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Is The Yamaha YZF-R1S A New Model Or Nah?

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… » 8/21/15 2:30pm 8/21/15 2:30pm

Yamaha Sliced An R1 M In Half To Spill Its Guts

The new R1 underwent a radical transformation for 2015, but Yamaha couldn’t leave well enough alone. That meant creating something special – the track-focused R1 M – and rather than keeping all its trick tech shrouded in metal and plastic, one OCD nutter inside the company sliced it in half to show what makes it so… » 7/18/15 1:42pm 7/18/15 1:42pm

Yamaha R1-Powered 125 HP Golf Cart Doing Dyno Wheelies

The only redeeming qualities the game of golf has for us is that it involves a bunch of friends out in the fresh air, a bag full of frosty beverages, and a golf cart to chase squirrels around the course with. Now imagine if that golf cart was powered by a four cylinder out of the devastatingly fast Yamaha R1 rocket… » 9/17/08 4:46pm 9/17/08 4:46pm

Six-Wheeled Yamaha R1 Kart Ensures You'll Die Smiling

One of the most awesome death-traps we've seen in a while, this custom 6-wheel go-kart is powered by a 1000cc engine from a Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle. That means there's about 180 HP screaming directly behind you, sending power through all four » 9/17/08 2:15pm 9/17/08 2:15pm rear wheels. This thing makes a look ordinary. We're somewhat surprised…