Tag Archives: Yamaha Classic Bikes

Yamaha XJR1300 Road Test

Yamaha started banging out the XJR1300 in 1998, it grew from the 1995 XJR1200. Other than taking the bore out by 2mm the motor remained pretty much the same. The engine can trace its bloodline back further in time, the…


Honda SL125 Street Scrambler Salvation Part 4

The dim light at the end of a long tunnel brightens by the day and whilst I have enjoyed a large whinge over gathering parts for our little Honda, working on this bike is straightforward and surprisingly fun. So where…


Rossi Underlines Yamaha’s 60th anniversary at Festival of Speed

After a stunning race at the TT Assen Circuit yesterday, where Valentino Rossi won his third race this season, the 111th in his career, starting from pole position, today the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider made his first ever appearance at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed, which carried a theme of nostalgia and pride in the growing interest in motorsport, as Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. took the occasion to celebrate its 60th anniversary.


Yamaha’s Yard Built XJR1300 Skullmonkee

Thousands of custom motorcycle fans gathered at the Carreau du Temple in Paris today were given the first look at the latest creation to come from Yamaha’s ground breaking Yard Built project, the Wrenchmonkees XJR1300, ‘Skullmonkee’.


Yamaha Yard Built at Bike Shed Paris

Situated in the heart of the achingly cool Marais area of Paris, the 19th century Carreau du Temple came alive with a custom twist last weekend as Yamaha’s Yard Built motorcycles took their place alongside the cream of Europe’s custom motorcycles for the 2015 Bike Shed Paris show.


Yamaha’s Sport heritage motorcycle range – The XV950 Racer

The phrase “Inspired by the past, built for the future” perfectly describes what each model in the Yamaha Sport Heritage range stands for. During the past 60 years, Yamaha has been responsible for producing a significant number of ground breaking and iconic models that have stood the test of time. Bikes such as the VMAX, XJR1300 and SR400 have inspired generations of riders and have become an established part of motorcycling folklore, and the new XV950 Racer is ready to continue in this tradition.