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Yamaha FJ-09 test ride and review

Yamaha FJ-09 test ride and review

This is one of my favorite bikes I have ridden in a while.  It was a real pleasure to do the Yamaha FJ-09 review. If I was in the market for a mid-sized sport touring bike the FJ-09 would be…
 
Yamaha FZ-10 (MT-10) review

Yamaha FZ-10 (MT-10) review

I went to a local dealer last week to do some demo rides.  It was a Yamaha sponsored ride so they had a good selection of new Yamahas available to test ride. One of the bikes I got to ride…
 
Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler

Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler

Another Scrambler will soon be on the market.  This time Yamaha is restyling their Yamaha Bolt to create the 2017 Yamaha SCR950.  Scramblers are the bike to build these days. Currently Ducati, Triumph and BMW with the new R NineT…
 
Yamaha Super Tenere Owner’s Review

Yamaha Super Tenere Owner’s Review

Flashback- Spring ’12: My other half & I went to our local YamaHonda dealer on a invite to participate in one of their ‘ride to dinner ‘ events. All interested gather near closing time with bikes at the ready and…
 
2014 Yamaha FJR

2014 Yamaha FJR

Last year Yamaha released a new FJR, primarily some cosmetic differences and electronics. For me the biggest story was the price of the FJR was only increased marginally for the update. Once the updates were counted and compared to the…
 
2013 Sport Touring Motorcycle Comparison

2013 Sport Touring Motorcycle Comparison

Motorcycle.com has put together a nice comparison of the 2013 leading Sport Touring Motorcycles; the 2013 Yamaha FJR, 2013 Kawasaki Concours and the 2013 Honda St1300. If you are in the market for a new Sport Touring motorcycle the selection…
 
2013 Yamaha FJR 1300 Photos and Specs

2013 Yamaha FJR 1300 Photos and Specs

I had a chance to see the newly announced 2013 Yamaha FJR 1300 at the Dallas International Motorcycle show this past weekend.  The engine and tranny is mostly unchanged from the 2006-2012 models with most of the changes in plastics…
 
Japanese Motorcycle Manufacturers Increase Sales

Japanese Motorcycle Manufacturers Increase Sales

BMW, Harley Davidson, and now the Japanese Motorcycle manufactures (Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki) are reporting an increase in their 2011 motorcycle sales.  This is good news for motorcycle enthusiasts as an increase in sales means more dollars for research and…
 
Sport Touring Bikes

Sport Touring Bikes

Which is the fastest?

Since I recently got a Yamaha FJR1300 I thought it would be interesting to compare the speed and horse power tests for the major Sport Touring bikes on the road today. The bikes I consider the true Sport Touring bikes…
 
Yamaha FJR1300 Exhaust Modification – FJR Trooper Mod

Yamaha FJR1300 Exhaust Modification – FJR Trooper Mod

Here is an easy and inexpensive modification you can do to your Yamaha FJR1300 to make the bike sound a little more like a sport bike and a little less like a touring bike. (exhaust mod, trooper mod, FJR, Yamaha)…
 
How Steve Jobs Bought Me a Motorcycle

How Steve Jobs Bought Me a Motorcycle

Last night I was at a local motorcycle mechanics garage watching them install the latest farkle on my recently purchased Yamaha FJR1300. I reached for the iPhone in my pocket and saw the news that Steve Jobs had died. I…
 
Yamaha Motorcycles: The V-Star 950

Yamaha Motorcycles: The V-Star 950

So, there’s another new cruiser on the market, and it’s powered by a V-Twin motor that doesn’t come close to setting new records in terms of size or power. Some may yawn. But that would be to ignore what’s currently…