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.
While browsing Kawasaki’s and Star’s websites, we came across two models that had us asking, “They still make that?”
After the fun we had sampling the YZ250FX, you can bet we were thrilled to be invited to ride the 2016 Yamaha YZ450FX.
Yamaha has listened to the demands of its customers, and equipped the FJR1300A and FJR1300ES with a sixth gear.
New trim packages highlight Yamaha TMax updates.
Yamaha introduced a new member to its MT family with a new MT-10, a naked literbike based off of the current R1.
Retro-inspired Yamaha XSR900 appeals to those looking for “honest” motorcycle.
Yamaha’s Star V Star 250 faces off against the Hyosung GV250 Aquila in our quarter-liter cruise-off!
Yamaha announced several new or updated 2016 models including the new YZF-R1S.
At Silverstone, Yamaha miracle man Valentino Rossi drew first blood in what has become a seven-race season by taking a wet win over teammate and once-again-arch-rival
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.
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