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2014 Yamaha Viking - Real World Tough

Introducing the world's first true 3-seat off-road capable SxS tough enough to be called a Yamaha. Viking. Real World Tough. Real World Versatile. And packed with every Yamaha advantage that's made us a leader in off-road vehicles for over 25 years. Welcome to the world of Viking. Prepare to conquer the world of work and play like never before. 

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Yamaha Volunteers Complete OHV Project in San Bernardino National Forest

Three-Year Project Restores Popular Staging and Riding Areas near Big Bear, Calif.
CYPRESS, Calif. – October 1, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., volunteers completed a three-year project at one of the nation’s most popular multi-use off-highway vehicle (OHV) staging areas located in the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF).As part of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative and with support of the Southern California Mountains Foundation’s (SCMF) OHV program, volunteers gathered recently for a final round of planting, cleaning and maintaining the popular Cactus Flats staging area and surrounding trails. This was the final project in a three-year commitment by Yamaha to help restore Cactus Flats and save the staging area from misuse and erosion.  Thanks to the combined efforts and critical work done by the SCMF and SBNF – and including the Yamaha volunteer projects – Cactus Flats is no longer at risk and is back to its old self as one of the premier staging areas in the forest.

2013 Yamaha’s Brown Wins AMA ATV MX Finale on YFZ450R

Wienen and Brown Capture 1-2 for Season Earning Yamaha Back-to-Back Manufacturer’s Titles
CYPRESS, Calif. – August 15, 2013 – Finishing a very strong 2013 season, Yamaha’s Thomas Brown took his first ever AMA Pro ATV win atop his YFZ450R this past weekend at the 2013 season finale at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Chad Wienen, who won his first AMA Pro ATV Championship aboard his YFZ450R last year, was second overall at the series finale after securing his second consecutive championship the previous round.  The strong showing by both riders all season long also helped Yamaha secure its second AMA Pro ATV Manufacturer’s title. 

Build Project - Triumph Motorsport's Yamaha Raptor 250

Building a Winner
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The Yamaha Raptor 250 is, hands down, one of the greatest ATVs available.  It’s light, it’s reliable, it handles great, and whether it’s a teenager honing their skills or a highly experienced rider just out having fun, everyone comes back with a smile after a ride on the Raptor 250.  For new sport riders, it’s perfect and the potential for this ATV is endless.  Walk into any Yamaha dealership, like John Burr Cycles in Fontana, California, and for a very reasonable price, you can pick one up and have a great time tonight, tomorrow, all weekend, and for years to come.

Yamaha OHV Access Initiative GRANTs More Than $62,000 in Second Quarter 2013

GRANTs include Yamaha’s Continuing Support of the Off Road Business Association’s Efforts to Protect OHV Riding Access to Federal lands in California
CYPRESS, Calif. – August 1, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs), today announces the recipients of the second quarter GRANT awards from its OHV Access Initiative.   This funding cycle contributed more than $62,000 to projects supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas.

Wienen and YFZ450R Secure Second Consecutive AMA Pro ATV Title

Brown Presses for Second Extending His Lead Over Third Going into Final Round
CYPRESS, Calif. – July 30, 2013 – Yamaha Racing congratulates Chad Wienen for clinching his second consecutive AMA Pro ATV championship this past weekend aboard his Yamaha YFZ450R.“Consistency was key starting from my YFZ450R running amazing all year long helping me get great starts and having zero mechanical failures to secure back-to-back Championships,” Wienen said.  “Working hard and never giving up helped me get where I am at today.  I never would have thought two years ago I would come back from a season-ending back injury and win back-to-back titles.  It feels surreal right now but will sink in someday.  Now to the season finale and on to working towards a three-peat!”

Yamaha Ships First VIKING Side-by-Side Vehicles

Yamaha Executives Commemorate All-New Model at US Production Plant
NEWNAN, Ga. – July 25, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has started shipping the first Viking Side-by-Side vehicles from its U.S. manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, and company executives recently held a special event there to celebrate the all-new vehicle and increased U.S. production. Every Yamaha Viking distributed throughout the United States and around the world will come from Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC).  To handle the increased production, the factory has opened a second plant that is dedicated to the Viking and future SxS models. 

Yamaha’s 2014 YFZ450R Now Assembled in USA

More Power, New Styling and a New Standard in Race-Ready Handling
CYPRESS, Calif. – June 12, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has introduced a new Assembled in U.S.A. YFZ450R for the 2014 model year. This high-performance sport quad from the clear leader in the sport ATV industry boasts power gains and improved handling and is now being produced at the Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.The new race-ready YFZ450R is the highest performance, most technologically advanced sport ATV on the market combining a high-tech, quick-revving, titanium five-valve, 449cc fuel-injected engine with a lightweight, professional-caliber cast aluminum-steel chassis