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BIKE TEST: 2017 YAMAHA WR250R
STORY MATT BERNARD PHOTOGRAPHY KATRINA BERNARD So many people head straight for the 450 in the local dealership when they may be more suited to a bike such as the WR250R. The Yamaha WR250R has blasted into popularity in Australian market. It’s the new and vastly improved TTR250 if you like, it’s easy to ride, fuel...
BIKE TEST: 2018 YAMAHA YZ450F
We head to Coolum, QLD for the launch of Yamaha’s 2018 YZ 450F; an all new bike with big expectations. Story Shane Booth| Photography iKapture IS IT ALL NEW OR JUST UPDATED? This is bike is all new, there isn’t much that hasn’t been looked over and tweaked. Plastic, engine, frame, suspension, electronics, fuel capacity, even the...
BIKE TEST: 2017 YAMAHA WR450F
Yamaha’s WR450F is the sales king of the enduro 450Fs. We take one home and find it’s everything we’d hoped for and more. Story and Photography Damien Ashenhurst In 2016 Yamaha sold 1390 WR450Fs. That made it the biggest-selling enduro bike by a long shot, with KTM’s 500 EXC-F bagging second place with 601 models sold....
Yamaha YZ450F

Yamaha YZ450F

2015 bike test
When just fine tuning the small things makes all the difference
Yamaha YZ450-FX

Yamaha YZ450-FX

2016 bike test & launch
We fly to New Zealand to ride a bike that could well be the most versatile Japanese machine ever built
2015 Yamaha YZ 250FX

2015 Yamaha YZ 250FX

2016 bike test
Light, agile, grunty and predictable — it’s the 2015 Yamaha YZ250FX
Yamaha YZ250X

Yamaha YZ250X

2016 bike test
Yamaha has answered more prayers than the Pope with the release of the YZ250X, but it comes with strings attached
2015 YAMAHA WR 250F
Yamaha brings the Japanese back into the quarter-litre enduro market with its best 250F for more than a decade. But can it take down the dominant Euros?

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