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Legendary Yamaha Motorcycles on Display at Classic Superbike in Zandvoort
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Legendary classic Yamaha motorcycles were on display at the concluding weekend of the Classic Superbike Circuit Park Zandvoort. The Classic Superbike 2016 schedule drew to a close last weekend at Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands and had 70,000 fans flocking to see some legendary vehicles including some Yamaha classic motorcycles including winning models in […]

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2017 Yamaha Supercross & Motocross Team Announced
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Yamaha U.S. Introduces 2017 Factory Supercross/Motocross Team Featuring Riders Chad Reed And Cooper Webb. Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today introduced its 2017 Factory Supercross/Motocross team, featuring riders Chad Reed and new teammate Cooper Webb. Both riders were introduced, in person, during the Yamaha bLU cRU Family Dinner at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, which is where the […]

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Barney’s Motorcycle and Marine celebrates 70 years of family ownership
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BRANDON — Harry and Rosalee Barclay were toiling as defense workers at the Chicago Bridge and Iron shipyard during World War II when they decided to start their own business. With $500 and a dream, Harry Barclay, who was called “Barney,” went to an Indian Motorcycle factory, purchased a bike and brought it back to […]

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2016 WR450F Australian Media Launch Overview
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From the 8th to the 10th of December we were lucky enough to be invited by Yamaha Australia to Stroud, New South Wales for the official Australian media launch of the all new 2016 60th Anniversary Yamaha WR450F. Before we jump into an overview of the new bike that will be online tomorrow and our […]

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2016 Yamaha FJR1300A & FJR1300ES First Look (video)
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Yamaha has released details on its updated 2016 FJR1300A and FJR1300ES sport touring mounts. Both the A and ES models come with a new six-speed transmission and an Assist & Slipper Clutch for 2016. The instrumentation panel was updated and the “twin-eye” headlight/taillight were changed to include LED lighting throughout. The ES also comes with […]

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Yamaha electric motorcycle! Wow! for street & trail! (Video)
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Yamaha displayed two versions of an electric motorcycle last week, one for trail riding and the other for the road. Featured on the Yamaha stand in Tokyo last month were two electric motorcycles — one for off road trail riding and the other a street machine. Technical details are sketchy, but both have front and […]

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Motorcyclist Magazine’s 2015 Motorcycle of the Year: YAMAHA YZF-R1
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Excellence in motorcycling isn’t hard to find. From the bottom rung of the ladder to the top, motorcycles are arguably better than ever, bristling with genuinely useful technology and delivering unprecedented levels of power and refinement. What’s more, we’re just now witnessing the birth of a new generation of bikes influenced by the economic collapse […]

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Robby Bell Rides the New 2016 Yamaha YZ450F!
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Catch Baja 1000 winner and WORCS pro champion Robby Bell testing the new 2016 Yamaha YZ450F! First Impressions: 2016 Yamaha YZ450F – More Motocross Videos Check out the whole story here… http://www.vitalmx.com/photos/features/First-Look-2016-Yamaha-YZF-YZ-Models,38525/2016-Yamaha-YZ450F,84408/ML512,13480

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Justin Barcia Wins 2nd National in a row At RedBud
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Dungey extends points lead. Buchanan, Michigan (July 4, 2015) – Justin Barcia carried the momentum he gain from his win in the mud last week at Budds Creek into Buchanan, Michigan, for the RedBud round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series where he claimed his second-straight overall win via 2-1 moto finishes. Last […]

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2016 Yamaha YZ250F & YZ450F – Bob Hannah & Jeremy Martin (video)
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Check out Bob “Hurricane” Hannah and current 250 National Motocross champ Jeremy Martin talking about the new 2016 YZ motocross bikes.

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New Yamaha NMAX claims 129 MPG!
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Entry-level 125 scooter joins Yamaha’s packed stable. YAMAHA has just revealed its new NMAX 125cc scooter boasting stylish city appeal and fuel economy figures of 130mpg. The NMAX joins a crowded market and Yamaha’s shelves are already stocked to bursting with scooters. Its 125cc range alone includes an XMAX, Cygnus, BW’s, Vity, Xenter and D’elight. […]

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The Stage is Set for Dakar 2015!
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With just a few hours before the 2015 Dakar gets under way the whole Yamaha team came together in Buenos Aires to go through scrutineering prior to the start early on the morning of January 4. The tension is palpable but morale in the Yamaha camp is high. After months of preparation the countdown to […]

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WE RIDE ALEX MARTIN’S YAMAHA YZ250F (video)
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Alex Martin was destined to race professional motocross. His father, John, was a National Hare Scrambles Champion. John became the owner of the famed Millville motocross track in 1987, which has become a staple of the AMA National circuit. Alex and his younger brother, Jeremy, the new 250 AMA National Champion, literally grew up on […]

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Supercross: Yamaha Announced New Teams
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In addition to Toyota/JGR Yamaha and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha, Yamaha will be fielding six additional “blU cRU” teams during the 2015 season, including CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha, Strikt/Slaton Yamaha, Barn Pros/Home Depot Yamaha, 51Fifty Energy Drink Yamaha, Blue Buffalo/Slater Skins Yamaha and Thermo-Tech Yamaha. “We’re very excited about the upcoming Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil […]

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