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Yamaha

The Mighty DX7 Medley

The Mighty DX7 Medley

Do you love classic ’80s music? Many of the songs of the era relied heavily on Yamaha’s vaunted DX7 synthesizer, which was the first mainstream synth to use FM synthesis, creating a variety of uniquely textured sounds, like the ones in Power DX7’s medley.

Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500

Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500
$700  Buy Link Comment

Yamaha’s modern turntable lets you stream records throughout your home via MusicCast speakers. It can also stream music from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay and Spotify and has a phono preamp for wired amps and speakers. It also supports Alexa voice commands.

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Yamaha YAS-108 Soundbar

Yamaha YAS-108 Soundbar
$200  Buy Link Comment

If you’re looking for a feature-packed soundbar that won’t break the bank, check out the new Yamaha YAS-108. It has Dolby Virtual:X virtual surround sound, a mode that boosts voices for clear dialogue and two built-in subwoofers. Has analog, optical, HDMI and Bluetooth inputs.

Yamaha MOTOBOT 2.0

Yamaha MOTOBOT 2.0

Yamaha’s robotic motorcycle features technology which enables it to not only self balance and, but to drive and bank without a rider. The bike can already race at speeds up to 200 km/h (~124 mph), and Yamaha hopes it can one day keep up with pro racers.

Yamaha GX-1: The Dream Machine

Yamaha GX-1: The Dream Machine

Polyphonic looks back at the groundbreaking features and the resulting legacy of the Yamaha GX-1. Intended to be a proof of concept, less than 10 units of the analog polyphonic synthesizer were made, put to good use by great artists such as Stevie Wonder.

Deus Yamaha D-Side

Deus Yamaha D-Side

A boat-inspired beach trike. Deus Ex Machina’s Italian branch gave the Yamaha XV950 a custom tank, rear frame, saddle and fenders to make it lighter and give it a less aggressive look. Then they paired it with a sidecar with a 19″ wheel and a surf rack.

Yamaha T7 Concept

Yamaha T7 Concept

Inspired by the Tenere XT600Z enduro motorcycle, the T7 concept is a long-range off-roader with a lightweight midsize chassis, an aluminum tank, carbon fiber fairing and skidplate and 4-projector LED headlights.

Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitars

Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitars

Inside the back of Yamaha’s innovative acoustic guitars is an actuator that vibrates against the guitar’s body in response to the strings. This gives you built-in chorus and reverb effects that you can adjust with the built-in control knobs. Runs on two AA batteries.

Ellaspede 2014 Yamaha XT660R

Ellaspede 2014 Yamaha XT660R

It looks like a fairly standard, but good looking off-road bike at first glance… until you check out the stock model. Australian bike shop Ellaspede made the tank, panels, shrouds, seat, pannier racks and the muffler for the exhaust pipes under the seat.

2016 Yamaha XSR 900

2016 Yamaha XSR 900

Yamaha took the 847cc engine from the sporty FZ-09 and gave it a more classic body. But aside from its aluminum tank and body details, the XSR900 also has improved suspension, an assist-and-slipper wet clutch, adjustable traction control and ABS. Drops 02/2016.

Yamaha PES2 Concept

Yamaha PES2 Concept

The Yamaha PES2 is an electric motorcycle concept that has two electric motors – one under the tank and another one inside the front wheel – for two-wheel drive. It also has a crazy augmented reality helmet that overlays data from the bike’s cameras and other sensors.

Yamaha YSP-5600 Sound Bar

Yamaha YSP-5600 Sound Bar

The YSP-5600 not only has a whopping 46 speakers, it also uses Dolby Atmos technology to bounce sound around the room. The result is a convincing emulation of a 7.1.2 setup that left folks at the IFA trade show dumbfounded. Drops 12/15 for $1700.

PanicRev Customs Yamaha TT500

PanicRev Customs Yamaha TT500

One-man bike shop Paul Miller turned a ’77 TT500 into a beautiful street tracker. He custom made many of the parts, including the beautiful tank and rear brake fluid reservoir. The SR500 wheels should be too big for the bike, but somehow they end up blending in well.

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Yamaha Silent Guitar

Yamaha Silent Guitar
$935+  Buy Link Comment

Yamaha’s Silent Guitars have piezo pickups as well as high quality digital samples of acoustic guitar strings. You can play the sound through headphones or line out, and power them using batteries or its AC adapter.

Yamaha XSR700

Yamaha XSR700

Designed with the help of zero-style pioneer Shinya Kimura, the XSR700 is a retro alternative to entry-level roadsters like the Ducati Scrambler. It uses the FZ-07’s frame and 74hp 689cc engine.

