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Some of Yamaha’s motorcycles include the Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R6, the FJR1300 touring motorcycle, and the FZ1 and FZ6 street motorcycles. Yamaha’s off-road motorcycles include the YZF motocross and WR endurance models.

Yamaha has been producing motorcycles since 1955, and they appeared on U.S. shores just three years later. Quickly adopted by racers, these great bikes have been winning races at virtually every level for decades. Today, Yamaha manufactures a huge variety of bikes for just about every purpose. Newer riders can choose from the likes of the diminutive C3 scooter, and unintimidating V Star 250 cruiser, while more experienced pilots can opt for the YFZ-R1 sportbike, the YZ450F motocrosser and dozens of other high performance machines. Yamaha is also aggressively adding to its already impressive fleet with models like the dual sport Super Tenere R1-inspired FZ8, and soon their new FZ-09. Yamaha fans can also draw inspiration from its many championship winning racers.

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  • Yamaha Teases New Big Bang MT Model for EICMA + Video

    Yamaha uploaded a new video teasing a new MT-series (FZ for us in North America) model announcement for next week’s EICMA show. The video follows the same style as the other MT models’ “Dark Side of Japan” videos (plus a dash of Tron-style lighting on the rider’s gear). At first, we figured the video could […] more
  • Yamaha Reports Q3 2015 Results

    Yamaha reported a 6.5% increase in motorcycle sales revenue thanks to a strong shift towards higher-priced models in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2015. Overall, Yamaha sold 3.89 million motorcycles in the third quarter, down from 4.39 million in the same quarter last year, which on the surface, doesn’t sound like good news. Look […] more
  • Rossi Penalty Stay Denied; Will Start From Back of Grid at Valencia

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Valentino Rossi’s application to stay his penalty for the events at the Malaysian Grand Prix. As a result, the three penalty points levied to Rossi by the International Motorcycling Federation’s stewards will stand, forcing the current MotoGP points leader to start from the last position on […] more
  • Roland Sands Building Yamaha FZ-09 Faster Sons Concept for EICMA + Video

    Yamaha has enlisted Roland Sands to build a custom concept based on the FZ-09 for EICMA. The finished concept will be the second project in Yamaha’s “Faster Sons” series. A teaser video suggests a dirt-track inspired model, with Sands testing a modified FZ-09 before getting a surprise visit from one Kenny Roberts. The Faster Sons […] more
  • Yamaha Sports Ride Concept New Photos + Video

    Of all the vehicles shown at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha’s Sports Ride concept car is perhaps the most intriguing. It’s notable because it might signal the emergence of Yamaha as an automobile builder and because of its innovative carbon-fiber chassis that results in a weight claimed to be just 1,650 lbs. Our initial […] more
  • Yamaha Sports Ride Concept

    Leave it to a motorcycle manufacturer to create a car that moto enthusiasts can appreciate! The Yamaha Sports Ride Concept is a lightweight little two-seater with supercar proportions, engineered with a carbon-fiber chassis to keep weight to just 1,650 lbs. Key to the concept is the iStream manufacturing process developed by Gordon Murray Design. (Murray […] more
  • Three Cylinders + Three Wheels = Yamaha MWT-9 Concept

    Yamaha revealed its latest take on a leaning multi-wheeled vehicle with the new MWT-9 concept. Unlike the Tricity scooter which is already in production, the MWT-9 was designed for sporty performance with a focus on cornering ability. Like the Tricity, the MWT-9 places two wheels at the front with a mechanism allowing them to tilt […] more
  • Meet Motobot, Yamahas Motorcycle-Riding Robot + Video

    Yamaha introduced its new autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot at the Tokyo Motor Show. No, Yamaha didn’t sign Dani Pedrosa, though as the video below claims, the robot was designed to “surpass” Valentino Rossi. No, that isn’t creepy at all, is it? Named Motobot Ver. 1, the robot is the joining of Yamaha’s motorcycle and robot […] more
  • Yamaha Teases New Three-Wheeled Vehicle

    It’s been a busy news day on the Yamaha front as the Tuning Fork company previews some new models for the Tokyo Motor Show. With electric motorcycles, retro beginner bikes, cars, and even autonomous biker robots, what more can Yamaha have in store for Tokyo? How about another leaning three-wheeler? Yamaha released a teaser image […] more
  • Yamaha Resonator125 Concept a Retro Bike for Beginners

