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Yamaha Sportbike Review Photo Albums

See Yamaha sportbike motorcycles in action - superbikes, supersports, literbikes, racing Twins, hypersports. We'll ride them all.

2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport Shootout
Yamaha’s five-year-old R6 faces off against the latest breed of Supersports. Does it still have what it takes to lap at the front? Find out in the 2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport Comparison.
2012 Yamaha FZ6R Comparison
The Yamaha FZ6R inspired confidence in our testers, but struggled against the competition. See the FZ6R in action in the 2012 Women's Street Bike Shootout,
2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike Smackdown Track
Check out photos of Yamaha’s hopped up R1 as we test it in our annual Superbike Shootout. Find out more in the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track Comparison.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike Street Smackdown
MotoUSA put the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 through the strides against this year’s line-up of superbikes . Read about it in the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Comparison review.
2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride
MotoUSA took a spin on the traction control equipped 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 on the street and the track. Read what we thought about the new R1 in the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride article.
2011 Yamaha YZF-R6 Track Shootout
Yamaha did some slight re-tuning, but as always their motorcycle works well check out how the steady Yamaha worked in our 2011 Supersport Track Shootout.

2011 Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport Shootout
Does the 2011 Yamaha YZF-R6 make for an optimal street mount compared to its Supersport rivals? Find out in our 2011 Supersport Street Shootout.
2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Smackdown
Motorcycle USA compares the latest liter-class bikes in the Superbike Smackdown sportbike comparison. Read about it in the 2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Comparison review.
2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track Smackdown
Yamaha offers motorcyclists a refreshing option when it comes to high-performance sportbikes. See what it’s like to ride in the 2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track Comparison review.

2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 Modified Comparison
Shape handling has always been the key to Yamaha's success with the YZF-R6, but it has lacked motor at times. Can the modified Stage 1 version from Graves Motorsports change that? Read the full story in our 2010 Modified Supersport Shootout.
2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Smackdown
Motorcycle USA puts all the 2010 Superbikes to the test in our Superbike Smackdown sportbike comparison. Read about it in the 2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison Street review.
2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track Smackdown
Motorcycle-USA takes the latest Superbikes and put's them to the test in our annual Superbike Smackdown. Welcome to the 2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 portion in the 2010 Superbike Smackdown VII Track.

Josh Hayes Factory Yamaha YZF-R1
MotoUSA tests Josh Hayes' factory Yamaha YZF-R1 American Superbike. Check out our riding impressions of this AMA Superbike in our Hayes Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike Review.
Sterilgarda Yamaha YZF-R1 World Superbike
MotoUSA tests the World Championship-winning Sterilgarda Yamaha YZF-R1 of American Ben Spies. Read the full story in our 2009 World Superbike Comparison.
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Touring
MotoUSA goes sport-touring aboard the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 sportbike on the way to this year's Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Find out what what it's like in this 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Touring Ride motorcycle review.

Yamaha R1 Ohlins 2WD
See photos of the Yamaha R1 Ohlins 2WD bike in the Yamaha R1 Ohlins 2WD photo gallery. Check out the full review of the Yamaha R1 Ohlins 2WD Review
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track Comparo
See the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 in action on the racetrack in the 2009 Superbike Track Comparison gallery, then read the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track Comparo review.
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Comparo
Check out how the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle compares against the best 2009 liter-class motorcycles in our 2009 Superbike Smackdown VI.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 Shootout
While Yamaha only did a few minor changes for this year – customary BNG plus a re-tuning of the engine for slightly more mid-range – it’s hard to argue that they really needed to change it much. Check out the full story in our 2009 Supersport Shootout.
2009 Yamaha FZ6R First Ride
Motorcycle USA was on hand to test the all-new 2009 Yamaha FZ6R sportbike. Check out the full story in our 2009 Yamaha FZ6R First Ride.
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride
Motorcycle USA gets a taste of the 2009 Yamaha R1 literbike. Check out the pictures of Yamaha's latest superbike and make sure to read the full first ride review at 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride.

2009 Graves Yamaha R6 First Ride
We ride Ben Bostrom’s AMA Supersport Championship-winning Graves Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6 to see what the hype is all about. Check out the full story in our 2009 Graves Yamaha R6 First Ride.
2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 Shootout
Photos of the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 Shootout. 2008 Supersport Shootout VI
2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparo
Photos of the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparo. 2008 Superbike Smackdown V

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
Photos of the new 2008 Yamaha R6 at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. 2008 Yamaha R6 First Ride
2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparo
Photos of the 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparo. 2007 Superbike Smackdown IV.
2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 Shootout
Photos of the 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 Shootout. 2007 Supersport Shootout V.

2007 Yamaha YZF-R1
Photos of the 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride and Street Ride. 2007 Yamaha R1 Street Ride.
2006 Jamie James Yamaha R6
Our favorite ex-pat Brit takes a ride on yet another wild thing to come from Jamie James Productions. Check out what we thought about this bike in our 2006 Jamie James Yamaha R6 Bike Test.
2006 Yamaha YZF-R6 Shootout
Photos of the 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6 Track Shootout. 2006 Supersport Shootout IV Track

2006 Yamaha R6 Part2
Photos of 2006 Yamaha R6 Part1. 2006 Yamaha R6 Second Ride
2006 Rossis Yamaha M1
Photos of Rossi's 2006 Yamaha M1. 2006 Riding Rossi's Yamaha M1
2006 Yamaha R6 Part1
Photos of the 2006 Yamaha R6. 2006 Yamaha R6 First Ride.

2006 Jamie James Productions R1
If you have to ask, you don't get it. Flicking effortlessly left and right, occasionally feeling my knee puck touching down, I am absolutely in the groove. Check out what we thought after our 2006 Jamie James Productions R1 First Ride.
2005 Goberts YZF-R1 First Ride
Photos of Gobert's 2005 YZF-R1. 2005 We Ride Gobert's R1
2005 Yamaha YZF-R6
MCUSA rides the revised R6 and finds out that it's even better than our recent Supersport shootout winner, the old R6. After winning two super shootouts we see how the new model does in our 2005 Yamaha R6 First Ride.

2004 Yamaha YZF-R1
Photos of the 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 on the Street 2004 Yamaha R1 Street Test and Track Test. 2004 Yamaha R1 Track Test.
2003 Graves YZF-R1 Test Ride
Photos of the 2003 Graves YZF-R1. 2003 Graves Yamaha R1 Test Ride
2003 Yamaha Jamie James YZF-R1
Photos of Jamie James 2003 Yamaha YZF-R1. 2003 Yamaha Jamie James R1.

2003 Yamaha YZF-R6
Photos of the 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6. 2003 Yamaha R6 Quick Ride.