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Past Articles Yamaha Motorcycle Reviews

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.

2004 Yamaha V-Max

Monday, October 25, 2004
For close to 20 years, the Yamaha V-Max has been considered the quintessential bruiser cruiser. Does it live up to the hype? Please.

2005 Yamaha FJR1300 Comparison

Friday, October 15, 2004
We went the distance and hit the twisties on the latest sport touring bikes from Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha. Now read 4,000 words to learn about your next 20,000 mile motorcycle.

2004 Yamaha Vino 125

Wednesday, September 29, 2004
The Yamaha Vino 125 offers up all the style and economic advantages of a 50cc scoot, but with a little more chutzpah.

2004 Yamaha YZF-R6 Comparison

Saturday, August 28, 2004
It's been a long and winding road to deliver this comparo, but the results are in to determine the winner in this critical market segment.

2005 BBR TT-R 125L Bike Test

Thursday, July 8, 2004
The boys at BBR push the aftermarket limitations of a Yamaha TT-R 125L and the result is one sick playbike.

2005 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe

Thursday, June 17, 2004
A tourer capable of converting from an asphalt eating machine to a boulevard strolling cruiser? It must be Yamaha's new Royal Star Tour Deluxe.

2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison

Wednesday, May 19, 2004
We already told ya which literbike was best on the street. iIt's track time, wound out to the max by former AMA champ Steve Crevier.

2004 Yamaha XT660X Motard

Monday, May 10, 2004
The U.S. market is missing out on one of the best all-round fun motorcycles, so says our Australian correspondent about the new XT660X.

2004 Yamaha FZ6 Comparison

Thursday, April 29, 2004
Whether you're a newbie searching for your first bike or a vet looking for a fun and rational scoot, the reality bike segment is bulging with choices.

2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison

Saturday, March 27, 2004
Better than you and not afraid to show it, these bikes epitomize the high-performance motorcycle. Oh yeah, and they're freakadillishly f-f-fast!