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2015 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Monday, September 15, 2014
After re-inventing the wheel five years ago, Yamaha gets back to the basics with the latest iteration of its YZ450F motocrosser.

2015 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Following a year of significant updates in 2014, Yamaha opts for some subtle changes on its 2015 YZ250F. Do the tweaks help make the machine stronger on track? Check out this first ride to find out.

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
For 2014 the Yamaha YZ250F is all-new and ready to fight for the top of the podium. Will it finally take the win? Read on to find out.

2013 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike

Monday, December 30, 2013
We keep our long-term YZ250F running tiptop with routine maintenance and high-quality components from Yamaha and the aftermarket.

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Second Ride

Monday, November 11, 2013
A few months ago MotoUSA took a short ride on a pre-production 2014 Yamaha YZ250F. Now the production version is here. Is it just as impressive?

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Quick Ride

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Yamaha turns around the engine on its YZ250F MX bike and adds fuel injection. MotoUSA takes a quick spin on the pre-production model for an initial riding impression.

2013 Yamaha YZ125 First Ride

Monday, August 5, 2013
The 2013 Yamaha YZ125 still keeps us entertained on the track thanks to its light weight and willing engine. Read on to find out why we still like this little 2-stroke so much.

2014 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Monday, July 8, 2013
Yamaha looks to improve its lot in the 450 motocross ranks with a significant revamp of its YZ450F. MotoUSA tester Chris See puts it through the First Ride paces at Zaca Station.

2013 Yamaha WR250R Comparison

Monday, March 18, 2013
Can Yamaha’s WR250R still compete against Honda’s new CRF250L and Kawasaki’s tried-and-true KLX250S? Find out in this review.

2013 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Monday, December 17, 2012
We put the 2013 Yamaha YZ250F up against its 250cc rivals in our 2013 250 Motocross Shootout.

2013 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
For 2013 Yamaha made a few cosmetic alterations to its YZ450F. MotoUSA headed out to Glen Helen Raceway to spin a few laps and get reacquainted with the blue machine.

2012 Yamaha WR450F Project Bike - Part 1

Friday, September 21, 2012
MotoUSA preps a 2012 Yamaha WR450F to go desert racing in the dark. Check out all the details in Part 1 of our long-term testing of this off-road machine.

2012 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike Wrap Up

Friday, September 7, 2012
We continued to ride our 2012 Yamaha YZ250F project bike and made some final modifications before returning it to Yamaha.

2013 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Monday, August 13, 2012
The Yamaha YZ250F gets no real changes for 2013, but did it really need any? MotoUSA tests the one and only carbureted Lites class racer to find out.

2012 Yamaha WR450F Shootout

Monday, May 7, 2012
See how the new Yamaha WR450F ranks against the other three Enduro bikes we tested in Arizona.

2012 Yamaha WR250F Project Bike

Friday, May 4, 2012
Yamaha offers a solid enduro platform with the WR250F, but we installed a few common-sense components to upgrade our 2012 dirt bike.

2012 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike 1

Friday, April 13, 2012
We continue to log hours on Yamaha’s YZ250F dirt bike and with some routine maintenance it continues to run strong.

2012 Yamaha WR450F First Ride

Monday, April 2, 2012
Yamaha totally reworked the WR450F for 2012 with a new frame and fuel injection. We put the WR to the test at the first round of the 2012 GNCC series.

2012 Yamaha YZ450F Off-Road Comparison

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Does the Yamaha YZ450F have what it takes to beat the competition when the track ends and the trail starts? Read on to find out.

2012 Yamaha WR250F Comparison

Monday, January 23, 2012
We ride Yamaha's trusty 250F enduro machine in three different states to get reacquainted with the blue thumper.
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