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The Yamaha FZ1 received its last major upgrade back in 2006. Since then, the bike was slightly modified but the manufacturer has never gone too far and chose to make only small upgrades and generally kept the structure unchanged. Thereby, the Yamaha FZ1 remained a traditional sport bike which comes without the bells and whistles of it more upscale counterparts, but it rewards you a pure riding experience.

The bike is propelled by a capable 998cc DOHC 20-valve engine which is especially tuned for adequate mid-range punch and generous top-end power. The engine features fuel injection with computer-controlled sub-throttle valves and a closed-deck cylinder. There is also a race-inspired curved radiator with twin ring-style fans to keep everything cool.

As far as stopping power goes the bike features 320mm front discs squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers up front and a single 245mm rear disc.

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The Adventure Touring segment had a pretty nice evolution in the latest years and there is also no secret that the entire segment was always dominated by the legendary BMW R 1200 GS.

Yamaha has decided to enter this segment very late its first Adventure Tourer being launched in 2012.

To be able to stand a chance in front of its main rival, the Yamaha Super Tenere needed a competent engine, so the Japanese manufacturer developed a new 1199cc parallel twin engine with a unique 270° crank for proper torque and traction. The same crossplane crankshaft can be found at the Yamaha R1 so you can expect to impressive performance figures. To give the bike a proper weight distribution, the radiator is side mounted.

Another useful feature is the traction control which regulates ignition timing and fuel injection based on wheel spin. The bike features two driving modes namely Sport and Touring. The first offers an extra grunt while the latter has a more serene character.

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Compared to the old model, the new generation Yamaha WR450F was completely redesigned. While the old model was built with speed and casual off roading in mind, the new model is more focused on crossed country and enduro rides. Thereby the new bike is a better racer than the old one and also features a tougher character.

One of the most important upgrades is the improved chassis. Technically the new chassis consists of an YZ250F frame fitted with a strong 449cc engine. Compared to the old frame, the new one has a better torsional rigidity and is made of a combination of forged and extruded aluminium pieces.

The bike is also equipped with a digital enduro computer which offers speedometer, clock, tripmeter or or pace management functions such as timer, distance-compensating tripmeter, average speed when switched to race mode.

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When it replaced the old TT-R225, the Yamaha TT-R230 was seen by many riders as one of the best dirt bikes in its class. Even after a few years since its debut the bike is still considered one of the most practical and rugged models in the segment, being perfectly suited for a wide range of applications.

At the heart of the Yamaha TT-R230 lies an electric start, 223cc air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke engine which rewards you a smooth response and a widespread power band perfectly suited for all kinds of trails and riders. The engine is much stronger than expected for an entry level youth bike and you’ll also like the smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission which features a heavy-duty clutch.

Additionally the Yamaha TT-R230 is fitted with a reliable CDI magneto ignition system and a lightweight exhaust with quiet muffler and USFS-approved spark arrestor.

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On the long list of beginners’ bikes you’ll also find the Yamaha TT-R125LE, a four-four-stroke-powered model that offers a pretty exciting riding experience. What makes the bike interesting it’s not its engine power - which is pretty limited- , but its lightweight nature and the superior maneuverability.

To make the bike more versatile, Yamaha gave it a relativelly high seat height which is rated at less than 32 inches. The bike comes with more than 11 inches of ground clearance combined with a long travel suspension at both ends which help it deal reasonably with harsh tracks. Though, don’t expect to any wonders, as the TT-R125LE’s suspensions have their limitations and due to their choppy character will keep you from going very fast.

Like the previous model, the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE features push-button electric start, 19 and 16-inch wheels, an aluminum swingarm and a 220mm front disc brake. The MSRP of the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE is $3,290.

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The Yamaha TT-R110E was especially designed for the young dirt bike raiders, but thanks to its practical character it can also be used by the older family members.

