We’re getting ready to go to the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show. Are YOU? Yamaha has some pretty cool new models for you to throw a leg over.
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Yamaha Previews 2018 Long Beach International Motorcycle Show
Recently Introduced 2019 Motorsports Models Displayed, Demo Rides Offered
Cypress, CA – November 13, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., will display several all-new and recently introduced 2019 motorsports models and offer demo rides at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show this weekend. Located at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, the show provides motorsports enthusiasts with an opportunity to explore Yamaha’s many products and interact with company representatives.
Yamaha’s display will be open to the public on Friday, November 16 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several already-introduced, all-new 2019 motorsports models will be featured in the display.
NIKEN and NIKEN GT – Ride the Revolution
The NIKEN and NIKEN GT introduce a new motorcycle riding revolution that is born of pure innovation and performance. Featuring the unique leaning multi-wheel (LMW) system, the 2019 NIKEN and NIKEN GT have very sporty and confident handling characteristics. With an enhanced feeling of grip when cornering in a wide range of surface conditions, they offer riders the ability to carve through winding roads with unmatched confidence for more fun with less stress.
For comfort and convenience on longer rides, the NIKEN GT features a pair of locking quick-release 25-liter ABS side cases, a wider and taller touring windscreen, comfort seat, heated grips and more.
Tracer 900GT – Experience the Roads of Life
As part of Yamaha’s Sport Touring motorcycle lineup, the Tracer 900GT is designed to appeal to a wide range of riders who want to enjoy the many new experiences, places, and people that they will discover when traveling the Roads of Life. A premium-packaged model, the 2019 Tracer 900GT offers performance, versatility, and value. Features include color-matched hard side cases, a quick shift system (QSS), cruise control, suspension upgrades, a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrument panel, heated grips and more.
YZ250F – Race to the victorYZone
The 2019 YZ250F features an all-new engine design with electric start and two-mode adjustable mapping, a new frame, lighter wheels, new slim body styling, and next-generation KYB suspension components.As the world’s first production 250cc motocross bike with a wireless smartphone based engine tuner, the YZ250F allows for power delivery adjustments through anexclusive power tuner that operates via a smartphone application. Already proven to be a champion, the all-new 2019 YZ250F is ready to take riders to the victorYZone.
YZ450FX and WR450F – Off-Road Superiority for Yamaha bLU cRU Riders
The all-new YZ450FX and WR450F Cross Country motorcycles feature an all-new engine design, updated mass-centralized engine start system, wide-ratio transmission, all-new bilateral beam frame, optimized ergonomics, and much more. Known for their reliability in grueling off-road riding conditions, the 2019 YZ450FX and WR450F give Yamaha bLU cRU riders increased confidence on the trail.
Wolverine X2 – The Ultimate Trail-Exploring Side-by-Side
The all-new 2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 Side-by-Side combines Proven Off-Road capability and confidence-inspiring performance with Real World comfort in a compact, nimble chassis making it the ultimate trail-exploring vehicle in tight, technical terrain. Its versatile and work-ready Real World Tough design features a comfortable two-person cab configuration, a newly designed 600-pound-rated dump bed, and impressive 2,000-pound towing capacity thanks to the ultra-quiet, smooth, vibration-free power of the vehicle’s new 847-cc twin cylinder engine.
YXZ1000R – Coast-to-Coast Pure-Sport Domination
Designed for ultimate high-performance Side-by-Side off-road adventures on a wide variety of terrain – from open deserts and dunes to muddy trails and rough, rocky terrain – the new 2019 YXZ1000R’s aggressive, race-ready chassis delivers coast-to-coast capability, comfort, and confidence. Powered by Yamaha’s industry-first 998cc triple cylinder engine and Yamaha’s industry-exclusive five-speed manual transmission, the new YXZ1000R boasts several enhancements including new styling, a new oversized relocated radiator, updated suspension, and increased accessory integration.
All Yamaha Side-by-Side and full-size ATVs are proudly built in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.
Special Features of the Display
In addition to the new motorcycle and Side-by-Side models, the 2018 MotoAmerica championship-winning YZF-R6 Supersport motorcycle ridden by Yamaha bLU cRU road racer JD Beach, and a Star Eluder custom-built by Cory Ness, will be on display. Show attendees will also have an opportunity to enter a Star Eluder sweepstakes when visiting the display.
Take a Ride on a New Yamaha Motorcycle
Long Beach International Motorcycle Show attendees will be able to take a demo ride aboard several 2019 models, including the all-new NIKEN LMW motorcycle, the new Tracer 900GT, the MT-10, and the YZF-R6. 2018 models will also be available, including the Star Venture, Star Eluder, FJR1300, Super Ténéré, MT-09, MT-07, XSR900, XSR700, and Bolt. Registration for demo rides will take place beginning at 8 a.m. in the parking lot located next to the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, with rides conducted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
To take a ride on the YZF-R3, MT-07 or XSR700, you must be at least 18 years old, and 21 years old to ride all other models offered. All riders are required to have a valid motorcycle license (permits are not allowed), a DOT-approved helmet, long pants, enclosed shoes, a shirt, and eye protection.
For more information related to all Yamaha products, visit https://www.yamahamotorsports.com.
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About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.
YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based Yamaha companies include Skeeter Boats (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Bennet Marine (Florida), Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana), and Kracor, Inc. (Wisconsin).
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