It was an Edison light-bulb moment back in 2006 when Kayaba switched the YZ250 forks from 70-percent position-sensitive damping to 90-percent speed-sensitive damping. It became the Holy Grail of motocross suspension
How to fix the 2020 Yamaha YZ450F with a few common sense moves and crack 60 horsepower without something out-of-the-box
Grant Langston’s 2007 Yamaha YZ450F was the easiest to ride AMA National bike we have ever tried
What one man did to his six-year-old-old smoker. Why would an MXA editor want a 2014 Yamaha YZ250 when he could just race MXA’s 2020 YZ250?
It was a brilliant concept based on a fairy tale idea. We lined up tests on the three works bikes that would win the 1998 Motocross des Nations. It was a stroke of genius—even though the fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending
Some times a stop gap measure is the only measure that can work when you start too late
The big focus for the Yamaha engineers was updating the 2021 Yamaha YZ250F— here are the changes they made to all their motocross bikes
We snuck in a bunch of other 2021 Yamaha models while we were at it. Check them out!
In 2004 Team Yamaha asked MXA to ride Chad Reed’s Supercross-winning Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke — That was a day to remember
“I was excited because I really enjoy the bike, but confused about why MXA was testing a bike that hadn’t changed in 14 years” —Josh Mosiman