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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Danielle - Technically Speaking
Danielle Gardner is cut from a different cloth to most of her friends, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The 19-year-old from Sydney has always been a motorcycle devotee, a passion fostered by like-minded parents, two brothers and one sister, and a family farm in country NSW that served as a regular riding outpost.
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.
Yamaha's Unmanned Helicopters at Work in Australia’s Skies
Areas of Australia are facing damage to local biodiversity and agriculture due to invasive ants introduced from overseas, and Norfolk Island, a small but beautiful island located in the South Pacific Ocean, is one of these places.
Dancing Under The Stars
Television celebrity Grant Denyer's decision to attempt an unaided double crossing of Australia's Simpson Desert would see him experienced spectacular desert nights as he pushed himself to the limit on a brutal but brilliant adventure out into the unknown.
As an IT Manager, Dan Camilleri’s days are spent dealing with complex technology systems. To escape the demands of the ever-changing IT world, Dan has spent the past few years restoring a 50-year-old fishing boat that has been in his family for three generations.