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“Yamaha’s Whitetail Diaries” Premiers on NBC Sports Outdoors August 15

Sixth Season Captures the Thrill of Whitetail Hunting
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CYPRESS, Calif. – August 6, 2012 – The sixth season of “Yamaha’s Whitetail Dairies” will air on NBC Sports Outdoors, part of the NBC Sports Group, starting Wednesday, August 15, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The show will feature all-new compelling stories capturing the thrill of chasing North America’s most sought after game animal -- the whitetail deer. Yamaha Outdoors is the title sponsor of the show, which is produced by CarecoTV.

Yamaha Approves Nine OHV GRANTs in the Second Quarter of 2012

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., Continues Aggressive Support of OHV Enthusiasts and Riding Areas Topping $2 Million in GRANTs Since 2008
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CYPRESS, Calif. – August 1, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) – approved nine projects supporting responsible, safe OHV riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas across the country.  The second quarter GRANTs for 2012 exceeded $122,000 bringing Yamaha’s direct investment in the OHV community nationwide to more than $2 million since its inception in 2008.

Yamaha Awards Annual Agricultural-Communications Scholarships

University of Illinois Receives Chapter Award; University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State University Students Earn Individual Scholarships
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CYPRESS, Calif. – July 30, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has named the recipients of its fourth annual Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program.  The chapter award has been granted to the Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) Chapter at University of Illinois, while Danielle Smith of University of Arkansas and Bailey Toates of Oklahoma State University have both earned individual scholarships.  As recipients of the individual scholarships, the students have the opportunity to serve as interns for Yamaha during the 2012 Ag Media Summit (AMS) next month in Albuquerque, NM.

Yamaha Launches 2012 National Hunting and Fishing Day Sweepstakes

Rhino 700 FI with Genuine Yamaha Accessories will be Given Away to Support NHF Day
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CYPRESS, Calif. — July 11, 2012 — Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, is supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) again in 2012, and this year is giving away a Rhino 700 FI SxS with a full suite of Genuine Yamaha hunting accessories through its annual online sweepstakes.

Yamaha Introduces New Tactical Black Special Edition Grizzly 700 and Rhino 700 Vehicles

All of Yamaha’s 4x4 ATV and Side-by-Side Vehicles are Assembled in USA
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CYPRESS, Calif. – June 6, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is producing new Tactical Black Grizzly 700 4x4 and Rhino 700 4x4 Special Edition (SE) models at its U.S. manufacturing facility, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC), in Newnan, Georgia.Yamaha’s new SE Grizzly 700 4x4 ATV with Electric Power Steering (EPS) (MSRP $10,999) and Rhino 700 4x4 Side-by-Side vehicle (SxS) (MSRP $12,999) are both assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory and feature an all-new matte black body and cast aluminum wheels for tactical design and durability.

Yamaha’s New Raptor 700 and Raptor 700R are Assembled in U.S.A.

2013 Model Year Raptors Get New Design and Performance Features
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CYPRESS, Calif. – June 6, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is producing a new Raptor 700 and Raptor 700R for 2013 at its U.S. manufacturing facility, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC), in Newnan, Georgia. The new “Assembled in U.S.A.” Raptor has aggressive new styling and performance features that reinforce its position as the highest performance big bore sport ATV.  It is the first of Yamaha’s sport ATVs to be transferred to its state-of-the-art factory in Georgia from overseas facilities and is rolling out to Yamaha dealers across the country immediately.

Yamaha’s “Assembled in USA” Grizzly Giveaway Benefits Charities

More than $11,000 Raised for Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children
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CYPRESS, Calif. – June 1, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., raised more than $11,000 through its recent “Assembled in U.S.A.” Grizzly Giveaway.  The funds will be split evenly and donated to the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Feed the Children (FTC) charities.Through the fundraiser, which was launched last fall and ran until April 23, Yamaha donated a one-of-a-kind 2012 Grizzly 700 FI EPS ATV (MSRP $9,749) to help raise awareness and money for HAVA and FTC.  Yamaha collected $5 donations from individuals entering to win the new Grizzly.  William Rice from Newbury Park, Calif., was the randomly selected winner of the new Grizzly ATV.

Yamaha Sponsors Total Outdoorsman Challenge

Events in May-June Search for Nation’s Most All-Around Skilled Outdoorsman
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CYPRESS, Calif. – April 18, 2012 – Yamaha Outdoors, the motorsports leader in supporting outdoors conservation and responsible use of our public lands, is helping to identify the “nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman” as a sponsor of the “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.”The Total Outdoorsman Challenge 2012 games will highlight the dramatic journey of outdoor enthusiasts from across the country battling for recognition as the nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman.  In the ultimate outdoor test of skill, nerve, might and agility, contestants will go head-to-head in multiple outdoor skill challenges: flyfishing, bass fishing, rifle, shotgun, endurance, archery and ATV handling, among others.

Day at the Beach, Spring Break - Yamaha Style

We hit the Glamis Dunes on Yamaha's Sport ATVs
Written By: 
John Arens
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It all started as a way to escape the daily grind by playing around at the biggest sand box in the country.  Way back in 2002, the event was known as “Goons in the Dunes” and was more of an informal gathering of friends and riding buddies than an organized factory outing.  But like so many activities that take on a life of their own, the die for a tradition had been cast.

Yamaha Grows Participation at AMA ATV Motocross Series

Thomas Brown and Chad Wienen Discuss Preparations for Season Opener
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CYPRESS, Calif. – March 22, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is growing its support of the AMA ATV Motocross series with an expanded trackside support program and additional team rider for 2012.Yamaha has grown its AMA trackside support program to include the ATV Motocross series events this year. Pro Motorsports from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, will lead this effort providing all Yamaha mounted racers with onsite technical assistance and Yamaha Genuine Parts & Accessories at discounted prices.Thomas Brown, who finished a strong fourth in the national MX series last year, is back and motivated to climb the podium in 2012. Chad Wienen, a veteran AMA ATV pro and multi event winner, has joined Team Yamaha this year and is excited about his new ride and the opportunity to put another YFZ450R on the podium.

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