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2015 Yamaha SR400 Confirmed for US Market

2015 Yamaha SR400Looking around at the new motorcycles that have been introduced since- oh, let’s say 2012- 2012, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d woken up in the latter half of Jimmy Carter’s malaise era. There’s been a renaissance of “small” displacement bikes returning to prominence, from the high mileage Suzuki TU250X to a new Honda CB500 and more sporting GoldWing power cruiser. If you’re a two wheeled enthusiast coming out of a coma that started in the early days of the Reagan Revolution, you’d be forgiven for thinking you hadn’t missed much- and that’ll be especially true at Yamaha dealers next year, when the company’s classic, 400 cc UJM returns.  READ ON

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Yamaha files patent for new three-cylinder FJ-09 engine

Yamaha appears to be planning to release a new three-cylinder sport-tourer bike - at least that is what's being suggested with their recent US patent trademark application.

The Japanese-based manufacturer submitted an application for an 'FJ-09' to be used on "motorcycles, scooters, three-wheeled scooters, and structural parts for all the foresaid goods" READ ON

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Yamaha Motorsports Press Conference 2014

PR NEwswireSEPANG, Malaysia, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- Providing Excitement through Our Passionate Commitment to Motorsports -

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) on February 4 held the "Yamaha Motorsports Press Conference 2014" at the Sama-Sama Hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, to announce its motorsports activities including races to participate in and each team's structure.


While Yamaha Motor outlined this season's direction in MotoGP, the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing, riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi from Yamaha Factory Racing and riders Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro from Monster Yamaha Tech3 spoke about their ambitions for this season and their impressions of the 2014 machines at the news conference. 
Yamaha Motor unveiled an initiative to energize MotoGP by developing new constructors as well as new engine leasing arrangements from this season (the first for Yamaha). Staff from Forward Racing also made a guest appearance.

Comment from Takaaki Kimura, Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer

Motorsports are in Yamaha's DNA. Challenging ourselves in motorsports has been an integral part of our corporate culture for over 50 years. They are also a direct embodiment of our brand slogan "Revs your Heart."
The basic direction of our activities is in the three aims: branding, technical feedback, and promotional activities, which will move our racing prowess forward on a global level.
To that end, we are upgrading our structure to achieve success in elite global races, share excitement with fans around the world, step up promotional activities, lay the groundwork in cooperation with our local group companies, and provide opportunities for developing and fostering the next generation of
Our challenge is to provide "Rev" through motorsports. Please stay tuned.

*Our Corporate Slogan: Rev the engine. Hear it roar. Feel its power.

Mariko Saito
Public Relations & Advertising Division
Global PR Team
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Tel: +81-538-32-1145
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES Announced

Yamaha has tweaked its adventure-touring entry to keep pace with new and improved entries from its competition. The 2014 Super Tens receive a modest boost in power, new LCD instrumentation, the latest D-MODE switchable mapping “for refined town and sport settings,” LED turnsignals, a tapered aluminum handlebar and standard cruise control.  READ ON

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Yamaha Motor Models to Go on Display at EICMA 2013

TOKYO, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

-Yamaha Continues to Introduce More Exciting New Motorcycles and Scooters-

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced on November 6 that new models will go on display at the International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) to be held in Milan, Italy, on November 7-10.

(Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201311056033/ )

2013 marked the start of a new future for Yamaha, and Yamaha is well equipped to take on 2014 with the news that there were many exciting new models in the pipeline focused more clearly on our customers' needs and lifestyles.

The most significant development for Yamaha is the unveiling of a groundbreaking 3-wheel concept in the "New Mobility Segment" that is ready to challenge conventional thinking, and change the way in which many people commute in towns and cities all over Europe.

Yamaha Tricity: Taking a new direction
The all-new Tricity is a Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) powered by an automatic transmission 125cc 4-stroke engine. It is specifically designed to attract a large proportion of scooter and non-scooter users, as well as former riders, to the scooter market.

The Tricity will be the first of a number of affordable, agile, compact, light and practical new models that will be introduced starting 2014, and it is Yamaha's intention to make this the new 'standard city commuter'. We can confirm that the concept model on display at the EICMA will be very close to the final full production model, in both specification and performance.

What makes the Tricity exceptional is the fact that it is significantly lighter and much more compact than existing 3-wheel models, and Yamaha believes that its remarkable agility and easy handling characteristics will appeal to a broad customer base.

MT SEGMENT: The Dark Side of Japan 
Yamaha's rapidly growing MT "Masters of Torque" range is one of the most exciting things to happen to motorcycling for a long time. Drawing on the "Dark Side of Japan" as their inspiration, Yamaha's exciting and innovative new MT models are ready to challenge preconceived notions.

Launched to the press in September 2013, the remarkable new 847cc 3-cylinder MT-09 underlines Yamaha's total commitment to developing a new breed of inspirational models that will bring fun and passion back to the two-wheeled world. For 2014 the rejuvenated Yamaha "Dark Side of Japan"-themed MT range is further strengthened by the new MT-07, a naked 689cc twin-cylinder model which raises the bar in the mid-class segment in terms of riding excitement, quality components and design. Key design elements include a mass forward look with an upright riding position.

This new MT is designed to deliver high agility together with exciting torque, as well as an enjoyable riding character, for a very affordable price.

For the Yamaha EICMA press release that includes the full model list, detailed information of all the models, and their full technical specifications, please go to: www.yamaha-motor.eu

Please be informed that not all models and/or all colors of the above-mentioned models are available in all countries. Please contact the national Yamaha distributor for further information.

Mariko Saito 
Public Relations & Advertising Division 
Global PR Team
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 
Tel: +81-538-32-1145
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SOURCE Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.


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