It’s not often that race mechanics can be hand selected and set off on a career path that has them working for different riders all over the world. Racing in a different city each weekend, several different countries per year and living constantly on the go. Welcome to the life of Tsuyoshi Watanabe.
A quick and informative guide to turn your agile, little street legal Yamaha YZF-R3 into a championship winning, 300cc Supersport trophy hunting machine.
YRT’s Cru Halliday doesn’t take life too seriously and is one of the more laid back characters on the ASBK scene. Now in his eighth year with YRT and several championships under his belt, he is one of the established stars of Australian road racing.
Just days before the international lock down that saw borders closed and the skies empty, Kota Toriyabe made it to Australia to begin his preparations for the Australian racing season to contest the MX Nationals in the MX2 division.
The Yamaha YZ125 truly stands the test of time and now 15 years after its last major update, the bike still has the track credibility to win not just races but championships at any level. It has been a main stay on the podium at junior nationals in recent years and even took out a world championship in 2018.
Maximus Purvis is a rising star of New Zealand motocross with several championships under his belt and is now ready to announce his arrival in the Australian MX2 scene at the 2020 MX Nationals.
Yamaha has once again taken out the ‘Watercraft of the Year’ award, as chosen by the industry’s most authoritative publication, the Watercraft Journal.
When it comes to race performance, no other personal watercraft brand has achieved the results of Yamaha WaveRunners in recent years.
When it comes to personal watercraft (PWCs), no brand can compete with the legendary reliability, incredible versatility and premium performance of the Yamaha WaveRunner.
Take a brand new YZ450F, add in the most experienced and professional team in the pits and a rider with years of racing knowledge and you get a race bike that is the envy of others.
Yamaha’s thundering R1 has been an iconic and flag-ship model for the brand as it represents the company not only on the road in the sports bike market, but also on the race tracks around the world in major championship events.
The last five years have seen Jay Wilson pack a lot into his life. In that time, he has won championships in both Australia and New Zealand, raced in Europe, had a daughter, got married, raced in the US and continued to race in Australia and started a coaching business.
Over the coming weeks, we will lift the lid on some of the race bikes used by the Yamaha Racing teams during the 2020 season. With the production bike at such a high level of performance, refining a bike for race conditions is more a matter of personalising it to the rider rather than making wholesale changes.
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The Yamaha Active8 Yamalube Racing team are an eccentric bunch of characters. And, the two lead riders, Josh Green and Luke Styke, are the odd couple of the off road world. Two riders are so different in so many ways yet have a common goal in racing and a love for riding dirt bikes that has spanned decades.
Yamaha Motor Australia has introduced a three month warranty extension to give marine and motorcycle customers added peace of mind in these uncertain times.
Yamaha Motor Australia has a vast bank of knowledge when it comes to motocross coaching. Most states have their own coach in place to cater for riders of all levels and across all off road disciplines and Yamaha continue to work with them to ensure they offer the best possible advice and tuition.
Both were riders at the highest level. Both have managed race teams to great success. Both have been in racing for over 30 years. One is JCR, the other is CDR. Coppins and Dack. Between them there are countless championships around the world, years of experience and a shared passion of dirt bikes.
In 2016, Yamaha celebrated its 60th anniversary and part of that was a travelling road show of famous bikes and people that make up Yamaha and more importantly, Yamaha Australia. Of course, the usual suspects were rolled out, Stephen Gall, Craig Dack and Geoff Ballard but another person was part of that group and has had just as big an impact to Yamaha as each of the names above.
Supremely capable with supersport-level performance and outstanding rider and passenger comfort, Yamaha’s 1300cc sport tourer is set to continue carving out big kilometres in 2020.
The name Hayden Mellross to Australian fans usually conjures up two memorable moments, neither of them pretty. One is the heart break of losing the Australian SX2 Supercross Championship when his bike stopped on the final lap, at the final round of the championship in Sydney, while leading and causing a DNF that saw defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. The other is his monumental crash in the
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In the past two seasons, Serco Yamaha’s Aaron Tanti has gone from a sometimes fast yet erratic rider to a bankable MX2 contender who is in with a winning chance in every race or series he lines up in.
John Redding has been in the motorcycle business for decades. He has seen it from many different angles, a race team manager, an importer, a distributer, parts developer and so much more. He has seen the good times and the bad, seen the sport at its best and at its worst but he is still here 40 years later and still actively involved in many projects with both racing and Yamaha.