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Yamaha's latest concept bike is the Faster Wasp, crafted by the inimitable Roland Sands Design on an aluminum frame with a 900cc triple and a decidedly retro bumblebee livery.


Get A Closer Look At The PES2 And PED2

The Yamaha PES2 and PED2 electric motorcycles, just revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, are both functioning machines, and we've got the videos to prove it.


Weekly Recap For 10.30.15

Consumer Reports pulls its Tesla recommendation, the U.S. Copyright Office offers a ruling affecting car owners, VW gets hit hard with third-quarter losses, and lots of exciting news from Tokyo. Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.


A Look At Concepts From Mazda, Yamaha, Subaru And Suzuki

The 44th Tokyo Motor Show is here with plenty of exciting new car reveals and lots of tech-heavy concept vehicles. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute, with commentary from Autoblog's Managing editor, Steven Ewing.


Typically, when we think Yamaha, we think motorcycles or powersports stuff. But now, we're thinking cars, because Yamaha brought a really enticing coupe concept to this year's Tokyo Motor Show.


Not only has Yamaha built a creepy motorcycle-riding robot, its goal is to beat Valentino Rossi around a track. The tech might even hit the street someday.


Yamaha breaks with tradition by unveiling a sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show alongside its usual array of motorcycles. Now if it will just put it into production and bring it to America.


Getting Close To Production Form

Yamaha continues down the path from concept to production electric motorcycles with its second iteration of the PES (Passion, Electric, Street) and PED (Passion, Electric, Dirt) series.


Yamaha is bringing a number of motorcycle concepts to the Tokyo Motor Show this year, which is to be expected. Surprisingly, it also has a sports-car concept in store.


Hagerty is now letting vintage motorcycle enthusiasts check out the value of their bikes via its website, as demand for old cycles is growing significantly. Classic Harleys are among the most popular.


Yamaha is offering the special commemorative livery in yellow and black on select models to celebrate its 60th anniversary.


Yamaha is set to return to the Superbike World Championship next year with the new YZF-R1 for the first time since 2011, aiming to regain the title it won back in 2009.


Yamaha's new YXZ1000R is hoping to set a new benchmark in the side-by-side segment. It's the first production model to sport a five-speed sequential manual gearbox, and that's matched to a three-cylinder engine with a 10,500-rpm redline.


You Might Think The Car Is Really A Motorcycle

The US Trademark Office suspends GM's application for the Bolt trademark because Yamaha already has one for its motorcycle.


Consumer Reports' 2015 motorcycle study still finds Japanese brands to be the most dependable, but riders have the most love for American models from Victory and Harley-Davidson.


A dozen mostly vintage motorcycles from former Top Gear hosts James May and Richard Hammond are crossing the auction block in the UK on April 26. The auction includes a 1970 Triton cafe racer from Hammond and a 1980 Ossa trials bike from May.


Trikes Have Racing, 'Cross' Versions

Yamaha's 03Gen-f and 03Gen-x are two takes on the future of three-wheeled scooter design, one staying on the road and one venturing off.


Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda and Yamaha Bring Performance To Milan

Each and every year, the world's biggest motorcycle manufacturers gather together in Milan, Italy to show off the latest and greatest machinery that will soon be offered to dealerships the world over. It's called EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), and this year's crop of new motorcycles is just as exciting as ever.


Yamaha is already known for making some very well-liked sportbikes with models like the R6 and R1. For 2015, it has one more to add with the YZF-R3, and this cycle is the smallest in the family yet. To build some hype for this little motorcycle, Yamaha grabbed former MotoGP and Superbike racer Colin Edwards to make a somewhat humorous, if cheesy, video.


Yamaha really seems to enjoy imagining three-wheeled vehicles. The company recently patented an electric trike concept and it introduced the Tricity in Europe this year. For the 2014 Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, German, the Japanese company is taking the idea in a sporty direction with its 01GEN concept to envision a future dual-sport model capable of going just about anywhere.


Car designer Gordon Murray, known largely for his work in Formula 1 and with McLaren, says progress is going well for the development of the MOTIV.e City Car electric vehicle for Yamaha, according to Autocar. The MOTIV.e was on display at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle event at Millbrook, where Murray updated the attendees about the state of the project.

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