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10 Yamaha Naked Bikes

Yamaha Naked Bikes – 10 Motorcycles For All Budgets

Yamaha knows a thing or two about producing incredible motorcycles, showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon they remain one of the worlds biggest motorcycle manufacturers. Part of that…

16 best liter bikes

Liter Bike Class – 16 of The Best

Here’s a compilation of liter bikes, past and present, who’s presence would grace any bikers shed. Before we look at them though, what constitutes as a liter bike? What is…

16 liter bikes

Yamaha RD250

Yamaha RD250 – King of the 70’s Quarter Litre Motorbikes

Yamaha produced their first 247cc two-stroke in 1957, the YD1. Following a series of YDS piston port machines it was December 1972 when the first Yamaha RD250 was released.  Little…

Yamaha RD 250

Yamaha FS1E AKA the Fizzy

Yamaha FS1E – The Must Have Bike For 1970’s British Kids

Launched in 1973 the Yamaha FS1-E was every young motorcyclist’s path to freedom. The ‘E’ suffix at the end of the models name simply represented which countries regulations the FS1…

Yamaha TZR 250

Yamaha TZR 250 YPVS 1986 to 1996

The Yamaha TZR 250 remains one of the most sought after 80’s motorcycles to date and a firm favourite among two-stroke enthusiasts and in this article we’re going to look…

Yamaha TZR 250

Yamaha TZ750 for sale

Yamaha TZ750 – The Holy Grail of Two Stroke Racers

The Yamaha TZ750 is up there with being one of the most influential motorcycles in history.  From the foundation of the design to its racing and record setting achievements, it…

Yamaha RD400 – Classic 70s Two Stroke Motorcycle

The Yamaha RD400 had a relatively short lifespan and was produced between 1976-1979 having been first introduced in the Summer of 1975.  It followed on from the RD350 and was…

Yamaha DT 250

Yamaha DT250 Duel Sports Bike 1971 to 1982

The Yamaha DT250 started life in 1968 as the DT-1 and it very quickly sold through the initial 12,000 unit production run.  The US market was slowing down and yet…

Yamaha RD350LC – Rebirth of the 2 Stroke

It was 1980 and two-stroke fans in Europe were eagerly awaiting the release of the Yamaha RD350LC. It had been delayed due to disruption with production and the smaller RD250LC…

Yamaha RD250LC – Hooligan Bike of the Early 1980s

The Yamaha RD250LC is considered to be an absolute hooligan machine and its reputation particularly in the UK in the 80’s is partly why it had such a short lifespan. …

Yamaha Virago 250

Yamaha Virago Review 1981 – 2007

I knew when the opportunity to write about the legendary Yamaha Virago came up, I had to jump on it. Yes, that’s right, I said legendary, the Virago has an…

Yamaha FZR1000

Yamaha FZR1000 – Review and Buyers Guide

I think everybody who looks at the Yamaha FZR1000 should have a certain level of appreciation for what it did not only for Yamaha but for race-replicas and general sport…

Yamaha R1 1998 – Pushing Boundaries for over 20 Years

When the opportunity arose for me to write about the legend, the icon, the monster that is the Yamaha YZF R1 I couldn’t resist, I mean any motorcycle loving writer…

Yamaha R1, one of the most iconic sport bikes of the last 25 years

90’s Yamaha Motorcycles

The 90’s for Yamaha were a big decade, one in which some of the most remarkable motorcycles in the world came out of the factory, setting trends and raising the…

Yamaha RD500LC

Yamaha RD500LC

In 1984 Yamaha released a road legal version of their factory YZR500 which at the time was leading the world championship with Kenny Roberts aboard. The Yamaha RD500LC was born…

Yamaha 4 Stroke Motorcycles – 9 Classics

Yamaha were late to the 4 stroke party. Around the time Honda were basking in the glory of the all conquering four cylinder CB750, Yamaha were just introducing their first…

9 Vintage Yamaha Two Stroke Motorcycles

As amazing as motorcycles are today, there will never be anything quite like the noise, smell and speed of the classic Yamaha 2 stroke motorcycles of time gone by.  The…

Yamaha FZR600 Genesis – The Ideal Budget Sportsbike

The Yamaha FZR600 Genesis when introduced in 1989 was considered the best 600cc Sportsbike on the market. It’s reign wouldn’t last forever as Kawasaki and Honda each were to soon…

Motorcycles of the 80s – 25 Iconic Bikes of the Decade

For me, the standout memories of the motorcycles of the 80s was the fascination with turbo bikes, improved (faster) two stroke machines and the Japanese manufacturers stepping on Harley Davidsons…

Norton Atlas Ranger

New Retro Motorcycles – 9 Awesome Modern Classics

Let’s face it, motorcycles of a bygone era are undeniably cool, from early Indian Scouts and Harleys to the Bonneville and CB750, they laid the foundations for everything that was…

V-Max 1200 was the original 1980's muscle bike

Yamaha V-Max 1200 – The Original Hooligan Bike

I remember the first time I ever really took note of a Yamaha V-Max 1200. I was still a couple years away from driving age, probably 13 or 14, but…