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2016 New 60th Anniversary Special Edition Raptor 700R and YFZ450R Sport ATVs

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Yamaha is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with classic Yamaha yellow and black styling on the 2016 Special Edition Raptor 700R (MSRP $8,899) and Special Edition YFZ450R (MSRP $9,199) sport ATVs. The Raptor 700R and YFZ450R are the best selling and highest performing models in the world of sport ATVs. They epitomize the pinnacle of ATV performance and racing dominance on the track, trail and dunes. The 2016 anniversary models combine motorsports history with the height of modern performance.  

Yamaha Introduces New 2016 Wolverine Side-by-Side Models

New Standard Wolverine and Wolverine R-Spec in Alpine White Extend Yamaha’s SxS Options
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KENNESAW, Ga. – June 4, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces two new Wolverine models for 2016: The Wolverine Side-by-Side (SxS) for casual trail riders, and the Wolverine R-Spec in Alpine White for serious off-road enthusiasts.The 2016 Wolverine and 2016 Wolverine R-Spec in Alpine White complement Yamaha’s existing line of Wolverine R-Spec models that were introduced in January and have quickly set a new standard in the recreational SxS category for off-road capabilities combined with class-leading comfort.“Yamaha continues to expand its offerings to Side-by-Side enthusiasts with more models for utility users and recreational enthusiasts than ever before,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s Recreational Vehicle (RV) vice president. “These new Wolverine models give people more options – from entry level pricing to high-level customization.”

Yamaha Announces Hard Working 2016 Kodiak 700 4x4 Utility ATV

All-New Line Redefines Mid-Size Utility ATV Category
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KENNESAW, Ga. – June 4, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the all-new 2016 Kodiak 700 line of 4x4 utility ATVs including the Kodiak 700 (MSRP $6,999), Kodiak 700 EPS (MSRP $8,199) and Special Edition (SE) Kodiak 700 EPS (MSRP $8,899) all boasting class-leading performance and value for the hard-working utility ATV customer.Assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia, the all-new Kodiak 700 ATVs are built for work with a comfortable and compact feeling new chassis. New styling, smooth power and increased torque create the foundation for a range of features that all combine to make the Kodiak 700 ATVs the most powerful in their pricing categories, while maintaining Yamaha’s legendary durability and off-road performance.

Yamaha Announces 2016 Raptor 90 Youth ATV

All-New Raptor 90 Designed for Riders 10-Years-Old and Up
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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.”

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