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The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 is an Adventure Touring Dream Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 is a new chapter for Yamaha’s adventure touring model range. The Japanese manufacturer positions this bike as a mid-point between an out-and-out adventure rally racer and a civil, calm street motorcycle. Powered …

The 2021 Yamaha Star Venture TC is a Versatile Touring Top Dog Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links While a lot of motorcycles these days are meant either as in-city commuters, day-trip mile munchers, or on-road/off-road adventure and dual-sport bikes, there is the sector of the market that still wants to ride from …

The 2021 Yamaha V-Star 250 is a Timeless Classic Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 V-Star 250 is one of those Yamaha motorcycles that is timelessly classic, but at the same time modern and fun to ride. This is mostly down to the fact that the bike is one of the …

The 2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec is the New Baseline Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links For the 2021 lineup, Yamaha has trimmed a few models. Fortunately, while the standard Bolt from 2020 has bowed out, the Bolt R-Spec was kept for the foreseeable future. And looking at the features and specs, it really …

The 2021 Yamaha XSR700 Brings Retro Class to the Modern Era Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Like its bigger brother, the XSR900, the 2021 Yamaha XSR700 is almost entirely a modified MT-07 wearing some new clothes. Also, like it’s bigger brother, the 2021 model uses a parallel-twin engine delivering 689cc’s with 74 …

Is It an R7 Or an MT-07 F? Back in Q4 2020, we saw Yamaha slowly roll out their 2021 motorcycle model lineup but were left puzzled when there was no R6 to be found. It turns out that our guesses were correct and Yamaha is indeed planning on a build featuring fairings based around …

The 2021 Yamaha XSR900 Delivers Retro Styling in a Sport Package Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha XSR900 is, for all intents and purposes, an MT-09 wearing a new suit. For 2021, however, it does not adopt the new engine, staying with the 847cc inline-triple that the 2020 Yamaha MT-09 used. …

2021 Yamaha MT-03: The Perfect Commuter Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The third-generation, Japanese-made Yamaha MT-03 was launched last year, and as such, not much has changed since the 2020 model. The 2021 model receives a new paintwork option, a slightly updated front fork factory setting, and honestly, that’s about it. It …

The 2021 Yamaha MT-07: A Popular Middleweight Choice Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Yamaha MT-07, much like its bigger brother the MT-09, enters its third generation. As part of this rework of the 2021 model, an all-new 689cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine is slung into the Japanese-made frame. Making 75 HP …

The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is a Thrilling Evolution in Engineering 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 Japanese motorcycle as it toes the line between a naked sport and a streetfighter-style body and power. 2021 is …

The 2021 Yamaha MT-10: Aggressive Styling, Power, and Agility Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha MT-10 was launched in 2017 as a successor to the older FZ/Fazer series street naked sport bikes. It uses the same engine that is used in the YZF-R1 but has been re-tuned from 198 HP to …

2021 Yamaha YZF-R3: The R1’s Younger Sibling Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R3 is a modern entry-level sport, Japanese-made 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, …

2021 Yamaha YZF-R1 Represents the Best of the Best Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R1 is still considered, despite its nearly 23-year-old history, as one of the greatest Japanese supersports to ever hit the market. Continuing on from the 2020 model, the 2021 R1 has only had a few minor …

If The Meteor is Spotify, The SR400 is Vinyl With Royal Enfield’s Meteor, Honda’s CB350 (GB350 in Japan), and a plethora of other similar bikes making their debuts, the middleweight classic-styled market is booming with new motorcycles; Yamaha is showing up to the party with their own updated SR400 that was just released in Japan …

Sport Touring With An Updated CP3 The new MT-09 saw quite a sizable amount of updates when it was unveiled by Yamaha late last year. The new Tracer 9 comes with updates in a very similar vein; the motorcycle is getting a pretty big visual overhaul and lots of new tech is finding it’s way …

What Am I Looking At? Although this Yamaha F155 concept is being marketed as a scooter, it might be the coolest looking scooter/bike hybrid I’ve ever seen. Yamaha unveiled this crazy concept today and it’s too cool not to share. Yamaha turned the spotlight onto this scooter following the Exciter 155 unveiling. The scooter borrows …

Team Blue comes into 2021 with some awesome new bikes, some updated bikes, some hopes dashed with rumored machines I do not see offered and some old favorites that are no more. This year sees a new MT-09, but not the MT-10 that’s been rumored. The adventure bike crowd should be excited to check out …

Possibly Hinting At A New ADV Style Motorcycle? Although Yamaha shifted away from using the ‘FZ’ nomenclature for their line-up of naked motorcycles (FZ-07, FZ-09, FZ-10) and opted for the new ‘MT’ namesake, the FZ name is still alive and well in Asian markets with Yamaha’s FZ 25 providing great sales figures for the brand. …

Looks Strange, Sounds Great! That awfully strange exhaust found on the new MT-09 has some real-world functionality; Yamaha didn’t make it ugly on purpose and this video will explain why. On first impressions, it may seem like Euro 5 updates might have killed the legendary MT-09 exhaust and engine scream, but Yamaha wants to assure …

Trio Updates  The TMAX Tech Max and XMAX 300/125 scooters are splashing into 2021 with new colors as well as euro-5 compliant engines. With pricing being so varied among different European countries the cost will slightly alter based on the buyer’s location, but you can get an idea of pricing when taking into account that …

The End of an Era Yamaha has killed the WR250R, VMAX, and most importantly, the iconic R6 from their 2021 lineup. This may come as a big surprise to many, but I can assure you that the legendary R6 will be missing from Yamaha’s 2021 lineup.  We all know and love the R6, it’s a …

