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Entry level bikes are important because they give upstart riders a chance to learn the ropes before they move on to the bigger and more powerful variety. The Yamaha TW200 is a bike that fits that description to a tee, a perfect introductory model to get newbies on the saddle.

It doesn’t come with world-beating performance numbers - the bike’s 196cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve engine doesn’t scream power at all - but what it does offer is a basic feel of what off-road bikes are capable.

The TW200 is a well balanced dual-sport bike that is openly inviting new riders to hop on and take it for a ride. A lot of people will ride and move on to bigger and better bikes in the future, but before you get to that stage you still have to start somewhere.

That ’somewhere’ is the Yamaha TW200 and it’s a good bet that it’s ideally-suited for novice riders the world over.

Find out more about the Yamaha TW200 after the jump.

Anytime you find yourself looking at bike brochures with the intention of buying a custom-ready cruiser, the Yamaha Stryker should definitely be right on top of your list.

Looking the part of a modern-day custom "chopper," the Stryker is a clear choice for overall road-blasting bad-assery. The muscular, lunging design is only one of the things that makes this bike such a crowd-stopper. It’s chromed up to the hilt and delivers impressive performance capabilities in the form of a 1304cc, fuel-injected liquid-cooled V-Twin engine that riders will undoubtedly fall helmet over boots over.

Sure, there are plenty of other bikes on the market that offer the same - or right around the same - vicinity characteristics of the Yamaha Stryker. And while there are definitely choices to choose from, the only question is why you can pick something else when there’s one that’s clearly a can’t-miss wonderbike.

Find out more about the Yamaha Stryker after the jump.

If power cruising is your thing, the Yamaha VMax will satisfy all your needs and more. We’re not even exaggerating with all the proclamations because this bike is the embodiment of vicious.

Bearing a package that comprises of just about every checklist you may have for a powerful cruiser, the VMax definitely takes no prisoners, an art Yamaha has perfected in all its years in the industry.

Unlike a lot of other motorcycles in the market today, the 2011 Yamaha VMax has a bite that’s as menacing as its bark. It combines a muscular design with sporty handling, and awesome power that’s unrivaled in the business. The forward-thinking style of the bike, coupled with the latest in sportbike technology, gives the VMax plenty of performance that riders can enjoy whenever their urge for some thrill-seeking adventures begins to kick in.

It’s not even a question anymore as far as the VMax is concerned. The only you need to worry about is saving up to own a piece of this monster on wheels.

Find out more about the Yamaha VMax after the jump.

Yamaha wants to make you believe that the Raider S chopper is one of the can’t-miss bikes in its market. And knowing these people for as long as we have, there’s nothing about their proclamations that feels like they’re blowing smoke up our behinds.

This is the magic of Yamaha. They can build up their products to such ridiculous heights, more than living up to the lofty expectations set for them. The Raider S is another example, one that Yamaha built while combining "chopper"-inspired styling with a superior handling chassis, and all-around top-notch performance.

There are no compromises with the Raider S, only a generous helping of some of the world’s best bike builders putting their collective talents together to create something that’s really as mouth-watering as it looks.

Custom cruisers continue to push to the extreme ends, and that’s why there’s a Raider S. No ifs ands, or buts about it; this bike is as good as advertised - maybe even more.

Find out more about the Yamaha Raider S after the jump.

It’s got a maverick name - the Raider XV1900 - and is made by one of the most popular brands on the planet: Yamaha .

The Yamaha Raider XV1900 is bad news for everybody else. But for the one that sits on it and rides the highways of the world, the Raider XV1900 is as menacing a machine as you can find in the industry today. The 2011 Raider not only looks good, it also offers an incredible riding experience that comes as a result of combining "chopper inspired" styling with a chassis that offers superior handling and a powerful engine.

The engineers at Yamaha responsible for the Raider XV1900 left little in the way of complaints for the bike. Quite simply, it’s the perfect bike for the hardcore rider looking for a new stallion to run the road roughshod.

Find out more about the Yamaha Raider XV1900 after the jump.

