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September 17, 2015

Customize your Yamaha with the My Garage app available from iOS and Android

2015 was and is the year of customization for Yamaha. Yamaha Yard Built, the manufacturer’s custom project for European builders is up and running, another similar project was revealed a few months back and they have just revealed an app. Yamaha My Garage is a free app that allows customers to choose a bike from the Sport Heritage series (XSR700, VMAX, XJR1300, XV950 etc.) and explore all the customization options before choosing the parts you want. Read the full article »

September 11, 2015

All you need to know about the 2016 Yamaha MT-03 – with video

Yamaha joined the 250-350cc market for entry-level sport bikes with the YZF-R3. It took a bit for Yamaha to join this fray, but in a timely manner its naked 321cc MT/FZ counterpart is confirmed to be coming soon. As a matter of fact, the launch video of the bike was just leaked by a British motorcycle magazine. Read the full article »

September 3, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built wraps up summer at custom bike show Glamseck in Germany

As the summer draws to a close Yamaha is gearing up to send it off in style at the Glemseck 101 custom bike event in Germany from 4th to 6th September with a massive Yard Built presence. Motorcycle fans can expect to see a stunning line up of well known Yard Built creations from the world’s best custom builders as well as a few new surprises. Joining the impressive stable of custom machines will be two new builds; one from Rough Crafts of Taiwan and an eagerly anticipated build from Spain’s El Solitario. Read the full article »

July 23, 2015

Cafe-inspired Yamaha XSR700 may be the roadster of the year – video

Yamaha has released photos and a video of its new retro-styled production model, the XSR700. The bike is basically the production version of the concept MT-07 restyled by legendary Japanese custom-builder Shinya Kimura. The retro-looking XSR700 uses the FZ-07 platform, taking the frame and 689cc parallel-twin engine. The 2016 Yamaha XSR700 will arrive in dealerships on the continent in November and it will be available in Forest Green or Garage Metal paint schemes. Read the full article »

July 15, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XV950 „Dangan”

Last year Yamaha UK gave the UK’s biggest motorcycle weekly publication MCN an XV950 on loan. The plan for journalist Steve Hunt was to see what a relative novice could do with some bolt on parts and accessories to create his own custom build. The result is truly impressive; the Yard Built XV950 „Dangan” (Japanese for „bullet”) is a proper custom build and worthy of its place here amongst the other special Yard Built creations! Read the full article »

June 29, 2015

Yamaha celebrates 30 years of VMAX with a new online store

The first Yamaha VMAX motorcycles were delivered to their proud owners in 1985 and Circus VMAXimus celebrates the 30th anniversary of this unique muscle bike with a wide range of accessories including elegant and sporty watches, calendars, key chains and t-shirts. One of the coolest item of the package is a speedometer watch that was designed in the style of the legendary VMAX. Click through for some details. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’ by Deus Ex Machina

The 20th anniversary of the legendary XJR1300 continues with the third Yard Built production of the year, the first collaboration from Amsterdam based custom builders Numbnut Motorcycles. The summer vibe has reached the workshops of Deus Ex Machina in Italy and influenced the latest Yard Built creation of the Milan design emporium. The Deus Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’ is stunning and stands alone as the only Yard Built custom bike and sidecar combination so far. Read the full article »

June 10, 2015

Faster Sons: Yamaha’s new custom project launched

If you like the custom bikes built by many European builders thanks to Yamaha’s Yard Built Project, you will mst likely enjoy the brand’s new custom project, called the Faster Sons. Yamaha has pioneered the Sport Heritage segment in the last years, leading the market in offering easy to customise factory motorcycles, and inspirational concept machines in collaboration with the world’s best custom builders through the Yard Built platform. Read the full article »

June 9, 2015

Yamaha MT-25 for the Asian market launched

Yamaha has launched its new naked bike for the Indonesian market. The MT-25 is a naked streetbike featuring a 249cc parallel twin, comfortable riding position for the city and modern styling. Weighing 165kg dry, it’s a fairly light bike while the engine delivers around 35hp. If Yamaha gives the green light, the bike could be available as well as in Europe as in the U.S. Stay tuned! Read the full article »

June 6, 2015

Upgraded 2016 Yamaha YZ450F and 60th Anniversary Limited Edition model arrived

Yamaha has just announced a series of 2016 models, including 50, 85, 110, 125, 250 and 450cc off-road bikes. Most of the TTR and YZ models got a new colour for the 2016 model year but Yamaha did some more important changes on the YZ450F. The largest YZ now features better brakes, more mid- and low-range power, better clutch and an upgraded chassis. In addition to that, Yamaha has revealed a special edition of the bike to celebrate the 60th birthday of the two-stroke YA-1. Read the full article »