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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. …

An Interesting Collaboration Yamaha has a lot of businesses under its umbrella and one of those is Motori Minarelli. Recently, there has been a discussion of Yamaha selling Motori Minarelli to Fantic, according to Total Motorcycle If the deals that I’ve been hearing about go through, Motori Minarelli will be owned by Fantic by the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Building a Better Electric Motorcycle The two Dutch companies Dohms and Spike Technologies are now working together on a new electric motocross prototype. The two companies recently teamed up with the Dutch motorcycle riders’ association KNMV. That connection likely means this project is a big deal, according to MoreBikes. The companies are using a Yamaha …

Looking Back and to the Future at the Same Time The Yamaha XT 500 was an awesome enduro that was basically indestructible. With minimal maintenance, you could cross about anything. Yamaha wanted to imagine an XT 500 of the future so it commissioned motorcycle designer Maxime Lefebvre to imagine one. After three iterations he came up …

Ready to Cruise Around? Cruisers aren’t the massive sellers they used to be. However, manufacturers still sell a lot of them, which is why the cruiser style is still a big part of the industry. A lot of these machines are high-dollar bikes, but they don’t have to be. You can get a wonderful cruiser …

Want to Build and Electric Bike? I’ve often wondered how hard it would be to convert an internal combustion engine motorcycle over to an electric bike. Yamaha wants to make it easier and has now showcased some electric crate motors.  The video went up on the company’s YouTube channel and shows some killer looking electric …

Four Little Pots of Awesome Kawasaki recently revealed the ZX-25R, making it the king of the 250cc motorcycle world … right now, anyway. Yamaha is also working on one of these little four-cylinder small-displacement sportbikes, according to various rumors around the Web. This could be the start of something good. The bike could be a …

Get Ready to Upgrade Do you own a Yamaha XSR700 or a MT-07 or a FZ-07? Then it’s time to upgrade your suspension thanks to a new full suspension setup from Progressive Suspension. The new suspension kit features a replacement front fork cartridge kit and a mono-shock for the rear. You don’t have to buy …

Those Lucky Riders The Philippines get some cool bikes, including the new Yamaha XSR 155. The new baby XSR looks a lot like its bigger siblings but just packs a smaller punch designed specifically the roads and riders in Asian markets.  With that said, I would definitely ride one of these, and I think it …

Weird and Futuristic Yamaha has some odd three-wheeled machines in its lineup, but those designs are honestly good ones if you like a third wheel. There have been rumors of the company adding another leaning trike to its lineup, and now Cycle World has shared some images that show what the bike will likely look …

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 …

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, …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …