Real Riders

Yamaha bLU cRU Racers Win 11 Titles at Winter Olympics

Led by Rock River Powersports’ Andy Kost, Yamaha bLU cRU amateur racers captured 11 championships and 25 additional podiums at the 43rd annual Winter Olympics at Gatorback Cycle Park in northern Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday week. Supercross racing raged from Tuesday through Thursday on one track, with motocross races dominating Thursday through Saturday on [...]

Yamaha Scores Off-Road Podiums

At the 47th SCORE Baja 1000 earlier in the weekend, Yamaha took three podium positions in key classes in the longest distance the race has run in recent years, 1275 miles from Ensenada south to La Paz at the tip of Baja California, Mexico. The Colorado team of Brady Welton, Ron Weinmeister, Brandon Hunt and [...]

Barcia Second in Paris-Lille Supercross

JGR Yamaha’s Justin Barcia took second overall after two nights of racing at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille, France on Nov. 15-16. The new location replaces the traditional Bercy stadium, which is undergoing construction. Aboard his YZ450F, Barcia put together 8-3 motos on Saturday night and 2-2 motos on Sunday to snatch second place by [...]

Whibley Second in Final OMA Nationals Event

In an emotional farewell performance, N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s Paul Whibley scored a second-place podium finish in the final OMA Nationals Pro 1 race of his career in Morrison, Ill on Sunday, Nov. 2. After earning an amazing six total championships in the popular off-road series – including this year’s title, which he wrapped up in [...]

Roads & Trails


bLU cRU Increases Supercross/Motocross Presence

In more racing news, Yamaha announced several additional bLU cRU teams for 2015 AMA Supercross, Motocross and Arenacross series. The teams and lineups below join returning teams Toyota/JGR Yamaha and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha, which were previously announced.
 River/Yamaha returns to compete in both Supercross and Motocross championships once more, with Ben Lamay in the [...]

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 [...]