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Yamaha Dirt Bike Review Photo Albums

See Yamaha dirt bike motorcycles in action - motorcross, enduro, dual-sport. If it goes in the dirt we ride it.

2015 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride
See Yamaha's latest 250F on track in the 2015 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride photo gallery. Read the full review in the 2015 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride.
2014 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison
See how the 2014 Yamaha YZ250F holds-up against rivals in the class in the 2014 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison photo gallery. Read the full report in the 2014 250 Motocross Shootout.
2014 Yamaha YZ250F Second Ride
Check out the photos from our second go at the 2014 Yamaha YZ250F, then read the 2014 Yamaha YZ250F Second Ride article for all the details.

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Quick Ride
See photos from MotoUSA's quick spin on the pre-production YZ250F in the 2014 Yamaha YZ250F Quick Ride photo gallery. Read the full review in the 2014 Yamaha YZ250F Quick Ride.
2013 Yamaha YZ125 First Ride
Yamaha's YZ125 might be the most bag for your motocross buck. Read the 2013 Yamaha YZ125 First Ride to see what we thought of the last of the Japanese 125cc 2-Stroke motocrossers.
2014 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride
Check out photos from Motorcycle USA's review of the 2014 Yamaha YZ450F in this First Ride photo gallery.

2013 Yamaha WR250R Comparison
Check out photos of Yamaha’s WR250R in action as we compare it against the 250 class of dual sports in the 2013 Yamaha WR250R Comparison review.
2013 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison
See if the updated YZ250F has what it takes to run at the head of the pack in the 2013 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison photo gallery. Check out the 2013 250 Motocross Shootout article for more on how the Yamaha compares.
2013 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison
Check out photos of the 2013 Yamaha YZ450F in action in the 2013 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison photo gallery. Read all about it in the 2013 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison.

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Two-Up Review
We spend two days on and off the road with Yamaha's Super Tenere to see how it performed with a passenger. Read more in the 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Two-Up Review.
2013 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride
For 2013 Yamaha made slight cosmetic updates to its YZ450F. We headed out to Glen Helen Raceway to get reacquainted with the machine. Read what we thought about it in the 2013 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride article.
2012 Yamaha WR450F Project Bike
MotoUSA has a 2012 Yamaha WR450F that is going through several stages of mods as a project bike. Check out all the details in the 2012 Yamaha WR450 Project Bike - Part 1 article.

2013 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride
MotoUSA put the 2013 YZ250F on three Southern California MX tracks. Read all the details in the 2013 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride.
2012 Yamaha WR250F Project Bike
Check out action and component photos of the 2012 Yamaha WR250F Project Bike from our testing in Southern Oregon.
2012 Yamaha WR450F First Ride
MotoUSA put the 2012 Yamaha WR450F through the ringer in the trees and sand of River Ranch, FL before and during the first round of the AMA GNCC Series. Read all about this new enduro weapon in the 2012 Yamaha WR450F First Ride.

2012 Yamaha YZ450F Off-Road Comparison
We put the 2012 Yamaha YZ450F up against the competition to see which racer would reign supreme when the track ends and the trail begins. Read all about it in the 2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout.
2012 Yamaha WR250F Comparison
See photos of the 2012 Yamaha WR250F dirt bike in action. Read the full details in the 2012 Yamaha WR250F Comparison.
2012 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison
We put the Yamaha YZ450F up against its rivals in the 450 class to find out which machine would take the crown. Read the 2012 450 Motocross Shootout to see the results.

2012 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison
We put the 2012 Yamaha YZ250F up against its rivals in the Lites class to find out which machine would take the crown. Read the 2012 250 Motocross Shootout to see the results.
2011 Yamaha YZ125 SRA Grand Prix Race Test
Yamaha is one of the few motorcycle brands to still offer a 125cc two-stroke. Is it an ancient relic or a fun, cheap way to get into racing? Test Editor Adam Waheed decides in the 2011 Yamaha YZ125 SRA Grand Prix Race Test
2011 YZ250 Mammoth Racing Test
MotoUSA recently lined up at the annual Mammoth Motocross Race armed with a specially-equipped Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke for the FMF Two-Stroke Challenge. Read about the race and out thoughts on the bike in the 2011 YZ250 Mammoth Racing Test.

