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2016 Yamaha XSR900 | First Look Review


Rider Magazine Staff
November 17, 2015

2016 Yamaha XSR900 in 60th Anniversary Yellow Piggybacking on the success of its FZ-09 naked sportbike and FJ-09 sport tourer, Yamaha has announced a third model, the XSR900, powered by the same liquid-cooled, 847cc Crossplane Crankshaft Concept in-line triple, one of the most exciting engines we’ve... Read more »

Yamaha and Star Motorcycles Announce More 2016 Models

2016 Star Bolt C-Spec in Desert Bronze

Rider Magazine Staff
October 7, 2015

2016 Star V Star 1300 Tourer in Raspberry Metallic Following the June announcement of several early-release 2016 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles models, including the FZ-07, FZ-09, Bolt and Bolt R-Spec, Yamaha and Star have announced nearly all of their remaining 2016 cruiser, sport and adventure touring... Read more »

Yamaha Motor Company Turns 60

Yamaha's first production model, the 1955 YA-1, aka Akatombo (Red Dragonfly).

Greg Drevenstedt
September 2, 2015

Yamaha’s first production model, the 1955 YA-1, aka Akatombo (Red Dragonfly). Torakusu Yamaha built his first reed organ in 1887 and established Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. (Japan Musical Instrument Company), what would become Yamaha Corporation, in 1897. Fifty-eight years later, in 1955, Yamaha Motor... Read more »

One-Day Yamaha Champions Riding School May 7, 8 at New Jersey Motorsports Park

Yamaha Champions Riding School

Press Release
April 14, 2015

“This has been an amazing day, never thought I would learn so much.” Direct quote from a Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) one-day graduate just after we pioneered the program in March at Arizona Motorsports Park. The one-day programs at New Jersey Motorsports Park are aimed at riders... Read more »

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Ride Review

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

Greg Drevenstedt
April 2, 2015

Yamaha’s all-new YZF-R3 is a 321cc sportbike that should appeal to a wide audience. Photography by Brian J. Nelson Those interested in a new small-displacement street bike have a wide range of options to choose from. There are cruisers, sportbikes, standards, supermotos and dual-sports from Honda,... Read more »

Yamaha Sportbike Demos are Coming to a Trackday Near You

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

Press Release
March 18, 2015

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 (Photo by Brian J. Nelson) Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) have announced the launch of on-track sportbike demos at numerous trackday events across the country. Yamaha Champions Sportbike Demos will be offered at no charge to riders participating... Read more »

Yamaha Introduces 2015 TMAX Scooter

2015 Yamaha TMAX

Rider Magazine Staff
February 13, 2015

2015 Yamaha TMAX Yamaha says its new 2015 TMAX scooter offers more road-going performance than ever in a scooter that handles like a sportbike. The TMAX features a new-for-2015, 530cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, twin-cylinder engine that is also fuel-injected and designed specifically to deliver maximum... Read more »

2015 Yamaha R3 – First Look Review

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 in Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver

Greg Drevenstedt
October 16, 2014

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 in Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver Entry-level sportbikes have been coming on strong lately, with the recent release of the all-new KTM RC390, the updated-for-2015 Honda CBR300R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300, which received a major revamp for 2013. Now Yamaha is getting into the game, as... Read more »

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 – First Look

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 in Rapid Red

Rider Magazine Staff
June 6, 2014

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 in Rapid Red Hot on the heels of its popular FZ-09, Yamaha will add a new FZ-07 to its lineup for 2015. Designed to appeal to experienced and entry-level riders alike, the FZ-07 is powered by an all-new, liquid-cooled 689cc parallel twin with a “Crossplane” 270-degree crankshaft... Read more »

New Yamaha Champions Riding School


Press Release
January 24, 2014

Yamaha Motor Corporation is partnering again with the talented team that makes up the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). Working in conjunction with the world class New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, New Jersey, lead instructors Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill, along with heroes Scott Russell... Read more »

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