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Yamaha Motorcycles began making motorized vehicles in 1955, and their extensive knowledge in the piano making field help Yamaha to make lightweight and sturdy parts for their bikes, which help them gain a nice in the motorcycle market. Motorcyclist Magazine cover Yamaha Motorcycles with the latest updates, reviews, and news from our Yamaha experts.

  1. Yamaha Factory Racing Reveal Special Race-Blu Livery in Misano

    Race-Blu’ livery also available on YZF-R series production bikes for 2013! The Yamaha Factory Racing Team will run a special ‘Race-Blu’ livery for the Misano and Aragon Grand Prix race weekends. The unique livery, designed by Italian designer Aldo Drudi, features a contrasting combination of Yamaha Blue and matt grey bodywork, ...    Read more

  2. Yamaha Factory Racing Press Statement

    It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd confirms the signing of Valentino Rossi to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team for 2013 and 2014. Valentino Rossi first joined Yamaha in 2004 and achieved four MotoGP World Champion titles with the Yamaha YZR-M1 in 2004 and 2005 ...    Read more


    Yamaha recently announced the first of its 2013 models, and there are no fewer than 13 of them, seven of which are streetable. The Star cruiser brand is bringing back the 649cc V Star Custom after a year off, but not much has changed. The engineers’ new calculations show a 0.1-mile-per-gallon ...    Read more

  4. Phenomenal Monster Energy Yamaha intro video now online

    Monster Energy Yamaha are raring to go for the launch of the 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship this coming weekend and have completed work on a fantastic new video that can be seen by clicking this link . The images shot by award-winning videographer Mikey Neale perfectly highlight the speed, ability ...    Read more

  5. Yamaha Factory Racing Gear Up for Qatar

    This Sunday sees the long awaited and hugely anticipated season opening race of the 2012 MotoGP Championship at the Losail circuit in Qatar. Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies will line up on the grid under the spectacular floodlights alongside their rivals for the first true test ...    Read more

  6. Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team launch at Jerez

    The Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team has launched their 2012 campaign today in Jerez, Spain prior to the three day testing program with a presentation for the gathered press. You are now able to browse and download the new team launch images in the ...    Read more

  7. Yamaha Champions Riding School Heading to New Jersey

    TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (March 9, 2012) — The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS), based at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, will conduct a pair of two-day schools at New Jersey Motorsports Park on June 11-12 and 13-14. This will be the third consecutive year that the YCRS has visited New ...    Read more

  8. Yamaha Celebrates Four Decades of Daytona Excitement

    Cypress, CA March 6, 2012 - With no less than 20 Daytona 200 wins to its credit-including an unprecedented, unbeaten string of 13 Daytona 200 victories in a row-the Yamaha brand is synonymous with Daytona. And it all started 40 years ago. This year's Daytona 200 marks the 40th Anniversary ...    Read more

  9. Yamaha Keep Up the Pace in Sepang

    Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo were back in action today for the second of three days of testing at the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia. The Yamaha Factory riders took advantage of another day of mixed weather to test out the wet settings of the 1000cc YZR-M1 for the ...    Read more

  10. AMA-SX: Stewart 6th after Arlington mishap

    Over 50,000 spectators lined the seat rows of the Dallas Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the seventh round of the AMA Supercross series – also an FIM World Championship – and saw JGRMX’s James Stewart recover from a collision with team-mate Davi Millsaps early in the main event to cross ...    Read more

  11. AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré National Adventure Riding Series revs up for 2012

    PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) welcomes Yamaha Motor Corporation to the second year of its title sponsorship of the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series, America's premier adventure-touring riding program. Welcoming all brands, the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series features challenging excursions staged in beautiful ...    Read more

  12. Yamaha Announces 2012 U.S. Road Racing Contingency Program

    February 13, 2012 Cypress, CA - Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today, announced its Road Racing Contingency Program for the 2012 season. The program is designed to encompass a broad spectrum of road racing series in the U.S., from AMA Pro Racing and WERA to several regional road racing organizations, ...    Read more

  13. Scott Russell Returns to Yamaha Champions Riding School for 2012

    TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (February 1, 2012) — The Yamaha Champions Riding School is very pleased to announce that Scott Russell, the former AMA Pro Superbike and World Superbike Champion nicknamed “Mr. Daytona” for his five wins in the Daytona 200, will return as a Guest Instructor for the 2012 season. The ...    Read more