Like the previous generation the 2013 version features a convenient seat height of only 26.4 inches which makes the bike accessible for a wide range of riders. To make the young rider’s life easier, Yamaha equipped the TT-R110E with an electric starter and an automatic clutch which eases the process of learning.

The bike is fitted with a torquey 110cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke powerplant which is tuned for maximum off-road performance in a wide range of trail conditions.

The engine is mounted on a steel frame which ties the steering head and swingarm pivot together via a straight line. Featuring about four-and-a-half inches of wheel travel at both ends-non-adjustable damping, the TT-R110E’s suspension is perfectly suited for the compact engine and simple design of the bike.

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The Yamaha WR250R is a direct descendent of the WR250F – a rugged motorbike designed only for off road. Unlike its sibling the WR250R has a more serene character and can be used without problems for both street and dirt riding.

The first street legal Yamaha WR250R was launched in 2008 and since then it continued to impress the dual purpose bike lovers with its superior performances.

After four years, the WR250R’s design remained almost unchanged and all you get for 2013 is a new set of graphics.

The bike features a competent alloy chassis which is combined with a reliable 250 cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine. The engine is combined with two titanium intake valves and two steel exhausts.

To help the bike deal with harsh terrains with poise, Yamaha gave it a special asymmetrical swingarm which comes with cast aluminum crossmembers, extruded arms and a 22mm rear axle. Furthermore a fully adjustable 46mm fork provides 10.6 inches of wheel travel.

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The dual sport character of the Yamaha XT250 has conquered a lot of fans. To keep its fans loyal, Yamaha came up with a series of small upgrades for the 2013 model year. The biggest change is represented by the new fuel injection system which replaces the earlier model’s 33mm Teikei carburetor. Yamaha claims that thanks to the new fuel injection system the bike offers an improved fuel economy of 76 mpg - a 3 mph improvement when compared to the old 73 mpg rating.

The bike is propelled by a 249cc air-cooled SOHC engine married to a five speed transmission. The engine remained unchanged, but it received a larger gas tank to improve the bike’s range (2.6 gallons versus 2.4 gallons on last year’s model). Another important modification was the replacement of the old CDI (Capacitive Discharge Ignition) ignition system with a new TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition) technology.

The suspensions remained unchanged and the bike continues to sit on a 35mm telescopic fork with 8.9-inches of travel and a swingarm with rebound-adjustable monoshock with 7.1-inches of travel.

As far as breaking power goes, the 2013 Yamaha XT250 is equipped with 245mm front and 203mm rear disc brakes.

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After the radical makeover received in 2010 the Yamaha YZ450F continued to receive small upgrades which help it remain on the same line with its rivals. The year 2012 brings a series of small upgrades as well. The most significant modifications were made to improve the ride, smoothen the gearbox and to give the engine a better response.

To help the bike absorb bumps easier, Yamaha gave it a new set of valves which help the suspension to deal easier with the difficult parts of the track thus transferring fewer vibrations to the saddle.

The engine’s modifications were kept to minimum and the unit received a more rigid shift fork to improve the transition between second and third gears. There were also made a few tweaks to make the throttle smoother and to increase its response in the low-mid range.

The engine is mounted on an aluminum double “S” bend Bilateral Beam frame which is perfectly suited for off road driving.

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Searching for a rugged and strong ATV? Then you should take a closer look at the Yamaha Grizzly 550. The vehicle features a robust construction, is packed with a muscular 558cc engine and is also available with power steering which helps you move with agility in any situation. The 558cc engine delivers a generous amount of torque helping you tow big loads without any problems. The Grizzly 550 EPS has also a pretty good fuel economy and sports a high-capacity 20-litre fuel tank which offers a generous autonomy.

The ATV features Yamaha’s push-button On-Command 2WD/4WD system with locked-differential which lets you easily switch between drive modes, offering a fast change from crawling to climbing.

The ride quality is assured by a long-travel suspension that helps you deal easy with rugged terrain. The double A-Arm front suspension and Independent Rear Suspension can also adapt to a wide range of terrains.

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