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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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  • See 2019 Yamaha Motorsports Models This Weekend At Long Beach IMS

    We’re getting ready to go to the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show. Are YOU? Yamaha has some pretty cool new models for you to throw a leg over. Begin Press Release: Yamaha Previews 2018 Long Beach International Motorcycle Show Recently Introduced 2019 Motorsports Models Displayed, Demo Rides Offered Cypress, CA – November 13, 2018 – Yamaha Motor […] more
  • 2012-2013 Yamaha Super Ténéré Recalled for Electrical Issue

    Yamaha is recalling the 2012-2013 Super Ténéré because of an electrical issue that can prevent the engine from returning to idle. The recall affects 4,736 Super Ténéré in the U.S.; models from later model years are not included in this recall. According to documents Yamaha filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heat over […] more
  • 2018 Yamaha MT-07 and XSR700 Recalled for Loose Chain Guard

    Yamaha is recall certain 2018 MT-07 and XSR700 models because the change guards attached to the swingarms may come loose. The recall affects 3,493 units in the U.S. As of this writing, the MT-07’s predecessor, the FZ-07, is not included in the recall, despite sharing a similar swingarm design. According to documents released by the […] more
  • 2019 Yamaha Niken Priced at US$15,999; Online Reservations Only

    The 2019 Yamaha Niken is now available to order for U.S. customers, at a suggested retail price of $15,999. 2019 Yamaha Niken First Ride Review The three-wheeled Niken won’t be available at dealerships however; the leaning multi-wheel Niken will only be sold through an online reservation system at YamahaMotorports.com/nikenorder. Supplies are limited, so orders will […] more
  • Yamaha Yard Built XSR900 ‘Alter’ by Dab Motors + Video

    Yamaha has its Yard Built series where different motorcycle builders transform and create new renditions of the XSR700 and XSR900 platforms. Here is French builder Simon Dabadie of Dab Motors’ creation. Click here for more pics and info. Yamaha: June 25, 208 – Yamaha Yard Built – Biarritz is famous for its laid-back approach to […] more
  • Check Out This Custom Yamaha Star Eluder Built by Cory Ness

    The Yamaha Star Eluder is one helluva cruiser/bagger, and was one of our favorite bikes in our Big Dam Tour: Seven Baggers for Seven Brosephuses. Cory Ness, legendary custom bike builder Arlen Ness’ son, seems to think so too, and he built a custom Star Eluder of his own. He calls it “Journey Further”. Yamaha: […] more
  • Yamaha Introduces its Free Yamaha Power Tuner Smartphone App

    We all enjoy motorcycling for a variety of reasons, and one of those reasons is to get away from it all, and that includes our precious cellphones, which unfortunately we’ve become glued to. On the flip side, cellphones are an incredible tool that have made our lives exponentially more convenient, and Yamaha has just announced […] more
  • Yamaha Introduces 2019 XT250 and TW200 Dual-Sports

    Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to explore the road and some trails? Or are you looking, or know someone looking to get into riding motorcycles? Both the 2019 Yamaha XT250 and TW200 Dual-Sports are cool little entry-level bikes that can surely put a smile on your face and keep your wallet happy too. […] more
  • Yamaha Yard Built XSR700 by Workhorse Speed Shop

    Brice Hennebert of Workhorse Speed Shop is the latest builder commissioned by Yamaha to create a Yard Built custom. Working with a Yamaha XSR700 as the base, Hennebert transformed it drag racing machine styled as a tribute to the FZR 750 OW74 raced by Christian Sarron in the 1985 Bol D’or.e Some of the changes […] more
  • Yamaha Motor Co. Says its Earnings Are Up Solidly in First Quarter

    Yamaha Motor Co. reports the company has enjoyed rising profits in all its major product categories so far this year in 2018. Yamaha: IWATA, JAPAN – May 14, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) announces consolidated business results for the first quarter. Net sales for Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.’s consolidated accounting period for the […] more
  • Yamaha NIKEN – Electronic Aids and Benefits + Video

    It’s weird, it’s crazy, it’s interesting and it sure looks like fun. Check out some of the tech aids benefiting Yamaha Niken riders. Look forward to a full first ride review soon! Yamaha: May 3, 2018 – The Yamaha NIKEN’s unique Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) system provides a sophisticated range of electronic aids enabling you to […] more
  • Yamaha Says Its Riders Faced Unfair Competition in WSS300 at Aragon

    Many road racing series kicked off their seasons this past weekend and the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship was one of them. This series, like MotoAmerica’s Junior Cup and the British Junior Supersport Championship, is geared to shine light on up and coming racers and their riding ability more than the capabilities of the machines […] more
  • Justin Barcia Returns to Racing Supercross This Saturday in Minneapolis

    Justin Barcia has been out with a hand injury from a mid air tangle with Tyler Bowers during a heat race at Round 7 in Arlington back in February, but Bam Bam will make his return to Monster Energy Supercross this weekend in Minneapolis. Since it was only a hand injury, Barcia has been able […] more
  • Yamaha U.S. Announces 2018 bLU cRU Off-Road Racers