2011 Yamaha WR450F Project Bike
Check out photos of the 2011 Yamaha WR450F project bike. This off-roader gets some minor mods to make it a better all-around dirt bike.
2011 Yamaha YZ250 SRA Grand Prix Race Test
We race the Yamaha YZ250 to see how the last remaining Japanese two-stroke performs. Check out the full story in our 2011 Yamaha YZ250 SRA Grand Prix Race Test.
2011 Yamaha YZ125 Review
We use the Yamaha YZ125 as a benchmark to test our Craigslist Honda CR125 project bike.

2011 Yamaha YZ85 First Ride
Check out photos of the 2011 YZ85 during our First Ride on this youth motocross bike. Read full details in the 2011 YZ85 First Ride article.
2011 Yamaha YZ450F GNCC Race Test
We take a lightly modified Yamaha YZ450F and put it to the test at North Carolina's muddy Steele Creek GNCC. See the full details in our 2011 Yamaha YZ450F GNCC Race Test.
2011 Yamaha WR450F Race Test
Climb on as MotorcycleUSA.com races the 2011 Yamaha WR450F in the Arizona Motorcycle Racing Association’s second annual Dual-Duel grand-prix style desert race outside of Wickenburg, Arizona. Read the full story in our 2011 Yamaha WR450F Race Test Report.

2011 Yamaha YZ250 Project Bike
Pro Circuit and Factory Connection were turned loose on a 2011 Yamaha YZ250 to build a top-notch 2-stroke. Check out what was done to our YZ250: 2011 Yamaha YZ250 Project Bike
2011 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison
Yamaha decided not to update the YZ250F so it feels familiar in our 2011 250 Motocross Shootout. Read the full details in the 2011 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison article.
2011 Yamaha YZ250 First Ride
We ride the 2011 Yamaha YZ250 to see how the updated Japanese two-stroke compares in today's thumper-filled world of motocross. Check out the full story in our 2011 Yamaha YZ250 First Ride.

2011 Yamaha YZ125 First Ride
We test the updated 2011 Yamaha YZ125 at Milestone MX to rekindle our love affair with small-bore two-stroke motocross bikes. Check out photos of the YZ125 and read the full details in our 2011 Yamaha YZ125 First Ride review.
2011 Yamaha YZ450F Shootout
Look at photos of the 2011 Yamaha YZ450F as part of the MotoUSA 2011 450 Motocross Shootout. Read the full 2011 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison review.
2011 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride
We test the Yamaha YZ450F which features only minimal updates for 2011. Read the full story in our 2011 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride.

2011 Yamaha YZ250F
We review the 2011 Yamaha YZ250F dirt bike in this 2011 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride report.
2010 Yamaha WR250R Comparison
Look at photos of the 2010 Yamaha WR250R street legal dual sport motorcycle in action then read the comparison test in the 2010 Yamaha WR250R Comparison review.
2010 Yamaha Super Tenere First Ride
MotorcycleUSA enlists overseas help to examine the new adventure touring bike from Yamaha. Read all about the bike in our 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere First Ride.

2010 Yamaha YZ284 Project Bike
We enlisted the help of Jay Clark to build a big-bore out of the new Yamaha YZ250F motocross bike. He went to work and came up with this fire-breathing monster. Read our full build-up in our 2010 Yamaha YZ284 Project Bike.
2010 Yamaha YZ250F Shootout
Yamaha redesigned the chassis on its 2010 Yamaha YZ250F to become one of the best-handling bikes in the class. Find out how the YZ250F stacked up agianst the competition in the 2010 250 Motocross Shootout.
2010 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison
Motorcycle USA rides new 2010 Yamaha YZ450F motorcross bike. Read what it is like in our 2010 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison.

