Two Recalls issued for Yamaha YZF-R3

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Yamaha’s YZF-R3 has been hit with back to back recalls filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both recalls affect certain model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZ-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured between January 1, 2015 and April 15, 2016. A total of 11,280 units are affected by the recalls. The first recall was issued on […]

Scrambled Egg: ChapMoto Cooks up a Tasty Bolt Scrambler

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When Star Motorcycles introduced the Star Bolt several years ago, the new model ticked off a lot of boxes on many motorcyclists’ wants and desires lists. The bike is nimble, lightweight, has great modern styling, and is easy for beginners to ride yet offers enough pep and aggression to keep veteran riders thoroughly entertained. The […]

The Stepson of Anarchy: Chaparral Motorsports’ Battle of the Bolts Build

Double up or strap on a travel bag, this R-Spec is ready for whatever.

This past fall, Star Motorcycles held a contest called Battle of the Bolts, in which Star Motorcycle dealers had the opportunity customize a stock Bolt or Bolt R-spec for a chance to win big prizes. The rules were pretty straight forward, basically you had to use at least $750 worth of Star parts and accessories, […]

Yamaha Recalls Select 2015 YZF-R3 due to weakened upper triple clamp

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Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2015 YZF-R3 motorcycles. In affected motorcycles, the handle crown (upper triple clamp) could be weakened due to improper casting temperatures during the manufacturing process. The handle crown could crack during operation, causing decreased handling stability that could […]

2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R: Improving Power In All The Right Places

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One of the best sport ATV options on the market is the newly released 2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R. In the past, the Raptor 700R line has been a top ATV in the market, and now manufacturers at Yamaha have only improved on previous models. The Yamaha Raptor 700R  has consistently been one of the highest selling ATVs around […]

Yamaha Prepares For 24-Hour Endurance Season-Opener At Le Mans

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GMT94 Yamaha and the Monster Energy Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) are preparing their all-new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1s for the 38th edition of the famous 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans this weekend, kicking off the 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC). After seven months of waiting, reigning Endurance World Champion team GMT94 Yamaha is […]

Yamaha Ready For Enduro World Championship Return

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Yamaha Racing will make their official return to the FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championship this weekend as Team Yamaha Miglio compete in the opening round of the 2015 series held in Talca, Chile. After a six-year absence from the highest level of enduro competition, Team Yamaha Miglio’s Cristobal Guerrero and Gianluca Martini will aim to […]

2015 AMA Supercross Houston Race Results

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Ryan Dungey Secures Second Monster Energy Supercross Championship With Runner-Up In Houston Cooper Webb Clinches First Career Title In Western Regional 250SX Class With Win Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, traveled to NRG Stadium on Saturday in front of 48,024 fans for the 14th stop of the 17-race season. On a night […]

Head to Head:  2015 Mid-Size (Engine) Sport Bikes

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Riding season is upon us, maybe it’s time for a new ride? Let’s have a look at a few of the mid-size sport bike offerings for 2015. CBR 650F Price: $8,999 Manufacturer: Honda Engine: 649cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder Bore x Stroke: 67mm x 46mm Transmission: Six-speed Fuel Delivery: PGM-FI Programmed automatic enrichment circuit, with 32mm […]

Yamaha Reveals XV950 Racer To The Public

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One of the more anticipated releases of 2015 is the Yamaha XV950 Racer, which was finally been revealed to the public. The newly released images and teaser YouTube video of the Racer show exactly why they chose the name. The XV950 Racer serves as a sporty ride for those wanting a new café racer style motorcycle. The Racer […]