Yamaha motorcycles

If you’re looking for an ATV that offers a wide range of features, the Yamaha Grizzly 300 can be had with a big ribbon wrapped around it.

The Grizzly 300 is a durable and dependable light-utility recreational ATV that comes packed with Yamaha ’s trademark styling and reliability. In terms of its design, the ATV features large front and rear fenders with full floorboards, offering excellent mud and splash protection for those times that you’re out on the dirt road. It also has a specially designed seat that has been contoured for awesome rider comfort. Dual, bright, multireflector 30 watt bulb headlights with high and low beams provide great illumination at night, while easy-access underseat marine-spec electrical components ensure maximum protection from the elements.

In terms of performance, the Grizzly 300 is no lazy bear on the road. At the center of its lightweight and durable chassis is a 287cc single overhead cam four stroke engine. This engine boasts of class-exclusive liquid cooling, providing precise temperature control to ensure that the ATV runs in premium condition for long stretches at a time, and a 32mm carburetor to deliver smooth power. Likewise, the ATV’s specially designed drive system air intake vent prevents overheating and keeps water and mud from entering the drive case.

Pound for pound, the Grizzly 300 is a true workhorse. It’s capable of pulling more than 720 pounds and carrying more than 140 combined pounds on the ATV’s front and rear racks. Those numbers may not mean much for the uninitiated, but for those who know their business, they’re impressive across the board.

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Yamaha ’s Zuma line-up of scooters is fixing to get a new member of the family with the introduction of the Zuma 125. Packed with a combination of impressive design, superb handling, and upstanding performance numbers, the Zuma 125 fits the bill of a well-rounded scooter.

The design of the Zuma 125 fits the mold of a tough off-road machine wrapped in a scooter’s body. The nose of the seat is closer to allow good leg clearance at stop signs while also allowing you to slide back into the wider area of the seat while cruising for maximum body support. The model also features an underseat storage compartment that has enough room for a full-sized helmet to be stored. Out front, the bike carries two bright halogen headlights with the left side providing the 55W low beam while the right side is the 60W high beam. An analog speedometer is flanked by a fuel gauge and indicator lights while the main switch is equipped with a key hole lock cover for added security.

As far as handling goes, the Zuma 125 was built on a hefty steel-tube frame has a step-through design for easy mounting. The telescopic fork features beefy outer tubes for strength, while slider shrouds help protect the 27mm inner tubes from debris. The Zuma 125 is powered by a 125cc 4-stroke engine with 4 valves with ceramic-composite cylinder plating, and electronic fuel injection. The engine’s power is coarsed through a fully automatic C.V. transmission while pushbutton electric starting make the Zuma 125 one of those bikes that offer super-convenient transportation.

For a new line of scooters that follows in the lead of the Zuma line, the 125 offers the best of all worlds, without any compromises.

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50cc. That’s all it takes for the Yamaha Zuma 50F to be the kind of sporty scooter that makes commuting such a fun endeavor. Don’t be fooled by the bike’s relative timidity; it’s not built for that purpose.

What it’s built for is to provide exceptional riding pleasure at the drop of a hat, complimented by a sharp new styling that features an updated twin-headlight set-up that takes the Zuma 50F’s tough, off-road image to the next level. The scooter also has an open and spacious ride for two along with lots of locking storage underneath. Enjoying the simple thrills of life doesn’t have to mean seeking the biggest and most powerful machine out there.

In terms of powertrain, the Zuma 50F is powered by a low-maintenance, 49cc liquid-cooled 3-valve, 4-stroke engine that’s both quiet and powerful. The engine has an electronic fuel injection that provides smooth, seamless power and is mated to a fully automatic V-belt transmission that gives easy, twist-the-throttle-and-go operation. It also comes with pushbutton electric starting that gives the ultimate ease of operation scooters like this are known for. As a scooter, the Zuma 50F’s fuel economy rings up to an estimated 132 mpg with a fuel tank that holds 1.2 gallons of gas. It may not have the power, but it sure manages its fuel well.

As for the top speed? Don’t expect it to hit more than 45 mph, which may sound a little dull, but given the circumstances, the Zuma 50F was never built to be used on the highway. It’s a pure leisure ride for the city streets.

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Riding a motorcycle need not be all about performance. There is always a place in the market for bikes that offer a highly utilitarian purpose without having any of the all-world capabilities. That’s the group where the Yamaha Majesty fits in. As a cross between a scooter and a motorcycle, the Majesty is a rugged and reliable machine that provides enough power to run at highway speeds while also boasting of enough room for two to go with ample storage space.

