,999.

2020 Bolt and Bolt R-Spec

The 2020 Bolt and Bolt R-Spec are designed to offer the ultimate in urban riding fun and feature a 942cc air-cooled 60-degree V-twin engine for excellent power and low-end torque. Their stripped-down design epitomizes the “Urban Performance Bobber” look while a compact, stable chassis delivers light maneuverability with an upright riding position and low seat height.

The Bolt R-Spec takes performance and style to the next level, with twin piggyback rear shocks tuned for great comfort and handling, and 12-spoke cast alloy wheels for added strength and toughness.The 2020 Bolt will be available in Raven for an MSRP of $7,999, and the 2020 Bolt R-Spec will be available in Matte Silver for an MSRP of $8,399. Both models will begin arriving at authorized Yamaha dealers in September (October delivery for California dealers).

2020 V Star 250

The light and nimble 2020 V Star 250 delivers smooth power and easy handling in a stylish, entry-level V-twin package. Powered by the only V-Twin in its class, the unique 249cc air-cooled 60-degree engine delivers plenty of bottom-end torque and smooth roll-on power. Lightweight and compact with a low 27-inch seat height, the V Star 250 offers easy handling and maneuverability for first-time riders. With its 2.5-gallon fuel capacity and estimated 78 mpg, there is plenty of time for riding fun between fill-ups. The 2020 V Star 250 will available in Metallic Silver and begin arriving at authorized Yamaha dealers in September (October delivery for California dealers) for an MSRP of $4,349.

2020 YZF-R3 and YZF-R6 Supersport Motorcycles

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today introduced 2020 model-year YZF-R3 and YZF-R6 Supersport motorcycles, offering riders more opportunities to experience the exhilaration of R World on the street and track. Today’s introductions, along with the previously announced Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition YZF-R3, and evolutionary YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M models, complete the company’s Supersport lineup for 2020.

Welcome to R World
Yamaha has a rich heritage of building the most sought after Supersport motorcycles designed to deliver the pinnacle of performance on and off the track. From the rider-friendly YZF-R3 to the competition-focused YZF-R1M, the Yamaha R-series model lineup provides options for riders of all skill levels to experience the pure exhilaration of R World.

2020 YZF-R3 – R World is Calling

The YZF-R3 (R3) is the ultimate entry-level Supersport bike with Yamaha’s iconic aggressive design and outstanding performance, making it the perfect choice for first-time riders or experienced sportbike pilots who prefer a lightweight, nimble machine.

Powered by a reliable 321cc engine, the R3 delivers excellent performance for navigating cross-town traffic, carving twisty roads, or participating in a track day. Featuring the latest combustion technology, lightweight forged aluminum pistons, and all-aluminum DiASil cylinders with an offset design, the smooth-running and quick-revving R3 engine produces easy-to-manage power.

A lightweight steel frame cradles the engine’s crankcase within the chassis, resulting in approximately 50/50 front-rear weight distribution for the perfect balance of rigidity and weight. An asymmetric swingarm efficiently delivers engine power to the rear wheel, while a preload-adjustable KYB rear shock mounted in a Monocross suspension design contributes to a mass centralization of weight. To help achieve the right balance of comfort and sport riding performance for both street and track, the R3 features a KYB 37mm inverted front fork to provide the rider with outstanding handling during cornering and braking. ABS is also available, adding to confidence-boosting stopping performance.

The 2020 YZF-R3 will be available in Team Yamaha Blue for an MSRP of $4,999. Models equipped with ABS will be available in Team Yamaha Blue, Matte Black, and Matte Silver for an MSRP of $5,299. Both ABS and non-ABS models will begin arriving at authorized Yamaha dealerships in November.

2020 YZF-R6 – Respect. Earned.

The YZF-R6 (R6) continues to be one of the most popular race-ready Supersport motorcycles ever built, succeeding as the number one choice for today’s racers who are looking to progress quickly through the competition ranks.

The 2020 R6 features Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) for a broad, tractable powerband. A class-leading four-cylinder 599cc engine provides excellent performance, utilizing 16 titanium valves, a high 13.1:1 compression ratio, and lightweight forged pistons to allow for smooth, high-revving power. Linerless, direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores provide excellent heat dissipation and reduced friction, while magnesium engine covers minimize engine weight.

The R6’s Deltabox aluminum frame incorporates years of GP development in terms of geometry, engine positioning, and rigidity, resulting in lightning-fast handling agility with confidence-inspiring mid-corner stability on the road or the track. A magnesium subframe removes weight from the rear of the motorcycle for increased mass centralization, while the flat and narrow seat makes it easier to reach the ground and gives riders more room to maneuver during aggressive racetrack riding.

Thanks to traction control that provides six levels of intervention or can be turned off completely, D-Mode for adjustable throttle response, YZF-R1 derived suspension, ABS brakes, top-notch aerodynamics, and an aluminum fuel tank, the 2020 R6 is poised to continue dominating the track while remaining ever-popular with street riders around the world.

The 2020 YZF-R6 will be available in Team Yamaha Blue, Raven, and Vivid Orange/Matte Raven Black for an MSRP of $12,199, and begin arriving at authorized Yamaha dealers in October.

Yamaha bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency
The 2020 Yamaha Supersport Lineup is eligible for Yamaha’s bLU cRU Road Racing Contingency Program. Registered riders can earn contingency payouts via a bLU cRU debit card, receive a ten percent rebate on GYTR parts and accessory purchases of up to $1,000, and receive an instant $45 credit at http://www.bLUcRUswag.com.

For more information related to all Yamaha products, visit https://www.yamahamotorsports.com.

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