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Dune Champ - The YFZ 450R

Written By: 
John Arens
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Yamaha brought a truck load of their sport ATVs to Glamis, and I was determined to ride them all.  After a great day on the awesome Raptor 700, I really didn’t want to give up the easy riding dune monster, but I thought I should get in some quality time with YFZ 450R as well.  

Dune Tested - Sand Blaster

Riding Yamaha's Sand Rocket - The Mighty Raptor 700R
Written By: 
John Arens
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Every rider that loves the dunes needs a trip to the Mecca of dune riding at least once.  Southern California’s Imperial Sand Dunes, a.k.a. Glamis, is to dune riders what Fenway Park is to baseball fans; it’s the heart and soul of their sport, and until you actually go there, it’s a little difficult to understand.  The Glamis Dunes are 6 miles wide and 45 miles long, running right up to and beyond the Mexican border.  We were determined to ride every bit of it and Yamaha had just the vehicle to do it; the new Raptor 700R.  

Yamaha GRANTs from California to Vermont Advocate Safe, Responsible OHV

Riding and Open, Sustainable Access to Trails and Riding Areas
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CYPRESS, Calif. – May 16, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has approved first quarterawards providing funding from its OHV Access Initiative, the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs), to deserving organizations across the country.

OHV Access Initiative Receives 2013 National Trails Award from American Trails

Yamaha’s Grassroots GRANT Program Honored for Service to National OHV Community
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CYPRESS, Calif. – April 30, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has received the 2013 National Trails Corporate Award from American Trails in recognition of its significant, sustained service to trails planning, implementation and recreation across the country.   American Trails is the only national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of trail interests and supporting cooperation and communication between all types of trail users today. The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative GRANT program recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in funding projects serving the diverse needs of the OHV community.  To date, Yamaha has awarded more than 200 GRANTs and more than $2 million in funding and equipment in pursuit of the program’s mission of promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable access.

Yamaha “Assembled in USA” Rhino Sweepstakes Runs Through May 31

All Funds go to Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children
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CYPRESS, Calif. – April 16, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is running an “Assembled in USA” Rhino sweepstakes to raise funds and awareness for Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed the Children.  Each $5 donation via online entry (www.yamahaoutdoors.com/rhinoforcharity) serves as a chance to win a new Tactical Black Special Edition Rhino 700 FI. This is Yamaha’s second “Assembled in USA” Sweepstakes.  This year’s contest was launched at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), the largest outdoors industry trade show, and the sweepstakes will run through May 31 with Yamaha selling tickets onsite at the NRA Show in St. Louis May 3-5. 

STI and Yamaha Team Up to Present the 2013 Quad-X Racing Series

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For the last decade it’s been the most important ATV motocross series in the southwest U.S. It started out under the Quadcross moniker in 2003 but now goes by the name of Yamaha Quad-X Racing Series Presented By STI. It goes off for the 2013 season this coming weekend, March 17, at Glen Helen Raceway near San Bernardino, California. The Quad-X Series will continue for seven more events throughout the SoCal/Arizona region during the year and reach its conclusion back at Glen Helen for Round 8 on a Saturday in early November. As always, an extravagant (and free) awards banquet will take place immediately following that last day’s action. 

“Yamaha Supercross Sweepstakes” at www.yamahayz.com

Family Prize Pack Features YZ450F, Raptor 250, PW50, EF2000iS and $2,500 for Accessories
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CYPRESS, Calif. – March 13, 2013 – It’s not too late to register for the “Family Pack” sweepstakes prize Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is giving away at the end of the 2013 Supercross season. Worth more than $18,000 and including some of its most popular products for motorsports enthusiasts, the contest is being promoted at all 2013 Supercross events. The “Yamaha Supercross Sweepstakes” runs through May 2, 2013, and will award one lucky family a prize package including one of each of the following from Yamaha: 

Yamaha Announces 2013 ATV Race Teams

Yamaha Continues to Lead ATV Racing Fielding Championship Riders and Trackside Support
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CYPRESS, Calif. – February 26, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced its 2013 ATV race team with championship-caliber riders in motocross and cross-country racing.  The clear leader in sport ATVs, Yamaha also continues to support riders throughout the ranks with trackside programs and other benefits for riding blue.  Yamaha has signed Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown to race the AMA ATV MX pro class, Dustin Nelson to compete in the Yamaha QuadX Series and World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), and Walker Fowler to represent Yamaha in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) XC-1 Pro Class. 

Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Celebrates Five Years and 200 GRANTs

Program Awards More Than $375,000 in GRANTs in 2012 to Projects Supporting Safe, Responsible OHV Access to Trails and Open Riding Areas
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CYPRESS, Calif. – February 13, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announces the fifth anniversary of its OHV Access Initiative, the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs).  Launched in January, 2008, the program has aggressively funded the ever growing and diverse needs of the OHV community in support of its mission of promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable access to riding areas. A few of the highlights of the past five years include:

Yamaha Dealers to offer Contour HD Video Cameras

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. signs with Contour to sell its Contour+2 and ContourROAM2 hands-free, high-definition video cameras through authorized U.S.
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Kennesaw, Georgia, January 15, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.’s Parts and Accessories Division (YPAD) announces it is selling Contour video cameras through Yamaha dealers nationwide. The partnership helps dealers meet consumer demand for high-quality, easy-to-use and affordable ways to capture their adventures on video, whether on a Yamaha motorcycle, ATV, watercraft, or snowmobile.Yamaha dealers currently are selling the Contour+2 (MSRP $399.99) with Bluetooth connectivity and GPS, the user-friendly and lightweight ContourROAM2 (MSRP $199.99), as well as a variety of rugged mounts and accessories. The ContourROAM2 is one of the simplest cameras to use and features a locking Instant On-Record switch, a lightweight, low-profile design, and it works underwater up to one meter without an extra waterproof case. It has a 270-degree flush-front rotating lens that when coupled with the proper mount offers nearly infinite video angle possibilities. Other features include a built-in laser level, an internal microphone, a still photo mode, a USB connection, a built-in tripod mount, and both the Profile Mount and the Rotating Flat Surface Mount. 

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