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Kids today are a lot more sophisticated when it comes to their hobbies. Gone are the days when you can just put down a board game - or even a video game - and know where your kids are going to be for the next couple of hours.

But today, you’ll have to be a lot more creative than that because the youth has developed new hobbies that we never would have thought of when we were their age. One of these examples is off-road biking and in the event your child gets into it, you’re going to need a bike that you can trust.

That’s where the Yamaha TT -R110E comes in. Packed with plenty of kid-friendly features like electric starting, a reliable, air-cooled engine, and confidence-inspiring ergonomics, the TT-R110E is the perfect start-up bike for your aspiring motocross rider.

Of course, you’re going to need to be around whenever your child rides a bike, but if you’re in the market for a starter-upper that you can really trust, there are plenty of qualities in the TT-R110E that make it a great choice for your kids.

Find out more about the TT-R110E after the jump.

Yamaha is rolling out a pair of new all-purpose bikes that have been designed to make commuting, be it on pavement or off-road, as seamless and efficient as possible.

One of this is the supermoto-influenced WR250X, which is about as legitimate as any dual-sport bike you’ll find on the market today. The WR250X offers an unmatched level of riding performance and excitement that very few bikes in the market can provide.

The bike was built using inspiration from two legendary Yamaha models, the YZ motocrossers and the WR off-road machines. But unlike the WR250R, which was designed and built for off-road purposes, the WR250X was built with a little more cosmopolitan use to it.

Whatever adventures you may chance upon with this bike, you’ll always remember that the WR250X is a bike that can take you wherever you need to go. It not only delivers a fun and enjoyable ride, but also gives you everything you need in a two-wheeled, pavement-riding machine.

Find out more about the Yamaha WR250X after the jump.

Directly descended from Yamaha ’s legendary ’YZ’ moto-crossers and the ’WR’ off-road machines, the WR250R is the perfect blend of the best of two worlds.

It’s neither an enduro model nor is it a glorified streetbike; what it is though is a bike that plays on many faces, depending on how the riders want to use them.

The word ’dual-purpose’ is getting thrown around a lot recently, but very few machines fit that description to a tee quite like the WR250R. The WR250R is a machine that offers incredible performance on the road and off.

The bike has the capability to be rolled out to serve many purposes, be it as an ultra-lightweight adventure tourer that can hit the trail without any problems or as a city rider that can get you to your destination as seamlessly and efficiently as possible.

Versatility is the name of the game and the unquestioned calling car of the Yamaha WR250R. Some bikes will offer you more power and some will look a lot more sophisticated, but if you’re looking for a no-frills, do-anything ride, the WR250R will offer you all that and so much more.

Find out more about the Yamaha WR250R after the jump.

When Honda invented the modern Japanese 250 four stroke single dual purpose, the proverbial floodgates opened for every manufacturer to provide their own iteration. One of the best ones to come out of the market is the Yamaha XT250, which really has been the model for one of the best utilitarian motorcycles around. Sure, it’s dated, but it still works so well you won’t even notice!

The 2011 Yamaha XT250 has become the total all-condition transportation solution for bike enthusiasts. There is literally nowhere that any other reasonable motorcycle can go that the XT250 can’t. If you’re looking for one affordable bike that does everything for you without having to worry about running up your credit, then the XT250 is your ride.

The 2011 Yamaha XT250 is one of those motorcycles that most riders disregard as a teenager’s paper route bike. But that’s completely missing out on the onus of the bike: a reasonable, affordable bike that will do 99% of everything you want without having to burn through your funds.

Find out more about the Yamaha XT250 after the jump.

The 2011 Yamaha TW200’s reputation as a fantastic all-purpose ride is greatly highlighted by the fact that anybody can have a good time with it on just about every imaginable surface. It certainly doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a vet; the TW200 takes care of everybody without bias or prejudice.

One of the more important characteristics of the bike are the big fat tires that deliver great traction and rider comfort over a wide range of terrain. A compact chassis and a low seat configuration also helps in making the bike one of the most user-friendly two-wheeled vehicles in the market.

Quite simply, it’s the embodiment of comfort and versatility, a throwback to a time where both elements were absolute necessities. The bike certainly helps make a case for itself by offering plenty of features that riders want to have in their bikes without compromising the extensive work and laborious detail that comes with building a bike that makes a name for itself in terms of overall versatility.

Find out more about the Yamaha TW200 after the jump.

