Yamaha

Yamaha’s first true race replica caused a scene when it was launched back in 1984 and the furore carries on today, the bike achieving a true cult status…

 

The Yamaha RD125 is a strange mix of ages, taking much of its architecture and design from the Yamaha’s of the 60s. With only minor engine mods separating…

 

The Yamaha FJ series are great big, dependable bikes with a large following and buoyant owner club. As bikes go the FJ is easily capable of travelling huge…

 

To the average UK motorcyclist the R1-Z will appear strangely familiar, and yet not instantly recognisable. There is just enough of the usual indications telling you it is…

 

The late 80s saw the race between the big four Japanese manufactures hot up to fever pitch with all manner of takes on the perfect high performance machine.…

 

Fanfare for the common man Back in 1969, Yamaha were the first to put a trail bike into production and by the mid 70s the idea had caught…

 

Yamaha 700cc Four There has rarely been a series of machines more desirable, or mysterious, than the big Yamaha racing fours of the mid 70s. Before the types…

 

New world order The RD125LC was borne out of a potentially disastrous time for UK and European motorcyclists. Pre 1982, the learner laws allowed all over the age…

 

Yamaha’s 70s flying machine – Living life to XS Yamaha were late arriving at the big bike party, an early attempt, with a heavy and dated 750cc triple,…