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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

Imagine blasting off along the highway with the wind slamming against your helmet and feeling all the gushing sensation of air creeping into your skin.

Sounds exciting, right?

Well, that image could turn into reality if you so choose. All you need to do is bring home a Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe and you can bring that daydream into reality.

The Stratoliner Deluxe offers the best in style, comfort, and convenience for the casual tourer. The bike’s unique neo-streamlined designed and powerful 1.8-liter engine is the perfect road companion for anybody that has visions of clear highways and open roads.

In addition to the outstanding design characteristics and robust powertrain, the Stratoliner Deluxe handles like a puppet, too. Everything you want it to do, it can do without so much as any resistance.

Quite simply, it’s one of those tourer bikes that comes with a retail price - $17,490 - that may look steep at first glance, but it’s an investment well worth making.

Find out more about the Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe after the jump.

In the world of motorcycles, luxury touring bikes are considered top-of-the-line, both for their sophisticated vintage looks and all of their modern technology.

Yamaha ’s new Royal Star Venture S offers all these things and more, providing the kind of classic tourer that turns more than just heads wherever it goes.

Everything about the Royal Star Venture S speaks to luxury, including the eye-popping style and the smooth performance capabilities. Combine that with a surprisingly affordable price tag and a 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty, and you’re looking at a bike that can push people to make a purchase without any hitches.

A lot has been said about Yamaha’s long and storied history of building some of the most mouth-watering bikes in the market. Whether it’s an entry-level bike or a luxury tourer, the Japanese motorcycle builder never fails to bring out the goods. And they’ve got a pretty good one in the Royal Star Venture S.

Find out more about the Yamaha Royal Star Venture S after the jump.

Any seasoned rider will tell you that diving into a hardcore bike isn’t the proper way to get acclimated to motorcycles. You need to get your feet wet first. You need a bike that will show you the ropes while also provide the kind of excitement and thrills that only a true sports bike can provide.

The innovative Yamaha FZ6R is one of those bikes and it offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started. There are no boastful expectations with the FZ6R; it’s simply a bike that will give you everything you need to get started.

While other bikes will promise torque-twisting performance, the FZ6R doesn’t make such claims. It’s a ride that does complete justice to the term ’sports bike’, inspiring the kind of rider confidence that has made it one of the most popular sports bikes on the market today.

No frills. No flair. No flash. Just the way the Yamaha FZ6R likes it.

Find out more about the Yamaha FZ6R after the jump.

An award-winning bike that offers no compromises; that’s what the Yamaha YZ450F offers - and a whole lot more.

Fresh off of improvements across the board, the new YZ450F will come with a host of beefy upgrades, including new design elements, improved powertrain, and overall better handling.

These changes fit right in with the lofty standards set by the models predecessor, the 2010 YZ450F , which won a plethora of awards including Dirt Rider Magazine’s “Bike of the Year”, Cycle World’s “Best Motocrosser”, and Motorcycle Magazine’s “Best Dirtbike of 2010.”

Yet despite all of its accolades, Yamaha still saw fit to give the YZ450F improvements, further proving that a great bike should not be satisfied with itself. Whenever there’s a time that awards come, they should not be looked as validation for greatness, but motivation to maintain their status as the best.

For their part, Yamaha has the right frame of mind with the YZ450F. It’s a good enough bike to merit some distinctions, but at the end of the day, ’good enough’ should never be associated with status quo.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZ450F after the jump.

Sometimes, you can never have enough of a good thing, and in Yamaha’s case, that good thing comes in the form of the YZ motocross bike. The model range has produced some quality pieces over the years, but none more so than the much-lauded YZ250F.

Among the many endearing traits of the YZ250F , the bike is also significant for being the 1st four-stroke 250 motocross bike on the market, the 1st to win an international race, the 1st to win an AMA Supercross, and the 1st to take an AMA U.S. Supercross Championship® title, as well as the first to win an AMA National race.

That’s a lot of firsts.

The 2011 Yamaha YZ250F builds on all of its past accomplishments and takes every nook and cranny to a whole new level, ensuring that it remains a favorite among motocross riders the world over.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZ250F after the jump

Super light weight, instantaneous power, less expensive to maintain, and reduced noise. We can run off more things to describe the new Yamaha YZ125, but we get the feeling that you already get the point.

With the advent of all those four-stroke bikes proliferating the market these days, it would seem like an easy thing to do to just let the two-stroke models wash away into the ocean, but not Yamaha . Always known for putting customer preferences to heart, the Japanese bikemaker has brought new life to the two-stroke YZ line-up with the introduction of the new YZ125.

The YZ125 features class-leading power flowing from a liquid-cooled, 124cc crankcase-reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine that feeds through a close-ratio six-speed transmission for outstanding acceleration. Corner-exiting power and state-of-the-art handling capabilities comes courtesy of an advanced aluminum frame and swingarm, making he YZ125 about as good a two-stroke bike as you’ll find in the market these days.

The fact that it’s stamped with a Yamaha logo only adds more appeal and comfort.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZ125 after the jump.


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