Yamaha Motorcycle News and Reviews

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This is your place for all of the latest Yamaha Motorcycle News and Reviews. Yamaha Corporation started in the piano market but expanded into motorcycles in 1955. Yamaha quickly became one of the leading motorcycle manufacturers. The Yamaha motorcycle line is among the most popular in the world with a wide range of models and strong racing heritage.

Yamaha Sport Bike Motorcycles

The Yamaha Sport Bike line is headed up by the YZF-R1, which is a 1000cc Superbike. The line also includes the YZF-R6 600 and YZF-R3 300 models.

Yamaha Standard Motorcycles

Yamaha has a line categorized as Sport that includes the FZ-10, FZ-09 and FZ-07 models. These “naked” bikes are high-performance models with sport bike technology but more upright seating and little or no bodywork. The FZ6R is also in the Yamaha Sport lineup and offers upright seating and light bodywork.

Yamaha Sport-Touring Motorcycles

On the Sport Touring side, the Yamaha FJR1300 is the flagship model. And the versatile FJ-09 also falls into this category.

Yamaha Cruiser Motorcycles

The Yamaha Sport Heritage segment includes the VMAX and Bolt models. The SCR950 is a Scrambler version of the Bolt. The XSR900 is a retro styled naked bike with high performance features. On the other end of the spectrum, the SR400 is a simple classic bike with an air cooled 399cc engine.

Yamaha Adventure Motorcycles

The Yamaha Super Tenere is an iconic model filling the Adventure Touring segment. And the highly anticipated Yamaha Tenere 700 will be available in the US by the end of 2020. The Yamaha WR250R, XT250 and TW200 Dual sport models are intended for those looking for a versatile bike.

Yamaha Motocross Bikes

The YZ450F is the top of the heap in the Yamaha motocross lineup. The YZ250F is a multi-time Cycle News shootout winner. For those looking for two-stokes, the YZ250 is a great choice and Yamaha also still overs the YZ125 two-stroke. For the younger riders, the YZ85 is the bike to get started in racing.

Yamaha Off-Road Motorcycles

On the off-road side, Yamaha offers a full range of models. The WR450F and WR250F include headlights and high-performance off-road capabilities. For those looking for a closed course off-road racer, the YZ450FX and YZ250FX models are a great choice. And the YZ250X two-stroke is an off-road worthy bike.

For the entry level off-road enthusiast, Yamaha offers the TTR line that includes 50, 110, 125 and 230 options. And the Yamaha PW50 is the model is the first motorcycle for many of the current top motocross racers.

Yamaha Dual-Sport Motorcycles

Yamaha has three models in the Dual-Sport category. The WR250R is a pretty off-road capable model that features fuel injection. The Yamaha XT250 is a more entry level bike with an aid cooled engine and electric start. The TW200 features wide tires that makes it easier to navigate sand and other soft terrain.

Yamaha Touring Motorcycles

The Yamaha Star Venture and Star Eluder are unique Touring motorcycles. The V-Twin models have a Cruiser motorcycle style and include a lot of features to make long miles comfortable.

You can visit the Yamaha motorcycle website here: https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/motorcycle

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