It goes without saying that Yamaha is a phenomenally successful company, world renowned not only for producing top of the range motorcycles, snowmobiles, jet skis, and even household appliances, but popular musical instruments as well.
Although dating back to 1890, it wasn’t until 1955, post-WW2, when Yamaha began producing motorcycles. According to motorcycles.com, “to rebuild, the country [needed] affordable transportation (more than pianos!)”
The freethinking folks at Bikesure take a look at some of the top sites for Yahama-related news.
Yamaha Europe’s official motor website serves as a general hub for news, special offers and upcoming models and products. Its news section is found at the bottom of the home page, separated into two sections, Yamaha News and Racing News. This means someone interested in specifically product-related pieces can navigate to the former, more general section, whereas those interested in racing articles can avoid sales information and get straight to the starting line.
Based in Scotland, Ride-On-Motorcycles is “one of the … UK’s leading dealers in Yamaha”. Although it may not be your local dealer, you may fancy a trip there. Its “impressive showroom regularly holds over 200 new & used motorcycles”, as demonstrated in this video guide of the store. The site’s news page focuses on offers and discounts, while also featuring a digital version of the Ride On Motorcycles Ltd. Newsletter.
Another dealer site, Motorcycle Store, says it is London’s largest Yamaha dealer. Predictably its New & Offers page is sales-related. Stories such as “Break 100” ring true to the store’s Shepherd’s Bush location. It shows how Yamaha bikes enable “over 100mpg” at just £16 road tax, appealing to commuters trying to cut costs while maintaining a touch of glamour.
For Yamaha enthusiasts craving an adventure, check out Wales-based Yahama Off-Road Experience. Run mostly by the Jones family, it offers “the perfect day out for new and experienced dirt bike riders”. You can view the motorcycle models they use on the Bikes page. These off-road machines are naturally completely different in design and look to Yamaha road motorbikes. To learn more about the Jones’ upcoming dirt-bike events, head over the site’s Calendar page.
Interactive UK owners club website yamahaclub.com offers users Latest News, Forums, Chat Rooms, a Calendar of upcoming events, Gallery Pages and also its own Online Store. If you own a Yamaha, or are thinking of getting one, we’d recommend giving this site a spin.