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.
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.
What does this new Star Bolt C-Spec have to do with the likes of the Suzuki’s Boulevard M50?
Yamaha throws out a surprise in the form of a new two-stroke off-road racer, the YZ250X
The FZ-07 and FZ-09 are for two of the top-four-selling motorcycles Yamaha produces.
We compare two new 800cc-ish sport-adventure Triples in the Triumph Tiger 800 XRx and the Yamaha FJ-09.
Aprilia Shiver 750 vs. Suzuki GSX-S750 vs. Yamaha FZ-09
The Honda CBR300R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS, KTM RC390 and Yamaha YZF-R3 face off
Two radically different visions of scooters in the form of the Honda NM4 and the Yamaha TMAX, representing the different design intents of maxi-scooterdom
The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 looks sensational but how does it measure up on the dyno?
If the 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 had one failing, it was its harsh throttle response.
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