Motorcycles are music to our ears, but Taiwanese tuner company aRacer SpeedTek has now programmed a Yamaha R1 to sing Happy Birthday. They did it via a computer program that revved the bike and used the quickshifter. Yamaha birthday On 1 July 2020, it will be Yamaha’s 65th birthday, a date they call #YamahaDay. They will be celebrating by focusing on their heritage and encourage riders to mark the milestone with social media posts about their Yammie. Music to our ears Meanwhile, the R1 Happy Birthday video is not the first nor last time a motorcycle has been used to make music. In 2018, Dutch musician Dominic Seldis produced a special motorcycle symphony to promote Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam musician has recreated Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss using only a range of different motorcycle exhausts. We’ve seen motorcycle exhausts used to make “music” before, but this is the most complex and comprehensive motorcycle symphony we’ve ever heard.