Yamaha motorcycles

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.

Every kid or young adult gets started with motorcycles at some point in their lives. As part of their award-winning tradition of producing bikes of all shapes and sizes, Yamaha has the ideal bike for the teens looking for their first two-wheeled taste of off-road freedom.

The bike is the Yamaha TT-R125LE , an award-winning playbike that’s perfect for discovering the fun and freedom of off-road riding. Easily ridden with a simple yet edgy design, the TT-R125LE is the kind of bike that can introduce any novice into the world of off-road biking, building interest along the way for the rider to graduate to the more off-road-centric bikes in the Yamaha family.

It’s a bike that offers a good mix of subdued styling with good enough performance capabilities that makes off-road biking that much more enjoyable, especially for the young ones that find joy and excitement in trail rides.

Maximizing fun while also serving as an entry bike, the Yamaha TT-R125LE is the kind of bike that makes you fall in love with off-road biking.

Find out more about the Yamaha TT-R125LE after the jump.

The Yamaha YZ250 is a legend in the world of two-stroke bikes and for all of its years in the sun, the model still doesn’t fail to impress.

In a nutshell, it’s still considered as one of the best bikes in its class and for good reason. It comes as a more palatable 2-stroke with plenty of features derived from its more powerful 4-stroke counterparts. It’s got one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any bike in its class, thanks in large part to a light aluminum frame housing a patented YPVS Power valve-equipped engine. Plus, its a lot cheaper to maintain than most bikes in Yamaha’s fold.

On top of that end, it features the same Yamaha -inspired design that has long been a trademark of the YZ family. Carrying a distinct style to go with top-of-the-heap performance isn’t an easy thing to do in the motorcycle industry.

Very few models have achieved such acclaim and to Yamaha’s credit, one of those models regarded as such is the YZ250, one of the truest two-stroke bike the market has to offer.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZ250 after the jump.

Famous for building some of the world’s most powerful sportsbikes, Yamaha has never been one to sit on their laurels. That’s why they’ve built the new Yamaha FZ1 , a cutting edge sportsbike that features state-of-the-art engine and chassis design combined with an all-world design profile.

A lot has been mentioned about the FZ1, not the least of which is that it combines an aggressive and powerful design with impressive real-world performance capabilities, making everyday rides a treat.

There’s a reason why the FZ1 is considered as one of the best sportsbikes in the world and it’s got the makings of a hot-seller in the market, something that Yamaha has come to be known for. The FZ1 isn’t for the weak-of-heart, either. It’s a man’s bike in every sense of the word and quite frankly, is still one of the best values, not just among Yamaha’s current line-up, but in the entire market altogether.

Find out more about the Yamaha FZ1 after the jump.

Competitions are always meant to be won; that’s been the onus for everybody who has ever laced up a pair of racing shoes to compete in off-road motorcycle racing.

So when you’ve decided that you’re 100% serious about winning off-road bike races, there’s only one company that you look for to satisfy your lust for competition: Yamaha .

Built on a history that includes championships in motocross and enduro races, Yamaha offers the most competitive engine and chassis packages, plus class-leading technologies and legendary build quality.

Part of Yamaha’s championship DNA is building bikes for all types of people, even for the young 9 to 14-year old kids that want to start breaking into the scene. For this particular instance, that bike is the YZ85, born from the company’s award-winning YZ competition bikes.

The YZ85 is the ideal bike for the up-and-comers of the scene. It’s got tremendous performance capabilities mixed in with superior handling to allow even the greenest of drivers to warm up to the bike in no time.

Find out more about the Yamaha YZ85 after the jump.

Power and reliability are two things novice riders look for in their first taste of two-wheeled freedom. The Yamaha TT -R230 offers both things and so much more.

Inspired by its big brother, the Yamaha YZ , the TT-R230 is the perfect introductory trail bike that can be used by a wide range of riders. Its compact wheelbase, low seating, and super convenient electric starting are all part of it’s user-friendly appeal. Whereas other bikes will inundate you with complicated gadgets and trickery, the TT-R230 is a simple bike that offers plenty of versatility and useability.

Just remember the freedom of riding a bike and think to yourself how you’ll be able to enjoy it without going overboard with the costs. It’s like buying a new bicycle; you don’t need the flashy custom-made ones, just the ones that give you what you need when you need it.

With the Yamaha TT-R230, you won’t need to splurge for something you clearly can’t handle yet. It’s the ideal bike to begin your life as a rider before you graduate into something a little more complicated.

Find out more about the TT-R230 after the jump.

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.

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