Yamaha Reface Keyboards

Yamaha Reface Keyboards
$799  Buy Comment

Yamaha’s new 37-key synthesizers may be tiny, but they make the kind of sounds you’d expect from a pro synth. Our favorite is the tribute to the DX7, made famous back in the ’80s on tracks like Harold Faltermeyer’s Axel F. Out 9/2015.

Thrive MC Yamaha Scorpio T 005 Croos

Thrive MC Yamaha Scorpio T 005 Croos

Thrive Motor Co. turned a 2008 Yamaha Scorpio into a futuristic – if not aerodynamic – bike that’s at home on a pedestal or on the trail. It has a custom made aluminum body, rear-center steel exhaust and a smartphone instrument gauge.

Yamaha 360° Drum Kit

Yamaha 360° Drum Kit

For its project AH A MAY, Yamaha swapped designers from its motorcycle and its musical instruments divisions, and one of the results was Raijin, a crazy drum kit which completely envelops its player inside a sphere of drums.

Yamaha 03Gen Scooter Concepts

Yamaha 03Gen Scooter Concepts

The 03Gen concepts are variants of the Tricity three-wheeled scooter. The 03GEN-f has a racing-inspired build while the 03GEN-x is for off-roading. Like the Piaggio, the Tricity and its concepts enable riders to lean into turns.

Yamaha b Series Pianos

Yamaha b Series Pianos
$4500-7500  Link Comment

Yamaha announced the US debut of their popular b Series Upright Pianos with this quirky short video that shows off their aesthetics as well as their ability to bring people from all walks of life together to make beautiful music.

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Yamaha Rhino 700 Tactical Black

Yamaha Rhino 700 Tactical Black
$13K  Buy Link Comment

A 2-passenger ATV with a 686cc four-stroke engine, automatic transmission with high, low and reverse drives, 2WD and 4WD, a dump bed that carries up to 400lb., a 1,200lb. towing hitch, and a stealthy matte black steel frame.

Deus Ex Machina Yamaha SR400

Deus Ex Machina Yamaha SR400

The personal ride of Jeremy Tagand, the head mechanic at Deus Ex Machina Australia. Based on an ’84 Yamaha SR400, the bike has a custom stretch swingarm, Öhlins shocks, custom twin mufflers and a sweet chrome and gold finish.

Yamaha Silent Piano

Yamaha Silent Piano

Yamaha’s Silent Pianos are acoustic pianos with a silent mode, where it plays back high quality digital samples instead of hitting its strings. You can listen to it via headphones or wire it to monitors for an even bigger sound. More here.

FormulaCross ATV

FormulaCross ATV
$7500+  Buy Link Comment

Combines the thrills of off-road racing with rally car styling, improved handling and safety upgrades. You’ll need to start with a Yamaha YFZ450 ATV, then purchase the kit to do the conversion.

Extreme Winter Drifting

Extreme Winter Drifting

Check out the Porsche GT3RS and Mitsubishi Evo 9 versus a Yamaha R1 and WRF 450 in -25° Lapland, with speeds of 160 mph on ice on a replica of Le Castellet; winners tbd on 3/27. (Thanks Gile!)

Yamaha RYOKU Concept

Yamaha RYOKU Concept

If the MOEGI is thin and light, the XTW250 RYOKU is chunky and rugged. Designed for camping, it has an AC generator, a large rear carrier and an engine guard that also acts as a shovel.

Yamaha THR Portable Amps

Yamaha THR Portable Amps

The retro-styled compact THR5 and THR10 are perfect for intimate jams and practice sessions, with programmable amp profiles and operable on battery or AC. Out in Japan now, U.S. early 2012.

Yamaha Y125 MOEGI Concept

Yamaha Y125 MOEGI Concept

We love the retro styling of Yamaha’s compact MOEGI. The gas-powered bike weighs just 176 pounds, and can run 188 miles on a tank of fuel. Nonsensical Japanese promo video here.

Yamaha PDX-11 Speaker

Yamaha PDX-11 Speaker
$129  Buy Comment

A portable speaker system with a 4” cone woofer and a 1-3/8” tweeter. Has a dedicated dock for the iPhone and iPod Touch and a 3.5mm input jack. Can be plugged in or powered by 6 AA batteries.

Custom Japanese Scooters

Custom Japanese Scooters

Tiny two-wheelers pimped out to the next level, these scooters break boundaries with bodies and seats as wide as those found in choppers, huge tires, and loud designs and color schemes.

Yamaha YZ450F Dirt Bike

Yamaha YZ450F Dirt Bike

Yamaha’s YZ450F features a unique fuel-injection system for instant throttle feedback. Plus, its 449cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC engine is built to provide improved balance and handling.

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