Hold the presses, Yamaha is coming out with a naked bike based on the R3?! For anyone who follows the motorcycle industry or new model releases, the only surprise here should be that this hadn’t actually been confirmed yet. For those of you who this is news for, let me tell you about an amazing little sportbike that’s… »
Tales of the Yamaha YZF-R1S have been swirling ever since Yamaha filed patents for the name alongside the names YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in April of 2014. The R1 and R1M were released later in the year, but the R1S has curiously been missing. New California Air Resources Board… »
Yamaha racer Cameron Beaubier had just broken the 1:25 mark around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during SuperPole 2 qualifying on Saturday afternoon. He was at the top of the leaderboard for the Superbike class, beating out his Yamaha teammate and current points leader Josh Hayes. Then he slid out on the way into turn 6. »
Two-wheeled race replicas stir emotions of speed, danger, and adrenaline. Even non motorcycle-savvy individuals view them as always game for racing shenanigans...
Ducati gets it. Honda is getting it. And now Yamaha nails it. This is the XSR700, the retro-modern roadster based on one of the best bikes in Yamaha’s stable.
Ask a dozen people what Yamaha makes and they'll tell you everything from motorcycles to pianos. They're right. Yamaha has its hands in dozens of industries, so why not combine a couple to see what you come up with? That's how you get to the Yamaha Root. Sorry, "√". »
The V-Max has officially entered middle-age, and like some 30 year olds, it's looking to glom onto whatever's trendy to stay relevant. Hence the Infrared, the latest installment of Yamaha's "yard built" bike series. But it's actually pretty damn slick. »
If you're just getting into bikes, the smart money has always been buying something used and then working your way up. That's still the case, but there's been a raft of great new entry-level rides in the last year, including the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda's CBR300 (as well as the CB300F). And now there's this: the… »
Two weeks ago, we rode big, heavy adventure bikes off-road through some of the remotest portions of British Columbia. It was a challenge, sure, and it was pretty, of course, but it was also one of those rare adventures that meant something special. Here's why. »
Weighing in at 636lbs (wet), the 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES is the heaviest adventure motorcycle on the market. But, it's also one of the best, this is why. »
Hillclimbs have been a part of motorcycling since the decline of board track racing in the 1910s. They're still big, especially with riders of vintage motocross bikes, who flock to the Hillbilly Hillclimb at Glen Helen. Cross-dressing optional. »
Every now and then, a Craiglist ad comes around that does more than just try to sell a product or score a random hookup with a complete stranger. Sometimes, Craigslist ads move us, and force us to become better people inside. »
Canyon carving, aka tickling your knee, isn't for the motorcycling noob. Many a would-be Valentino has found himself soaring headlong into the Santa Ana winds, on the way to being smashed into anchovy paste on the granite face of a San Jacinto batholith. Here's how not to do that. »
The car-against-motorcycle racing trope has been around for a while, with now- predictable results: Motorcycles are straight-line monsters, while the stability of four wheels gives the cornering advantage to cars. Leave it to France's Moto-Journal to ponder whether this is still true on snowpack in the middle of… »
There is nothing monstrous about a stock Fiat 126. This 126 left the factory in 1989 with a tiny 24 horsepower engine and took a painful 33 seconds to go from 0-60. As you can see from the above video, this Fiat has been "slightly" modified from its stock form. »
What has the motor from a Ford Taurus SHO, a stretched body that very vaguely resembles a Ferrari and a slightly musty smell from sitting? If you guessed this Taurus based Faux-rarri limo currently on Ebay you are correct, and possibly psychic. »