Off the Line: Yamaha Introduces The New XSR900

XSR900 gray riding

If you were to strip down a Yamaha FZ-09 to just its chassis and drivetrain then redress it with more curves and a few dashes of old school styling and a bit of  street tough attitude you’d end up with Yamaha’s newest model the XZR900. While they come from the same blood line, the Yamaha XSR900 is […]

Scrambled Egg: ChapMoto Cooks up a Tasty Bolt Scrambler


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 Robot Issues Challenge


Man vs Machine Watch out Rossi – you’ve got a new mechanical adversary. Yamaha has just unveiled its latest technological breakthrough – a robotic rider – code named “MOTOBOT.” This metal motorcyclist was built with the intent of learning all that is necessary to beat MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi. A preview video unveiling the autonomous biker […]

Two-Stroke vs Four-Stroke Dirt Bikes – A Beginner’s Guide

2013 Yamaha YZ250F

For dirt bike riders, there’s one common debate that seems to never die – which is better, two-stroke or four-stroke dirt bikes? This argument can spur a lot of arguments between riders, but in the end, there’s really not a correct choice. Instead, choosing a two-stroke or four-stroke is based on personal preference and riding style. […]

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

2015 Yamaha YFZ-R3 - Action

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 […]

Yamaha Unveils DT-07 Dirt Tracker Concept at AIMEXPO Motorcycle Show

Yamaha DT-07 Flat Track Concept

Codenamed the “DT-07,” Yamaha designed and built this is a one-off creation in conjunction Jeff Palhegyi Design with Yamaha’s U.S. race shop. The DT-07 features a special race-tuned FZ-07 twin-cylinder engine with a Graves Motorsports exhaust. Keith McCarty, Yamaha’s US racing boss, explains the idea behind the DT-07 Concept: “Yamaha’s history started in dirt track with […]

Yamaha Introduces All-New 2016 YZ450FX, All-New 2016 WR450F, and 2016 YZ250FX And WR250F Off-Road Models

2016 Yamaha YZ450FX

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today debuted the all-new 2016 YZ450FX, an off-road racer conceived, engineered, and built specifically for hare scrambles and GNCC® competition. The company also introduced an all-new WR450F, along with the 2016 YZ250FX and the WR250F. All four off-road models feature easy, push-button electric starting and precise fuel injection–handy features to have […]

Yamaha Announces New Side by Side, the 2016 Yamaha YXZ1000 R SxS

Yamaha YXZ 1000 R

The New 2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R Side-by-Side Unveiled Yamaha is unveiling it’s newest side by side aimed at the sport utility market, the 2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R. The YZX1000R comes in three colors and features an all new 3 cylinder engine. It also has a 5 speed sequential shift manual transmission. Unmatched SxS Performance The all-new YXZ1000R […]

2016 Yamaha Kodiak 700 Offers An Affordable Mid-Sized ATV Option

2016 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS

The world of mid-sized ATVs is being altered by Yamaha and its latest offering for the utility all-terrain vehicle market; the 2016 Yamaha Kodiak 700. Manufactured in Newnan, Georgia, Yamaha added class-leading features to its newest ATV line. Mike Martinez, Yamaha Recreational Vehicle vice president, explained how the new Kodiak 700s have the same punch […]