Yamaha, an iconic brand in the history of motorcycles, manufactures a large range of bikes for all purposes. From adventure touring to motocross and sports models, it provides the wheels to take customers wherever they need to go in comfort, style and exhilaration.
The Yamaha Motor Company Limited was established in 1955 as a Japanese manufacturer of motors, boats and, of course, motorcycles. The first bike the company produced was a single cylinder YA-1, which featured a two-cycle, 1,255cc engine. From the beginning, Yamaha produced an exceptional product; in the same year, the YA-1 triumphed in the 1,255 class of the Mt Fuji Ascent and swept the podium, collecting the top three prizes, in the All Japan Autobike Endurance Road Race.
Yamaha's expertise with two stroke engines really paid off, with a 250cc model winning its class at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1963. From this time, Yamaha's success saw the company setting up international arms, with a plant in Thailand in 1964 followed by The Netherlands getting its own subsidiary in 1968. This was also the year in which Yamaha produced its first four stroke model.
The 1970s were when Yamaha's four stroke models really came to prominence. Yamaha was an early player in the innovation in successful dirt bikes, producing single shock suspension, or monoshock, in 1973. In the 1980s, four stroke models became more popular and the market became more focused and diversified, with motorbikes for many specialised interests. In the 1990s, Yamaha refined its high performance and cruiser models.
Today, Yamaha produces more than 10 different kinds of bikes, scooters and cruisers for all kinds of terrain. The motocross models, for example, are geared to produce power, with great handling and suspension, and need high performance tyres front and rear to give riders full confidence and control.
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Along with engineering excellence, tyres are fundamental to motorbike performance. At Protyre, our experienced and enthusiastic staff know their Yamaha bikes and how to fit the tyres to deliver the performance you need. Tyres for Yamaha bikes are available at more than 30 of our centres. Protyre has thousands of different types of tyres in stock and, in most cases, can perform same day fittings. Whatever kind of bike you ride, we can have you back on the road burning rubber within a short time and at great prices that rev any engine. The top brands we stock include Pirelli, Bridgestone and Michelin.
Perhaps touring bikes are more your speed. We understand the critical differences between adventure tourers and sports models, and your desire to maximise features such as electronic suspension, cruise control, or fun features for short and long rides.
When it comes to road bikes, we have tyres to lift the performance of superbikes and technology developed to boost MotoGP models, along with heritage bikes engineered to provide excellence, classic experiences and retro features. If you need tyres for a scrambler-style vintage bike that combines modern engineered performance with all terrain capabilities, we have the tyres and the fitting specialists to take you there. We also look after trail bikes for hitting the rough stuff, and scooters whereby reliability and safety in traffic are paramount.
Popular Yamaha Motorcycles
Below is a selection of the most popular Yamaha motorcycle models. For more information on the tyres suited to your Yamaha motorcycle, selet a model from the options below:
Yamaha began manufacturing the MT-07 in 2014. This is a standard motorcycle featuring an eight-valve, DOHC 689cc crossplane, inline-two engine and has a top speed of 133mph.
Yamaha MT-07 Tyres
The Yamaha MT-10 is the flagship member of the MT range. Introduced at the 2015 EICMA in Milan, the MT-10 features a crossplane engine that is based on the 2015 YZF-R1 but re-tuned to focus on low to mid-range torque.
Yamaha MT-10 Tyres
The Yamaha MT-125 shares many components with the YZF-R125 but has a shorter fuel tank with an 11.5 litre capacity. It has a single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves, 124.7cc engine and can reach a top speed of 80mph.
Yamaha MT-125 Tyres
The Yamaha R1 or more recently referred to as the YZF-R1 is an open class sport bike that has been manufactured since 1998. Related motorcycles are the YZF-R6, a 600cc version of the R1 super bike.
Yamaha R1 Tyres
First introduced in 1999, the Yamaha R6, or more commonly known in recent years as the YZF-R6, was the world's first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle.
Yamaha R6 Tyres
A single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves 124.7cc engine powers the Yamaha YZF-R125. Despite being the smallest member of Yamaha’s YZF family of sports bikes, it has been a best-seller for almost a decade.
Yamaha YZF R125 Tyres
The Yamaha BT1100 or 'Bulldog' is a pure muscle bike with a naked V-twin engine that delivers plenty of muscular charm.
Yamaha BT1100 Tyres
Yamaha BW 50
First introduced in 1989 and having been through three generations to date, the BW 50 is well known in the marketplace. While early models had two-stroke power, the latest version has a four-stroke engine which is sparky enough to keep up with urban traffic and is mated to an automatic gearbox which makes it a great beginner’s scooter.
Yamaha BW 50 Tyres
Yamaha BWS 125
The Yamaha BWS 125 is one of the most popular Yamaha models, with fans having eagerly awaited its launch. It is both faster and larger than its predecessors. Introduced in 2009, the BWS 125 is a more-nimble version of the previous Zuma and has proved an extremely popular choice with both new buyers and seasoned Yamaha riders.
Yamaha BWS 125 Tyres
Yamaha FJ1100 & FJ1200
The Yamaha FJ1100 and FJ1200 are sport touring motorcycles that were produced by Yamaha between 1984 and 1996. Yamaha released the FJ1100 for model years 1984 and 1985.
