The Dark Side of Japan never sleeps. Hidden by the infinite darkness, a dynamic force has evolved. With both of its eyes wide open, this seminal Hyper Naked is destined to see beyond the Dark Side of Japan. Featuring menacing new twin-eye LED headlights and a dynamic new style, as well as an A&S clutch and advanced electronics, the new MT-09 is ready to uphold the MT family’s honour.
Yamaha’s Sport Heritage models have truly captured the imagination of those riders who appreciate characterful motorcycles that combine authentic heritage with modern technology and timeless style.
Each one of these motorcycles has been developed using our ‘Faster Sons’ philosophy, in which we create exciting and individually styled bikes that pay homage to classic designs from our past while giving you modern performance and riding experience.
For 2016 Yamaha are set to expand their highly successful Sport Heritage segment with the arrival of new SCR950, a stylish and purposeful looking V-twin that captures the timeless spirit of the iconic street scrambler.
Back in the 1960s the street scrambler was the bike of choice for those riders who wanted a simple, stylish and rugged motorcycle that could rip it up around the city as well as handle weekend blasts [...]
The exciting and addictive new Yamaha Tracer 700 has been developed from the highly successful MT-07 platform, and is poised to attract a new generation of riders by strengthening and reinvigorating the current Sport Tourer line up.
Forget any preconceptions you may have about the Sport Tourer class, because the new Yamaha Tracer 700 is one of the new breed of compact and agile models that come with an emphasis on sport. The Tracer 700 is an accessible and affordable Sport Tourer that is built to take you on an exciting new journey every day. Maybe you’re heading out for a quick back road blast after work – or preparing to take a long-distance tour. In any case the Tracer 700 will take you on your own roads of life.
The Tracer 700’s inline 2-cylinder 689cc engine [...]
Widely recognised as the most prestigious awards in motorcycling, the 2015 MCN Award winners have finally been announced in today’s edition of Motor Cycle News. With Yamaha machines winning five of the most coveted categories and with Yamaha also being voted the MCN 2015 Manufacturer of the Year, the expert judging panel have recognised both the outstanding range of Yamaha two wheelers and the resurgence of the famous tuning fork brand.
Two different MT models have scooped the top prizes in their respective classes – with the MT-07 being voted as the winner of the Best Naked (middleweight) category for the second year running, while the top selling MT-09 Tracer was voted Best All Rounder by the judges.
Equally significant is the award given to the new NMAX 125 which has been voted the Best Scooter for [...]
Yamaha’s Sport Heritage bike building philosophy continues to move forward and evolve. Sharing its strong belief in respecting the iconic styles and designs of Yamaha motorcycles of the past, whilst intending to push the boundaries of motorcycle technology to create amazing bikes with real character that never compromise on riding ability. Yamaha called this new philosophy ‘Faster Sons’, a name that tips its hat in respect to the bikes that came before, whilst also showing pride in the faster sons of today and tomorrow, because above all, we love to ride.
To give tangible proof of this philosophy Yamaha chose to work with legendary Los Angeles based Japanese bike builder Shinya Kimura. Kimura’s shared vision of the Faster Sons philosophy led to a collaboration to produce the ‘Faster Son’, a tangible, real world [...]
The new entry-level NMAX features a dynamic new bodywork inspired by Yamaha’s high-end sport models, and combines edgy styling with strong acceleration together with easy manoeuvrability and remarkable economy.
Aimed at younger and active city commuters who want a new kind of affordable premium scooter that appeals to the head as well as the heart, the new NMAX widens the reach of the Urban segment by blending high-end design with day-to-day practicality.
The NMAX’s compact and sporty chassis gives stable handling with ample agility. And for strong acceleration with low fuel consumption – 45.7km/litre WMTC mode – the new 125cc 4-stroke engine features variable valve actuation (VVA) with an efficient fuel injection system.
Yamaha is very pleased to announce that it has added the cost effective range of BS Batteries to its Genuine Yamaha Parts line-up and they are now available through its Authorised dealer network for all Yamaha models.
The winter period is typically a time when a lot of Yamaha owners have put their motorcycle into hibernation until spring when the weather improves. However, whilst this may avoid the inevitable impact of the seasonal conditions on external parts of a motorcycle, one component that can often be over-looked but will degrade over time if not suitably maintained is the battery.
Whilst many owners will make use of a ‘trickle charger’ to look after their Yamaha’s battery health, for some owners, this is not practical and a battery will eventually need replacing. In this instance, an expired motorcycle battery [...]
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MT-07 voted MCN Overall Machine of the Year 2014
Widely recognised as the most prestigious awards in motorcycling, the 2014 MCN Awards have finally been announced with two different MT models scooping the top prize in their respective classes – with the new MT-125 voted Best 125cc machine of the year and the MT-07 declared as the winner in the Best Naked (middleweight) category, whilst also being chosen by the distinguished judges as the MCN Overall Machine of the Year 2014.
Winning any of the annual MCN awards is always an honour but to receive the top prize confirms that a new motorcycle is something rather special.
The Machine of the Year 2014 award is even more significant than normal for this affordable, twin cylinder machine, as the judges have historically tended to vote for large capacity [...]
Yamaha’s recently launched MT-09 and MT-07 have powered to the top of the sales rankings and captured the imagination of European motorcyclists who are looking for a new kind of riding excitement. Inspired by the Dark Side of Japan, these edgy new MT models are all about pure riding emotion. For 2014 Yamaha expand the MT range even further with the new MT-125 – its first streetfighter-style model in the 125cc category that aims to open the MT World to younger riders.
Serious ‘full-size’ bike image The new MT-125 has been shaped by the strong MT family DNA to give it a charismatic appearance and a commanding street presence that is reinforced by its genuine big bike looks and advanced technology. Every detail on this new streetfighter – [...]
The 2014 Wheels & Waves event in Biarritz went down a storm two weeks ago with thousands of dedicated custom bikes descending on the French coast to enjoy sunshine, good times and beautiful motorcycles. Yamaha were there in style with a showcase of stunning Yard Built creations from a host of builders including The Bender Brothers, Deus Ex Machina, Wrenchmonkees and Roland Sands.
Aside from the already announced bikes, two special new machines were unwrapped at wheels & Waves for the assembled custom enthusiasts. The German Bender brothers Christian and Raphael took the covers off their first Yard Built Yamaha project, the über cool SR400 ‘Homage’. The brothers are huge fans of the Yamaha XT500 and took that as their inspiration in building the ‘Homage’.
The standard SR400 was stripped back and then modified by the brothers [...]
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