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Yamaha Motorcycles

Yamaha motorcycles include the R1 and R6 sportbikes, FJR1300 tourer, FZ1 and FZ6 street bikes, YZF motocross and WR enduro models, as well as quads like the YFZ ATV and Rhino UTV. Star Motorcycles, Yamaha's cruiser lineup, includes models like the Road Star, V Star, Roadliner, Royal Star, Stratoliner and V-Max.

After expanding Yamaha Corporation into the world's biggest piano maker (where their signature tuning fork logo comes from), then Yamaha CEO Genichi Kawakami took Yamaha into the field of motorized vehicles on July 1, 1955. The Yamaha motorcycle lineup is headlined by its high-performance sportbikes, the R1 superbike and R6 supersport. Street bikes include models like the FZ1 and FZ6. A wide array of off-road dirt bikes are led by the YZF motocrossers and WR enduros, alongside a comprehensive ATV and UTV quad lineup. The Star Motorcycle brand showcases Yamaha's metric Twin cruisers with the Royal Star, Road Star, V Star, Roadliner and Stratoliners. The popular V-Max V-Four has been reborn under the Star moniker.  History of Yamaha Motorcycles
Yamaha Motorcycles
YAMAHA MOTORCYCLE NEWS
2015 Yamaha YZ85  YZ125  YZ250 First Look
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Yamaha gives its entire two-stroke dirt bike line, including the YZ85, YZ125, and YZ250 a makeover for 2015.
2015 Yamaha FZ-07 First Look
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Hot on the heels of Yamaha’s Triple-powered FZ-09, the Tuning Fork brand offers an even more affordable version: The FZ-07
Yamaha Donates Bolt to True American Heroes
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. will donate a Star Bolt to the True American Heroes Auction to be hosted by Kenny Roberts.
The RetroMotard  A Creation Tale
Monday, May 05, 2014
MotoUSA contributing editor Courtney Olive recounts the story of his RetroMotard build, a raucous two-stroke Yamaha that harkens back to the Superbikers inspiration for Supermoto.
YAMAHA MOTORCYCLE REVIEWS
2015 Yamaha FZ-07 First Ride
Monday, June 30, 2014
We spend a day tapping into the Parallel Twin of the 2015 FZ-07 around Seattle and Bainbridge Island during our first ride on Yamaha's latest budget-friendly street bike.
2014 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
For 2014 the Yamaha YZ250F is all-new and ready to fight for the top of the podium. Will it finally take the win? Read on to find out.
2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Comparison
Monday, January 06, 2014
Yamaha's FZ-09 takes on the MV Agusta F3 800 and Triumph Street Triple in the 2014 Inline-Triple shootout.
2013 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike
Monday, December 30, 2013
We keep our long-term YZ250F running tiptop with routine maintenance and high-quality components from Yamaha and the aftermarket.
2014 Yamaha YZ250F Second Ride
Monday, November 11, 2013
A few months ago MotoUSA took a short ride on a pre-production 2014 Yamaha YZ250F. Now the production version is here. Is it just as impressive?
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