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2010 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison

Friday, January 1, 2010
MotoUSA rounds up four of the best open-class motocross bikes on the planet from Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and KTM for our 2010 450 Motocross Comparison.

Hayes Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike Review

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Exclusive: MotoUSA brings you a full test of Josh Hayes' race-winning factory Yamaha YZF-R1 American Superbike.

2009 Yamaha TMAX Scooter Review

Friday, December 4, 2009
What is the Yamaha TMAX? Either a streetbike wrapped up like a scooter, or the most high-performance scoot on the roadway. Find out in our TMAX review.

Spies’ Sterilgarda Yamaha YZF-R1

Monday, November 30, 2009
MotoUSA tests the World Championship-winning Sterilgarda Yamaha YZF-R1 of American Ben Spies.

2010 Yamaha Star VMAX Quick Ride

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The 2010 Yamaha Star VMAX is a special order model, but Motorcycle USA finagled one for an afternoon ride. Climb on and join us for a Yamaha VMAX Quick Ride.

2009 Yamaha FJR1300 Comparison

Monday, November 9, 2009
See the 2009 Yamaha FJR1300 battle its sport-touring rivals in Motorcycle USA's 2009 Sport-Touring Shootout.

2010 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Thursday, October 1, 2009
MotoUSA rips around Budds Creek Motocross Park aboard the 2010 Yamaha YZ450F motorcycle. Discover how this cutting-edge off-road motorcycle performs in this motocross motorcycle first ride review.

2010 Yamaha YFZ450X First Ride

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
MotorcycleUSA.com travels to South Carolina for the First Ride of the 2010 Yamaha YFZ450X sport ATV in the tight and technical terrain on the Big Buck GNCC course.

2008 Yamaha Majesty Scooter Review

Friday, September 11, 2009
Motorcycle USA scooter correspondent Steve Guzman rides the 2008 Yamaha Majesty scooter, the cream of the 2008 Yamaha crop.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Touring Ride

Friday, September 4, 2009
Motorcycle USA straps on some Yamaha motorcycle accessories onto its 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 sportbike and hits the road enroute to the 2009 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Find out what it’s like in this motorcycle review.

Yamaha R1 Ohlins 2WD Review

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Motorcycle USA’s friends at MCN send this report on a Yamaha R1 with Ohlins’ 2WD system. How does the Yamaha R1 motorcycle run with two wheels driving the pavement? Find out here.

2010 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Monday, July 27, 2009
Two days around the National-prepped Washougal Motocross Park on the 2010 Yamaha YZ250F was dirt bike heaven. The redesigned 2010 YZ250F is much different from older models, and from the newest batch of 250F MX bikes.

2008 Yamaha C3 Scooter Review

Friday, July 17, 2009
It’s easy to have an opinion on Yamaha’s C3, but take a moment to think about the C3’s purpose. Where does the Yamaha C3 fit into the world of scooters?

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison Track

Monday, May 18, 2009
Motorcycle-USA takes the latest Superbikes and put's them to the test in our annual Superbike Smackdown. Welcome to the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track portion.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison Street

Monday, May 11, 2009
Check out how the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle compares against the best 2009 liter-class motorcycles in our 2009 Superbike Smackdown motorcycle comparison.

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Project Bike Part 2

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Check out Motorcycle USA's 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1. In this episode we install Traxxion Dynamics fork modifications, a Penske Racing rear shock, Galfer and Ferodo braking components and Bridgestone racing tires.

2009 Yamaha Star VMAX Comparison

Friday, March 27, 2009
Boasting near 200 horsepower, the Yamaha Star VMAX is a potent ride, but can it beat the Suzuki B-King head-to-head? Find out in this Motorcycle USA comparison test.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 Comparison

Friday, March 20, 2009
While Yamaha only did a few minor changes for this year – customary BNG plus a re-tuning of the engine for slightly more mid-range – it’s hard to argue that they really needed to change it much.

2009 Yamaha WR250F Motorcycle Review

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Yamaha didn't change its popular enduro dirt bike for 2009, but the WR250F remains one of the best ways to have off-road fun on two wheels.

2009 Yamaha FZ6R First Ride

Friday, February 13, 2009
We swing a slightly frozen leg over Yamaha's latest entry into the sportbike market, the 2009 FZ6R - marketed to motorcycle riders looking for sportbike performance on a beginner's budget.