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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 …

2020 Yamaha MT-09 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha MT-09 is a fairly new model, having only been launched in 2014. It is an interesting motorcycle as it toes the line between a naked sport and a streetfighter-style body and power. Using a crossplane inline 3 engine, it produces approximately 115 …

2020 Yamaha MT-10 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha MT-10 was launched in 2017 as a successor to the older FZ series street naked sport bikes. It uses the same engine that is used in the 2020 YZF-R1, however, it is re-tuned from 198 HP to 160 HP which gives it …

It a Won Craziest Bike Award The Niken is a seriously odd machine. It’s unique. It’s innovative, and this particular one that was customized by Game Over Cycles in partnership with Yamaha is the craziest of them all. The bike was showcased at the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW 2019, in the German town of Bad Salzuflen. At the …

It’s Possible The Yamaha Ténéré 700 is a bike that’s not yet available in the U.S. but people are seriously pumped for it. The motorcycle retails for under $10,000 and it’s a good adventure bike by most accounts. However, some folks don’t feel it’s as extreme as it should be. Well, it now seems that …

It Starts Under $10K The Yamaha Ténéré 700 has been teasing North American buyers now for some time, but pricing for the model is finally up now, and it looks pretty darn good. The model has a starting price of $9,999 before taxes and any relevant fees. The bike has been available in Europe for …

Some Cool New Models, Some Old Cool Models Yamaha has recently updated its lineup for 2020. The company offered up a virtual event for the press and will be showcasing its new lineup at EICMA. There will be an exhibit in Milan starting on Thursday for people to see all of the motorcycles in person. …

They Will Be Officially Unveiled in Japan I know scooters aren’t super huge in America but, dang it, I like them. I’m also a pretty big fan of electric bikes, so to see Yamaha has three new electric scooters ready for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Japan is a good thing. The company has …

Is It Really a Museum? Yamaha has a rich history and the company wants to showcase that history at various spots in Europe. The company has a new museum to help it do that. It officially opened the museum on September 25, 2019. It is called the Yamaha Motor Collection Hall, and it’s the first …

A Bike Worth Considering I’m still a little miffed at Yamaha for not letting Jim and I ride the Niken at 2019 AIMExpo, so I considered letting this one slide right past my radar, but that would be doing our good readers a disservice. So, here it is in all its glory, the Yamaha MT-03. …

Plenty to Love from Yamaha Yamaha has some new and improved bikes for the 2020 model year. The company has some seriously good bikes it has updated for the 2020 model year, and if you haven’t made up your mind about the bikes that you want to buy yet, then you’d better give Yamaha’s lineup …

A Baby XSR for the U.S. Sounds Fun This is really Honda’s fault. The company has the small 125cc Monkey that’s awesome, fun, and cute as hell. It has other small-displacement bikes, too. Yamaha has to compete. We reported that the company is thinking of a baby Tracer, but now the rumor, according to RideApart, …

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 …