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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.

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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
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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.

2011 Yamaha Apex

2011 Yamaha Apex
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The 2011 Yamaha Apex is the world’s first snowmobile with electric power steering, drastically improving driver stamina; test one out for 45 minutes at any of Yamaha’s Sno-Safaris.

Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe

Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe
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Sporting Yamaha’s “neo-streamline” design, the 2010 Stratoliner Deluxe is a hard bag cruiser with 50/50 weight distribution, 1854 cc pushrod V-twin and a big, wind-shearing fairing.

2010 Yamaha VMAX

2010 Yamaha VMAX
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The 2010 Yamaha VMAX only gets a price increase and an admittedly slick red paint job, but it’s tough ignoring the muscle bike’s brute power: a 1679cc V4 with fly-by-wire throttle.

Fiat/Yamaha FZ1 Abarth

Fiat/Yamaha FZ1 Abarth

Fiat and Yamaha may make strange bedfellows, but this FZ1 naked bike is named after Karl Abarth, who before selling his racecar company to Fiat in 1971 also raced motorbikes.

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R
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Yamaha’s 2009 YFZ450R motocross bike has improves heavily on rider comfort, with a better seat, more spacious chassis and an updated engine balancer that reduces vibrations.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
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Yamaha released a slew of bikes yesterday, but we’re most excited by the 2009 Yamaha R1: it uses a big bang engine, which gets an inline four’s power and a v-twin’s traction.

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