    Yamaha announced its 2018 bLU cRU off-road racing teams, led by AMA Hall of Fame Member Randy Hawkins‘ AmPro/Yamaha team and the Raines Riding University/Atlas Sales/Yamaha team. Begin Press Release Yamaha U.S. Announces 2018 bLU cRU Off-Road Motorcycle Racing Teams Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is proud to announce its bLU cRU Off-Road Motorcycle Racing Teams […] more
  • Yamaha Announces FJR1300P Police Bike for U.S. Market

    Great, now we’ll never be able to outrun the cops. Just kidding… Don’t do that. Yamaha has just announced its FJR1300P Police Bike with a host of upgraded performance features to help make our Nation’s Finest’s jobs a little easier. Begin Press Release: Cypress, CA – February 14, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today […] more
  • Yamaha Motor Company Marks Record Annual Profit in 2017

    Some manufacturers had a great fiscal 2017, others, not so much… Yamaha Motor Co. is among the former with a net income increase of almost 61%. Begin Press Release: TOKYO, JAPAN – February 14, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7272)(ISIN:JP3942800008) announced today that net income soared nearly 61% to a company-record 101.6 billion yen […] more
  • Yamaha Introduces its All-New 2018 YZ65 Youth Motocross Bike

    Yamaha is pushing hard and investing heavily in building the future of our sport. On Saturday, Yamaha unveiled its all-new 2018 YZ65 youth motocross bike that will aim to compete with KTM’s 65 SX and Kawasaki’s KX65. Kids are the future of our sport and riding and being outdoors is healthy and challenging, and it […] more
  • Yamaha R1-powered Dirt-Track Car Prototype

    Small cars powered by high-performance motorcycle engines are usually fascinating but often dangerously crude. So, we were intrigued when Yamaha says it is developing a dirt-track race car with a 999cc inline-Four from its R1 superbike. The tuning-fork company describes its R1DT as a concept, but, with its apparent development work behind it, it’s difficult […] more
  • Young Riders Impress at Inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Masterclass

    The best-of-the-best rising road-racing stars took full advantage of Yamaha’s bLU cRU Masterclass in Latina, Italy where they learned new skills and techniques on and off the track and developed their talent to help fulfill their dreams of one day racing on the world stage. Begin Press Release: The inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Masterclass […] more
  • Inspiring Masterclass for the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup Finalists

    Yamaha’s bLU cRU of young, aspiring motocross and road-racing protégées assembled in Latina, Italy for a three day Masterclass designed to encourage, nurture and develop their skills and future riding careers. Begin Press Release: The 2017 edition of the bLU cRU Masterclass that took place on October 26th, 27th & 28th in Latina, Italy, was […] more
  • Yamaha To Premier Futuristic Models at 45th Tokyo Motor Show

    Yamaha will be premiering a number of interesting new models at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show ranging from e-bikes and motorcycles to Leaning Multi-Wheelers (LMW) and an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot. We have some analysis and a video teasing yet another vehicle, but here’s what Yamaha has to say about its Tokyo Motor Show presentation. […] more
  • JD Beach to Race American Flat Track Finals

    Yamaha bLU cRU champion, JD Beach, is ready to race the blue groove at the American Flat Track Finals this weekend in Perris, CA. Begin Press Release: Philpot, KY – October 3, 2017 – 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion and current Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha road racer JD Beach will peel off his knee pucks and […] more
  • Yamaha Yard Built XSR900 by Jeff Palhegyi Designs

    Jeff Palhegyi has built more than 70 customized motorcycles over the past two decades and has enjoyed a close relationship with Yamaha. With this custom XSR900, Palhegyi took inspiration from the fire-breathing two-stroke TZ750 roadracer (of which he has a few) to build a show-stopping one-of-a-kind creation. The bike features a plethora of modifications, including […] more
  • Yamaha Awards Ohio Woman A Customized R1S

    Kudos to Yamaha. Not only did it offer a free motorcycle in its “R1S Urban Ops Sweepstakes, Yamaha is also providing the winner (Erika Helminiak, an ATV enthusiast) with free rider training through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and local dealer Pony Powersports is also providing free MSF rider training for Helminiak’s fiance. Nice to see […] more
  • Exciting First 2018 Dualsport and Cruiser Releases from Yamaha!

    Well, they’re exciting if you’re in the market for a new XT250, TW200 or V-Star 250 anyway… ————————————————————————————- Here’s the Official Word: CYPRESS, Calif. – June 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today introduced the 2018 XT250 and TW200 dual sport motorcycles, along with the 2018 V-Star 250 cruiser. All three motorcycles return to […] more
  • 2017 Isle of Man TT: Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 Results

    Michael Dunlop took the first of two Supersport TT races in this year’s Isle of Man TT, putting him tied for fifth with Mike Hailwood at 14 career TT wins. Dunlop finished with a total time of 1:12.48.601 in the four-lap race, giving him an average speed of 124.368 mph. Overnight rains pushed the start […] more
  • Valentino Rossi Cleared to Race at Mugello

    Valentino Rossi has been declared fit enough to compete in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. The Movistar Yamaha rider was injured in a motocross training accident at Cross Club Cavallara in Mondavio, Italy, on May 25. Rossi was examined at a hospital suffering pain in his chest and abdomen. Doctors determined Rossi had […] more

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