The Seeker: No Rules, No Destination, It’s About the Journey [video]

Sep 30, 2020 View Comments by

 The Seeker is more than just about adventure and riding motorcycles. It’s about the freedom and joy you experience from doing what you love to do. It’s about the sense of accomplishment you get from testing your limits, stretching yourself, and allowing yourself to grow. Starring Pol Tarrés and directed by the Echevarria Brothers […]

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Yamaha Aims New WR450F Enduro Bike at Both Racers and Enthusiasts

Sep 09, 2020 View Comments by

Yamaha has revealed its 2021 WR450F Enduro model, which has undergone a series of changes and fine-tuning to provide a better riding experience over a wider range of terrain. Among the changes made to the machine are a remodeled engine and frame, new suspension settings, and improved brakes, the company said in a statement. The […]

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2020 Yamaha MT-03: Revving for Your Youth

May 26, 2020 View Comments by

Our senior readers (ahem—no offense) will recall the thrills Yamaha delivered in small displacement motorcycles through the late ’70s and into the ’80s. Lightweight twins were quickly tweaked, raced, and became a key part of our culture. In fact, the new 2020 Yamaha MT-03 harks back to the thrills of the RD series of motorcycles, […]

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Yamaha Now Delivers!

Apr 28, 2020 View Comments by

Yamaha just launched its new nationwide Deliver Your Ride program that allows customers to purchase motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and side-by-sides remotely without ever having to visit a store. This is a voluntary program and Yamaha is encouraging each dealer to determine the feasibility based on their local laws and capabilities. “Yamaha is working hard to support our dealer […]

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2020 Yamaha MT-03

Feb 21, 2020 View Comments by

Yamaha has released a stylish new naked sports motorcycle to appeal to junior riders. The MT-03 takes the bones of the YZF-R3 sportbike and repackages them into this sassy new model. Its aggressive, mass-forward appearance gives the MT-03 a leg up over some of its mundane-looking competition. A centrally located LED headlamp and dual position […]

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MotoBloopers: It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s a … MotoHero?

May 15, 2019 View Comments by

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in prior posts that my first bike was a 1981 Yamaha Maxim. The Maxim was impressive in its day, with narrow cruiser styling draped over a Japanese 4-cylinder. Mine was flat black with gold lettering and a missing air box, my brother found it for me for $400 back in ’98. […]

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2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT: Triple-Powered Sport-Tourer

Jan 11, 2019 View Comments by

Ahead of me, a runaway train of 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GTs barrels up the winding road. I’m wringing out second gear in between connecting corners to keep up, the screech of the bike’s inline triple reaching its highest register. Wind River Road is ideal testing ground for Yamaha’s latest sport-tourer, and the lead pack […]

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Yamaha Announces 2019 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT

Jun 07, 2018 View Comments by

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today announced price and availability information for the versatile 2019 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT Sport Touring motorcycles that were introduced in November. 2019 Tracer 900 Set to replace the company’s existing FJ-09 model for 2019, the Tracer 900 features several updates and refinements while continuing to offer performance, versatility […]

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Yamaha Chase the Next Horizon on the Ténéré 700 World Raid

May 09, 2018 View Comments by

Yamaha’s commitment to the adventure segment is as extensive as it is impressive. The first bike ever to win the Paris to Dakar Rally was the Yamaha XT500. Not only was it the first bike to win the Dakar Rally, it was the first vehicle to win it outright. Initially, the rally had no separate […]

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Yamaha 2018 Daytona Bike Week Activities

Mar 08, 2018 View Comments by

The 77th annual Daytona Bike Week takes place this year from March 9th through March 18th in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, has several exciting activities scheduled during the event. From new model displays and demo rides, to photo and autograph opportunities with the Yamaha bLU cRU Supercross riders, there will be […]

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DirtDaze Rally to Offer Most Adventure Bike Demos in the U.S.

May 22, 2017 View Comments by

DirtDaze will feature the most adventure bike demo rides of any event in the U.S. Suzuki, Ducati, Beta, Zero, and AJP will be onsite offering demos on pavement and single-track routes. BMW, Yamaha, and Honda will offer off-site demos on pavement. This year’s event is June 7-10, 2017. The rally, held on 53 private acres, offers great adventure […]

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2017 Yamaha FZ-10: Activate Your Fazer

Apr 10, 2017 View Comments by

Yamaha’s FZ1 has had a good run since 2001, but it has been replaced by the FZ-10 this year. Still, with a YZF-R1-based engine at the center, the most notable change is a visual one. This doesn’t look like your dad’s FZ1. Welcome to the future, FZ-10. During a sweltering summer day, I tested the […]

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2016 Yamaha XSR900: Two Wheels, Three Cylinders, High Fives!

Nov 29, 2016 View Comments by

With its latest XSR900 model, Yamaha has spawned an exciting sibling from the FZ-09, one with a neo-retro look that’ll make you nostalgic for the ‘70s.

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Yamaha FZ-03 Coming for 2016?

Aug 30, 2015 View Comments by

New Naked R3- In the July/August ’15 issue we reviewed Yamaha’s YZF-R3 sportbike and found a lot to like about the small machine. However, as touring motorcyclists, we’re almost always more interested in naked machines as they tend to be more comfortable and practical for long distance riding than their sportier cousins. Recently photos appeared […]

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Yamaha Comes to the Killington Classic

Aug 15, 2015 View Comments by

-Test Ride the Latest from Team Blue The Killington Classic is just around the corner (August 27-30) and you won’t want to miss Vermont’s number one motorcycle rally or the state’s beautiful fall weather and motorcycle roads. But, if you’ve been thinking about buying a new Yamaha sometime soon, you have one more reason to […]

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