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2011 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Very little has changed on the 2011 Yamaha YZ450F motocross bike, but we put it through a day of testing at Racetown 395 and Perris Raceway to get reacquainted.

2011 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Monday, September 20, 2010
Motorcycle USA samples the new 2011 Yamaha YZ250F motocross bike in this dirt bike first ride review.

2010 Yamaha WR250R Comparison

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
In this quarter liter dual sport comparison motorcycle test the Honda CRF230L, Suzuki DR200SE, Kawasaki KLX250S, and Yamaha WR250R face off. Which street legal dirt bike will come out on top? Find out in this review.

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere First Ride

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Our European correspondent takes the 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere for a first ride from Portugal to Morocco. Her experience with the new Japanese Adventure Touring machine might shock you.

2010 Yamaha YZ284F Project Bike

Monday, June 7, 2010
Our friends at Jay Clark Enterprises took liberty with a 2010 Yamaha YZ250F and breathed some fire into the motor with a big-bore kit. Then they dolled up the rest of the bike to make it look just as good.

2010 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Yamaha redesigned the chassis on its 2010 Yamaha YZ250F to become one of the best-handling bikes in the class.

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.

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 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.

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 WR450F First Ride

Monday, February 2, 2009
Yamaha refined the 2009 WR450F and the big blue enduro remains one of our favorites despite a lack of blockbuster upgrades.

2009 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Monday, December 8, 2008
They just don’t get any more well-rounded than this. The 2009 Yamaha YZ250F is so solid on every platform that it’s practically unshakable.

2009 Yamaha YZ250 2-Stroke Bike Test

Monday, December 8, 2008
The AMA now allows 250 2-strokes to run in the 250F division which has opened a whole new avenue for non-professionals.

2009 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison

Monday, November 24, 2008
Yamaha is the only Japanese OEM not to offer EFI on its flagship motocross bike. However, don't think that necessarily puts the YZ450F at the bottom of the heap.

2009 Yamaha YZ250 & YZ125 First Ride

Thursday, October 2, 2008
They're not dead - they're better than ever! We throw a leg over the 2009 Yamaha YZ125 and YZ250 and ride the last of the Japanese 2-strokes.

2009 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Thursday, September 4, 2008
Glen Helen is just the type of track for a modern 450 and we were happy to spend a day tossing the 2009 Yamaha YZ450F around the National-caliber track.

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 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 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.
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