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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 07, 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 07, 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 04, 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 02, 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.
2012 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Does the Yamaha YZ450F have what it takes to win this year’s 450 Motocross shootout? Find out in this review.
2012 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison
Monday, December 05, 2011
We put the 2012 Yamaha YZ250F up against the other four players in the Lites class. Read on to find out where the Yamaha ranked at the end of our 2012 250 Motocross Shootout.
2011 Yamaha YZ125 SRA Grand Prix Race Test
Friday, November 25, 2011
Yamaha is one of the few motorcycle brands to still offer a 125cc two-stroke dirt bike. Is it an ancient relic or a fun, cheap way to get into racing? Road Test Editor Adam Waheed decides.
2013 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison
Monday, November 07, 2011
Yamaha's 2013 YZ450F has a backwards engine and an airbox where the fuel tank should be. We find out in our 2013 450 Motocross Shootout if different is better.
2011 Yamaha YZ85 Project Bike
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
MotoUSA finished off our testing season with the 2011 Yamaha YZ85 by racing the little two-stroke dirt bike. A few upgrades help make the YZ85 easier to live with on the motocross track.
2011 Yamaha YZ250 Mammoth Racing Test
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
MotoUSA recently lined up at the annual Mammoth Motocross Race armed with a specially-equipped Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke for the FMF Two-Stroke Challenge.
2012 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride
Friday, September 23, 2011
For 2012 Yamaha has made a select few updates and revisions to the YZ450F. Read the 2012 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride to find out if the changes were successful.
2012 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
For 2012 Yamaha completely revamped the YZ250F, so much so that it could be considered a new model. Read what we thought of the small-bore motocrosser in this first ride article.
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