Test riding new Yamaha motorcycles

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Yamaha brought an entourage of new motorcycles to Peak Performance Ltd. in Cranbrook, B.C. — Kirsten Armleder

Yamaha is on the road right now with its Annual Motorcycle Power Tour, and the tour made a stop in Cranbrook, B.C., on May 23, 2015. 

RidersWest mechanic Phil Budiselich was there to lead the ride, a 15-kilometre loop that took riders through some twisties and a bit of open highway. Of the seven bikes he rode, Budiselich said the 2015 FJ-09 was his favourite.

Falling somewhere between an adventure style bike and a sport-tourer, the FJ-09 is built for long distance rides, yet it’s fast, torquey and easy to ride on the streets.

“The little R3 sportbike was impressive as well,” said Budiselich.

Looking to get your hands on one of the new 2015 motorcycles from Yamaha? Check out the tour schedule to find a demo near you. 

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