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Past Articles Yamaha Motorcycle Reviews

2015 Yamaha R3 Comparison

Friday, May 22, 2015
Yamaha offers a new entry-level sportbike experience with its R3, a sporty, well-rounded machine that proved tough to beat.

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
MotoUSA declared the YZ250F the best MX bike for 2014, but Jay Clark Enterprises improves the YZ platform with this project bike review.

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 Comparison

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
If fun and affordability are atop your purchasing checklist then take a spin on Yamaha’s all-new FZ-07 ($6990).

2015 Star Bolt C-Spec First Ride

Friday, April 3, 2015
Star offers the conveniences and engineering precision of a modern motorcycle without sacrificing the fun and charismatic feel of an old cafe racer with its Bolt C-Spec.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Ride

Monday, March 16, 2015
Yamaha finally enters the entry-level sportbike market with its 320cc YZF-R3. MotoUSA takes a spin, including some track time at Thunderhill Raceway for a first ride review.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 | R1M First Ride

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The bike we’ve been waiting for... Yamaha gets serious in the Superbike class with its fully redesigned YZF-R1. Our Road Test Editor fills us in.

2015 Yamaha WR250F First Ride

Friday, January 30, 2015
The Yamaha WR250F was long overdue for a change, so the Tuning Fork brand offers a completely revamped WR for 2015.

2015 Yamaha YZ250FX First Ride

Friday, January 23, 2015
Yamaha took the best of its YZ250F motocrosser and added some off-road chops for its new 2015 YZ250FX, including an electric start, six-speed transmission, suspension tweaks and more.

2015 Yamaha FJ-09 First Ride

Monday, December 29, 2014
MotoUSA gets its first ride impression aboard the all-new FJ-09, as Yamaha retools its best-selling FZ-09 for sport-touring duty.

2015 Yamaha Smax Scooter First Ride

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Yamaha’s Smax scooter impresses with its easy handling and freeway-capable speeds making it a choice transportation solution for an urban lifestyle.

2015 Yamaha SR400 Comparison

Monday, October 20, 2014
Rather than mess with success Yamaha revives one of its greatest classics with the return of the kickstart-only SR400 ($5990).

2015 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Monday, September 15, 2014
After re-inventing the wheel five years ago, Yamaha gets back to the basics with the latest iteration of its YZ450F motocrosser.

Cheap Track Yamaha R6 Project – Part I

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
MotoUSA contributing editor Neale Bayly happens on a lightly crashed 2005 Yamaha R6 - an ideal platform upon which to build into an affordable, real-world trackday bike.

2015 Yamaha SR400 First Ride

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Yamaha brings back one of its classics with the return of its retro-styled SR400. We take it for a quick spin around the crowded streets of Venice, California.

2015 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Following a year of significant updates in 2014, Yamaha opts for some subtle changes on its 2015 YZ250F. Do the tweaks help make the machine stronger on track? Check out this first ride to find out.

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 6, 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?