yamaha Motorcyles

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 includes models for all categories including Sport Bike, Super Sport, Adventure Touring, Sport Heritage, Cruiser, Motocross and Off-Road.


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.

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

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.

The Yamaha Super Tenere is an iconic model filling the Adventure Touring segment. The Yamaha WR250R, XT250 and TW200 Dual sport models are intended for those looking for a versatile bike.

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.

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.

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 Bike Reviews
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The 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 is an excellent platform for riders to begin their sportbike journey
2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 Review

Friday, February 8, 2019

2019 Cycle News 250cc Four-Stroke Motocross Shootout: We ride and rate the latest crop of 250cc four-stroke motocrossers.
2019 250cc Motocross Shootout

Friday, January 11, 2019

If racing improves the breed then Yamaha’s most forward-thinking motorcycle of 2018—the Yamaha TY-E trials bike—sits at the very sharp end of technology.
Yamaha TY-E Prototype | First Impression

Thursday, October 11, 2018

2019 450 Motocross Shootout
2019 450 Motocross Shootout

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The all-new 2019 Yamaha WR45-F
2019 Yamaha WR450F First Look

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The YZ450FX is more comfortable on technical trails than before.
2019 Yamaha YZ450FX First Impression

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The YZ450F got a major overhaul in 2018, which included an all-new frame, engine and electric starting. For 2019, Yamaha fine-tuned the bike even more and you can feel it on the track.
2019 Yamaha YZ450F | FIRST TEST

Friday, July 20, 2018

The 2019 Yamaha YZ250F is slightly heavier than before but it's not an issue on the track.
2019 Yamaha YZ250F: First Test

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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