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New Yamaha Champions Riding School

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Yamaha Motor Corporation is partnering again with the talented team that makes up the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). Working in conjunction with the world class New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, New Jersey, lead instructors Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill, along with heroes Scott Russell and Larry Pegram, will bring their unique philosophy to many new students. Students ...

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Yamaha U.S. Employees Raise More Than $100,000 For Feed The Children Charity Day

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Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., presented world-renowned charity Feed the Children with a check for $100,500 as part of its Seventh Annual Feed The Children Charity Day. The record funds raised for Feed the Children this year came from employee donations plus two special promotions that contributed to the 2013 donation: a charity auction held during Yamaha’s dealer meeting this summer ...

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2014 Yamaha FZ-09 – First Ride Review

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There must be something magic about $7,990 because Yamaha has introduced two all-new 2014 models priced $10 below eight grand. Yamaha unveiled the Star Bolt in March, followed by the FZ-09 sport standard in June. By all accounts, the Bolt has been selling like hotcakes and so many deposits have been put down on FZ-09s that Yamaha added a third ...

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2014 Yamaha FZ-09 – First Look Review

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Last fall, at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, Yamaha unveiled the Crossplane Concept in-line triple, promising that, “with its clean torque output, this advanced new, light, slim and compact 3-cylinder engine will shape Yamaha’s future motorcycle lineup.” The engine was displayed on a platform with a spider web of wires connecting it to an existing YZF-R1 crossplane in-line four, ...

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2013 Sport-Touring Comparison Test: BMW K1600GT, BMW R1200RT, Kawasaki Concours 14, Triumph Trophy, Yamaha FJR1300

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Sport touring, a hybrid category that blends the performance of sportbikes with the comfort of touring bikes, takes many forms. Some add a taller windscreen, bar risers and soft luggage to their GSX-R, while others bevel the pegs and scrape the belly pan on their Gold Wing. Between these two extremes are dedicated sport-touring motorcycles. In recent years, the space ...

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2013 Yamaha FJR1300 – Road Test Review

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Every bike in this comparison has roots that go back decades, from the BMW R100RT in the late ’70s, to the BMW K100RT, Kawasaki Concours ZG1000 and Yamaha FJ1100 in the ’80s, to the Triumph Trophy 1200 in the early ’90s. Engines, chassis, components, tires, technology and features have improved steadily, resulting in today’s amazing, state-of-the-art sport tourers. When the ...

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2013 Yamaha FJR1300 – Road Test Review

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When we broke the news that an updated Yamaha FJR1300 was on the way for 2013 in the December 2012 issue, the reader reaction was the usual mix of praise and grousing (mostly that the bike hasn’t been changed enough). What surprised us, though, is that almost everyone who wrote qualified their opinions with the hundreds of thousands of miles ...

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2013 Yamaha FJR1300 and FZ8 – First Look Review

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Just as this issue was going to print, Yamaha revealed updated FJR1300 and FZ8 models for 2013. The four-cylinder, 1,298cc FJR1300 sport tourer (we test the 2012 version in this issue) gets a new fairing design, new headlights and revised electric windscreen for improved protection. It features quicker screen deployment action, and reduced back pressure behind the screen should enhance ...

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Yamaha Announces 2013 Models

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Yamaha Motor Corp U.S. recently launched additional models of its 2013 motorcycle product. In the SuperSport category, the 2013 YZF-R1 ($14,290) and YZF-R6 ($10,999) come back in a variety of new and exciting colors. The FZ1 ($10,790) and FZ6R ($7,790) also return for those who enjoy casual canyon carving or commuting. Adventure riders should check out the 2013 Super Ténéré ...

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