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See and Ride 2012 Yamaha Motorcycles at the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference

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Press Release
July 23, 2012

Now you can see and demo a variety of Yamaha bikes, including the FZ6R, during the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference in Carson, Nevada. Head to the Yamaha demo booth to get in on the action. Demo rides are available Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, 2012. The AMA International... Read more »

Yamaha Announces Activities Scheduled During Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has a complete schedule of customer-focused activities for the July 27-29 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

Press Release
June 27, 2012

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is pleased to announce its complete schedule of customer-focused activities for the July 27-29 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Yamaha is celebrating its 7th consecutive year as a marketing partner of the event, and most... Read more »

No-Crash Course Yamaha Champions Riding School

YCRS limits enrollment to 20 students to ensure everyone gets what he/she needs. You'll get plenty of track time and plenty of coaching.

Greg Drevenstedt
May 6, 2012

(This Riding Around article was published in the May 2012 issue.) By Greg Drevenstedt • Photography by Jeremy Henrie I’ve got a confession to make. I crashed several test bikes during my first couple of years at Rider. Sure, I could B.S. you with tired clichés like, “If you don’t crash once... Read more »

Getting V-Maxified: A California Helicopter Pilot’s Radical Roadstercycle

The Roadstercycle's seating position is part cruiser, part race car.

Paul Garson
January 6, 2012

Los Angeles resident Jack Fleming tests experimental helicopters for a living, not exactly a safe profession, but a lot more fun than piloting an office desk. So when he wanted something to commute to work on, he looked for a vehicle with a bit more flair, although it wouldn’t be taking to the air.... Read more »

Retrospective: Yamaha YM2C Big Bear 305 Scrambler: 1967

Yamaha YM2C Big Bear 305 Scrambler

Clement Salvadori
November 9, 2011

In the early ’60s the Big Bear race was a pretty serious event, running across California’s Mojave Desert and up to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. The idea that this beautiful, highly chromed street-scrambler had any possibility of winning against high-strung Euro-bikes like Maico,... Read more »

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 – First Look

2012 World GP 50th Anniversary Edition Yamaha YZF-R1

Rider Magazine
September 14, 2011

2012 World GP 50th Anniversary Edition Yamaha YZF-R1 Consecutive AMA American Superbike Championships in 2010 and 2011, plus a World Superbike Championship in 2009, give the 998cc in-line four Yamaha YZF-R1 sportbike serious on-track bona fides. After successfully adopting its crossplane crankshaft in... Read more »

Yamaha Royal Star Venture/Hannigan Trike Conversion Road Test

Royal Star Venture/Hannigan Trike rear beauty

Rider Contributor
June 14, 2011

story and photography by James Parchman [This Yamaha Royal Star Venture/Hannigan Trike Conversion Ridden & Rated was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Hannigan’s Venture trike conversion has slick twin-pipe roadster styling but the lockable trunk, topbox and upper... Read more »

2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré Road Test

2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré left side action

Rider Magazine
June 6, 2011

photography by Riles & Nelson [This 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré Road Test was originally published as a Ridden & Rated in the February 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Big adventure bikes make great sport tourers thanks to powerful engines, pavement-eating suspension, comfortable ergonomics and... Read more »

2011 Yamaha FZ8 Road Test

2011 Yamaha FZ8 action left side

Greg Drevenstedt
January 24, 2011

Here we go again. Yet another motorcycle clearly designed for the European market (it’s been sold there for a year) offered to Americans as if it was our longed-for last meal. But the 2011 Yamaha FZ8, which is essentially an FZ1 with less displacement and the fairing knocked off, is more like reheated... Read more »

2011 Yamaha Motorcycles

2011 Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Ténéré

Rider Contributor
September 1, 2010

2011 Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Ténéré Yamaha has been inundated with requests to bring the XTZ1200 Super Ténéré adventure-tourer to the U.S. Named after a challenging Sahara Desert stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally, it will arrive next spring as a 2012 model. Powered by a 1199cc parallel twin with a 270-degree... Read more »

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