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Best 300cc Class Sport ATV of 2011

The Yamaha Raptor 250
Written By: 
John Arens
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Every so often a model comes along that just does everything right. Yamaha’s Raptor 250 is one such model and without a doubt, it is the best ATV there has ever been for budding sport riders. It’s comfortable and the ergonomics are perfect for younger, smaller riders, it’s got a great, sporty look, the motor has enough zip to keep things exciting, it’s super reliable, and it’s easy to ride.

Best 450cc Hi-Performance ATV of 2011

The Yamaha YFZ 450R
Written By: 
John Arens
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Yamaha owns the sport ATV segment. If you’re serious about your play time on the sand or the trails, you’ve got to check out any models of the Raptor lineup. If you’re looking for a championship, the awesome YFZ 450R can get you there.

The YFZ 450R is Yamaha’s high tech, race ready performance ATV that’s designed to kick dirt in the face of everything else. The YFZ 450R comes with excellent, racing quality shocks, a powerful, fuel injected motor, and a high tech, cast aluminum frame. Every part of the machine was designed with performance in mind.

Yamaha Launches "Assembled in USA" Grizzly Sweepstakes

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Yamaha is giving away a 2012 Grizzly 700 EPS ATV to help raise awareness and money for the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Feed The Children organizations. Yamaha’s new “Assembled in USA” sweepstakes will raise money through $5 donations when individuals enter to win the new Grizzly. Specific rules, dates and entry forms are online at: www.yamahaoutdoors.com/grizzlyforcharityThe Grizzly 700 (MSRP $9,749) is Yamaha’s flagship ATV with top-of-the-line features like Electric Power Steering (EPS), fuel injection, Ultramatic® automatic transmission, On-Command® push-button four-wheel-drive, four wheel independent suspension and much more, making it the toughest, most off-road capable ATV in its class.

Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses Trail Court Ruling Regarding Yamaha Rhino, Orders Judgement for Yamaha

With Ruling in McTaggart vs Yamaha, Yamaha Now Victorious in all Rhino Cases that have Gone to Trial
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CYPRESS, Calif. – NOVEMBER 15, 2011 – The Court of Appeals of Georgia today unanimously reversed a trial court’s May 2010 decision in favor of plaintiffs and ordered judgment for Yamaha in McTaggart vs Yamaha, a case involving an accident on a Yamaha Rhino. The Court of Appeals’ decision means that courts in all nine cases that have gone to trial have rejected plaintiffs' claims and found in favor of Yamaha.Yamaha stands firmly behind the Rhino and will continue to vigorously defend the product. The Rhino is a safe and useful off-road vehicle when driven responsibly, and has won virtually every “first in class” award and top safety ratings in independent reviews since its introduction.

Yamaha Employees Support OHV Areas in Southern California

Volunteers Improve Popular Cactus Flats Staging Area as Part of Multi-Year Restoration Project
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CYPRESS, Calif. – October 20, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has taken a leading role in supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas by GRANTing nearly $2 million through its OHV Access Initiative since 2008. This financial support has proven critical in areas such as building bridges over fish-baring streams, improving thousands of miles of trails, and renovating staging areas.

Yamaha Launches “Assembled in USA” Grizzly 700 EPS ATV Sweepstakes

Funds Will Go to Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children
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CYPRESS, Calif. – October 6, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. is giving away a 2012 Grizzly 700 EPS ATV to help raise awareness and money for the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Feed The Children organizations. Yamaha’s new “Assembled in USA” sweepstakes will raise money through $5 donations when individuals enter to win the new Grizzly. Specific rules, dates and entry forms are online at: www.yamahaoutdoors.com/grizzlyforcharity

Evolution of the Beast

A new Grizzly 700 FI takes to the forest!
Written By: 
Grizzer NineFingers
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It’s been a long time since bears roamed freely in Southern California’s San Bernardino forest. The high mountain lake area wasn’t named Big Coyote, Big Deer, or Big Prairie Dog, but it is called Big Bear for a reason, despite a century or so of relatively unmolested camping. Recently, Grizzlies prowled the old domain of the Golden bear, every bit the dominant predator they’ve always been. This bear was not the Grizzly of old that chilled the blood of explorers, miners, settlers, and Native Americans, but this Grizzly was introduced by Yamaha and we had come to tame it.

Polaris Receives Three More Awards to Supply Military ATVs and Side-by-Sides

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Minneapolis, September 12, 2011 – Polaris Industries today announced the company received three separate awards exceeding $12 million dollars to supply MV700 ATVs, MVRS700 Side-by-Side vehicles and associated spare parts to the U.S. military and its allies.“Polaris vehicles appeal to the military due to our ability to modify our commercial off-the-shelf vehicles with additional accessories for different military missions,” said Rich Haddad, general manager of Polaris Defense. “The features and superiority of our product make them highly sought-after for military applications.”

Yamaha Helps Raise $9,000 for Wish I Could Foundation of NE Louisiana

ATV Raffle has Helped Raise More Than $50,000 in Eight Years
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CYPRESS, Calif. – July 6, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., donated a Grizzly 700 ATV to the Wish I Could of Northeast Louisiana, Inc. (WIC) foundation helping raise $9,230 for the charity at the annual Marengo Swamp Run in Hebert, La., on June 4. The annual event, which raises money mainly through entry fees and private donations, helps fund the WIC mission of granting wishes of terminally ill children in Northeast Louisiana.

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