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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.

Novice riders are quick to jump into the biggest and baddest bike they could find, determined to disprove the notion of the learning curve. Not exactly the smartest thing to do so we’ll spare you all the bruises and suggest you take something that you can use as a start-up: the Yamaha TT-R50E. It won’t give you all the performance capabilities of its more powerful brethren, but what it does provide is a great bike for learning the ways of an off-road bike.

Powering the bike is a modest 49cc air-cooled, SOHC powerplant that puts out smooth, reliable four-stroke power perfect for kids and small kids. The three-speed transmission with an automatic centrifugal clutch allows for easy shifting that even newbies can learn without a hitch. This goes well with a convenient electric starter for effortless starting to go with a compact-design case to keep overall engine width down to 296mm, for a narrow feel and great handling.

For the 2012 model year, the Yamaha Off-Road TT-R50E will come with a key-type ignition switch that deters unauthorized riding, a throttle stop screw that lets adult supervision restrict speed while novices are learning the proverbial ropes, a standard sidestand that tucks up out of the way when not in use, and a handy choke lever that’s located just right in front of the main switch.

Find out more about the Yamaha TT-R50E’s specs after the jump.

Sometimes, we wake up on any given day with a sudden urge to part ways with as much of our disposable income as we could. Don’t deny it; you’ve probably been in that same boat at one point or another.

So suppose that day suddenly comes and you just had a dream of riding along the highway with a sportsbike, we suggest that you turn that dream into a reality and cash in on a Yamaha YZF-R6 .

Yamaha is touting the bike as most ’exciting bike to ride on the track and the most fun sport bike to ride on winding roads.’ That alone should say something about the YZF-R6. Add that to the fact that Yamaha engineers tweaked the mid range performance last year and you have a bike that’s oozing in confidence, agility, performance, and, most importantly, fun.

The YZF-R6 showcases the latest in Yamaha ’s sport bike technologies, including a screaming, 15,000-rpm plus fuel injected four cylinder engine in a taut chassis that lets it snap from upright to full lean instantly.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZF-R6 after the jump.

The Yamaha FJR1300A is the kind of bike that looks good on anybody. It’s part of the Japanese motorcycle brand’s FJR Supersport family and has been fit and finished with the kind of sophistication usually reserved for top-of-the-line touring cars. That’s why it’s no surprise that the FJR1300A is a bike that catches attention wherever it goes; people just can’t get enough of it.

Truth be told, the bike comes with everything. A lightweight aluminum frame matches well with the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. And we haven’t even gone into the ergonomic details of the bike, complete with a stylish weather beating fairing and all the added trinkets that come with a Yamaha -built supersport tourer.

If you’re a rider that enjoys the intoxicating combination of power, comfort, and handling, you’d be hard-pressed to find a supersports bike that will provide you the perfect mix of all three elements in one package quite like the FJR1300A.

Find out more about the Yamaha FJR1300A after the jump.

Anybody that has ever ridden a motorcycle will tell you that there are a select few bikes on the market that offer the perfect blend of looks, performance, and handling quite like the Yamaha V Star 950 , all for the reasonable price of $8,490. That’s not an indictment on the competition; it’s just a matter of truth that’s no more evident than the fact that the bike has scooped up awards left and right, including the 2009 "Metric of the Year" award by V-Twin Magazine.

The Yamaha V Star 950 gives plenty of evidence that it’s got more more than enough to back up its stature. The bike’s "New Style Classic" body design concept is based on a single streamline running along the entire body surface. It has a new low, lean, and lighter image than conventional old style cruisers with a long, low design that provides plenty of space and passenger comfort.

As an entry-level cruiser, the bike rolls out a sleek and svelte look that belies the true power inside the powertrain, courtesy of a 942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, 60° V-twin engine that produces outstanding low- and mid-range torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission that features optimized gear ratios for excellent city and highway drivability, providing the kind of for exceptional performance that only a true cruiser can provide.

In addition to its upstanding power, the V Star 950 comes with a carefully designed chassis that features a double-cradle steel main frame, a monocross style, single-shock, bottom link rear suspension for agile handling, and large 320mm front and 298mm rear discs that provide strong braking power.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star 950’s specs after the jump

The Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer speaks to the talent and capabilities of Yamaha as one of the world’s best manufacturer of motorcycles. It’s got the looks, the performance, and the handling that only a company like Yamaha can provide.

Aesthetically, the V Star 950 Tourer is no slouch, rolling out with a sturdy windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a passenger backrest, all of which come as standard. Even the fenders of the bike, both on the front and rear, are made from real steel, adding a quality look to the bike and providing easy customization for the rider.

In terms of power and handling, the V Star 950 Tourer comes with plenty of both. The former features a 942cc 60° V-twin engine that’s both simple and sophisticated. It carries four-valve cylinder heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders, forged aluminum pistons, fuel injection, and a meticulously tuned 2-into-1 exhaust system that has a throaty exhaust note, as well as 3-way catalyst technology to reduce air pollution. As far as handling is concerned, the bike comes with a double-cradle steel main frame, 41mm tube front forks, a bottom-link-type monocross shock rear suspension, and large 320mm front and 298mm rear discs, which provide strong braking power to the bike.

Overall, the Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer offers the best of all worlds as far as looks, performance, and handling are concerned. After all, there’s a reason why the V Star 950 was recently named one of the best bikes on the market.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star Tourer 950’s specs after the jump


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