    Yamaha announced a new 125cc concept designed for new riders looking for a blend of the future and the past. Set to debut Oct. 29 at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the Resonator125 concept shares similar styling to the SR400 but in an even smaller package. The name “Resonator” suggests a connection to Yamaha’s roots […] more
  • Yamaha PES2 and PED2 Electric Concepts to Debut in Tokyo

    Two years ago, Yamaha revealed a couple of sweet-looking electric prototypes at the Tokyo Motor Show, called the PES1 and the PED1. As the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show approaches, Yamaha announced it will present two new follow-up concepts called, naturally, the PES2 and PED2. The PED2 (Passion Electric Dirt) and PES2 (Passion Electric Street) share […] more
  • Yamaha to Unveil Motorcycle-Riding Robot

    Yamaha announced it will reveal a motorcycle-riding robot at the Tokyo Motor Show. Few details are available but Yamaha says the robot will have a humanoid shape and will combine motorcycle and robotic technologies. The robot will also be autonomous, able to control a motorcycle on its own without human input. We’ll have more information […] more
  • Yamaha Sports Car Concept for Tokyo Motor Show

    Yamaha will debut a new sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of the month. A teaser image of the concept, dubbed the Yamaha 4Wheeler, shows the silhouette of a sports coupe with very pronounced fenders. The Japanese manufacturer isn’t saying much about the 4Wheeler yet, only saying “the car design […] more
  • Yamaha DT-07 Dirt-Tracker Concept Revealed + Video

    Yamaha has leveraged its history of dirt-track racing to create the DT-07 concept. Based on the successful and fun FZ-07 introduced in 2014, this concept bike radically strips down the FZ-07 to just the bare necessities for flat-track racing – notice there isn’t even a front brake. 2014 Middleweight Mash-Up Six-Way Shootout! + Video The […] more
  • Yamaha Scores “Grand Slam” In MotoAmerica’s Debut Season

    Grand Slams are relatively rare in baseball and are unprecedented in AMA roadracing. This year, in MotoAmerica’s Inaugural Season, Yamaha has done just that by standing on the top of the box in all four of MotoAmerica’s professional road racing classes: Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, and Superstock 600. “Never before has a single motorcycle manufacturer won every Championship in all of the AMA/FIM-sanctioned […] more
  • Burgett, Hannah and Glover Re-create Iconic Yamaha YZ Ad

    Yamaha brought legends Rick “The Lumberjack” Burgett, Bob “Hurricane” Hannah and the “Golden Boy”, Broc Glover back together to re-create one of the most iconic motocross ads ever produced. Yamaha Motor USA Turns 60! The original ad, created in 1979, featuring Yamaha’s became one of the most popular ads of its era, with Burgett, Hannah […] more
  • Yamaha Returns to WSBK with the YZF-R1

    Yamaha announced its return to the World Superbike Championship, vying for the 2016 season with Sylvain Guintoli and Alex Lowes on the YZF-R1. “Having re-written the Supersport rule book and changed the game with the new YZF-R1, directly developed from Yamaha MotoGP technology, it was clear we would need to return to the World Superbike […] more
  • 2016 Yamaha MT-03 Confirmed

    Yamaha has confirmed it will produce the MT-03, a larger-displacement version of the MT-25 announced for Indonesia in June. The news wasn’t unexpected, as it follows the pattern established by the faired YZF-R25 and YZF-R3, but this is the first official confirmation of the MT-03. Still to be determined is whether the MT-03 will be […] more
  • 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S Certified by CARB

    Yamaha is poised to add a new variant of its superbike, as the California Air Resources Board has certified the YZF-R1S for 2016 alongside the returning R1 and R1M. The S model will likely be a lower-spec version and more suitable for street use. The Japanese manufacturer had previously filed trademarks for R1S and R1M […] more
  • Colin Edwards To Spin Laps At Indy MotoGP

    Prior to the start of the Indy GP, former factory Yamaha MotoGP rider Colin Edwards will lap the Indianapolis Motor Speedway aboard a special Yamaha YZR-M1 featuring yellow-and-black, 60th Anniversary livery. “Colin’s appearance at Indy is part of Yamaha’s ongoing celebration of the company’s six decades in the motorsports industry,” said Bob Starr, General Manager of […] more
  • Yamahas AARP Microsite

    Yamaha’s celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and to commemorate the occassion the company launched a new microsite that is filled with videos, photos, and other content that documents and reflects on the company’s heritage. “The 60th anniversary microsite is a celebration of six decades of Yamaha motorsports success,” says Bob Starr, General Manager of Communications for […] more

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