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A New Tenere 700 Already In North America, we’re just not getting our dirty little hands on the Yamaha Tenere 700 that was available already in markets outside of our immediate area. We were jealous, but we have it now. However, Yamaha is already making new version of the Tenere 700. It recently revealed the …

Spool Up! Turbocharging has been a method for car companies to reach emissions standards for a while now. That technique seems to now be making its way into motorcycles. According to a report from Motorcycle News, Yamaha is looking to turbocharger its range of motorcycles in the future. Meeting emissions seems to be the reason …

More Three-Wheelers for Yamaha The Yamaha Niken is a funky machine, but now it seems that the company has another three-wheeled tilting trike in the works. Cycle World reported on some new patent documents that show a three-wheeled derivative of the TMAX 650.  This new design will kick the Niken’s front suspension setup to the …

Bringing Back the 1980s Motorcycle A new rumor is circulating that Yamaha is working on a new FZ750 motorcycle that could be based on the current MT-09. The rumor comes out of the Japanese publication Young Machine. While it’s just a rumor right now, it would make sense. Suzuki’s Katana has been well received, so …

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid …

After Too Long of a Wait Your good rider friends in Europe and the UK have had the Tenere 700 for a while now. Yamaha kept saying it would bring the bike to North America, and now we have a date. The bike will hit the U.S. market in the first week of June. The …

Due to COVID-19 If you can’t get your motorcycle properly serviced then keeping up with the requirements of your warranty can be tough. Also, the fact that many places have bans on non-essential travel means time on warranties for the folks who can’t ride is running out. To help combat this some manufacturers—Royal Enfield, Yamaha, …

There have been a lot of really great sportbikes released in this last year, but a lot of them are high dollar. When I say that, I mean more than $15,000. Even many of the new middleweight sportbikes come with a pretty high price tag.  I’m not saying that means they’re overpriced. These machines are …

Not Jumping Into the Adventure Scooter Market The Honda X-ADV is coming to the U.S. and that bike could usher in a whole new era of scooters. It’s proved quite popular in Europe and other areas of the world. However, Yamaha said in an interview with Motociclismo that it has no plans of building a …

Only for Asian Markets Leaning trikes are becoming more commonplace, and Yamaha has just updated its leaning trike scooter in its Asian lineup for 2020. The Tricity as it’s called is an apt name. The bike is a scooter meant for urban, city environments. The bike received some notable updates for the 2020 model year. …

To the Top of the World Dutch adventure motorcyclist Sjaak Lucassen will take the trip of a lifetime on one of the fastest sportbikes out there. He’ll ride his modified Yamaha YZF-R1 to the North Pole from Anchorage, Alaska. Over the course of the trip, Lucassen will cover 3,000 miles over hundreds of miles of …

More Shutdowns Yamaha is far from the first company to shut down production facilities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, but it likely won’t be the last. According to MoreBikes, the company has suspended production at two of its facilities. The first is in Italy and the second is in France. Production at the …

It Bruises so to Speak Yamaha is looking straight to science fiction for this latest patent spotted by MoreBikes. The company has a carbon fiber framed motorcycle that can detect any time the bike is damaged. MoreBikes says the bike essentially bruises. This can be helpful for identifying where, how, and if the damage is …

Wanna Ride Some Yamaha Motorcycles? If you’re going to go to the Daytona Bike Week, you’ll have a unique opportunity to ride the 2020 Yamaha lineup. The company is offering demo rides and a couple of other unique events during Bike Week. The week runs from March 6 to March 15. That’s plenty of time …

This Is the Version Many People Will Want The Tenere 700 Rally model may come soon. According to Bennetts, the Rally was approved as a standalone model. The publication shows that the regular Tenere 700 is referred to as the XTZ690 and the Rally gets the designation XTZ690D-B. The documents also confirm that the bike …

2019 Yamaha Niken and Niken GT Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha Niken is an interesting motorcycle, to be sure, especially as it is technically a tricycle. We say technically, because from the outset, the Niken was designed to be a comfortable, sporty touring bike that could wake up and be …

A Modern Classic 300 Would Fit Well Yamaha’s XSR line of bikes has two models. There’s a 700 and there’s a 900. Now new rumors have surfaced that indicate the company may be looking to put out a 300 version of the bike, and it makes a lot of sense. iMotorcycle was one of the …

The Yamaha Lineup Is Diverse and Interesting in 2020 Yamaha’s lineup of motorcycles gets more interesting every year. The company has made headlines with the Niken in the past and this year they added some new models to the lineup. The high-powered motorcycles are at the peak of the performance spectrum. The company has several …

Yamaha YZF-R3 and Monster Energy MotoGP YZF-R3 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R3 is a modern entry-level sport motorcycle, being introduced only in 2015. With power coming in at approximately 50 HP from the 320cc inline twin lightweight aluminum engine, the R3 is more than capable of hard acceleration, cruising …

2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R6 was introduced in the 1999 model year, passing through many generations until reaching today’s 2020 model. Historically, it has been one of the best selling and most recognizable sub-1000cc supersport bikes, and we also think it’s one of the best looking …

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Introduced back in 1998, the Yamaha YZF-R1 was the bike to spark the imagination of many riders as the century drew to a close. In those days, the R1 was known as one of the highest power (140 crank HP) and fastest (0-60 in …

