Deep in the budget conscious corners of Yamaha, they have been mixing the core elements of naked bike-inium, not just stripping away the unessential fairings, windscreens, and bling, but paring down the internals. The result is the FZ-07, a bantam that punches way above its weight.
Yamaha Super Tenere – Solid Efforts
OneWheelDrive.Net tests Yamaha’s Super Tenere, a bike conceived by the Japanese brand as an answer to BMW’s R1200GS, but does the Super Ten make the cut as an adventure bike? And, what is its biggest strength in going up against the BMW?
2011 Yamaha FZ8 Review – 8 is the new 6
While the Yamaha’s Fazer family has been a European mainstay since 1998, it’s still relatively new in Canada. For 2011 Yamaha has delivered the FZ8, a bike that owes much to its bigger and more brutish sibling the FZ1, and surprisingly little to the defunct FZ6. That positions the bike to be novice and intermediate rider friendly, so it needs to be both frisky (or even occasionally ferocious) and friendly all at once.
2007 Yamaha R1 Road Impression: TNT Wrapped in a Teddy Bear
It’s late February. It’s Vancouver. It snowed briefly this morning. By late afternoon the temperature “warms” to 5C (41F) allowing for the return of our 2007 Yamaha R1 tester to Pacific Yamaha. For eight days the weather’s been oscillating from warmish sunny days to pure cold wet misery. On those latter days riding has been about…
2004 FJR 1300 – Frik’n Joy Ride
For a while I owned an ST1100, and every year as Big Red’s new models and updates were announced, the speculation would begin amongst the denizens of the ST1100 mailing list. Half wish list and half rumour mill (a friend of a friend’s second cousin works at Honda and…) the faithful would speculate on Honda’s…
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