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.
As a motorcyclist and fan of 1980s motorcycles, I’m most interested in the years ’82-’84. Why? Because it was the turbocharged era!
John Burns chats with four-time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion Eddie Lawson.
In 1995 the Virago was entering its fifteenth year of continuous production. Twenty years on and the Virago is nothing but a memory. The Star brand
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Hop aboard the 2016 Yamaha YZ250F after riding the 2015 model, and you might find they don’t feel much different.
The updated Honda PCX and the new Yamaha SMAX go head-to-head to see which is the better 150cc scooter
Cross the Star Bolt and the FZ-07 and you’ll get Yamaha’s new retro-inspired XSR700.
After testing the latest superbikes on the track and on the street, it’s time to reveal the overall winner.
The 2016 Yamaha YZ450F is still fast, but it is now easier to ride than ever, and it handles better than the 2015 model.
As tight as our track test results were, the street shootout was just as close.
The Aprilia RSV4 RF, BMW S1000RR, Ducati 1299 Panigale S, Honda CBR1000RR SP, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and Yamaha YZF-R1 battle for top superbike.
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Yamaha throws out a surprise in the form of a new two-stroke off-road racer, the YZ250X
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