2020 Yamaha SMAX Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Much like its big brother the XMAX, the 2020 Yamaha SMAX is a scooter that is poised on the premium end of things, yet won’t break your bank account. Powered by a 155cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected single, the SMAX boasts a chunky 15 crank HP. …

2020 Yamaha Zuma 125 / BW’s 125 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha Zuma 125, or as it is known in Europe and Canada, the BW’s 125, is one of those scooters that you can’t help but grin about. A tiny little thing, it still has plenty of punch from …

2020 Yamaha XMAX Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha XMAX is one of the offspring of the Japanese-market Yamaha X-City scooter line from the mid-2000s. Sporting a 292 cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, the XMAX is able to produce 27 crank HP and 22 lbs-ft of crank torque. Paired with …

2020 Yamaha TW200 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha TW200 is a strange but successful motorcycle, having been in production since 1987. Throughout that storied history, the same engine has been used with only a few modifications, a 196cc 2 valve single that produces 16 crank HP and 11 lbs-ft …

2020 Yamaha XT250 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha XT250 is one of the longest-running, most reliable, most durable dual-sport motorcycles ever made, being introduced way back in 1980. The current, third-generation XT250 came to be in 2008, and Yamaha has followed the age-old advice of “if it ain’t broke, …

2020 Yamaha WR250R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha WR250R is a child of motorsport, bringing the off-road racing and motocross experience of Yamaha to a street-legal monster. Using a 250cc, 4 stroke single-cylinder engine, the power may seem low at 30 crank HP and 17.5 lbs-ft of crank torque, …

2020 Yamaha Tenere 700 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 is a new chapter for Yamaha’s adventure touring model range. It is a mid-point between an out-and-out rally adventure racer and a civil, calm street motorcycle. Powered by the same crossplane crankshaft, 689 cc parallel-twin from the MT-07, …

2020 Yamaha Super Tenere ES Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links There is a saying that racing is the testbed for road vehicles, and the 2020 Yamaha Super Tenere ES stands as proof of that. Using a race-derived 1,119cc, DOHC, fuel-injected parallel-twin that raced in many Dakar Rally races throughout the past two …

2020 Yamaha V-Star 250 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links When it comes to sport heritage motorcycles, the 2020 Yamaha V-Star 250 comes to mind as the perfect blend of old school sport cruiser aesthetics with modern riding style and comfort. The heart of the V-Star 250 is in its name, an air-cooled, …

2020 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec shares the same frame, engine, readouts, pretty much everything from the standard 2020 Bolt, meaning the same 65 crank HP V-twin. The key differences that make the R-Spec a bit more special are the fact that it has …

2020 Yamaha Bolt Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha Bolt fills an interesting niche in the motorcycle market, that of the lightweight sports heritage bobber with modern amenities. The centerpiece of the Bolt is the 942cc 60 degree V-twin, and while Yamaha remains tight-lipped about actual horsepower, it’s been estimated …

2020 Yamaha Star Venture Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha Star Venture TC is the flagship of the touring and long-distance touring model range. It’s even in the name as TC stands for TransContinental. Powered by a 1854cc air-cooled, long-stroke 48 degree V-twin, the Star Venture pushes out approximately 85 …

2020 Yamaha Tracer 900 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha Tracer 900 is a fun and lively sport touring motorcycle that came about in 2015 by pretty much picking and choosing the best bits from other models. The Tracer 900 uses the engine from the MT-09 sportsbike, the dependable, 847 …

2020 Yamaha FJR1300ES Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Links The 2020 Yamaha FJR1300A is a motorcycle that has a near-legendary reputation in Europe and much of the US. Powered by a 1298cc DOHC inline 4 that has been refined ever since the model was introduced in 2001, the engine pushes out 142 crank HP …

2020 Yamaha XSR700 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Much like it’s bigger brother, the 2020 Yamaha XSR700 is almost entirely an MT-07 underneath. This means the same amazing 270-degree crossplane crankshaft with built-in counterbalancers churning out 74 crank HP and 50 lbs-ft of crank torque. However, unlike the MT-07, the XSR700 does …

2020 Yamaha XSR900 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha XSR900 motorcycle is the latest version of the model line that was introduced in 2016. A sheep in wolf’s clothing, the XSR under all of its body panels is for all intents and purposes a Yamaha MT-09, except with a different …

2020 Yamaha VMAX Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Yamaha VMAX is “very loud, very aggressive, and very fun” according to a few comments that we here at webBikeWorld have read on some reviews. As always, the VMAX is powered by Yamaha’s flagship liquid-cooled, 1679 CC, DOHC, 65-degree V4 engine, producing …

2020 Yamaha MT-03 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The WebBikeWorld writers have been abuzz with excitement about the newly redesigned Yamaha MT-03 for 2020. Despite the range launching in 2006 and having a second-generation launch in 2016, Yamaha has taken the bike back to the drawing board and the results are worth …

2020 Yamaha MT-07 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha MT-07 is a very interesting motorcycle, especially in its 2020 model. Using an irregular interval firing parallel twin-engine, power is very decent for a near-700 CC engine at 74 crank HP with 50 lbs-ft of torque from low to mid-range on the …