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2015 Yamaha SR400 – First Ride Review

2015 Yamaha SR400

Greg Drevenstedt
September 12, 2014

The old-is-new-again 2015 Yamaha SR400 is powered by an air-cooled, fuel-injected, kickstart-only single-cylinder engine. Photography by Tom Riles Turn the key and killswitch on, toe the shifter into neutral and pry out the kickstarter with your right boot heel. Kick the lever until you feel resistance... Read more »

Retrospective: Yamaha YG-T Trailmaster 80: 1964-1969

1968 Yamaha YG5-T Trailmaster 80

Clement Salvadori
August 6, 2014

Year/Model: 1968 Yamaha YG5-T Trailmaster 80; Owner: Eric Foor, Morro Bay, California Lest we forget, it was the advent of rather small Japanese motorcycles that affected the two-wheeled revolution in the United States, quadrupling registrations between 1960 and 1969. And this Trailmaster 80 was part... Read more »

Adventure Shootout: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure, Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey.

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey. (Photos by Rich Cox) Although they represent a small minority of motorcycle sales, large-displacement adventure tourers have surged in popularity recently. Buyers are drawn to their one-bike-does-it-all... Read more »

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES Review

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

With a name and styling inspired by its Dakar Rally-winning machines from the ‘90s, Yamaha’s Super Ténéré is available in standard and ES (electronic suspension) versions. (Photos by Rich Cox) Named after a dune-filled region of the Sahara, Yamaha’s Super Ténéré rumbled onto the adventure-touring... Read more »

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 First Ride Review

Yamaha FZ-07_4

Mark Tuttle
July 3, 2014

The Yamaha FZ-07 joins the FZ-09 in offering a lot of value at a low price. Yamaha runs a tight ship. Rather than offering a huge cross-section of new models to fulfill any need or desire, the tuning-fork company’s lineup has been focused on just two or three models per category. Supersport? YZF-R1... Read more »

2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES—Road Test

Yamaha FJR1300ES

Greg Drevenstedt
February 3, 2014

The new FJR1300ES adds electronic suspension to the FJR’s extensive list of updates for 2013, which improved styling, power, handling, wind protection and more. (Photos by Rich Cox) Feeling snubbed for missing out on the all-new Yamaha FJR1300 sport tourer, which debuted in Europe for 2001, Americans... Read more »

2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Road Test

Yamaha FZ-09

Greg Drevenstedt
January 2, 2014

With a potent blend of hot performance and cool styling, the FZ-09 seems destined for cult-bike popularity. Available colors include Rapid Red, Liquid Graphite and Blazing Orange. (Photos by Tom Riles) Just three years after its debut, the FZ8 has been axed from Yamaha’s lineup. Replacing it is the... Read more »

Yamaha U.S. Employees Raise More Than $100,000 For Feed The Children Charity Day

Feed The Children Yamaha

Rider Magazine Staff
December 26, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., presented world-renowned charity Feed the Children with a check for $100,500 as part of its Seventh Annual Feed The Children Charity Day. The record funds raised for Feed the Children this year came from employee donations plus two special promotions that contributed... Read more »

Yamaha to Display EKIDS Concept Bike at New York International Motorcycle Show

Yamaha EKIDS concept bike

Rider Magazine Staff
December 12, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corporation will showcase its EKIDS concept motorcycle at the New York International Motorcycle Show in the Jacob Javits Center from December 13-15. The concept model was recently featured in the Tokyo Motor Show and is a bike for kids learning to ride and mounts a modularized “EVINO”... Read more »

New for 2014 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles

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Mark Tuttle
September 6, 2013

The 2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES adds electronically adjustable suspension, adding to the long list of changes made last year. To date Yamaha’s big news had been the launch of the 2014 FZ-09 triple, which was so well received the company has added a Blazing Orange paint choice to the Liquid Graphite and Rapid... Read more »

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