The Majesty comes with an aluminum, die-cast alloy main frame with a steel tube sub frame that’s both light and rigid, offering the kind of increased performance and handling that makes for an all-world scooter. The full instrumentation fitted just in front of the scooter comes with all the pertinent information a rider needs in his travels. That includes an analog speedometer and tachometer, and an LCD multifunction display that includes a fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, ambient temperature gauge, plus V-belt, and oil indicator lights.

Make no mistake, the Majesty isn’t the cup of tea for performance-minded individuals. It "only" has a 395cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine with a fully automatic transmission. The bike features an electronic fuel injection system that delivers superb throttle response and low-maintenance reliability, while the dual chamber air box, air injection system, and exhaust catalyst technology reduce air pollution.

All told, the Yamaha Majesty passes all the requisites of a top-end scooter. The size, handling, and performance numbers of the Majesty allow it to be the kind of ride that every scooter-riding savant craves.

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You know what they say about riding on something that just reaches its destination? Well, that’s a pretty accurate description for the Yamaha C3.

The scooter’s trendy “box” design inspired the name ’C3,’ it accentuates cubic space and stresses retro functionality and simplicity designed for individual customization. The overall shape of the scooter gives it great storage capacity, hitting up to about 9 gallons. It also has a wide, comfortable seat that sits 28.9" from the pavement, as well as an instrument display that provides all the necessary information for the rider, including the speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, high-beam indicator light, and engine management indicator lights. The C3 also has an optional rear rack and an optional windscreen to protect you from wind and debris while you race down the road at 40 mph.

A large-diameter steel-tube frame provides strength, long life, and
great handling for the C3, while a 49cc fuel-injected four-stroke engine that’s quiet, powerful, and extremely low-maintenance serves as the scooter’s powertrain. It’s not the most powerful scooter on the block, but it sure is a lot of fun to drive. The scooter has electronic fuel injection, easy cold starts, and a 19mm Mikuni throttle body that provides optimal mixture in all conditions. Finally, an electric starter and a backup kick start allow for easy drive-ability.

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The Yamaha TMax is one of the Japanese brand’s core products, one that has stood the test of time. In fact, it remains one of the best in the sector and is a practical alternative to a conventional motorcycle.

In the 10 years that the TMax has been around, it has become one of the best maxi-scooters on the market, one that offers true sports performance wrapped in a highly aggressive scooter body. The design of the new TMax is really to die for because it comes with luxury scooter appointments including a double glove box in the streamlined front apron, a position-adjustable operator backrest, a sumptuous dual seat, an illuminated storage box under the seat spacious enough for a large full-face helmet, a fully featured multifunction instrumentation with a speedometer and a tachometer, and Yamaha’s unique wind and weather protection that comes from the TMax’s floorboard, apron, and windshield configuration.

In terms of performance, the TMax comes with a 499cc fuel-injected, DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that’s been horizontally mounted and performance engineered with forged pistons, carburized connecting rods, and ceramic-composite plated cylinders for plenty of tractable power. The engine is then mated to a continuously variable transmission that connects engine power to the wet multiplate centrifugal clutch via a durable double-cog-type rubber V-belt. The whole technical set-up of the TMax makes it the ultimate twist-and-go throttle operation.

Meanwhile, the engine is encased in a sturdy, lightweight die-cast aluminum chassis with 43mm front forks, 4-piston mono-block caliper dual front disc brakes, a rear disc brake, and aluminum die cast wheels with radial H-rated tires.

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If you have a model that was selected as the best ATV on the market, then you wouldn’t need to have any discussion as to how tremendous that ride is. Such is the case with the Yamaha Grizzly 700 . The name itself is enough to drive shivers down the back of the competition, but it’s got more than just an intimidating monicker; it also carries awesome features that justifies its "best of" title.

Aesthetically, the Grizzly 700 looks the part of an award-winner, thanks to a diet of new features including a new oil access cover that allows for easier access to checking the oil and fenders that come with a textured finish that resists scratching and scuffing. There are also new gas charged rear shocks that offer a quality damping feel and excellent performance over a long period of time, and an advanced digital instrument panel that boasts of a multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position, clock, and fuel gauges.

