Yamaha unveils factory YZF racers

This is the factory 450 that Ben Watson will make his MXGP debut on, alongside team-mates Jeremy Seewer and Glenn Coldenhoff. Outwardly it looks virtually identical to the 2020 models, apart from an obvious swap from SBS to Braking brake products. Yamaha says its YZ450FM has secret internals with extra

Yamaha YZ490 2-wheel drive tested

Back in 1987, Yamaha wanted to test a two-wheel drive motocross bike and this very special YZ490 was born. Using all mechanical components specially made in England, the bike was tried and tested, then eventually went into a private collection. We got our hands on this unique 34-year-old air-cooled YZ

Fantic and Yamaha strengthen Euro ties

Fantic Motor and Yamaha Motor Europe have sealed a deal to reinforce their partnership, now that Fantic has bought out engine firm Motori Minarelli. Minarelli makes engines for several Yamaha-branded bikes and the motors for the Fantic motocross and enduro models which are based on Yamaha YZ designs. The operation strengthens

Win a place in the Yamaha Superfinale at the Nations

Registration is now open for the 2021 YZ125, YZ85 and YZ65 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup series, in which participants will be competing for a place at the Yamaha bLU cRU Superfinale, to be run once again alongside the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations. 120 young YZ riders competing in

Yamaha names EMX250 squad

Yamaha Motor Europe and the Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250 Team are pleased to confirm a three-rider line-up for the 2021 EMX250 Championship. The team have retained 15-year-old Dutch talent Dave Kooiker and are thrilled to welcome two new riders, reigning EMX125 Champion Andrea Bonacorsi and EMX250 podium finisher Jeremy

Cab Screens now No1 UK Yamaha MX1 team

Cab Screens MX riders including Harri Kullas and Dan Thornhill will be using Yamaha machinery in 2021, changing from Honda. Cab Screens becomes the official Yamaha UK MX1 Team and will be known as Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha. Crescent Yamaha joins as an integral team partner and brings over 20

Yamaha axes YZ Superfinale

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Infront Moto Racing and Yamaha Motor Europe have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe SuperFinale, which was scheduled to take place during the MXGP of Lommel, in Belgium on October 24th. With safety in mind, a range of scenarios were discussed and reviewed internally. Still, it is

Try a 2021 Yamaha at Apex

Yamaha Motor UK is offering the chance to try their 2021 motocross range as the MX Pro Tour returns to Great Britain in September. Test ride a new Yamaha in September at one of the UK's top tracks  The two day event will take place at Apex Motocross track in Worcester, offering

Yamaha electric crosser nears production

Yamaha Europe, the Dutch bikesport federation KNMV, and two high-tech firms Dohms Projecten and Spike join forces to build a race-ready Yamaha e-bike that is said to be as fast as a 250F and will go on sale in 2021. Yamaha already makes electric motors for mountain bikes but this

Yamaha restarts Italy and France factories

Yamaha has announced that final product manufacturing will resume at the Motori Minarelli engine factory in Calderara di Reno, Italy and the MBK Industrie assembly plant in Saint Quentin , France on Monday 4th May. These plants make bikes for lots of smaller-capacity and off-road bikes, such as some Fantics.