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809, 2019

Yamaha IT490 Rare Enduro Dinosaur

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As early as the 1960s, Yamaha made a name for itself as a leading enduro manufacturer with models like the legendary DT-1. These "dirt track" machines made it very clear where their field of application was. And Yamaha successfully opened

809, 2019

Lee’s 1983 Yamaha IT490K

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It was back in 1976 that Yamaha came into enduro for the first time in a serious way. Technically speaking they were already involved for such had been the success, and capability, of their DT-1 trail bike of 1968, that

809, 2019

Yamaha YZ 535 Supermoto Peterhansel

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To participate in various supermoto competitions of the year 1989, Stéphane Peterhansel used a real prototype prepared in the race workshop of Team Sonauto Yamaha . This YZ 490 is equipped with a liquid-cooled JPX kit . (cylinder, piston, segment

2109, 2018

The Most Epic Taco Run 2018

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Most Epic Taco Run 2018

Riding 300 miles for the love of tacos and motorcycles... Eight of us wove through Southern California traffic as we made our way to the San Ysidro border crossing. An old airhead, a Guzzi V7 II, some vintage dual-sports, more

809, 2012

2012 New Zealand Forum Ride

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When the opportunity to join the New Zealand forum members for their annual ride came to the table I really couldn’t help but get myself somewhat organised and get over there, especially when there were some very tidy vintage Yamaha’s