You know what sport and superbikes look like. They’re low, heavily body-kitted, and you sit in them rather than on them behind a cowl designed to deflect 150 mph winds. The “sport-naked” Yamaha FZ-10 keeps the R1 superbike’s 1000cc madness, but strips off the fairings and pushes the seating position a little more…
Yamaha has a new adventure bike on the way, and it’s based on the one of the best and most economical naked sportbikes in production, the Yamaha FZ-07. 2017 is going to be a very interesting year for the adventure bike segment.
Rumors have been swirling for several weeks about the possibility that Jorge Lorenzo, last years MotoGP world champion, might ditch the best bike in the paddock for a huge payday and the chance to finally prove he’s better than Rossi. Now, those rumors are looking like a reality.
Racing is awesome, on any bike and at any level. One of the hardest things to master is the start but, as long as you aren’t doing it like this guy, you’re doing okay.
This weekend, the World Superbike racing series went to the Chang International Circuit in Thailand for their second round. The first race of the weekend was a good one, but the second one proved that this series can be just as enthralling as MotoGP. Why are you not watching it?
Now that Yamaha has Motobot riding a bike, the company and partner SRI International intend to get it riding around a racetrack—and faster than the world’s most famous bike racer, by next year.
In 1988 the U.S. government banned the sale of three-wheeled ATVs over “high incidence of injury.” Basically, they were as dangerous as they looked. And still are. But that doesn’t stop the few left on Earth from running around hog wild.
Yamaha is recalling each and every YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M, their new flagship superbike, all over the world. Because it could light you on fire. Or seize up and make you crash.
Do you watch MotoGP, the world’s top form of motorcycle racing? If the answer’s no, let me tell you why this coming season will be the best one to start on in many years. All it took was a few rule changes that should make the sport more open and more exciting than it’s been in a while, and since it already kicked…
Okay, so most of these car/motorcycle/track videos are complete and utter bullshit, but I think Michelin nailed it with this one. Because porn is always the answer.
Yamaha held a special unveiling in Hollywood, California today to pull the wraps off this: the 2016 Yamaha XSR900 - a stunning version of their FZ-09 naked sport bike.
The Yamaha MT-10 has so many lines, slabs and hard surfaces it looks like an animatronic extra that couldn’t make the cut for Star Wars. But it’s also really freaking badass. Round-and-retro sure is popular right now, but it’s time to move into the hard, brutal future.
You know what I do when I need to take a quick break from writing about motorcycles? I sit back and scroll through Instagram pics of motorcycles. Chances are, you do the same, so here are some accounts you should make sure you’re following.
To build hype for something Yamaha is qualifying as a “big bang” to be unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan November 16th, the company dropped this very Japanese Tron-like teaser video.
Jorge Lorenzo rode an almost perfect race in today’s MotoGP season finale at Valencia to claim his third MotoGP world championship and fifth world title overall, but it was his Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi with an utterly jaw-dropping ride from the back of the grid up to 4th place.
Sick of Yamaha flat-trackerizing things and putting the speed block livery on it? Me either. This Roland Sands FZ-09 Tracker is the stuff my moto wet dreams are made of.
If you’ve been following this whole MotoGP, it should have become readily apparent by now that they’re all a bunch of babies. Jorge Lorenzo reminds them and the rest of us that under that helmet, we’re all the same.
I was going to try and hold off on an update to the whole Rossi/Marquez thing for another day or so, but Honda came out swinging with claims that they have proof Rossi kicked Marquez’s brake lever and caused the crash at Sepang. The shit just got real.
Jorge Lorenzo and Monster thought it would be fun to do their own version of MTV’s Cribs to show off their two-time world champion’s pad. Several hours after it was released, Lorenzo asked to have it taken down after the massive backlash. After watching it, I can’t say I’m surprised at the response.