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Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., Raises More Than $80,000 for Feed the Children

Annual Employee and Star Touring Riders & Volunteers Event Honors 2014 Racing Champions and Celebrates 20 Years of Feed the Children Donations
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CYPRESS, Calif. – December 8, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., held its annual employee and Star Touring And Riding (S.T.A.R.) event at the company’s Cypress, Calif., headquarters last Friday. Throughout the special event, which has come to symbolize the company’s successes and contributions from the race track to its local communities each year, Yamaha honored its 2014 motorsports racing champions as well as select past champions and celebrated 20 years of support for Feed the Children (FTC).

Yamaha “Real Tough” Sweepstakes for Farmers and Ranchers

Partnership with Agriculture.com and Successful Farming Promotes Viking or Viking VI Giveaway at www.realtoughsweepstakes.com
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CYPRESS, Calif. – December 1, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has partnered with Agriculture.com and Successful Farming to give away a Viking three-person Side-by-Side (SxS) or Viking VI six-person SxS athttp://realtoughsweepstakes.com. The sweepstakes will run through December 29, 2014. The winner of the online sweepstakes will have their pick between a Viking or Viking VI, both of which are being assembled in the U.S.A. at Yamaha’s factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution. With class-leading cab room and comfort, and superior handling and off-road capabilities, the Viking is a tough and hardworking utility-based vehicle that is also fun to drive. The extended cab Viking VI combines Yamaha performance and durability with the comfort and convenience of a Viking – now with maximum headroom, legroom and shoulder room for six occupants.

Yamaha Announces “All-American ATV Racer” Contest Winner

Kylie Ahart Chosen by Friends and Fans to Represent Yamaha in 2015 GNCC ATV Racing
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CYPRESS, Calif. – November 24, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announced Kylie Ahart of Marietta, Ohio, the Yamaha “All-American ATV Racer” at the recent Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) awards banquet. Kylie was voted to the top position by her peers, friends and fans in an online contest hosted by Yamaha as a person and racer who embodies All-American ATV Racing values. She was awarded a complete racing package from Yamaha and GNCC during the banquet and will represent Yamaha in the 2015 GNCC season.

Yamaha ATV Racing Takes 2014 AMA MX, GNCC and QuadX Series Titles

New 2014 YFZ450R Carries Men in Blue to Record Setting Year
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CYPRESS, Calif. – November 3, 2014 – Yamaha ATV Racing capped a record breaking, championship winning season this year with the new 2014 YFZ450R filling podium spots and taking top honors in motocross and cross country racing. Among the year’s highlights for team blue, Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson celebrated a record sixth QuadX Series championship, Chad Wienen took his third straight AMA Racing title, and Yamaha received the AMA Pro ATV Manufacturer’s title for the third year in a row. “I’m proud to cap off this racing season with my sixth QuadX championship,” Nelson said. “The 2014 YFZ450R ran flawlessly at every event carrying me all the way to the #1 plate!”

Register for Yamaha Outdoors-NHF Day Sweepstakes Before Midnight October 31 Support National Hunting and Fishing Day with Chance to Win Viking FI 4x4

Support National Hunting and Fishing Day with Chance to Win Viking FI 4x4
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CYPRESS, Calif. – October 29, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, has donated a new 2014 Viking FI 4x4 in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day’s (NHF Day) celebration of outdoor recreation and conservation. Yamaha reminds outdoor enthusiasts that they can still register to win before midnight on October 31, 2014, at www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday.

First Ride - Yamaha Viking VI

Quieter, Comfortable, Capable
Written By: 
John Arens
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Yamaha made it very clear last year that the Viking would be the first of many models designed to carry them back into the Side x Side market. The new, six seat Viking VI is the second installment on that promise and it builds on the hard-working features of the original Viking, but with upgrades and features to make it even more capable for the entire work crew. Since Texas accounts for a large percentage of Side x Side sales, many of which are the multi-passenger “crew” type vehicles, Yamaha thought it would be fitting to preview their big Viking VI where it would be right at home.

Yamaha Volunteers Log 200 Hours at Southern California’s Coxey Meadows

Seventh-Annual Yamaha Employee Volunteer Event Improves OHV Areas and Access
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CYPRESS, Calif. – September 24, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., employees and volunteers returned to the San Bernardino National Forest in advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day planting shrubs and cleaning up OHV areas for the seventh straight year alongside members of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF). More than 40 volunteers including Yamaha employees, their friends and family members contributed more than 200 hours over a recent weekend. Their mission: Help restore and rehabilitate misused and neglected areas of Coxey Meadow, a busy family recreation area enjoyed by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year. Their work resulted in the planting and watering of more than 450 native shrubs including sagebrush, rabbit brush and buckwheat, and slashing activities within the 60-acre area.

Yamaha Announces 2015 Viking SxS

Category’s Most Comfortable and Terrainable Side-by-Side Ready for Fall Hunt and Harvest
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CYPRESS, Calif. – September 16, 2014 – The Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., 2015 Viking Side-by-Side (SxS) is rolling off the U.S. assembly line in Newnan, Georgia, just in time for fall hunting and harvest. With class-leading cab room and comfort, and superior handling and off-road capabilities, the Viking is a tough and hardworking utility-based vehicle that is also fun to drive. Yamaha’s 2015 Viking is a three-person SxS vehicle featuring a driver-directed four-wheel drive system, the industry’s most durable and reliable automatic transmission, and the most natural feeling electric power steering (EPS).

Yamaha Launches “Build Your Own” Viking VI Site

More Than 50 Yamaha Accessories Shown at www.YamahaViking.com
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CYPRESS, Calif. – August 19, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has launched a new Viking VI “Build Your Own” (BYO) site providing customers the opportunity to personalize and accessorize their vehicle online. Current and potential Viking VI customers can now see what their customized machine might look like via an interactive site at www.YamahaViking.com. Yamaha currently has more than fifty accessories for the Viking VI, which is the only true six-person Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle with full utility and off-road capabilities. The new 2015 Viking VI model was announced in June 2014 and production is now in full swing with vehicles being delivered to dealers across the country. “The Viking VI is a incredibly versatile machine made for farmers, hunters and recreational enthusiasts,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “Yamaha is helping customers personalize their vehicles with Genuine Yamaha Accessories that are developed in tandem with the vehicle to ensure the highest quality, durability and performance standards along with the best fit and finish.”

Special Edition Models - 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE and Raptor 700R SE

No Sport ATVer Left Behind!
Written By: 
Pete Bengel, Photos by Adam Campbell
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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Side-by-Sides are taking over the off road vehicle industry. Everywhere you look on the trails, the dunes, and even on the road, you see big, wide wheelbases and roll cages. In fact, SxS sales are carrying some manufacturers through tough financial times, and the manufacturers with the most going for them right now, not coincidentally, have at least one SxS model in their lineup.

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