Yamaha is a Japanese company which is well known for its musical instruments. In 1955, it began producing motorcycles. Firstly, it began with simple and inexpensive machines but has frown to its position as a power sports powerhouse which offers some of the best sport bikes, cruisers and off road bikes on the market. It ranks second only to Honda as the leader among Japanese manufacturers.
The Yamaha Motor Corporation, Ltd., begun on July 1, 1955, is a major part of the entire Yamaha group, but is a separately managed business entity from the Yamaha Corporation. The Yamaha Motor Corporation is the second largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. Yamaha Motor Corporation owns its wholly-owned subsidiary in the U.S. called Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, that is handling not only motorcycles, but also snow mobiles, golf carts, outboard engines, and water vehicles, under the brand name of Yamaha as well.
Yamaha’s first motorbike was the 1 YA-1, which had 125cc, single cylinder two stroke engine. It was launched in February 1955 and the bike won its first race, the Mount Fuji Ascent Race in July 1955. Yamaha continued producing two stroke engines until it launched the XS-1 in 1969, with a 650 cc two-cylinder four-stroke engine, using expertise that it gained during engine development work for Toyota. In 1979, the XT500 won the first Paris-Dakar Rally. Then, in 1994, Yamaha announced the creation of Star Motorcycles, a new brand name for its cruiser series of motorcycles in the American market. In other markets Star motorcycles are sold under the Yamaha brand. Today, Yamaha produces scooters from 50c to 500cc, as well as a range of motorcycles from 50 to 1,900 cc including: cruiser, sport touring, sport, dual-sport and off-road.
2015's best selling bikes (according to bmf.co.uk) included the Yamaha MT-9 tracter, Yamaha MT-07 ABS and Yamaha MT 125, with a 125 scooter topping the list as the UK's best-seller! Motorbike ownership is definitely on the rise, with practical tests booked at a 10% year-on-year increase, and new motorbike sales rocketing up at 13.6%. The FZ-09 proved to boost Yamaha's appeal to younger riders over the last couple of years, with it's 'scramble-bike' look and it's attractive price-tag, it launched a fun and tough-looking machine. While it won't win many uphill races, it still knocks out 115HP which is ample for dodging city congestion. If you're in the market for a Yamaha bike yourself, you won't go far wrong with the YZF-R6. The 2003 is probably as far back as we'd like to go with buying and selling them, but there's a reason we still love 'em. It was the first to get fuel injection while still using the original config engine which gave the upper-midrange a big push, and the 2nd generation models were much improved on too. R6 transmission in the 2nd series also feature second-gear wheels with five engaggment cogs instead of three, fixing the much-hated '2nd gear problem'.
The yamaha R6 has been at the forefront of Superbike production since 1999, with a drastic overhaul in 2006, it's sexy bodywork and YCC-t throttle control had been taken directly from MotoGP. An additional slipper clutch became standard attire and it knocked out 127 HP which, added to the suspension dampening gave a great ride. The R6 was refined in 2008 with the addition of the YCC-I intake system and a reduction in frictional-losses gave it those extra revs.
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