The Yamaha Road Star Silverado S is a cruiser savant, having established a name in the industry as one of the best tourers on the market. That’s why it’s not rocket science that the 2011 model of this monstrous beast comes with plenty of the old features that made it stand out while also featuring some new elements that take the riding experience to a whole new level.

The Road Star Silverado S offers a combination of chromed-up looks with sporty handling and unbelievable performance. Every bike enthusiast on the market will look at these three elements on their checklist for a new cruiser and the Road Star Silverado S offers them in upstanding fashion.

The bike looks like a monster on wheels, and when unleashed out on the open road, it’s a definite eye-catcher. Add that to an engine that displaces 1,670cc and a chassis and suspension set-up that are second to none, and you have a cruiser that separates itself from the rest of the field.

Find out more about the Yamaha Road Star Silverado S after the jump.

As authentic cruisers go, the Yamaha V Star 1300 holds a back seat to no one. The mid-sized cruiser offers a blend of modern classic styling to go with a lighter and sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride. This is achieved with a 1,304cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin engine, producing the kind of excellent power across the board, along with a highly stimulating exhaust note that very few of its competitors can achieve.

Yamaha has taken the traditional cruiser into a bold new territory with this bike. If it’s not enough that the classic yet avant-garde design of the bike has been given a fresh new look, the bike’s powertrain, chassis, and suspension set-up leave no hint of restraint, providing superior power and unquestioned handling.

If you’re in the market for the perfect blend of soul stirring power, handling, and comfort highlights, you can’t do any better than the Yamaha V Star 1300.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star 1300 after the jump.

The Yamaha FZ8 has been built to offer the perfect compromise for riders who feel that a 600cc bike is too small, but a 1,000cc bike is too big.

The bike really is the best of both worlds, providing a carefully optimized crankshaft to deliver the perfect power curve and torquey performance character for this category while also including new top-end components that are usually reserved for its more powerful counterparts.

The FZ8’s mass-forward naked-bike styling also lends a look of a bike that’s less about flash and more about its performance and handling capabilities. Anybody that has ever ridden a 600cc bike and found it a little lacking in ’oomph’ will love the FZ8. Similarly, those people that find a 1,000cc to be an overkill will be delighted with this Yamaha sportsbike.

You add these two markets together and this sportsbike is the quintessential machine hitting two markets in one awesome package.

Find out more about the Yamaha FZ8 after the jump.

Award-winning bikes are universally lauded for a reason: they live up to the hype surrounding them and are far better than what a lot of people think. One bike that falls into that category is the Yamaha YZF-R1.

Named the 2009 Motorcycle of the Year by Motorcyclist Magazine, the Yamaha YZR-F1 is the embodiment of a class-leading bike that offers the kind of technology usually reserved for its race-spec brethren.

But that’s why this superbike is what it is: it’s got a MotoGP-inspired engine and chassis technology to go with an up-standard and luxurious design. It’s also the only commercial motorcycle to carry a crossplane crankshaft, which is a technology pioneered by Yamaha for their MotoGP race bikes.

The fact that a production motorcycle is carrying race-specs is a telling sign that the YZF-R1 was built for the most hardened enthusiasts on the market.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZF-R1 after the jump.

Unlike most specialty bikes that cater to a specific market, a bike like the Yamaha TT-R10E offers plenty of fun for the whole family, begging to be ridden by just about anybody with a remote interest in motorcycles.

The seat height for the TT-R110E reaches only 26.4", making it easily accessible to most riders of any shape and size. That goes well with 7" of ground clearance that offers great suspension at both ends of the bike. In addition to that, the TT-R110E is powered by a very palatable 110cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke engine that has been tuned for maximum off-road performance in a wide range of trail conditions. This goes with a four-speed gearbox with automatic clutch that offers the right gears for just about any terrain.

For the 2012 model, Yamaha is also offering a slew of new additions, including a long YZ-style gripper seat, Team Yamaha-inspired colors, graphics, front and side number plates, large, folding, cleated foot pegs, and a key-type ignition switch that prevents unauthorized riding.

There’s always a place to start when you’re looking into satiating your desire to ride bikes. Whether you’re a young kid or a start-upper, the Yamaha TT-R110E has what you need to learn the ropes.

Find out more about the Yamaha TT-R110E’s specs after the jump.


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