Real Riders

Motocross Wins for Webb in Japan, Fontanesi in North Carolina

A pair of well-known Yamaha motocross racers enjoyed prestigious international victories over the October 25-26 weekend. Starting off the win streak was Yamalube Star Yamaha Racing’s Cooper Webb, who won both 450 motos on a 2015 YZ450F in the ninth round of the 2014 Japan Motocross Championship in Sugo. Aboard a 2015 YZM450, Yamaha Factory [...]

Strang Second in GNCC Motorcycle XC1 Pro Championship

In Sunday’s GNCC motorcycle racing, Rocky Mountain ATV-M/C N-Fab AmPro Yamaha YZ450F-mounted Josh Strang grabbed his ninth podium of the year with a second-place finish in the three-hour afternoon XC1 Pro motorcycle race, with bLU cRU teammate Jordan Ashburn finishing sixth. The results give Strang second in the championship, just ahead of Ashburn in third. [...]

Richardson Wins GNCC ATV XC2 Pro Am Title, Fowler 2nd in XC1 Pro

N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s Cole Richardson won his first career XC2 Pro Am championship aboard his YFZ450R at the final round of the 2014 GNCC series in Crawfordsville, Ind. on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25. Meanwhile teammate Walker Fowler finished an incredibly close second in the final round, missing out on his first career XC1 Pro title [...]

Rossi 2nd, Lorenzo 3rd in Malaysian Grand Prix

Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo finished on the podium together for the eighth time this season in a closely fought Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday, Oct. 26. The results boost Rossi 12 points clear of Lorenzo in the battle for second place in the 2014 MotoGP world championship with one event [...]

Nelson Works Hard in WORCS Series

In off-road racing action over the weekend, on Saturday Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson finished the 2014 WORCS off-road season in Primm, Nev., with a championship in the 30+ A motorcycle class aboard his YZ450F, winning all eight races in which he competed during the year. Then in Sunday’s nearly two-hour long ATV pro race, Nelson got [...]

Roads & Trails


New Bikes

Yamaha 2015 Raptor 700s have more power, same price
• “Traction was perfect, and right away we could feel the power hook up.”
• “The nimble handling of the 2015 Raptor 700R paid off, as the trails we were flying through all day were tight, narrow, and full of tree roots and errant tree branches, making it important to have a quad that reacted quickly [...]