2010 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride
We test the all-new 2010 Yamaha YZ450F motorcycle at the amazing Budds Creek National track. Check out the 2010 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride for more information on Yamaha's latest high-tech motocross dirt bike.
2010 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride
We test the 2010 Yamaha YZ250F for two days at Washougal Motocross Park. There was nothing the new YZ250F couldn't handle and we found the bike a better performer than years past.
2010 Yamaha YZ250F First Look
Yamaha redesigns the 2010 YZ250F to make it an even better Lites class motocross dirt bike. Check out the full story in our 2010 Yamaha YZ250F First Look.

2009 Yamaha WR250F Bike Test
Yamaha didn't change its popular trail bike for 2009, but the WR250F remains one of the best ways to have enduro fun on two wheels. Read our full review on the 2009 Yamaha WR250F dirt bike.
2009 Yamaha WR450F First Ride
Yamaha refined the 2009 WR450F and the big blue enduro remains one of our favorites despite a lack of blockbuster upgrades. Check out the full story in our 2009 Yamaha WR450F First Ride.
2009 Yamaha YZ250
The AMA now allows 250 2-strokes to run in the 250F division which has opened a whole new avenue for non-professionals. Check out the full story in our 2009 Yamaha YZ250 2-Stroke Bike Test.

2009 Yamaha YZ250F Shootout
Yamaha came up in the bottom spot last year, did Yamaha kick it up a few notches and take the top spot? Check out the full story in our 2009 250F Motocross Shootout.
2009 Yamaha YZ450F Shootout
Yamaha's buttery-smooth YZ450F is back and the choice of James Stewart. Easy to ride, plush and fast, the 2009 YZ-F is a title contender.
2009 Yamaha YZ250   YZ125 First Ride
2009 Yamaha YZ250 & YZ125 First Ride

2009 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride
Glen Helen is just the type of track for a modern 450 and we were happy to spend a day tossing the 2009 Yamaha YZ450F around the National-caliber track. Check out the full story in our 2009 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride.
2009 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride
It didn't take much to wake up the 2009 Yamaha YZ250F. Minor changes have a big impact on this Lites class motocrosser which features a better motor and customizable fit. Check out the full story in our 2009 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride.
2008 Yamaha WR250F Am-Pro
Yamaha was kind enough to let us take Thad DuVall's XC2 Pro Lites race-winning WR250F straight off the podium and onto the race course. It didn't take long to realize this is no stock Yamaha. Check out what we thought of this bike in our 2008 Am-Pro Yamaha WR250F 1st Ride.

2005 Yamaha WR250F
2005 Yamaha WR250F
2008 Yamaha XT250 Comparo
As entry-level dual-sport bikes, both models are totally redesigned. These two small-bore motorcycles offer tons of cheap potential. Check out how these bikes performs in our 2008 Honda CRF230L vs Yamaha XT250 comparison.
2008 Yamaha YZ450F Shootout
It took a long time to get dialed in, but the wait was worthwhile after sampling the amazing motorcycles offered in MotoUSA's 2008 450 Motocross Shootout. See how this bike did in the 2008 450 Motocross Shootout

2008 Yamaha WR250X Intro
Yamaha is looking to corner the market for small-displacement performance dual-sport motorcycles. We test rode Yamaha's two new motorcycles in the high deserts of So Cal. Check out our 2008 Yamaha WR250X First Ride
2008 Yamaha WR250R Intro
Yamaha is looking to corner the market for small-displacement performance dual-sport motorcycles. We test rode Yamaha's two new motorcycles in the high deserts of So Cal. Check out our 2008 Yamaha WR250R First Ride
2008 Yamaha WR450F Shootout
We toss the 2008 Yamaha WR450F enduro dirt bike through sand, snow and mud in this year's 450 enduro challenge. Check out how WR450F did in our 2008 450 Enduro Shootout.

