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March 27, 2015

Yamaha introduced the XV950 Racer

Yamaha has just revealed the Racer version of its magnificent XV950 or Star Bolt. The machine was inspired by Markus Walz’ El Raton Asesino, a bike that was created for the Yard Built competition. Features of the special edition Bolt include forged aluminium clip-on handlebars, new switchgear, rear-set footrests, cafe racer style single seat, new suspension and a lot more. The new model, offered in blue or grey colors, will be available from May. Read the full article »


February 26, 2015

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 World Endurance race bike revealed

We can never get enough of the brand new Yamaha YZF-R1. Good news that Yamaha is ready to supply them in good numbers. The latest iteration is the superbike that will be part of the FIM Endurance World Championship this year. We’ve got a couple of high-res photos for you after the jump. Read the full article »


February 10, 2015

Yamaha VMAX Carbon Special Edition revealed

It is hard to believe that the iconic powercruiser of Yamaha has been around for 30 years. The first VMAX had many weaknesses like the wobbly front end or the dangerously weak brakes but still: the bike introduced a completely new dimension of motorcycling. The Japanese manufacturer now celebrates the anniversary of its muscle bike with a special edition called Carbon. Read the full article »


February 5, 2015

2015 Yamaha YZ250F and FX – the KTM killer?

For 2015, Yamaha jumped into the off-road market in an even bigger way with the introduction of two all-new machines: the WR250F and the YZ250F. While the WR250F is a trail-specific off-road model, the FX is a GP variant of the hugely popular YZ250F. Lets see if the updated YZ-F and the all-new YZ-FX models […] Read the full article »


January 29, 2015

2015 Yamaha N-Max revealed

Yamaha has revealed a power-scooter dubbed as NMAX which will be a global product. Produced in Indonesia, the NMAX will be launched in Asia before brought to other markets. The scooter features a newly-developed 155cc liquid-cooled SOHC engine based on the BLUE CORE concept. The new model was developed with the concept "Global Prestige City Commuter" and inherits the DNA of the MAX series, with sporty handling and styling while combining practicality. Read the full article »


January 22, 2015

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Look

The competition in the entry-level sports class is getting more exciting since Yamaha has just joined Honda (CBR300) and Kawasaki (Ninja 300) with the newly developed YZF-R3. Designed with speed and agility in mind, the Yamaha YZF-R3 features a class-leading engine, a steel frame, a low seat height and an aggressive styling. The bike will hit the dealerships in February and will retail for just $4,990. Read the full article »


May 11, 2012

New Akrapovič exhaust products for your Yamaha

Following on from the successful launch of the Yamaha-Akrapovič partnership in 2011, the range of raceproven exhaust products featuring unique Yamaha model-specific logos, has now expanded to include competition silencers and full race systems for selected road and off-road machines in the Yamaha range. Designed specifically for race use only, Akrapovič Racing systems are developed to fully exploit the racing potential of Yamaha models like the YZF-R1 and YZ450F, further improving their race winning potential. Read the full article »


April 27, 2012

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha introduced the 2012 model year YZF-R1, which has a seven-level Traction Control System, new ECU and new headlight cowl designed to be sharper, more modern, and more aggressive. In addition to the ECU changes and new traction control system, which combine to achieve a new level of drivability, the R1 features muffler covers and muffler end tips plus a MotoGP inspired lightweight top triple clamp. Read the full article »


September 16, 2011

2012 Yamaha WR450F revealed

This is the new Yamaha WR450F. Featuring an all-new tuneable fuel injection system, the proven WR-F’s 450cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled 5-valve engine now delivers even more responsive and adaptable performance to suit the wide range of conditions experienced by enduro riders. As well as the new fuel-injected engine, the 2012 WR450F runs with a compact new bilateral aluminium beam frame which brings new levels of agility to the 450 class. Read the full article »


June 23, 2011

2012 Yamaha off-road range revealed

Japanese company Yamaha announced its 2012 YZ250F, YZ450F, and WR250F off-road machines, the Majesty 400 maxi scooter and the XT250 and TW200 dual purpose bikes. For 2012, Yamaha’s Off-Road Competition line-up also comprises the YZ85, YZ85LW, YZ125, YZ250, the championship-winning enduro WR250F, the continued YZ-styled 2-stroke PW50 and PW80, and the 4-stroke TT-R50E, TT-R110E, TT-R125LW/E. 2012 models include new graphics, as well as the enduro bikes. Read the full article »