Yamaha Racing Heritage Club rides Paul Ricard

Yamaha Racing Heritage Club storms the Sunday Ride Classic The Yamaha Racing Heritage Club was one of the highlights of the Sunday Ride Classic at the Circuit Paul Ricard on June 11-12, with legends such as Giacomo Agostini, Carlos Lavado, and Christian Sarron entertaining the massive crowds alongside their iconic race bikes. Yamaha Racing Heritage … Read more

Yamaha Racing Heritage Club on show and in action at Varano

Yamaha Racing Heritage Club joins 2022 ASI Motoshow Yamaha Racing Heritage Club celebrated the two-stroke era at the Autodromo Varano De Melegari “Ricardo Paletti” last weekend, with motorcycling legends such as Giacomo Agostini, Carlos Lavado, and Christian Sarron reunited with their Yamaha race bikes from the decades past. Giacomo Agostini, Carlos Lavado and Christian Sarron … Read more

Yamaha XS650 Street Trackers – BikeBound

A former pro speedway racer crafts small batches of XS650 street trackers… The Yamaha XS650 debuted in 1969, taking styling cues from the British twins of a previous generation, but with advanced technology such as unit construction, a horizontally-split crankcase, and SOHC valve operation. “There is no question that Yamaha has achieved the classic Big … Read more

Yamaha RD350 Restomod – BikeBound

“Don’t let anyone work on your bike who wasn’t born before it was made.” That’s the motto of Charlie Medeiros of ForPlay Racing — a garage-based repair and restoration shop in Los Gatos, California, specializing in Yamaha RD machinery: “We’ve been building and restoring vintage Yamaha two-stroke street bikes under the radar for the last … Read more

Tracing the Cascades on a Yamaha Tracer 900 GT

Road testing the 2019 Tracer 900 GT in Washington’s Klickitat River valley, with Mount Adams in the background. (Photos by the author & Brian J. Nelson) Winding through a dark canopy of evergreens, the road played hide-and-seek with the Clackamas River, offering a glimpse here and there of clear water pouring over rocks as it … Read more