You are here

Yamaha

Yamaha Announces 2016 Raptor 90 Youth ATV

All-New Raptor 90 Designed for Riders 10-Years-Old and Up
2016.yamaha.raptor90.blue_.front-left.studio.jpg
KENNESAW, Ga. – June 4, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces an all-new Raptor 90 youth ATV for riders ages 10-years-old and up. The entry-level Raptor serves up styling and a sporty ride reminiscent of its big brother, the Raptor 700, but at a size and performance level appropriate for younger first-time riders and budding enthusiasts.The new Raptor 90 mounts an 89.9cc air-cooled 4-stroke SOHC engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on a newly designed lightweight chassis. The CVT provides seamless acceleration with no need for shifting, and reverse gives young riders more versatility on the trail. With increased power over Yamaha’s previous Raptor 90, the new model provides sporty performance while maintaining a comfortable ride and simple operation. Additional features that help provide increased performance and comfort include new front and rear suspension, new 18-inch tires with lightweight matte black wheels, a plush new seat and wider floorboards.The 2016 Raptor 90 comes in Yamaha Blue/White with a $2,799 MSRP.

Yamaha Introduces 2016 Grizzly EPS 4x4 ATV

All-New Chassis, Styling and Power with Superior Handling, Comfort and Durability for Recreational Off-Road Riding
2016.yamaha.grizzly4x4eps.blue_.front_.riding.over-rocks.jpg
KENNESAW, Ga. – June 4, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the all-new 2016 Grizzly EPS 4x4ATV boasting superior handling, comfort and performance purpose-built for exploring, hunting and recreational riding. The 2016 Yamaha Grizzly is assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s factory in Newnan, Georgia.From front to back, top to bottom, the 2016 Grizzly 4x4 is designed to be the most comfortable, off-road capable and durable big bore ATV for riding enthusiasts who enjoy recreational trails and technical terrain. Aggressivenew styling and a new chassis incorporate redesigned front and rear fenders, an all-new handlebar mounted work light, new 26-inch tires, twin-piston four-wheel disc brakes, new suspension, and Yamaha’s proven core drivetrain technologies.

New Model Review - Return of the Wolverine

The All-New 2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec
Written By: 
John Arens
2016.yamaha.wolverine-r-spec.blue_.front-right.riding.over-rocks.jpg

The last decade has not been kind to Wolverines, whether it was the economic downturn felt by the Wolverine State of Michigan, the four-legged forest dweller, or the cellar dwellers of Big Ten football, the Michigan Wolverines. All three were seemingly on the brink of extinction, and even the comic book character Wolverine was killed off in recent months, but there may be hope on the horizon.

Yamaha Donates Special Edition Viking VI to SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

Auction Raises $22,000 for SEAL Families
2015.yamaha.viking-vi-se.silver.front-left.studio.JPG
CYPRESS, Calif. – April 21, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, recently donated a new Special Edition Matte Silver Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation. The Assembled in USA Viking VI was auctioned at a Foundation fundraiser near San Diego, raising $22,000 for the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation is a San Diego based 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the NSW families on a local, national and global scale. Details about the organization and fundraiser can be found at http://supportourwarriors.org/.

Wolverine R-Spec in Full Production at Yamaha’s U.S. Factory

All-New Side-by-Side in Yamaha Dealers this Spring
2015.yamaha.wolverine.blue_.front-left.riding.over-rocks.jpg
CYPRESS, Calif. – April 14, 2015 – The all-new Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle production is in full swing this month at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia. Yamaha dealers are receiving units this month – just in time for spring hunting and summer off-roading seasons. The all-new Wolverine R-Spec sets a new standard in off-road capability and class-leading comfort. It is designed and engineered for exploring extreme terrain and features an all-new nimble chassis with a compact design, look and feel. The Wolverine’s comfortable and secure cab has seating for two, and its injection-molded composite fixed-position cargo bed is both lightweight and durable for long, rough rides. “The Wolverine R-Spec is made for hunters, explorers and off-road adventure seekers,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “This is a hard core off-roading, expedition worthy machine. The Wolverine’s class-leading handling and off-road capabilities will set a new standard in the SxS world. We can’t wait until people are able to get some seat time in this all-new Yamaha Side-by-Side.”

Dustin Nelson Signs with Kanati Tires for 2015 Race Season

vendor.2015.kanati-tires.on-yamaha-race-truck.jpg
Anaheim, Calif. – March 26, 2015 – Kanati Tires recently signed the Yamaha Motor/Icon Vehicle Dynamics car piloted by Dustin Nelson for the 2015 Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series. The Yamaha blue #94 vehicle will be running a combination of the LT255x75R16 Mud Hogs up front and the 31x10.5R15LT Kanati Mud Hogs on the rear of the car in Lucas Oil Pro Lite races this year. “We’ve got a brand new team with a really great looking truck,” Nelson said, “and we are excited to see how well the Kanati Tires perform for us this season.”

Yamaha Launches 2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day Sweepstakes

All-New Wolverine R-Spec will be Given Away to Support NHF Day
2016.yamaha.wolverine-r-spec.green-front-right.parked.by-pond.jpg
CYPRESS, Calif. – March 25, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, is supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) again in 2015, and this year is giving away the all-new Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec in Hunter Green through an online sweepstakes at: www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday.This is the eighth year Yamaha is sponsoring NHF Day and is proud to continue to support the event and overall effort by giving away a prize that sets a new standard in off-road capability, has class-leading comfort and is assembled right here in the USA.  The sweepstakes will be promoted online and at NHF Day events nationwide. Outdoorsmen and women, 18 years-of-age or older, can enter to win by simply registering online through the end of October 2015.

Yamaha Launches “Build Your Own” Wolverine R-Spec Site

More Than 35 Genuine Yamaha Accessories Available at www.yamahawolverine.com
2016.yamaha.wolverine-r-spec.green-front-right.parked.by-pond.jpg
CYPRESS, Calif. – March 12, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has launched a new Wolverine R-Spec “Build Your Own” (BYO) website providing customers the opportunity to personalize and accessorize their vehicle online. Future Wolverine R-Spec customers can now see what their customized machine might look like via the interactive site: www.yamahawolverine.com.   Yamaha currently has more than thirty-five accessories for the Wolverine R-Spec, an all-new Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle that sets a new standard in off-road capability and class-leading comfort. The new 2016 Wolverine R-Spec model was unveiled in January 2015 and is scheduled for production this month. Wolverines are being delivered directly to Yamaha dealers across the country throughout the spring from Yamaha’s U.S. manufacturing plant in Newnan, Georgia.

Yamaha Viking VI Earns 2015 FinOvation Award

Second Consecutive Year Viking Models Honored in Annual Award for Innovation
2015.yamaha.viking-vi.green_.front-right.riding.in-mud.jpg
CYPRESS, Calif. – March 3, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., was awarded the 2015 FinOvation Award from Farm Industry News magazine for its Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS) utility vehicle. The FinOvation Award is designed to celebrate the spirit of innovation and recognize new products that have received the most interest from Farm Industry News readers. This is the second consecutive year Yamaha has received the award. In 2014, the premier Viking model that introduced the first true three-person seating capacity in a SxS vehicle earned a FinOvation Award. “We’re honored to receive the FinOvation award for a second consecutive year,” said Steve Nessl, ATV/SxS marketing manager, Yamaha Motor Corporation. “It’s especially rewarding to know the award is based on positive responses from people who rely so heavily on their utility vehicles for day-to-day toughness, durability and performance in the field.” Nessl accepted the award on behalf of Yamaha at the 50th Annual National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.

Pages