The name Motor | Life | Passion is a combination of three ingredients that provide the means for what we do. Yamaha Motor encompasses the wide range of products Yamaha produces for work, for play, and to make everyday tasks easier and more enjoyable. Life-style is what we choose when purchasing and enjoying Yamaha products, and Passion for our products is something our customers have, and we share. These Motor | Life | Passion stories are about people, places, and lifestyles that are touched by Yamaha products. They are designed to inspire everyone to make their own Motor | Life | Passion memories.
Bevan’s Triumph Beyond Delay
After years of waiting, Yamaha Technical Academy graduate, Bevan Holmes, from Brisbane's TeamMoto Yamaha Northside, finally headed to Japan to celebrate his win at the 2019 Oceania Technician Grand Prix. Bevan was joined by a select group of global technicians that had topped the class of 2019.
Bill's Yamaha Motolife
Avid Yamaha motorcycle enthusiast, Bill Bryant, has enjoyed a life enriched with the joys and excitement Yamaha products can deliver. The racer-turned-part-time-restorer cheerfully admits to becoming a dedicated Yamaha fanatic through a process of osmosis, a conversion that happened a long time ago.
Delivering Assistance and Kando For Waka Ama Success
Natasha Miranda's journey from absolute motorcycle newbie to daily Yamaha YZF-R3 rider, was driven by an unwavering desire to join the two-wheeled lifestyle. She now racks up hundreds of kilometers each week and loves every one. It all started with methodical planning and expert guidance.
Tàmata Hills - Restoring The Land | Andrew MacLean
At New Zealand's idyllic Kaipara Harbour, Andrew Maclean is working hard to turn back time at the Tàmata Hills property he owns with Paul Van Dorp. Their goal is to see 140ha returned to its natural state for the first time in almost 200 years.
Russell's Goldilocks Moment Staff Test Review
Russell Jansz has owned three Yamaha Tracer 9GTs and recently took delivery of the Tracer 9 GT+. After thinking long and hard, Russell said he could not think of a single thing he would change on the Tracer 9 GT+ to make it better. For him, it's the perfect bike.
All The Same Juice | Dare Jennings Interview
Dare Jennings is the creative mind behind two of Australia’s most recognised brands, Deus Ex Machina, and Mambo. His love of surfing and motorcycles led to the establishment and ultimate success of both brands- as Dare likes to say, it’s all the same juice.
Staff Evaluation | Tracer 7 - Why They Love Sport Touring Bikes
Yamaha Motor Australia staff members Michelle Eastburn and Shane Rawlings were so impressed by Yamaha's new Tracer 7 Sport Touring model when it was release that the pair we straight out and purchased one each. We asked the them what made the Tracer 7 so special.
Mark's Mini Obsession
Remember those little 80cc motocross bikes that only the coolest kids - the ones who graduated from sticking cards on their bicycle spokes - had back in the ‘70s and ‘80s? While the owners have grown up, the bikes have attracted a very niche following of people wanting to relive the youth they dreamed of.
Jay's Epic XMAX 300 Adventure
Jay Prince never backs down from a challenge, so when his friend Jordan scoffed at Jay's plan to ride an XMAX 300 scooter across Australia - and back - the fuse was a lit on an epic 9000km journey that needed to be completed in just 14 days. What followed was two weeks of awesome long-range commuting.
Sliding Back In Time
The Jerkyls epitomises everything we love and sometimes miss about motorcycles and the accompanying lifestyle. The group's eclectic mix of members serves as a refreshing reminder of the simple pleasures that attracted us to motorcycles in the first place - fun, riding, and mateship.
Single And Loving It
Yamaha enthusiast, Glenn Besso, loves motorcycles powered by a large-capacity single-cylinder engine. The bigger the better. Throw in a bit of retro styling with enough room for modern customisation, and Glenn is in seventh heaven. Yamaha's SRX 600 ticks all the right boxes for Glenn, and this one is his daily rider.
Staff Evaluation - Ténéré 700 World Raid
We dipped into the pool of experienced riders walking the halls of the Yamaha Motor Australia head office, and gave two of them the keys to a pair of shiny new Ténéré 700 World Raid for a week. I return we asked them to make a video log of their thoughts on the new machine.
Remembering Geoff Sim
Anyone associated with motorcycles over the past 50 years, and a postcode that places them in or around the coastal Illawarra region of New South Wales, would most likely refer to Geoff Sim as a friend. As the founding owner of City Coast Motorcycles, he built the business into the institution it is today.