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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1985 YAMAHA YZ490 TWO-STROKE


The fact that Broc Glover won the 1985 AMA 500 Championship on this bike was testament to his talent

YAMAHA DT-1: THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO MOTOCROSS


The wild and wacky story of how Yamaha got into the dirt bike business and the cast of characters that made it a success

MXA’S 125 HOT-ROD PROJECT BIKE SHOOTOUT: THE THREE BEST TUNERS KICK OUT THE JAMS


Jamie Ellis, Dean Dickenson & Mitch Payton put our KTM, Husky & Yamaha 125s on remedial speed therapy — with video and something called “words”

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE THE LAST WORKS 125 TWO-STROKE


Brett Metcalfe’s Yamaha of Troy YZ125 was the last of the breed — and he was the last of the Mohicans

ON THE RECORD: 2004 HONDA CR250 VERSUS YAMAHA YZ250


Time has a way of blurring the rear-view vision of motocross fans. What’s better a 2004 Honda or 2004 Yamaha? We not surprised that you don’t know the correct answer

2020 YZ125RV Yamaha PRO CIRCUIT

MXA’S WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP PRO CIRCUIT YAMAHA YZ125RV


On MXA’s 2020 Yamaha YZ125, we wanted a no-frills race bike. We only wanted to change the stuff that needed changing, work on the items that needed help and replace the parts that we knew could be better

MXA's Ryan Villopoto Yamaha YZ125RV Two-Stroke-2

MXA’S RYAN VILLOPOTO YAMAHA YZ125 TWO-STROKE REPLICA VIDEO


Mitch Payton gave us Ryan Villopoto’s engine specs and his special YZ125RV works pipe which is now available to buy

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF 2020 YAMAHA YZ250X CROSS-COUNTRY


One caveat: if you buy a YZ250X and port the cylinder, mill the head and add an aftermarket pipe, you might as well have bought a YZ250 and saved the money

2021 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE


Yamaha is back with their YZ250 two-stroke. No, it hasn’t changed. Yes, we’re still testing it

MXA’S ULTIMATE YAMAHA YZ125: SMUGGLED IN FROM AMSTERDAM


This is the engine package that Yamaha’s sponsored riders use in European EMX 125 and the Yamaha Cup 125 races. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Sadly, it’s not sold in America