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1985 Yamaha RZ 500

The 1985 Yamaha RZ 500 motorcycle had extraordinary performance but was too wild for some. The twin-crank four-cylinder two-stroke was tame at low revs but exploded to life as it neared its 10000-rpm redline. See pictures and learn about the potent Yamaha RZ 500.


1981 Yamaha 1100 Midnight Special

1981 Yamaha 1100 Midnight Special

The 1981 Yamaha 1100 Midnight Special motorcycle wasn’t your typical cruiser-type bike. See pictures and learn about the Yamaha 1100 Midnight Special. See more »

1985 Yamaha RZ 500

1985 Yamaha RZ 500

The 1985 Yamaha RZ 500 motorcycle had extraordinary performance, but was too wild for some. See pictures and learn about the potent Yamaha RZ 500. See more »

1997 Yamaha Royal Star Palamino Edition

1997 Yamaha Royal Star Palamino Edition

The 1997 Yamaha Royal Star Palamino Edition motorcycle was a tan-and-white beauty. See pictures and learn about Yamaha’s Royal Star Palamino Edition. See more »

1985 Yamaha V-Max

1985 Yamaha V-Max

The 1985 Yamaha V-Max motorcycle was unbeatable in a drag race by any other street bike of its day. See pictures and learn about the Yamaha V-Max. See more »

1983 Yamaha XJ 650 Seca Turbo

1983 Yamaha XJ 650 Seca Turbo

The 1983 Yamaha XJ 650 Seca Turbo motorcycle combined turbo power and aerodynamic styling. See pictures and learn about the Yamaha XJ 650 Seca Turbo. See more »

1974 Yamaha RD350

1974 Yamaha RD350

The Japanese-built 1974 Yamaha RD350 motorcycle was light and very powerful for its size. See pictures and learn about the Yamaha RD350. See more »