The Grizzly 700 is powered by a 686cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that is mated to the Yamaha-exclusive Ultramatic transmission and has the best power-to-weight ratio of any Yamaha utility model. On top of that, the ATV has WideArc front suspension A-arms that provide outstanding
ground clearance and five-way preload-adjustable shocks for a comfortable ride. Similarly, the Grizzly 700 has four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes that serve up consistent, long-lasting braking power under all sorts of nasty conditions.

In a market full of stiff competitors, there’s a reason why the Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 is considered the "best of the best."

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A high-powered ATV has no room for newbie riders and only those that know their way around one should be riding it. It’s not that the Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS isn’t suited for novices, but if you’re breaking into the world of ATVs, you might settle for something a little more entry-level.

On the other hand, if you’re a veteran of four-wheeled, off-road riding, then the Grizzly 700 EPS will definitely make your heart skip a beat. Powered by a 686cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, the Grizzly 700 EPS boasts of the best power-to-weight ratio of any Yamaha utility ATV on the market. The engine is then mated to a fully automatic Ultramatic transmission that’s considered the most advanced drive system among ATVs.

As far as handling is concerned, the Grizzly 700 EPS was built with WideArc front suspension A-arms that provide outstanding ground clearance. For maximum control and comfort over rough terrain, the ATV comes with a fully independent long-travel four-wheel suspension featuring a double-wishbone suspension set-up on the front and five-way preload-adjustable shocks on the rear.

More than its performance and handling capabilities, the Grizzly 700 EPS also looks the part. It’s a lean, mean, fighting machine that comes with features riders can enjoy. It has a center-mounted, heavy-duty trailer hitch that can tow more than 1300 pounds. Likewise, the ATV also has rugged steel cargo racks with a special, extra-durable wrinkle
paint finish that can pack a total of 286 pounds. There’s also an LCD instrument display that contains fuel injection and electric power steering information, as well as bar-type fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, clock, and Diff. Lock indicator. Dual 35-watt multireflector halogen bulb headlights with high and low beams complete the Grizzly 700 EPS’ set-up.

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The 2012 Yamaha Raptor ATV isn’t so much a hardcore off-road ride as it is the perfect bike to get kids 12 years and older to get acclimated to how the machine works. After all, the Raptor 90 was built and designed specifically for that purpose.

The four-wheeler doesn’t have a powerful engine, but given the circumstances, it’s 88cc air-cooled four stroke engine with an adjustable RPM limiter and a fully automatic CVT transmission is just the right set-up for its market. It’s easy to use; it’s got an adjustable rev limiter that allows you to learn the rigors of ATV riding at your pace; and it looks pretty darn good, too. An easy, push-button electric start allows for a convenient way to begin your rides without the complications of sophisticated engineering.

As far as handling is concerned, you won’t need to worry about anything with regards to the Raptor 90. It’s got 4.4" of suspension travel in the front with pre-load adjustable shocks while the rear set-up features a lightweight rear swingarm suspension that also carries its own pre-load adjustable shock. What this does is help the Raptor 90 stay flat in corners while maintaining predictable handling, an important element for a bike that kids will be riding.

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In a market starved for machines that perfectly suit our needs, it was important for Yamaha to create an ATV that bridged the gap between the introductory Raptor 90 model and the more full-sized Raptor 250 model.

Thus, the Raptor 125 was born. Unlike its contemporaries, the Raptor 125 was designed for consumers of all sizes - either those without prior motorsports experience who are looking for a high-quality, entry-level sport quad that’s simple to ride or those looking for something a little more sophisticated than a beginner’s model.

Carrying a light and powerful 124-cc, SOHC, four-stroke single engine that produces a broad powerband, the Raptor 125 comes with enough power to make for great rides in the off-road trail. The ATV also comes with a class-exclusive five-speed manual transmission that carries power on all gears while an electric start button allows for easier starting. In terms of design, the Raptor 125 was built with utilitarian ergonomics in mind, especially with the handlebar, the seat, and the foot pegs, all of which were designed specifically for smaller riders and those aged 16 years and older.

As far as handling is concerned, the Raptor 125 bares no bones about its built structure. For starters, the seat and handlebar positions were designed to offer an ideal riding position and maximum rider comfort. The ATV also has an independent double-wishbone front suspension with five-way preload adjustable shocks that provide 7.5" of wheel travel while a rigid and light swingarm is controlled by 7.9" of wheel travel, providing sufficient wheel control and rider comfort that few ATVs in its class can match.

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