2008 Yamaha YZ250F Shootout
We set out to deck the halls with red, yellow, blue and green in a X-mas motocross extravaganza just for you - the 2008 250F Motocross Shootout. Check out how this bike did in our 2008 250F Motocross Shootout.
2008 Yamaha TT-R Lineup
The Yamaha TT-R dirt bikes deliver fun for the whole family and MotorcycleUSA samples the '08 lineup. Check out our 2008 Yamaha TT-R Lineup First Rides
2008 Yamaha YZ450F Intro
Motorcycle USA got a chance to kick up some roost aboard the new and improved 2008 YZ450F dirt bike. Check out our 2008 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

2008 Yamaha YZ250F Intro
Yamaha stayed low-key with its new YZ250F, but we think the small changes add up to a better machine in 2008. Check out our 2008 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride
2007 Yamaha YZ250F Shootout
Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Honda all bring potent 250 Motocross machines to the table, but which bike will come out on top in our 2007 shootout? Check out how this bike did in our 2007 250F Motocross Shootout.
2007 Yamaha YZ450F
We set out to discover what another 365 days of Darwinian Theory has done to the latest crop of 450 motocross bikes. Check out how the 2007 Yamaha YZ450F did in our 2007 450 MX Shootout.

2007 Yamaha WR450F WR250F
Yamaha shipped us off to Costa Rica for the latest and greatest version of its awesome WR450F and WR250F. Check out what we thought of our 2007 Yamaha WR450F WR250F First Ride
2007 Yamaha YZ250F
Yamaha hopes to turn some heads with a new turning prowess. Handling was just one of the areas targeted for improvement on the 2007 YZ250F. Check out what we thought about our 2007 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride
2006 Yamaha WR450
We were able to get our grubby hands on six, count 'em six, large-bore enduros and took them out for punishment, 'er evaluation. Check out how this bike did in our 2006 450 Enduro Shootout

2006 Yamaha YZ450F
There are some major alterations and changes to the new Yamaha YZ450F that are sure to have an impact on the blue faithful. Check out what we thought of this bike after our 2006 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride.
2006 Yamaha WR450F
Yamaha's potent off-road weapon gets a bunch of updates as the blue company tries to stay a step ahead of Honda. No aluminum frame yet for the WR, but there's more to it than some trick alloy... Check out what we thought after our 2006 Yamaha WR450F First Ride.
2006 Yamaha YZ250F
After redefining the motocross world in 2001, Yamaha has redefined the YZ250F for '06 with a ton of changes that make the new model a serious force to be reckoned with in the world of 250Fs. Check out what we thought of this bike after our 2006 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride.

2006 Yamaha TTR50
The TT-R50 represents Yamaha's challenge to Honda's supremacy of the mini market and its popular CRF50. We get a chance to ride some TTR50s at the press introduction. Check out what we thought during our 2006 Yamaha TT-R50E First Ride.
2005 Yamaha WR450F 250F
In the face of increasing competition, Yamaha has stepped up with tweaks to its incredibly versatile WR line-up of off-roaders. Check out what we thought of these bikes in our 2005 Yamaha WR450F / WR250F First Ride.
2004 Yamaha YFZ450
Finally, a quad that motorcycle guys can like, blessed with a snarling 4-stroke mill and top-shelf suspension components. Check out what we thought during our 2004 Yamaha YFZ450 First Ride.

2003 Yamaha WR450F
The WR450F is likely the best trail riding bike ever...or is it? Check out which one we thought was the best in our 2003 Yamaha WR450F vs YZ450F Comparo
2003 Yamaha WR250F 450F
Yamaha has introduced thoroughly revised 4-stroke enduro bikes, the fun-to-ride WR450F and WR250F. We take them for a spin. Check out what we thought about these bikes after our 2003 Yamaha WR250F/450F First Ride.
2003 Yamaha PW50
To some, putting one's child on a motorcycle seems like a dangerous act. But it doesn't have to be that way if you shop carefully for the right bike. See what our test riders had to say after our 2003 Yamaha PW50 First Ride.

2002 Yamaha YZ426F
The Yamaha 4-strokes have proved to be plenty capable at the track, the woods and everywhere in between. Check out what we thought about this bike during our 2002 Yamaha WR426F Bike Test.
2002 YZ125 vs YZ250F
There's a rumbling in the air around motocross tracks, but it's not the kind of thunder created by nature. Check out which one we thought was best in our 2002 Yamaha YZ125 vs YZ250F Comparo.