Yamaha Motorcycle Reviews

Yamaha's budget-priced triple is a triumph of engineering and far from a budget offering

Are Yamaha bringing something new to the custom and cruiser world? I think so.

With two new shattering four-stroke dirtbikes available for 2002 in the shape of the Honda CRF450 and Yamaha YZ426, we sent our resident off-road specialist Steven Pheasant to various mudholes around the UK to figure out who's packing the big gun.

Yes, it's been out for a while but Yamaha never invited us on the launch. We pitch it against London's broken streets and Birmingham's frozen motorways.

6001 miles of country to city riding clocked, pros & cons?

Can you really have the best of both worlds?

We're granted exclusive first UK ride. Yamaha enters the traction control club, revising its flagship sportsbike for 2012. Does it move the game on?

We've lived with the Fazer8 for 3 weeks, how has it held up?

"A roadbike that ticks all the boxes" - we have four weeks to find out