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Past Articles Yamaha Motorcycle Reviews

2009 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Thursday, August 21, 2008
It didn't take much to wake up the 2009 Yamaha YZ250F. Minor changes have a big impact on this Lites class motocrosser which features a better motor and customizable fit.

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Project Bike

Monday, July 28, 2008
Follow along as MotorcycleUSA gets its hands on a 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 and begins transforming it into a pavement pounder both on the street and the track.

2008 Am-Pro Yamaha WR250F 1st Ride

Friday, July 25, 2008
Yamaha was kind enough to let us take Thad DuVall's XC2 Pro Lites race-winning WR250F straight off the podium and onto the race course. It didn't take long to realize this is no stock Yamaha.

2008 Yamaha XT250 Comparison

Monday, July 14, 2008
As entry-level dual-sport bikes, both models are totally redesigned. These two small-bore motorcycles offer tons of cheap potential.

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 Comparison

Monday, May 19, 2008
The high-revving 600cc supersport motorcycles take center stage as we gather six middle-weight track weapons for our sixth annual Supersport Shootout.

2008 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
It took a long time to get dialed in, but the wait was worthwhile after sampling the amazing motorcycles offered in MotoUSA's 2008 450 Motocross Shootout.

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison

Monday, March 31, 2008
Five motorcycles of the highest performance, we get the best from Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Ducati for a little Smackdown.

2008 Yamaha WR250R 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 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.