Yamaha FJ1100 & FJ1200 Tyres
The Yamaha FZ-1 First generation models are known as the FZ1 in the United States and FZS1000 Fazer in Europe. They have tubular steel frames and modified YZF-R1 engines.
Yamaha FZ-1 Tyres
The Yamaha FZ6, also known as the FZ6 FAZER is a 600 cc motorcycle that was released by Yamaha in 2004. This motorcycle is a popular choice for its half-fairing, upright seating position, and underseat exhaust.
Yamaha FZ6 Tyres
The Yamaha FZ8 and FAZER8, also known as the FZ8N and FZ8S, are motorcycles produced since 2010 by Yamaha. The FZ8 is a naked bike, while the virtually identical FAZER8 features a half fairing and ABS.
Yamaha FZ8 Tyres
The Yamaha FJR1300 is a sport touring motorcycles made by Yamaha. This models has a 1,298 cc inline-four engine. The FJR1300 was first released in Europe in 2001, before later being released in North America in 2002, with the 2003 earning several awards in the Sport Touring category from various magazines.
Yamaha FJR1300 Tyres
The Yamaha FZ750 is a motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1985 and 1991. The FZ750 is notable for several reasons, perhaps the most radical being the 5-valve cylinder head with a radial arrangement.
Yamaha FZ750 Tyres
The Yamaha FZX750 was a motorcycle made by Yamaha from the early 1980s until the mid-1990s. The US version was the FZX700 Fazer, imported only in 1986 and 1987, with a 50 cc smaller engine to avoid import tariffs on motorcycles larger than 700 cc.
Yamaha FZX750 Tyres
The Yamaha FZR400 was a 400 cc class sport motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1986 and 1994. The FZR400 was updated every year up until 1990, after which only minor revisions were made.
Yamaha FZR400 Tyres
The Yamaha FZR600 is a sports motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1989 and 1999. It was the successor to the FZ600. The FZR600 was discontinued in 1999 due to age of the design and the competing 600 cc sportbike offerings from Yamaha.
Yamaha FZR600 Tyres
The Yamaha FZR1000 is a motorcycle produced by Yamaha from 1987 to 1995. The 1989 version, crowned the "Bike of the Decade" by Cycle World, had a 0-60 mph (acceleration time of 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of over 167 mph.
Yamaha FZR1000 Tyres
The Yamaha GTS1000 is a sport-touring motorcycle released by Yamaha in 1993, sold until 1994 in the United States, and sold elsewhere until 1999. It is notable for its forkless front suspension. The motorcycle features five gears.
Yamaha GTS1000 Tyres
The Yamaha MT-09 is a Yamaha naked or standard motorcycle of the MT series with an 847 cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 12-valve DOHC inline-three engine with crossplane crankshaft, a lightweight cast alloy frame]. The motorcycle has been produced since 2014 by Yamaha.
Yamaha MT-09 Tyres
The SR 125 is a lightweight motorcycle of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha. The SR 125 was produced by Yamaha between 1996 and 2002. The term "SR" stands for "Single Road".
Yamaha SR125 Tyres
Yamaha SZR660 is a sport bike with a 659 cc single-cylinder engine, produced by from 1996 to 2001. It was built in Italy by the Italian Yamaha importer Belgarda. The 660 engine incorporates a five valve cylinder head. There are three intakes and two exhaust valves.
Yamaha SZR660 Tyres
The Yamaha TDM850 is a sport-touring motorcycle released by Yamaha in 1993, sold until 1994 in the United States, and sold elsewhere until 1999. It is notable for its forkless front suspension. The motorcycle features five gears.
Yamaha TDM850 Tyres
The Yamaha TDM 900 is a 2-cylinder engine sport touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha Motor Company between 2002 and 2011. Was the third and last generation fabricated for the TDM series.
Yamaha TDM900 Tyres
Yamaha TMAX Scooter
The Yamaha TMAX series of maxi-scooters has been manufactured by Yamaha Motor Company for the European market since its debut at July 2000 press events in Naples, Italy and Iwata, Japan, combining motorcycle performance with the convenience and flexibility for commuting of a scooter.
Yamaha TMAX Tyres
The Yamaha TZR250 is a motorcycle manufactured and produced by the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha between 1986 and 1995. Yamaha produced the road going two-stroke motorcycle, loosely based on the TZ250 Yamaha racing bike.
Yamaha TZR250 Tyres
Yamaha X-City 125/250
The Yamaha X-City 125/250 was introduced in 2007. It is available as a 125 cc or 250 cc model. The engine (Minarelli) and various other parts are shared with scooter models by Peugeot, MBK (Yamaha subsidiary) and other scooter manufacturers.
Yamaha X-City 125/250 Tyres
The Yamaha XJ600 is a motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha. It is a relatively light motorcycle with top half fairing and around 72 bhp (54 kW). The XJ600 was built from 1984 until 1991. The motorcycle has 6 gears and a 600CC engine.
Yamaha XJ600 Tyres
The Yamaha WR450F is an off-road motorcycle made by Yamaha. It currently has a 450 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The WR in the name indicates a wide-ratio gear box common to most Enduro or trail bikes and stands in contrast to the close-ratio gearbox essential to a motocross racer. The Yamaha WR450F has a 5-speed gear box.
Yamaha WR450F Tyres