Yamaha YZF-R1 $13,590
Engine L-C 16V 998 Inline-Four | Seat32.8 IN. | Wheelbase 55.7 IN.
This is the bike that ended that other manufacturer's domination of AMA Superbike, with Josh Hayes winning the '10 title on his Graves Motorsports R1. No changes for '11 aside from color: Raven, the Team Yamaha Blue/White shown here and a Candy Red/Raven version that costs $200 extra.
Yamaha FZ1 $10,490
Engine L-C 20V 998 Inline-Four | Seat32.1 IN. | Wheelbase 57.5 IN.
Yamaha's "ultimate street brawler" has had its ECU mapping revised for improved throttle response in the low speed range, and is available this year only in the Liquid Silver paint shown here. Random feature: Removable subframe for easy maintenance and detachable passenger footpegs for even more stripped-down style.
Yamaha FZ6R $7490
Engine L-C 16V 600 Inline-Four | Seat30.9 IN. | Wheelbase 56.7 IN.
The returning FZ6R shows that "a rider in the market for an entry-level or commuter 600cc bike doesn't have to compromise performance or style to get value," and is offered in Raven or the Reddish Copper/Raven shown here ($100 extra). Random feature: The handlebar position and seat height are adjustable to fine-tune rider comfort.
Yamaha YZF-R6 $10,690
Engine L-C 16V 599 Inline-Four | Seat33.5 IN. | Wheelbase 54.3 IN.
After small revisions over the last couple of years, Yamaha has left well enough alone for '11 and the 2010 Daytona 200 winner returns unchanged. Colors include Raven and Team Yamaha Blue/White and the Candy Red/Raven model shown here ($200 extra and yes, those are skulls on the side).
Yamaha FZ8 $8490
Engine L-C 16V 779 Inline-Four | Seat32.1 IN. | Wheelbase 57.5 IN.
An all-new model, the FZ8 "fills the gap for sport riders who feel a 600cc is too small and a 1000cc is too big." Borrowing technology (and parts) from the proven FZ1 and R1 models and with specifications that put an emphasis on torque, this naked bike is sure to be a pile of fun. Available only in the Raven paint shown here.
Yamaha WR250X $6590
Engine L-C 4V 250 Single | Seat35.2 IN. | Wheelbase 56.1 IN.
Yamaha claims the WR250X is not exactly an enduro, a supermoto or a sportbike. We claim its loads of fun, from its 17-inch sticky tires to its 250cc four-stroke engine and YZ/WR250-inspired chassis. With all the emphasis on green, check this out: The spec sheet lists fuel economy at 71 mpg. Take that, electric bikes!