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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 Yamaha WR450 Comparison

Monday, May 22, 2006
We were able to get our grubby hands on six, count 'em six, large-bore enduros and took them out for punishment, 'er evaluation.

2006 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Friday, December 30, 2005
We could barely contain our glee when we finally got the bikes collected for MCUSA's 250cc 4-stroke shootout. We soon found that it was more than we could have hoped for.

2006 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Monday, December 12, 2005
There are some major alterations and changes to the new Yamaha YZ450F that are sure to have an impact on the blue faithful.

2006 Yamaha WR450F First Ride

Monday, October 31, 2005
Yamaha's potent off-road weapon gets a bunch of updates as the blue company tries to stay a step ahead of Honda. No aluminum frame yet for the WR, but there's more to it than some trick alloy...

2006 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Wednesday, September 28, 2005
After redefining the motocross world in 2001, Yamaha has redefined the YZ250F for '06 with a ton of changes that make the new model a serious force to be reckoned with in the world of 250Fs.

2006 Yamaha TT-R50E

Monday, August 22, 2005
The TT-R50 represents Yamaha's challenge to Honda's supremacy of the mini market and its popular CRF50. We get a chance to ride some TTR50s at the press introduction. Here's what we thought.
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