  14. Positive Start to 2012 for Yamaha Factory Racing in Sepang

    MotoGP 2012 finally got underway today with the first of three days of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Yamaha Factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies took their first ride on the 1000cc YZR-M1 since last year. Both riders blew the cobwebs off quickly and settled down ...    Read more

  15. More double podium joy as Stewart wins in Oakland

    For the second consecutive week YZ450F technology made an impression on both SX and West Coast Lites podiums in the AMA Supercross series (also an FIM World Championship). The coliseum in Oakland was the scene of the fourth round of seventeen and also witnessed JGRMX's James Stewart earn ...    Read more

  16. AMA-SX: Double podium result in Los Angeles

    Yamaha YZ450F and YZ250F motorcycles were present on both podiums at a well-populated Dodgers Stadium near downtown Los Angeles for the third round of seventeen in the AMA Supercross series, also an FIM World Championship. 35, 741 spectators saw JGRMX's James Stewart pick up his first trophy of the ...    Read more

  17. Stewart Gets 2012 Campaign Underway With 6th At Anaheim

    The 2012 AMA Supercross series was launched in front of a capacity 45,000 crowd at the Anaheim stadium in Los Angeles last weekend and Joe Gibbs Racing’ James Stewart took his YZ450F to sixth position in the opening main event of seventeen on the U.S. calendar. The former Champion endured a ...    Read more

  18. Supercross and Off Road Racing 2012!….Bring it On!!

    January 6, 2012 Cypress, CA…..The 2012 Monster Energy Supercross season kicks off this Saturday night, January 7th, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in California and Yamaha riders are ready to rock and roll to the podium! Team Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) featuring the one and only James Stewart and his new ...    Read more

  19. 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

    Even for those of us who aren’t buying into energy vortices, harmonic convergences or getting wrapped in spirulina algae for 75 minutes and pounded like cheap flank steak by somebody named Moon Flower, Sedona is a stunning little chunk of Arizona. If you’re more interested in bashing around on a ...    Read more

  20. I am not a Luddite.

    I am not now, nor have I ever been a Luddite. There’s nothing wrong with old and simple. Take me for instance, or my 75 Yamaha RD350B. But fresh technology is a beautiful thing when it works. There’s a 46-inch flat-screen television bolted to my living room wall, where a ...    Read more

  21. Yamaha’s 2009 MotoGP Champion on 2010 and beyond

    Maybe you’ve always wanted to know how #46 gets ready for a fresh season of MotoGP, how he feels about the new engine rules or the changes he figures the 2010 M1 needs to stay on top? What keeps his pilot light lit after 14 years of racing? Despite the ...    Read more

  22. Riders for Health Yamaha YZF-R1

    Looking to own a new 09 Yamaha R1 with one-off graphics transcribed from one of Valentino Rossi’s most famous helmets by Aldo Drudi himself? Perhaps you’d like top-drawer Öhlins suspension at both ends, Roland Sands designer wheels shod with ultra-sticky Bridgestone track day tires, an Akrapovic exhaust system along wtih ...    Read more

  23. Give me a simple shed and a 660 Ténéré

    For reasons the evening news always seems to reinforce, Henry David Thoreau’s words keep bouncing around inside my skull. “Our life is frittered away by detail,” he said “Simplify, simplify, simplify!” I’m starting small by his standards, just trying to figure out what sort of motorcycle would fit best into ...    Read more

  24. Yamaha’s RD350B genie is out of the bottle.

    You learn things writing about the motorcycles that once lived in people's garages. Lyle Lovett is meticulous, with a photographic memory for all the details. Joe Gresch jarred a few screws loose with a motorized Schwinn against the Family Truckster back in the day. Maybe you know I exhumed my ...    Read more

  25. The Pocket Rocket Lives

    Awaken a 34-year-old Yamaha RD350 after nearly a decade of suspended animation; I’ve learned a few things. First, some parts are in better shape than I thought they’d be. Others weren’t so good. All things considered, it’s a fairly happy animal. No shriveled crankcase seals or hopelessly gummed-up carbs. Draining ...    Read more

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