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Past Articles Yamaha Motorcycle Reviews

2006 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Friday, December 30, 2005
We could barely contain our glee when we finally got the bikes collected for MCUSA's 250cc 4-stroke shootout. We soon found that it was more than we could have hoped for.

2006 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Monday, December 12, 2005
There are some major alterations and changes to the new Yamaha YZ450F that are sure to have an impact on the blue faithful.

2006 Riding Rossi's Yamaha M1

Sunday, November 27, 2005
Motorcycle-USA hits the track on Rossi's 2005 MotoGP championship winning Yamaha M1!

2006 Yamaha R6 First Ride

Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Correspondent Neale Bayly tested the much anticipated 2006 Yamaha R6 out in the sweltering heat of the MotoGP Losail circuit in Qatar.

2006 Yamaha WR450F First Ride

Monday, October 31, 2005
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...

2006 Jamie James Productions R1

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
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.

2006 Yamaha Roadliner First Ride

Tuesday, October 4, 2005
The evolution of the cruiser takes a leap forward with the introduction of the Roadliner, the first all-new model created under the Star Motorcycle moniker.

2006 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Wednesday, September 28, 2005
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.

2005 Yamaha MT-01

Sunday, September 4, 2005
A bike like no other, the MT-01 combines a hot-rodded cruiser motor with a standard-style naked bike to deliver a unique riding experience. Sadly, it won't be coming to America.

2006 Yamaha TT-R50E

Monday, August 22, 2005
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. Here's what we thought.

2005 We Ride Gobert's R1

Monday, July 4, 2005
Any illusions of getting a factory ride were dashed after we tested the championship-winning Graves R1.

2005 Yamaha Warrior Comparo

Monday, June 27, 2005
Which is the best performance cruiser? Well, that depends on what a performance cruiser means to you. We apply our henna tattoos and investigate.

2005 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison

Sunday, June 12, 2005
Honda and Yamaha have been on top in the big-bore 4-stroke MX wars of late, but Suzuki joins the party in 2005 with the RM-Z450

2005 Yamaha WR450F Comparison

Monday, May 23, 2005
The 2005 Honda CRF450X turns up the heat on Yamaha's reigning woods warrior, the 2005 WR450F.

2005 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison

Monday, May 16, 2005
We open up a can of whup-ass at PIR for the second portion of our Superbike Smackdown II.

2005 Yamaha YZF R1 Comparison

Monday, May 16, 2005
There's more power on tap in any of these 400-pound bikes than you'll find in a 3200-pound base-model Honda Accord. Hang on tight!

2005 Yamaha YZF-R6 Comparison

Sunday, April 3, 2005
It took 14 race-compound tires, three factory-support crews and two racetracks to figure out which of the four supersports performs best at the track. How did the R6 do? Climb on.

2005 Yamaha YZF-R6 Comparison

Monday, March 21, 2005
Major revisions to the middleweight sportbike cards shuffle the deck in this streetbike melee.

2005 Yamaha WR450F WR250F

Monday, November 8, 2004
In the face of increasing competition, Yamaha has stepped up with tweaks to its incredibly versatile WR line-up of off-roaders.

2005 Yamaha R6 First Ride

Friday, October 29, 2004
MCUSA rides the revised R6 and finds out that it's even better than our recent Supersport shootout winner, the old R6.