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PISTON REPLACEMENT TIME? MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

WR450F PISTON REPLACEMENT? Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I am a slightly overweight, 50-plus-year-old slow guy who has enjoyed my 2005 Yamaha WR450F since purchasing it new in 2004. I religiously service the bike myself, including regular oil and air filter changes, valve checks (they have never needed adjustment—ever) and run 100-octane fuel. The motor runs strong, […]

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES 2021 WR250F AND REDESIGNED WR450F

The arrival of 2021 models continues with the announcement of Yamaha’s designated off-road four-strokes. The following information arrived today from Yamaha’s media department: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, has announced its 2021 WR Enduro models including a redesigned WR450F, the machine of choice for serious trail riders and enduro racers. Designed with the flexibility to win […]

YAMAHA WR250F: FULL TEST

The Yamaha WR250F is an easy bike to ride but a difficult bike to understand. You could call it a high-end race bike aimed at beginners or a play bike designed by racers. It’s clearly a machine designed to adhere to the letter of the law, but it’s unclear what law that is. The WR […]

2021 YAMAHA YZ450F, FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 Yamaha YZ450F is officially here and we had the opportunity to ride at at Glen Helen Raceway earlier in the week. This bike now enters its fourth year after the compete and total makeover it received in 2018. That was when it got a new frame, new bodywork and a redesigned motor with […]

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES NEW E-BIKES

Yamaha is going deeper into the electric bicycle world. The company already offered a number of recreational electric-assist bikes powered by a Yamaha-made motor. Now the company has announced two models aimed at more dedicated e-bike enthusiasts; the YDX Moro and YDX Moro Pro. The official release appears below. Yamaha Bicycles is taking a massive […]

YAMAHA YZ250: TWO-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke is the bike that refuses to go quietly into the night. After all these years, it continues to do some things better than anything else in its class. Its suspension and handling are still top notch, making it a steady seller in Yamaha’s line. It also holds its value–the YZ250 changes […]

YAMAHA TENERE 700 ADVENTURE BIKE: FIRST RIDE

The Yamaha Tenere 700 has finally arrived and we got to spend a day on it in the San Bernardino mountains this week. This is a bike that we’ve been waiting for and wanting to ride for a very long time–even before the bike was officially announced at the EICMA show. Yamaha has been quiet […]

RIDING THE NEW YAMAHA WR250F: THE WRAP

With the Coronavirus shut down, the 2021 new model season will be later than usual. In fact, there are still some new-for-2020 bikes that were late arrivals. One of them is the Yamaha WR250F. This bike replaced an aging model by the same name. The new version is based on the latest YZ250F motocross bike, […]

YAMAHA’S 2021 TENERE 700 ARRIVES

Yamaha has just lifted the veil on its first 2021 model. The Tenere 700 has arrived in the U.S. and will be in dealers within a month. The official press release follows.   MARIETTA, Ga. – May 22, 2020 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) today announced the 2021 Ténéré 700 arrival for the U.S. market beginning the first week […]

YAMAHA YZ345 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take another look with some unseen photos of a very unique Yamaha YZ345 built by fabricator Howard Jenkins of MotoFab Industries located in central California. Could you imagine a YZ250 two-stroke engine dropping right into a newer Yamaha four-stroke chassis without any major frame modifications? Well, it might just […]

TORC 1 YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS REBUILD: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

On this week’s 4-Stroke Project Bike Spotlight we give you the first look at our Torc-1 Yamaha YZ450F build. Products from Wrench Rabbit and Torc-1 are featured in 4-Stroke Hardware. Thumper Theater is all about 450cc machine this week and includes our 2019 MX Shootout. You don’t want to mis that! Suzuki fans we have […]

2020 YAMAHA YZ250FX: FULL TEST

We’ve said it many times: Motocross bikes make poor trail bikes. That’s why we haven’t jumped on the bandwagon to heap praise on “closed-course, competition off-road bikes” such as the Honda CRF450RX, the Yamaha YZ450FX and the KTM 450XC-F. They are racers, nothing else. Now, however, we have to qualify that statement to apply only […]

DEMO RIDE SEASON STARTS AT DAYTONA

Several manufacturers will be offering demo rides and displays at Daytona bike week and afterward. Here are a few we know of so far: BETA DEMO RIDES Hello Fellow Rider, Just a quick note that we have a few spots available at the next stop on the tour (see below) so if you have always […]

2020 YAMAHA YZ250: A 2-STROKE VIDEO

The Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke remains a fixture in the dirt bike world. Despite the fact that it was designed more than 15 years ago, it continues to win races. In 2020, it has the new role of introducing a new generation of riders to the ways of the two-stroke. Yamaha understands how important that is […]