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Yamaha MT-10 Specs Announced Ahead Of Production

Yamaha has confirmed specs and pricing for the MT-10 streetfighter slated to go into production later this year. The MT-10 has generated a lot of buzz since its debut at EICMA 2015, with both fans and detractors either singing its praises or criticizing its outlandish looks. The MT-10 is theRead More

Yamaha Invests $2 Million in Silicon Valley Startup Veniam

Yamaha announced a $ 2 million investment in an American company developing connected vehicle technology. The financial injection was part of a total $ 22 million in Series B funding raised by Silicon Valley’s Veniam Inc. from investors including Verizon and Cisco. Co-founded by Zipcar’s original chief executive officer RobinRead More

Pata Yamaha Introduces Official 2016 World Superbike R1

For 2016, Yamaha is making a return to World Superbike racing in an official capacity with the Pata Yamaha squad running the latest version of the YZF-R1. In this video, we get words about the bike and the season to come from team riders Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli, asRead More

Yamaha Champions Riding School Adds Two Introductory Classes

The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS), the two-day riding school offered at select tracks around the country, is familiar to many riders. Well, more riders are about to be able to take advantage of this time-tested approach to riding education. YCRS has announced two new classes to be run in conjunction with theRead More

Yamaha Introduces Revstar Guitars

Yamaha’s music division takes some inspiration from its motorcycle division with its new Revstar line of guitars said to “exude a hip, sexy vibe reminiscent of the café racer style of motorcycles that influenced 1960’s Tokyo and London,” ranging in price from $ 629 to $ 1,549. “Reflecting the rawRead More

Yamaha Presents 2016 MotoGP Team + Video

Yamaha unveiled its livery for the 2016 MotoGP season which, quite frankly, doesn’t look that different from what it sported last season when Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi finished one-two in the championship. From what we can see, the only change is the Yamaha “Blue Core” logo on the bellyRead More

NHTSA Officially Announces 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1, YZF-R1M Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced the recall on 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M models to correct a problem with their transmissions. As we previously reported, the issue may cause the second, third and fourth gears to break under excessive stress. The recall affects 2,921 motorcycles inRead More

Yamaha USA Raises Over $30k For Feed The Children; Honors 2015 Wall Of Champions

From a Yamaha press release: Thanks to the hard work and generosity of its employees, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., yesterday presented world-renowned charity Feed the Children with a check for $ 31,373 as part of its Ninth Annual Feed the Children Charity Day at the company’s Cypress, CA, headquarters. YamahaRead More

Yamaha RMAX Drone Crop Duster

Press Release: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., received Part 137 Agricultural Aircraft Operations Certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today, the first for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). With the certification achieved, Yamaha can move forward with plans to provide agricultural spray service operations in the U.S. usingRead More

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Recalled for Transmission Problem

Yamaha is recalling all 2015 YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M motorcycles to address a problem with their transmissions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to formally announce the recall but Yamaha has proceeded to notify customers. According to a letter Yamaha sent to customers and dealers, the second gear wheelRead More

Build Your Own Yamaha YZF-R1M Out of Paper

Bummed out about the recall on your 2015 R1? While away the time as you wait for an appointment with the dealership by making your own, less transmission failure-prone YZF-R1M out of paper. We’ve previously written about the Valentino Rossi Laguna Seca and Dakar Rally kits from Yamaha’s Paper CraftRead More

Yamaha Outlines New Medium-Term Management Plan for 2016-2018

Yamaha Motor Co. announced a new business plan for the next three years that will see the company introduce 270 new products (including motorcycles) by 2018. The ambitious “New Medium-Term Management Plan builds upon its previous three-year plan that ends this year. The previous plan proved to be fairly successful,Read More