Yahama has been around GP racing for the past 50 years and to commemorate this silver anniversary, the Japanese motorcycle maker will be unveiling a special livery for the YZR-M1 motorbike. Likewise, this special livery will also dress up the brand’s MotoGP racebikes at Assen TT and Laguna Seca.

As for what you need to look out for with the bike, the “YZR-M1 WGP50th Anniversary Edition” livery will come in a unique red and white paint scheme that celebrates the two-tone livery of the Yamaha Factory Racing team. There’s also a special 50th anniversary logo that will be used by the team this season. This logo will be displayed on the fuel tank of the 2011 YZR-M1 bike, as well as on the uniforms of all the members of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team, and team riders Jorge Lorenzo, the reigning MotoGP World Champion and 2010 Rookie of the Year Ben Spies.

The bike will make its official debut at a special event on June 22, 2011 where it will be broken in by no less than Lorenzo and Spies themselves. That event is still a little over a month away so in the meantime, you can check out photos and a video of the special edition bike.


It’s a little strange, but true. Yamaha has announced the addition of a new color to their XT1200Z Super Tenere: Competition White. It’s not a new cycle by any means, but we guess purists will love the idea. This new snowy motorcycle will go on sale later this spring, but potential buyers can check it and other Yamaha bikes in Yamaha dealership right now. It seems the bike manufacturer has taken customers’ requests to heart and sent out a number of demonstrator XT1200Z Super Ténérés to dealerships for the customers’ review. This will enable riders to experience the versatile and exciting 1200cc parallel twin Adventure motorcycle for themselves.

Using the evocative Yamaha racing livery on the most contemporary motorcycle in the Yamaha stable, this model’s graphic treatment clearly celebrates the company’s 50 years in racing. The company’s adventure heritage was recently underpinned by Helder Rodregez, who secured a very brave 3rd position in the 2011 Dakar rally on his WR450F.

The 2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere comes with traction control, ABS, and a linked braking system. For the 2011 model year, customers will not have to place a reservation on the internet as they have had to do in the past, making the purchase of this bike that much more pleasant.

Yamaha has revealed the official details on the 2011 YZF-R1, the only production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. The 2011 YZF-R1 is powered by a 998cc, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4 engine developing 182 hp at 12500 rpm and 115.5 Nm (85 lb.ft.) of torque at 10,000 rpm, and delivering a fuel consumption of 40mpg (5.88 l/100km).

The engine features forged aluminum pistons that take maximum advantage of the power characteristics. Titanium intake valves are lightweight. A forced-air intake system is adopted to increase intake efficiency by using the natural airflow during riding to pressurize the air in the air box. This contributes to outstanding power delivery characteristics in the high-speed range, while the design also helps to minimize intake noise.

For 2011, the side fairing is smooth for a sleek appearance. And, instead of the usual four-bulb headlight design, the R1 has only two projector-type bulbs mounted closer to the nose of the bike. This positions ram air ducts closer in for a more compact, smooth look. In addition, the rounded lenses are unique to the supersport industry.

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Okay, so not a lot of us get to see all terrain vehicles, or ATV’s, that often, as compared to motorbikes. But when you do get to see them on the streets, they are definitely going to be head turners. And this is more so the case if you get to watch them on the dirt track.

And some of the most striking ATV’s are perhaps those that come from the Yamaha Raptor line. These quad bikes have been around for quite some time now and are very popular for both off road and on road use. And with an all new line of vehicles for 2011, it seems that the company is bent on keeping its hold on the ATV market.

One of the new releases is the much awaited 2011 Yamaha Raptor 125. The Raptor 125 comes at the heels of the successful 2010 line, headlined by its bigger cousin, the Yamaha Raptor 700 . And, while not as large as the 700, the 2011 Raptor does pack a good amount of features to satisfy your thirst for this kind of ride.

Hit the jump for a peek into what’s being offered for the four wheeler.

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Fans of popular MotoGP racer Valentino Rossi might not get to see him in action at the last two rounds of the 2010 MotoGP season. Apparently, Rossi has to undergo surgery in order to treat a shoulder injury he received in an accident last April 15th while doing motocross training in Pesaro Italy. The injury came just four days after he won the the first race of the season in Qatar. Rossi still managed to race for the second round in Jerez, Spain, placing third overall. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo won first place in that round.

Unfortunately for Rossi, this accident wasn’t the only one that would end up affecting him during this racing season. Rossi ended up being involved in another accident just two months after the first one when he was practicing in Mugello for the Italian Grand Prix. He suffered a broken leg and subsequently missed that race and the next three races that followed. It was the first time in his career that he was not able to start for an event.


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