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Believe It Or Not, Yamaha Has Been Making Electric Bicycles For 25 Years

Yamaha makes everything from musical instruments to audio equipment to motorcycles, but do you know, this Japanese multinational corporation also makes electric bicycle, or power assist bicycle? Yes, they do. In fact, the company made the first as far back as 1993 and has been doing so since. While it is not new, it is only until now that Yamaha is bringing its electric bicycles to the U.S. shores. As far as the U.S. market is concerned, Yamaha USA has both street and hybrid riding covered with 4 models to offer: UrbanRush, CrossConnect, CrossCore and YDX-TORC. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, Yamaha Has Been Making Electric Bicycles For 25 Years

Yamaha Has A Budget Sound Bar That Is Big On Sound

These days, budget sound bar is all the rage. Polk Audio has it. Vizio has a few of them. More recently, we saw SONOS introducing one and now, it’s Yamaha’s turn. Meet the Yamaha YAS-108 Sound Bar, the newest sound bar from the multidisciplinary multinational corporation. The YAS-108 is a follow up to the YAS-106 introduced roughly two years ago. Continue reading Yamaha Has A Budget Sound Bar That Is Big On Sound

Yamaha TSX-B232 Desktop Audio System

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still fervent about Apple’s 30-pin dock connector? well, Yamaha has just the right stuff for you. announced recently, the Yamaha TSX-B232 Desktop Audio System is one new kid on the block that still offers a 30-pin dock connector and pushes out a good 30W of audio goodness via its dual 8 cm fill-range drivers. of course, being Yamaha, it don’t just stop at the 30-pin – in fact, the ancient dock is just a bonus cos’ this baby here is pretty well-rounded when it comes to media options. it has got built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming up to 10 meters (33 feet) Continue reading Yamaha TSX-B232 Desktop Audio System

Yamaha PRO Series Headphones

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Yamaha PRO Series Headphones | from US$199.95 | yamaha.com

music fans, avid headphones users in particular, falls into two camps: the casual listener who couldn’t care less if they are listening to some cheap cans they stole from their last flight from Japan, and those who demand the very best in audio reproduction. regardless of which camp you swear allegiance to, the choices are abundance but the latter could go to the extremes and potentially make you go broke. and then there’s the sound issue – you don’t want to be emptying out your pockets and getting a specifically-tuned audio cans that doesn’t suit your varied music taste. Continue reading Yamaha PRO Series Headphones

Formula Cross YFC 450 Series 1

Formula Cross YFC 450 Series 1
Formula Cross YFC 450 Series 1 | US$7,500.00 | www.formulacross.com

it is like every dude dream to be a race car driver. aspiring Formula 1 racer often kick off their career with go-karting which the machine itself can be easily acquired from almost any go-kart suppliers. as for Rally fans, you can pick up a kit such as this Formula Cross YFC 450 Series 1 for just $7,500. California-based Formula Cross is now accepting pre-orders for the YFC 450 Series 1 but first, you have put down a good $2,500 deposit for it but it is worthy to note that the full price of 7.5Gs is for the kit only which requires some serious work before you can put it on the dirt. Continue reading Formula Cross YFC 450 Series 1

Yamaha PDX-11 Sound Dock

Yamaha PDX-11 Sound Dock
(photos: Yamaha) Yamaha PDX-11 Sound Dock | US$99.95 | www.yamaha.com

we realize the fact that we are assaulted by an ocean of sound docks but this particular tough ball from Yamaha deserves some mentioning. unlike most sound docks out there, the Yamaha PDX-11 Sound Dock is designed to be totally portable and fits right into tight spaces like a book shelf when you are at home. designed with a 30-pin dock connector for your small iDevices, it is equipped with a single 4-inch cone woofer and a 1-3/8-inch tweeter, a stereo 3.5mm audio jack catering to non-iDevices and can be powered either by a wall outlet or six numbers of AA alkaline batteries. Continue reading Yamaha PDX-11 Sound Dock

Yamaha BRX-610 Blu-ray Receiver

Yamaha BRX-610 BluRay Receiver
Yamaha BRX-610 Blu-ray Receiver | US$549.95 | www.yamaha.com

while we love the concept of home entertainment system, we loathe the clutter associated with the myriad of components typical of a home entertainment system setup. in a bid to reduce that clutter below your TV, we embrace the idea of sound bars and now, we can add the Yamaha BRX-610 Blu-ray Receiver to the list. as the name implies, it is both a BluRay player and a network receiver. features include a 5.1 channel offering a total of 500W, including 100W of low frequency thumping sound, front digital USB connectivity for your iDevice, DLNA-certified, 1080p output, HDMI out with Audio Return Channel, HD audio capable (including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio), and support for BluRay 3D playback. Continue reading Yamaha BRX-610 Blu-ray Receiver

Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar

Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar
(photos: Yamaha) Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar | US$699.95 | www.yamaha.com

if you are facing space constraint in your living room or are less-than capable in messing with slew of cables for a multi-speaker home entertainment setup, then a surround sound capable sound bar like the Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar would be the sound system of choice. it is completely unobtrusive and sits neatly beneath your LCD display, while boasting a receiver unit with integrated subwoofer. the YHT-S401 offers a total of 250W of output through its three channels, plus the subwoofer contributing yet another 100W of earth shaking low frequency power. it sports a host of I/Os such as CEC-compatible HDMI, optical-in, coaxial, analog audio and a surround headphone jack. Continue reading Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar

Yamaha THR Guitar Amp – it doesn’t even look like one!

Yamaha THR5 Guitar Amp
(image: Yamaha) Yamaha THR Guitar Amp | US$tba | www.yamaha.com

i once played guitar and looked up to great players like Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and among the others. among that adoration, i learnt to love the look of the guitar amps – which I dare say – hasn’t change since Elvis took to the stage. being a new gen rock guitarist, you probably don’t appreciate the classic look, so the Yamaha THR Guitar Amp is here to offer you a more contemporary, yet retro kind of look. i bet you didn’t know it is a guitar amp until i have told you so. in anyway, it is refreshing not having your home look like a concert stage, doesn’t it? the THR features a pair of 8cm full range speakers, Yamaha’s VCM technology, USB connectivity, option to run off AC or battery, and offers several amp styles, including clean, crunch, lead, brit hi, and modern. Continue reading Yamaha THR Guitar Amp – it doesn’t even look like one!

Lossa Engineering 1978 Yamaha SR 500 motorcycle

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(credit: Lossa) 1978 Yamaha SR 500 motorcycle | US$tba | www.lossaengineering.com

there is something magical about giving old things a new lease of life. this is especially true when it comes to vehicle – just any vehicle but for today, i saw something that had my heart fluttering with excitement and that something is this 1978 Yamaha SR 500 motorcycle as custom by Lossa Engineering. maybe its the white that caught my eyes or perhaps, it was the familiar silhouette that i once had a glimpse as a child. whatever it is, you can’t agree it this two wheelers is a looker. though it looks like it has came to the future from 1978 but under the hood (and outside), it is bless with lots of custom work such as relocated battery, a GSXR front end and rearsets, Brembo brakes front and rear, custom sprocket carrier, custom intake manifold and handmade steel tail section, just to list a few. above all, the white paint job with a dash (or two) of red and polished metal make it totally wicked. so how much is it? i have no idea, but as the rule of thumb in buying: always contact the person in question and enquire. in the event, they don’t sell it, i suggest you use your persuasion skill to beg for one. really. it is that beautiful. hit past the jump and check out a few more stunning images of this awesome classic. Continue reading Lossa Engineering 1978 Yamaha SR 500 motorcycle