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2014 Yamaha YFZ450R First Ride

Friday, September 27, 2013
Yamaha has updated the potent YFZ450R for 2014 with more power, revised suspension, new bodywork and an industry first slipper clutch. We hit the track to find out if all these changes make for a better sport ATV.

2014 Yamaha Viking EPS First Ride

Friday, September 20, 2013
Yamaha's 2014 Viking EPS has threes seats for work and play. MotoUSA spent the day on a Wyoming ranch to see how it performed in both respects.

2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI EPS First Ride

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Yamaha made a short list of changes to the 2014 Grizzly FI EPS ATV to enhance its trail-busting ability. See if the Tuning Fork company succeeded in MotoUSA's First Ride on the updated quad.

2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE First Ride

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Yamaha continues to lead the way in the sport ATV market with its Raptor 700R,a quad that’s home on the trails to the desert, and everything in between.

2013 Yamaha Tactical Black Rhino 700 1st Ride

Thursday, September 6, 2012
What's more manly than shooting guns and riding side-by-sides? We got our outdoors fix packing heat around Gunsite Academy on the 2013 Yamaha Tactical Black Rhino 700 SE.

2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 EPS First Ride

Thursday, August 9, 2012
MotoUSA heads to Utah for Yamaha's dealer trip and an opportunity to test ride the 2013 Grizzly 550 EPS ATV.

2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R First Ride

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Yamaha updated its 2013 Raptor 700R and introduced a new 700 sport ATV model. We take the upgraded big-bore machine on a trail ride.

2012 Yamaha YFZ450 First Ride

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Yamaha brings the steel-framed YFZ450 sport ATV back into the lineup for 2012. Now with a badass price-point machine from Big Blue at your disposal, what excuse do you have for not hitting the dunes?

2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE ATV Dune Review

Thursday, March 3, 2011
The 2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE comes with new graphics that match this sport ATV's bad-boy attitude.

2011 Yamaha YFZ450R SE ATV Dune Review

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
We take a spin on the new Special Edition 2011 Yamaha YFZ450R and 2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R sport ATVs during two days of camping in the Glamis sand dunes.

2011 Yamaha Raptor 250R First Ride

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Yamaha upgraded its popular entry-level sport ATV to provide more fun for aggressive riders with the 2011 Yamaha Raptor 250R. We roosted the sport quad around three tracks at Milestone MX for this ATV review.

2011 Yamaha Raptor 125 ATV First Ride

Friday, October 8, 2010
Yamaha releases an affordable and novice-friendly quad that allows riders to experience the fun of sport ATV riding. See what it's about in the 2011 Yamaha Raptor 125 ATV review.

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS First Ride

Friday, August 13, 2010
Yamaha brings a whole new level of refinement, features and accessories to the mid-size ATV market with the 2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS utility ATV.

2010 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE ATV First Ride

Friday, February 19, 2010
The 2010 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE looks to maintain its top-selling Sport ATV pedigree, and like the reptile whose namesake it bears, it features a scary combination of agility and power wrapped in a menacing-looking package.

2010 Yamaha YFZ450X First Ride

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
MotorcycleUSA.com travels to South Carolina for the First Ride of the 2010 Yamaha YFZ450X sport ATV in the tight and technical terrain on the Big Buck GNCC course.

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R ATV Video Reviews

Thursday, January 15, 2009
We get another take on Yamaha's impressive 2009 YFZ450R with a two-part video review.

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R First Ride

Friday, December 19, 2008
For 2009 Yamaha has an ace up its sleeve in the fashion of an all-new R-spec race oriented machine. We attempt to hold on for dear life while this little ATV leaves the track wondering what just hit it.

2004 Yamaha YFZ450

Friday, December 12, 2003
Finally, a quad that motorcycle guys can like, blessed with a snarling 4-stroke mill and top-shelf suspension components.