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Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 YZFR1 motorcycles manufactured October 2008 through August 2013 and 2012-2013 XTZ12 motorcycles

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Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 YZFR1 motorcycles manufactured October 2008 through August 2013 and 2012-2013 XTZ12 motorcycles manufactured October 2011 through August 2013. In the affected motorcycles, use of the headlight may generate enough… Continue Reading

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You Won’t Believe Which Brand Received The Worst “Reliability” Rating

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Consumer Reports surveyed 4680 subscribers who are motorcycle owners about the reliability of their motorcycles.  Out of those who responded to the survey, BMW touring and dual sport owners reported more problems with their motorcycles than owners of other brands.… Continue Reading

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Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2011 XC50A (Vino Classic) motorcycles

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Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2011 XC50A (Vino Classic) motorcycles manufactured from April 2011 through August 2011. Due to improper adhesion, the brake shoe linings may separate from the front and rear brake shoes. If the brake shoe linings… Continue Reading

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Yamaha Recalls Zuma 125 Scooters

Yamaha recalls 8,700 scooters for fuel pump problems

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009 YW125 (Zuma 125) scooters manufactured between July 2008 and April 2009 due to possible improper clearances in the internal fuel pump components. These improper clearances may cause an inadequate supply of fuel. The limited… Continue Reading

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Honda and Yamaha Issue Recalls

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 XVS95/CT (V Star 950/V Star 950 Tourer) motorcycles, manufactured from October 2008 through August 2011, and model year 2007 XVS 1300/CT (V Star 1300/V Star Tourer) motorcycles, manufactured from August 2006 through March… Continue Reading

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Mecum to Auction Yamaha R1 for Charity at Monterey Event

MARENGO, Ill. – Mecum Auctions will sell a one-of-a-kind Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle at no reserve during their upcoming Mecum Monterey Auction, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course. The R1… Continue Reading

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Yamaha Recalls 2011 FJR1300 Brake Switch

  Vehicle Make / Model: Yamaha / FJR1300      Model Year(s): 2011 Manufacture: Yamaha Motor Corp., USA           Mfr’s Report Date: June 24, 2011 NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V340000      NHTSA Action Nmber: N/A… Continue Reading

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Yamaha Recalls FJR1300 Electrical Wiring System

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Vehicle Make /Model:  Yamaha/FJR1300                                                              Model Year(s): 2006-2009 Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor… Continue Reading

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2011 Star Stryker- Affordable Attitude

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Sitting in the press meeting at the historic Driskol Hotel in Austin, Texas, preceding the first ride of the new Stryker 1300, there are familiar faces wearing Star shirts. Long-term employees and lifelong motorcyclists, I’m among designers, product planners, accessory… Continue Reading

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Sedona on a Yamaha Super Tenere

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By Neale Bayly. Photos by Tom Riles and Brian J Nelson. “You motorcycle guys have got life figured out.” I heard that while talking with a corporate executive the other day.  His short statement caught me by surprise.   He… Continue Reading