First of the Japanese manufacturers to race internationally, Yamaha has helped push the performance market forward ever since. Competing today in MotoGP and AMA Superbike, Motocross and Supercross, the “crossed tuning-forks” company (Yamaha’s logo honors a musical heritage) remains a vigorous force in racing worldwide. The Yamaha motorcycle product range is broad, from the swift FJR1300ES sport tourer and fiery YZF-R1 superbike down to the diminutive PW50 beginner’s dirtbike. In between is virtually every kind of machine, such as the new FZ-09, an affordable three-cylinder naked bike that delivers sizzling performance and style, and the versatile twin-cylinder Super Ténéré adventure bike. Others include a trio of lightweight dual-sport bikes led by the WR250R, a handful of easy-to-ride scooters like the fuel-injected Zuma 50FX, and nearly a dozen powerfully addictive YZ motocross, WR enduro and TT-R playbikes.