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Yamaha’s Claims About This Bike are True The Yamaha Niken is an odd machine. It features two wheels up front, one in the rear and lets you lean like you would on a regular motorcycle. While it looks a bit odd, it undeniably works. Many people have ridden it at this point and the vast …

It Would Make Sense The rumors are swirling that Yamaha may do a smaller version of the Tracer with a 125cc engine and bring it to the States. Morebikes reported on some spy shots that show a bike that could be it in Vietnam testing. However, the publication notes that there’s no guarantee that it …

One of the First Big Steps By a Major Manufacturer Yamaha recently teamed up with the Taiwan company Gogoro to build an electric scooter with swappable batteries. The idea was to take the powertrain that Gogoro has and apply it to a Yamaha scooter. The result is the EC-05 you see before you. The performance …

No More Front Wheel Lift The Yamaha R1 has been rumored to get all sorts of updates, but the true picture of what the bike will actually be getting is becoming more clear. According to MoreBikes, the Yamaha R1 will get an automatic rear brake that will help keep the front wheel from lifting off …

The Times Are Changing Yamaha is looking towards the electrified future just like every other motorcycle manufacturer. According to Cycle World, the company recently patented some designs for an electric R1. The patents focus mostly on the placement of the charging port for various bikes. One of the bikes is undoubtedly an R1. This isn’t …

The Three-Wheelers Keep Coming Yamaha seems pretty intent on making leaning trikes a thing. The company recently patented a new one called the 3CT. RideApart spotted the European patent which shows several detailed images as well as some unique information about the bike. The 3CT is more of a scooter than a motorcycle, and broke …

This Could Move Electric Bikes Forward According to a recent press release, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all working together to develop battery swapping technology. It’s a unique consortium that would help drive electric motorcycle proliferation if the companies can come up with solutions that are effective. The goal is to combine forces and …

Newer and Better The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a force to be reckoned with in the liter bike category. It has been since the late 1990s. Now that bike may be redesigned to meet new European emissions standards. According to iMotorbike, the R1 doesn’t meet the restrictions for the Euro 5 emissions standards that will take …

No Word on the U.S. Yet The Yamaha Tenere 700 is a highly anticipated adventure touring motorcycle, and its set to debut in Europe in 2019. Yamaha recently released pricing information for the European-spec bike. According to ADV Pulse, the bike will cost €9,299 which equates to about $10,600. The lucky European riders will get …

It Looks Like a Robot and Acts Like One, Too Yamaha won an iF Design Award 2019 for its concept motorcycle called the MOTOROiD. The iF Design Awards are awarded to excellent designs selected by top designers in the industry. The MOTOROiD’s blend of unique technology, innovative ideas, and superb execution is what qualified it for …

This week has been full of interesting motorcycle news from a customized 180hp Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo to Triumph Factory Custom bikes and rumors of a new Rocket III power cruiser. We’ve covered most of it and rounded up the news that somehow slipped through the cracks. Check out all of this week’s top stories in …

The Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund Begins Yamaha Motor Co. set up a new company fund that will focus on investing in new technologies and startups over the next 10 years. The Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund is an effort by Yamaha. The company designed the fund to “further strengthen its global corporate venturing activities.” Yamaha allocated …

Diagnosis: MBS (Multiple Bike Syndrome) Chances are pretty slim you’ll find any articles about Multiple Bike Syndrome in the AMA magazine. That’s the Journal of the American Medical Association, by the way! But there’s another AMA journal where you can read about MBS: the one that’s published by the American Motorcycle Association. Some of us …

Sport, Retro and Heritage If you’ve been following Yamaha’s string of new motorcycle model announcements over the past few years you know they’ve been busy. One of the jewels in the newly minted lineup is the triple cylinder FZ-09 (MT-09 outside the US market), released in 2013. The new 847 cc three-cylinder engine received a …

One Crashed Super Tenere Sometimes, there’s just a little too much “Adventure” in Adventure Touring… How Tough Is It? Yamaha has a hit with their new Super Tenere and motorcyclists are clamoring to know more about it. The Super Tenere and the BMW R1200GS (info), along with the Moto Guzzi Stelvio (info)and review) are the current premier choices …

More Original Than the Original October 28, 2014 – I’m still digging through my SD memory cards and finding leftover photos from the 2014 AIMExpo (Report). One night, I hung around until past closing time (18:00), hoping they wouldn’t kick me out. They didn’t and I was wandering around and came across the Yamaha display. I …

If only I had a dollar for every time a prospective new rider walked up and asked me what is the best beginner bike on the market, I would have enough to buy Mat Mladin’s racebike at the end of the season. It is one of the most common questions I am asked when out …