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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 »

May 26, 2015

Yard Built Yamaha XJR1300 „Dissident” on Video

Another great custom motorcycle was revealed at last weekend’s Bike Shed in London. The one-off XJR1300 was built by Portuguese custom builders it roCkS!bikes. The special motorcycle, called the Dissident, is celebrating 20 years of the iconic street bruiser, the XJR series. The super-streamlined XJR1300 is a beautiful one-off bike that still has the heart and soul of the XJR. Click through for more details. Read the full article »

May 15, 2015

2015 Yamaha NMAX 125cc scooter promises 129 mpg – video

Yamaha have today announced the newest member of the manufacturer’s already remarkable scooter range. The 125cc NMAX is a new entry-level commuter that is powered by an A1-licence friendly, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine with over 100 mpg fuel economy. The stylish NMAX will hit the dealers in June and will be available with red, silver, white and black colour options. Prices will be announced shortly. Read the full article »

May 5, 2015

Akrapovič launches revolutionary exhaust for Yamaha YZF-R1

Akrapovič has introduced two new exhaust systems for the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 that join the recently released GP Style Slip-On Line (Titanium) and optional link pipe to give customers an even greater choice of high-quality systems for one of the best superbikes in the world. The new exhaust increases maximum performance by 3.6 HP at 13,700 rpm. Read the full article »