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Past Articles Yamaha Motorcycle Reviews

2008 Yamaha WR250X First Ride

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Yamaha is looking to corner the market for small-displacement performance dual-sport motorcycles. We test rode Yamaha's two new motorcycles in the high deserts of So Cal.

2008 Yamaha WR450F Comparison

Monday, February 11, 2008
We toss three of the meanest roost-throwing enduro motorcycles through sand, snow and mud in this year's 450 enduro challenge.

2007 Yamaha FJR1300 Comparison

Monday, February 4, 2008
Come along for the ride as we take five Super Sport-Touring motorcycles for over a 1000-mile trek up the scenic Pacific Coast Highway.

2008 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Monday, December 24, 2007
We set out to deck the halls with red, yellow, blue and green in a X-mas motocross extravaganza just for you - the 2008 250F Motocross Shootout.

2008 Yamaha R6 First Ride

Monday, December 3, 2007
We sample Yamaha's latest 600 supersport track weapon, the 2008 YZF-R6, at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.

2008 Star Raider First Ride

Monday, November 26, 2007
Star Motorcycles breaks new ground with its beefy new power cruiser - the 2008 Raider.

2008 Yamaha TT-R Lineup First Rides

Friday, November 23, 2007
The Yamaha TT-R dirt bikes deliver fun for the whole family and MotorcycleUSA samples the '08 lineup.

2008 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Monday, November 19, 2007
Motorcycle USA got a chance to kick up some roost aboard the new and improved 2008 YZ450F dirt bike.

2007 Yamaha FZ1 Comparison

Monday, October 15, 2007
MotorcycleUSA takes the latest batch of nakeds and tossed them together - relax its nothing dirty, just our '07 Streetfighter Comparo.

2008 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Monday, July 30, 2007
Yamaha stayed low-key with its new YZ250F, but we think the small changes add up to a better machine in 2008.

2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison

Monday, May 7, 2007
The Big Four's latest batch of literbikes - CBR1000RR, ZX-10R, GSX-R1000, and R1, we'll put them through the motions on the track and street.

2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 Comparison

Saturday, March 24, 2007
Adding a pair of fresh challengers into the cauldron of supersport combat is certain to shake things up. Street and track miles tell the story.

2007 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Monday, March 19, 2007
Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Honda all bring potent 250 Motocross machines to the table, but which bike will come out on top in our 2007 shootout?

2007 Yamaha R1 Street Ride

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
We take Yammie's new literbike to the streets, the dyno and the scales in this primer for our upcoming Superbike Smackdown IV.

2007 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison

Sunday, February 11, 2007
We set out to discover what another 365 days of Darwinian Theory has done to the latest crop of 450 motocross bikes.

2007 Yamaha WR450F WR250F

Sunday, December 24, 2006
Yamaha shipped us off to Costa Rica for the latest and greatest version of its awesome WR450F and WR250F.

2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride

Monday, November 20, 2006
Kenny plays Valentino riding Yamaha's new YZF-R1 superbike around the Laguna Seca MotoGP course.

2007 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Sunday, November 5, 2006
Yamaha hopes to turn some heads with a new turning prowess. Handling was just one of the areas targeted for improvement on the 2007 YZ250F.

2006 Jamie James Yamaha R6

Monday, October 30, 2006
Our favorite ex-pat Brit takes a ride on yet another wild thing to come from Jamie James Productions.

2006 Yamaha Virago 250

Monday, October 23, 2006
What do you get when you throw a half-dozen newbies together with four different styles of beginner bikes which ring in under four grand? An MCUSA Newbie Bike Comparo, that's what.