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Yamaha Announces 2015 ATV Race Team

2015 YFZ450R Built Ready for MX and Cross Country Competition
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CYPRESS, Calif. – February 26, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced its 2015 ATV race teams featuring reigning champions and contenders riding the 2015 Yamaha YFZ450R in both the national MX and cross country series. Leading the MX teams for Yamaha in 2015 is three-time AMA Pro ATV champ Chad Wienen on his Wienen Motorsports/SSI YFZ450R. He is looking forward to starting his title defense at the inaugural Daytona SX event. Maxxis/Moto-XPerts Thomas Brown, who took third in AMA Pro ATV competition in 2014, returns to Yamaha again this season and also has his sights set on a 2015 championship.

Yamaha Motor U.S.A. Celebrates Manufacturing 3 Million Units

Assembled in U.S.A. Grizzly 700 ATV Marks Historic Milestone and Continued Growth
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CYPRESS, Calif. – February 5, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), have reached a historic manufacturing milestone recently surpassing the completion of 3 million vehicles at the U.S. manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia. The historic 3 millionth unit was a Grizzly 700 ATV, one of the best selling utility 4x4 ATVs of all time, and it was completed in late December 2014. Yamaha held a celebration at the Newnan factory on January 23, 2015, to recognize this significant milestone and thank the company’s employees for their dedication to producing the highest quality vehicles. Among the vehicles produced at YMMC are ATVs, Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, Golf Cars and Personal Watercraft.

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards $225,000 in 2014

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CYPRESS, Calif. – February 2, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today announced it has contributed more than $35,000 in funds and equipment to three GRANT applicants from the last funding cycle in 2014. The final GRANTs of 2014 bring the annual total to more than $225,000, advancing the mission of promoting safe, responsible use and open, sustainable access. In celebration of this milestone, Yamaha sponsored Outdoor Life magazine’s Open Country Awards at this year’s Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas. “Yamaha’s efforts to be more inclusive by embracing the diversity of the outdoor enthusiast and OHV user community has been met with great enthusiasm. Yamaha has injected more than $2.5 million into 250 projects across the country focused on addressing a wide spectrum of access issues,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “Everyone involved in the Yamaha GRANT program is extremely proud of the work we have accomplished, but – as always – there is much more to be done. The call to action to all outdoor enthusiasts is to continue to identify existing problems or potential opportunities for motorized recreation.”

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 Announces All-New Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side Vehicle

Yamaha Sets New Standard with Most Off-Road Capable SxS with Class-Leading Comfort
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CYPRESS, Calif. – January 20, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today introduced 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. Designed and engineered for exploring extreme terrain, the Wolverine R-Spec is assembled in the U.S.A. for worldwide distribution. The 2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec boasts an all-new nimble chassis with a compact design, look and feel, a comfortable and secure cab with seating for two, Yamaha’s proven core technologies, and overall superior handling and durability with industry-leading suspension adjustability.

New Model Preview - Return of the Raptor

Yamaha Updates Our Favorite Sand Blaster, The Mighty Raptor 700R
Written By: 
Staff
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As much as we enjoy climbing up a rocky trail or slogging through a muddy pond on a utility ATV, we’ll always be sport riders at heart. The challenge of shifting up through the gears, pitching your machine around a corner, or sailing off a jump is more intense on a sport machine, and we really like how a great sport machine can challenge your skills as much as the trail. Nothing else can match the power to weight ratio and acceleration, especially if you’re on a healthy 450cc machine, or better yet, Yamaha’s Raptor 700.

Yamaha Sweepstakes Supports Outdoor Sports and Conservation

Winner of National Hunting and Fishing Day Giveaway Announced
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CYPRESS, Calif. – January 7, 2015 – Yamaha Outdoors has been a longtime partner and supporter of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of outdoorsmen and women and the important contributions they make to the environment and economy.  To help raise awareness and excitement for NHF Day in 2014, Yamaha donated a Viking Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle – a new high in the level of support for the day’s events and participants. Dorothy Jones of Blanks, La., was randomly selected as the winner. An avid hunter, Jones will soon be enjoying the class-leading comfort and superior off-road capability offered by her new 2014 Viking. And she can take pride in knowing that every Viking is assembled in the U.S.A. at Yamaha’s factory in Newnan, Georgia.

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards Third Quarter GRANTs

Local Riding Groups Funded for Protecting, Expanding and Improving OHV Access; Safe, Responsible Use Promoted at National FFA Convention and Expo
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CYPRESS, Calif. – December 16, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today announced it has contributed more than $40,000 in critical cash and equipment to five local riding groups to support OHV access in their respective areas.The awards – part of Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative third quarter funding cycle of GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) – coincided with the company’s participation at the 87thNational Future Farmers of America (NFFA) Convention and Expo in October, where Yamaha went to great lengths to promote safe, responsible ATV and Side-by-Side vehicle use to future farmers. “The National FFA convention is a terrific opportunity to discuss the importance of safe and responsible riding habits for all uses of off-highway vehicles, whether recreational or as farming equipment,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “The expanded platform of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has increased its importance as a vehicle for reaching out to OHV users within the greater outdoor recreation community.”

Yamaha Motor Corporation Parts and Accessory Group U.S.A. Launches New E-Commerce Site: Meet Ya There!

Consumer-oriented www.ShopYamaha.com offers apparel and accessories for all Star and Yamaha motorsport categories
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KENNESAW, Georgia, December 9, 2014 — Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced the launch of a new e-commerce website.  For the first time ever, www.ShopYamaha.com gives consumers the ability to purchase high-quality Yamaha apparel and accessories at a single online destination.The responsive site features a clean and modern look with high-resolution product and lifestyle imagery. Consumers can quickly and simply shop their favorite Yamaha Motor products.   Among the site’s initial offerings are riding gear, fashionable brand apparel, and high-quality accessories for Yamaha on and off road motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, side by sides, and personal watercraft.

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