In a strange twist of fate, many are unaware that the Yamaha brand didn’t start in the auto industry at all. Led by a founder who built the company as Japan’s first piano manufacturer in the late 1800’s, Yamaha didn’t come into the motorcycle scene until 1955 through the Yamaha Motor Company.
Today, the model stands as a high-performing brand that offers popular motocross bikes as well as Touring options, and even snowmobiles and ATVs. Fortunately, Twisted Cycles in both Lubbock and Dallas, TX provide numerous Yamaha models in our inventory to check out today!
Beginning in 1968, the Yamaha brand began as a force to be reckoned with in the off-road bike market. The creation of the DT-1 – a two-stroke, 250cc Enduro bike – became known as one of the world’s first true off-road bikes. Obviously, the skillset became popular in the United States, so the brand took off into the category.
Another step forward came in 1996, as their four-stroke Yamaha YZ400F won an AMA Supercross event, making the brand the first major player to produce four-stroke motocross bikes. Today, the Yamaha name is plastered along many dirt bikes and motocross races with incredibly-fast and versatile engines.
However successful Yamaha has been off-road, they maintain an entire lineup of effective on-road motorcycles for those less inclined to take on the motocross circuit. For Cruisers, the V-Star model offers a softer suspension and low seat-height for comfortable riding. Sport models are also available today, and are popular for their speed and aerodynamic design. Popular fixtures in the family include the YZF-R3, R6, and R1 models. The brand even has a lineup of standard models – the Yamaha Bolt, MT-07 and touring models like the Tracer series are great options for nearly anyone.
Finding a Yamaha model is easy if you’re in the Lubbock or Dallas areas: simply stop into either location of Twisted Cycles! We offer ready-to-ride Yamaha models for both on-road and off-road capabilities at an affordable price that fits what you need. Stop in today and we’ll work with you to find that ideal model.