Few can argue the success of the Yamaha line of motorcycles. For decades, Yamaha has created a number of highly popular models from there vaunted sport, touring & sport touring, off-road and dual-sport motorcycles. Featuring reliable, powerful engine designs, clean lines and distinctive body design, Yamaha is one of the leading motorcycling manufacturers in the world.
A corporation as noted for being the world’s largest maker of pianos, on July 1st, 1955, Yamaha’s CEO Genichi Kawakami decided to take the company into the field of motorized vehicles as well. Interestingly enough, Yamaha’s research into metal alloys for their acoustic pianos gave them an edge in creating lightweight, sturdy metals to construct motorcycles. The very first Yamaha motorcycle was the YA-1 featuring a 125 cc, one cylinder two-stroke engine. Launched in 1955, it won the Mount Fuji Ascent Race that same year. Over the years, Yamaha continued to produce two-stroke engine motorcycles until 1969 with the advent of the XS-1, a 650 cc two-cylinder four-stroke engine. The growth of Yamaha motorcycles with larger frames and engines coincided with their ascent into the world market. By the mid-1990s, Yamaha created the Star Motorcycles brand for their cruiser series of bikes for the American market. Today, Yamaha creates scooters and motorcycles of different sizes and models for the world market. There have been many Yamaha motorcycles that have made an impact over the years, today there are many different Yamaha models making a powerful impression, including the following: Yamaha FJR1300, FZ1, FZ6, FZ6R, FZ8, FZ-09, Yamaha MT-01, Yamaha MT-03, Yamaha Super Ténéré, Yamaha YZF-R1, Yamaha YZF-R6.
Impact of Carbon Fiber Parts on Yamaha Motorcycles
Yamaha Motorcycle Carbon fiber Accessories and Parts have been growing in prominence over the past decade. Thanks to the advancement of twill weave technology, carbon fiber parts are more that twice as strong as steel, yet weigh less than 1/4th the amount. With carbon fiber also being more impact resistant than steel, the popularity of these parts has grown tremendously in the past few years. The carbon fiber parts available for Yamaha motorcycles include, but are not limited to, the following; Alternator Cover, Cockpit Cover Frame, Clutch Plate Cover, Drive Belt Cover, Cover Seat, Front, Lower & Supper Fairing, Front & Rear Mudguard, Fuel Tank Cover, Headlight Cover, Heal Guard Plates, Hugger, Intake Scoop, Seat Insert, Side Body Panel, Swingarm Cover, Tail Guard Cover Protection, Windscreen & More. Yamaha motorcycles are still prized for their sturdy construction, powerful engines and clean designs. It is little wonder that Yamaha motorcycles still enjoys immense popular today.