A New Tracer With the addition of the new MT-09 to Yamaha’s lineup, it should come as no surprise that there’s also a new 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT. This new bike is powered by an 890cc CP3 cross-plane inline triple that’s pretty much completely new.  Perhaps the best news about the Tracer 9 GT …

Each year as winter comes upon us, and I start going through the normal routine of putting my bikes away for the season, I tend to start looking ahead to the upcoming model year. I get excited with the bike shows being just a couple of months away. Knowing this, and knowing we will start …

Ohlins For Your MT-09 The 2021 MT-09 with its polarizing headlight assembly was unveiled two weeks ago to join the 03 and 07 squads (all with similar headlight stylings). Now, Yamaha has taken the liberty to release some information regarding the new MT-09 SP edition. The SP edition of the motorcycle is essentially an upgraded …

Is This Little Scooter the Start of Something Big? Yamaha has revealed the e-Vino scooter for Japan. Yamaha has been making Vino scooters for a while, but a couple of years ago, the rumors swirled about an electric Vino. Well, now it’s here but currently only for Japan. This little EV weighs just 150 pounds …

MT-07 Hit With the ‘Headlight Treatment’ Last week I covered the release of the newly updated MT-09 from Yamaha. During the time since I’ve been able to witness a ton of discussion around the overall design and visual appearance of the bike. I was trying to be optimistic and impartial as possible, stating that the …

The Wheelie Machine Gets an Overhaul I feel like Yamaha updates the headlights on the MT-09 every other year, but this is only the third update we’ve seen. I’m not sure if it’s some kind of marketing scheme or perhaps they just keep messing it up and need to revisit the front end of the …

Strip Them Down Naked motorcycles. Sounds sexy right? Well, in most cases, that’s true. These bikes are stripped of their fairings and ready to ride. They offer a more of a wind-in-your-face, raw experience. In my mind, it’s the way motorcycles are meant to be experienced.  Naked bikes come in many different forms. Often, the …

The Best Way To Cover Long Distances Touring on a motorcycle is one of the best things you can do. Traveling hundreds of miles each day to get to a specific destination or nowhere at all can be an absolutely transformative experience.  While I’m of the opinion that you can tour on any motorcycle, I …

A Tribute for an Amazing Cause At the FIM Superbike World Championship in Portugal, Yamaha thought it was a good opportunity to tribute the late and great Fabio Pirovano with a custom 1 of 1 replica R1 racebike to be ridden by previous Yamaha WorldSBK racer, Alessandro Gramigni, on a tribute lap at the Portuguese …

Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X In India, Yamaha has a new Bluetooth connectivity feature for some of its motorcycles, according to GaadiWaadi. The FZ-S lineup gets what the company is calling Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X. This new connectivity feature will provide riders with a lot more data about their motorcycle and the rides they go on. …

Biker-Builder ‘Bad Winners’ Disrupts Yamaha’s Yard Built Contest Yamaha chose the XSR700 for this year’s ‘Yard Built Contest’; a contest that has been spitting out radical and elegant custom motorcycles since 2014. Already having a vintage heritage styling with the Yamaha XSR700, you know designers will be keen to provide builds similar to the ones …

Riding a motorcycle means something different to anyone that rides. Some ride to relax. Some ride because of the freedom it makes them feel. Some ride as a primary means of commuting. However, there is that subset of riders that ride for the adrenaline. The riders that want to redline at 16,500 RPM, that want …

Two hundred horsepower is a perfectly decent amount for a small family hatchback or even a mid-sized family sedan. It’s absolutely ludicrous to stuff that amount of horsepower into a motorcycle that weighs less than 400 lbs and has a contact patch across two tires the size of a large business card. Yet, such machinery …

Moar! The Yamaha MT-09 could get a larger displacement engine for 2021. This news comes from the German publication called Motorrad Online. The publication noted that Yamaha, as a result of making the bike Euro 5 compliant, has given the MT-09 a small increase in displacement.  There are documents from the Federal Motor Transport Authority …

Some Exciting Upgrades For Your New Ténéré 700. If you managed to snag a Ténéré 700 before seasons end, you may find solace in knowing that Yamaha Europe announced their new black accessory line to keep you occupied during this year’s off season. September marks the end of riding season for many of us living …

According to a report today posted on MotorCycleNews.com, it seems that Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki have put aside their rivalry for the benefit of the consumer. At least, that is, in the realm of electric bikes. Last year, an agreement was made between the four that they would work together to make modular battery …

Yamaha’s satellite racing team, Petronas Yamaha SRT, has only been around for 1.5 seasons. In their first season, they achieved six poles, seven podiums, the ITC (Independent Team Championship), and the ITR (Independent Team Rider) championship. With the delayed start to the 2020 MotoGP season, they have nonetheless achieved three victories, two through astonishing rookie …

Yamaha Will Answer the Call In a recent interview with Motociclismo, Yamaha’s Product Communications Manager for Yamaha Italy Fabrizio Corsi said that Yamaha would build a Tenere 300 if customers said that they wanted it.  He pointed to the fact that the BMW G 310 GS and the KTM 390 Adventure have both been well-received …

Looking Good Motorcycle designer Oberdan Bezzi and custom motorcycle shop Gessi Motociclette have teamed up to create a true rally ready version of the new Yamaha Tenere 700. This will be more than just a fancy livery on the bike, which should help make it a truly tough and adventure-ready machine. Bezzi is well-known in …