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Past Articles Yamaha Motorcycle Reviews

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!

2004 Yamaha R1 - Street Test

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Wow! One ride on Yamaha's incredible new YZF-R1 and we're almost speechless. Well, not quite. We can't keep our Road Test Editor quiet about this one.

2004 Yamaha R1 - Track Test

Monday, February 16, 2004
The way the new 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 snarls and growls as you blip the throttle off idle is darn right evil.

2004 Yamaha FZ6

Thursday, February 12, 2004
The middleweight "reality bike" market has exploded in 2004, and Yamaha expects its new FZ6 to fight its way to the top of the heap.

2004 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Thursday, December 25, 2003
Yamaha once dominated the 250cc 4-stroke MX class, but with three new entrants for 2004 the fight for the top mx'er just got dirty.

2004 Yamaha YFZ450

Friday, December 12, 2003
Finally, a quad that motorcycle guys can like, blessed with a snarling 4-stroke mill and top-shelf suspension components.

2003 Graves Yamaha R1 Test Ride

Monday, October 13, 2003
MotorcycleUSA takes Damon Buckmaster's monstrously powerful Formula Xtreme YZF-R1 around California Motor Speedway for a test ride!

2003 Yamaha TT-R125L

Thursday, August 7, 2003
It wasn't long ago that people in the market for a small bore four-stroke were subject to just a few choices, now there are no less than three excellent machines to choose from.

2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 Comparison

Thursday, July 24, 2003
We can't believe how much performance manufacturers are squeezing out of these middleweights. And they're so closely matched it makes our job tough.

2004 Yamaha Road Star

Wednesday, June 25, 2003
The 2004 Road Star is proof that self help is a lot closer than any shrink would like to acknowledge.

2003 Yamaha YZ125 Comparison

Friday, April 18, 2003
Five bikes go head-to-head in MCUSA's massive 125cc class shootout. Lightest, fastest, best? We've got the answers.

2004 Yamaha FJR1300

Thursday, April 17, 2003
The FJR1300 has been tweaked for 2004, including optional ABS brakes, to make it an even better monster-motored sport-tourer. But you have to act fast if you want one in your garage.

2003 Yamaha Jamie James R1

Thursday, April 10, 2003
Running legal speeds on the Jamie James R1 is hard, very hard.

2003 Yamaha WR450F vs YZ450F

Friday, April 4, 2003
The WR450F is likely the best trail riding bike ever...or is it?

2003 Yamaha V-Star

Thursday, March 27, 2003
The venerable V-Star 1100 series is one of the bargains in the 1000cc-plus cruiser offerings.

2003 Yamaha R6 Quick Ride

Friday, March 14, 2003
All new for 2003, the Yamaha R6 has arrived on the scene to some very fierce competition from the new Kawasaki's ZX-6R and Honda CBR600RR.

2003 Yamaha WR250F WR450F

Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Yamaha has introduced thoroughly revised 4-stroke enduro bikes, the fun-to-ride WR450F and WR250F. We take them for a spin.

2003 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison

Friday, February 28, 2003
The 2003 crop of 4-strokes is by far the best set of performance thumpers we've ever test...maybe even the best bikes?