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Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha admit to improper emissions testing

Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha have joined a growing list of Japanese companies falsifying data, with all three admitting to improper fuel economy and emissions testing...

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Slingin' mud in the Yamaha Wolverine X4
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Slingin' mud in the Yamaha Wolverine X4

Bungee jumping, skydiving, stunt boats, black-run heli-skiing… There’s legitimacy to the claim that New Zealand’s Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. It’s certainly a fitting venue for CarAdvice’s introduction to a developing breed of transport that aims to offer recreational fun for families, as well as serving as a utility vehicle for farms and commercial businesses...


Yamaha Cross Hub ute concept unveiled
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Yamaha Cross Hub ute concept unveiled

Yamaha has unveiled the Cross Hub ute concept in Tokyo, with room for four people and two motorbikes its compact body. With everything from motorcycles and boats to outboard motors, scooters, all-terrain vehicles, generators, snow throwers, golf carts and snowmobiles in its range, Yamaha Motor says it "knows the potential and possibilities for fun through mobility"...


Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?
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Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?

For those prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stone's throw of many major metropolitan centres. For me, on this occasion, it's Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short two-hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


Yamaha Sports Ride coupe revealed in Tokyo: Two-door, carbonfibre coupe previews brand's four-wheeled future
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Yamaha Sports Ride coupe revealed in Tokyo: Two-door, carbonfibre coupe previews brand's four-wheeled future

Yamaha Motor, the company known better for its motorcycles, revealed an exciting two-seat concept coupe at today’s Tokyo motor show called the Sports Ride Concept. Billed as a design exercise for now, the Sports Ride Concept is said to take the “involved and active feeling of riding a motorcycle… into a vehicle with quintessential sports car proportions”...


Yamaha teases sports coupe ahead of Tokyo unveiling
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Yamaha teases sports coupe ahead of Tokyo unveiling

Japanese manufacturer Yamaha has released a teaser image of a sports car concept it’s readying for the 2015 Tokyo motor show later this month. Best known for building vehicles with two wheels rather than four, the company says the coupe concept is “inspired by motorcycles” and “expresses the unique style of Yamaha”...


Yamaha Motiv.e two-seater to begin production from 2019 - report
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Yamaha Motiv.e two-seater to begin production from 2019 - report

The Yamaha Motiv.e, a two-seat vehicle engineered by designed Gordon Murray, is reportedly set to enter production from 2019. A well-placed anonymous source has told the Nikkei that the Japanese motorcycle maker is planning on making a two-seat vehicle, closely related to the 2013 concept car, before the end of the decade at a plant in Europe...


Yamaha MOTIV.e city car revealed
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Yamaha MOTIV.e city car revealed

The Yamaha MOTIV.e electric city car has been unveiled, showcasing the result of the collaboration between the Japanese motor company and Gordon Murray Design. The Yamaha MOTIV.e electric vehicle follows on from Gordon Murray's own T.25 and T.27 city cars, and claims to offer “ground-breaking manufacturing and materials technology” based on the McLaren F1 designer's iStream concept...