Since last fall, Yamaha has announced many new, updated and returning models as part of its 2016 lineup, including cruisers under the Star Motorcycles brand.
Read about 2016 Star Motorcycles, the new 2016 YZF-R1S and returning 2016 street and adventure models
2016 Yamaha FJR1300A / FJR1300ES Pricing
Last November, Yamaha announced updates for 2016 to its FJR1300A (standard) and FJR1300ES (electronic suspension) sport tourers, including the addition of a 6th gear, revised transmission ratios and a new assist-and-slipper clutch. The headlights are now LED, the front fairing features new, three-stage cornering lights that are activated by a multi-axis Inertial Measurement Unit and the instrumentation has been updated.
The 2016 Yamaha FJR1300A and FJR1300ES will be available in Cobalt Blue in March with an MSRP of $16,390 for the FJR1300A and $17,990 for the FJR1300ES.
Read more about the updated 2016 Yamaha FJR1300A / FJR1300ES
2016 Yamaha XSR900 Pricing
A new model for 2016 is the café racer-styled XSR900, which is powered by the same liquid-cooled, 847cc Crossplane Crankshaft Concept in-line triple found in the FZ-09 naked sportbike and FJ-09 sport tourer. The XSR900 will be available in April for an MSRP of $9,490 in Matte Gray or $9,990 in 60th Anniversary Yellow & Black.
Read more about the all-new 2016 Yamaha XSR900
Returning for 2016 is the 321cc, twin-cylinder YZF-R3 sportbike, which debuted last year. With supersport styling similar to its R1 and R6 siblings, the R3 is a lightweight, comfortable, user-friendly bike with just the right amount of pep. The 2016 YZF-R3 will be available in March in Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver, Matte Gray or Intensity White/Rapid Red with a MSRP of $4,990.
Read our 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 review
2016 TMAX Scooter
Powered by a 530cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, twin-cylinder engine and updated last year, the TMAX maxi-scooter returns for 2016. Its available in Platinum Gray for an MSRP of $10,490.
Read more about the Yamaha TMAX Scooter
2016 Zuma 125 Scooter
Yamaha’s Zuma 125 has been updated for 2016 with new off-road-inspired styling, improved fuel economy, an upgraded rear brake and suspension, roomier ergonomics, enhanced storage and added convenience. The Zuma 125 is built around a steel frame with aggressive tires on new cast aluminum wheels, and protective brush deflectors and fork tube boots further emphasize the off-road look.
Powering the 2016 Zuma 125 is a compact, 125cc, four-stroke, four-valve engine with a ceramic-composite cylinder liner and electronic fuel injection. Claimed fuel economy is 103 mpg and the tank holds 1.7 gallons of fuel, for a range of 175 miles. A fully-automatic, V-belt transmission and push-button electric starting make the Zuma 125 easy to ride, and standard center and side stands and a locking ignition switch cover make it easy to park and secure. The seat is big enough for two, and there’s a locking storage compartment underneath.
The 2016 Yamaha Zuma 125 will be available in March in Radical White or Ultramarine Blue for an MSRP of $3,390.
New Color for FZ-07 and FZ-09
The popular FZ-07 and FZ-09 middleweight naked sportbikes both get a new Armor Gray color option for 2016, with bright light green wheels. The 2016 Yamaha FZ-07 in Armor Gray has an MSRP of $6,990, the same as the Raven and Matte Silver models. The 2016 Yamaha FZ-09 in Armor Gray will have an MSRP of $8,190, the same as the Raven and Impact Blue models. Both will be available in late February.
Read our 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 review
Read our 2016 Yamaha FZ-09, Kawasaki Z800 ABS and Suzuki GSX-S750 comparison test
Read our 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 review
Still waiting for the FJ 700…….Yamaha. Hint.
I’m thinking more like XTZ700 Mini Tenere!!
What happened to the royal star venture ???
Looks like Yamaha took a look at Honda’s ‘Tron’ 300 before going with the new ’07 paint scheme.
Excellent bikes, both..
Does anybody know if Yamaha is bringing the FZ-03 to the US?