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.
The XSR900 retains all the elements we love about the FZ-09 while addressing the suspension issue with firmer spring rates and bringing to the table a host of modern electronics including ABS, traction control, as well as an assist-and-slipper clutch
Yamaha returns Star Motorcycles to the fold.
Yamaha announced a new sport-tourer based off of its MT-07/FZ-07 platform dubbed the Tracer 700.
For 2016, Yamaha upgraded the popular FJR1300ES and FJR1300A with a significant internal change.
What may have initially looked like a slightly warmed over 2015 FJR – when viewed solely through the spec sheet – becomes an attractive update to an established platform.
The Adventure-Touring segment faces new challengers from Ducati, Honda and Triumph
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.
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