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Yamaha Product History

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by pete the freak, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. This one's a doosie for Mr Hornet.

    Was just browsing the Yamaha website and found this link:


    It's a run down of the development of Yamaha motorcycles from the 50's until today. A brief spiel on each model of note (bastards didn't include the SRX250 though...).

    Well worth a gander if you're into the history of Jap bikes...
  2. Hey Pete, one of my assorted ex-wives had a 1985 SRX250, a red one. It was a really nice little bike that handled a lot better than you would think. It did have a bad habit of warping front discs though, I put 3 on it in less than 2 years.
  3. Discs or wives?
  4. Thanks, Pete, but WHAT A RIP-OFF, no RD-series, or at least I didn't find them :cry:
  5. only yamaha would call a model of bike 'the carrot' :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  6. Don't let's start on bike names, then
    What about the Hodaka Combat Wombat, or the Dirt Squirt??
  7. I want one of those ya-1's they look cool.. little and probably not powerful enough to carry me at any great speed but still so damn cute!!!!
  8. The 80's were an interesting period - a time when 4-stroke 250s were just as powerful as the fastest 2-strokes. Makes me wonder what the Japanese manufacturers might have been capable of had the government not imposed that 40ps limit.