Two Stroke Survivor: 1971 Yamaha CS3 200

Most of us started our lifelong love of motorcycles on a small CC bike. Whether it was a Honda 50 or a mini bike with a pull starter, not many of us were riding huge motorcycles as our first… more»

Yamaha’s Last Real Enduro? 1973 Yamaha RT3 360

I was never a big math fan even though I somehow made it through college and was and still am a licensed architect. At least geometry is something that most people can wrap their heads around compared to calculus…. more»

Second Fiddle? 1982 Yamaha Tri-Moto YT125

Seemingly always playing second fiddle to Honda, like Burger King is to McDonald’s or everything is to Amazon, Yamaha made some very nice motorcycles. I have two, at least, that I can think of off-hand. This 1982 Yamaha Tri-Moto… more»

Original Big Wheel: 1985 Yamaha BW200

I never really thought about it before, but with the 1980s being an era when where starting and owning a business was a real goal for a lot of people, even the names of a couple of motorcycles reflected… more»

Giant Killer: 1975 Yamaha RD350

This zippy little hornet surprised many much larger bikes back in the mid-1970s, and it wasn’t just the trail of blue smoke that was left behind from its two-stroke engine. This 1975 Yamaha RD350 was known as a giant… more»

The Other One: 1985 Yamaha YT125 Tri-Moto

Most of us know of the famous Honda ATC90, arguably the one that started it all in 1970, as in the three-wheeler craze. This is the other one, or one of the other ones as many motorcycle companies made… more»

Blast From The Past: 1978 Yamaha XS750E

This 1978 Yamaha XS750E is a blast from the past for me as I have the same bike. Mine has been sitting in storage for way too long in northern Minnesota and this example for sale here on eBay… more»

Yamaha-Powered Oddball: 1980s Tri-Magnum

The Tri-Magnum is one unusual vehicle and normally we see them being powered by a Honda Goldwing drivetrain, this one is a little different at being a little different. This 1980s Tri-Magnum can be found here on eBay in… more»

Barn Fire Charred Chappy: 1975 Yamaha Chappy

This is more of a burned barn find, but it looks like a relatively easy restoration for those of you who are into small motorized bikes/scooters/motorcycles as much as I am. This little oddball is a scorched 1975 Yamaha… more»

On/Off Road Gem: 1975 Yamaha DT250

I should be so lucky to start on the first kick like the seller says about this 1975 Yamaha DT250. This great looking bike is listed on eBay with a current bid price of $3,200 and it’s selling to… more»

Motorcycle Mother Lode: 450 Bikes Go To Auction

Where will you be on July 22nd at 9:00 AM? If you want a two wheeled bargain like the Yamaha XS 1100 pictured above, you had better be one of two places: preferably in Austin, Minnesota at the mother… more»

Bang! Kapow! Whamm! 1966 Yamaha Batcycle

Holy Rare Beast, Batman! Here’s something that rarely comes up for sale, a 1966 Yamaha Batcycle! This authentic, or at least authentically-recreated, masterpiece of engineering and design genius (not that I’m biased) is listed in an upcoming Mecum Auction… more»

Big Wheels Rollin’: 1986 Yamaha BW200ES

This 1986 Yamaha BW200ES is a bit newer than we usually show here at Barn Finds, but it’s unusual enough and rare enough that I thought I’d take a chance. It’s located in Hamburg, New York and is listed… more»

XS’essively Nice: 1973 Yamaha TX650

This beautiful 1973 Yamaha TX650 is located in equally beautiful Auburn, Washington, a half-hour northeast of Tacoma. It’s listed on eBay with one bid of just under $2,800 and there are three days left on the auction. This beauty… more»

Just For Fun: 1996 Yamaha Wave Blaster

Getting a vehicle from forgotten to running again is often interesting and sometimes funny. This story is not so much about the Jet Ski as it is about bringing neglected vehicles back to life. Our museum receives no public funds and one of… more»

Basement for 31 Years: 1973 Yamaha RD350

Barn Finds reader Jim S. spotted a long-stored sport bike from the 1970s here on eBay in the form of a classic 1973 Yamaha RD350. It’s good timing on his part, since we recently featured another relic of the early sport bike… more»