CYPRESS, Calif. – October 5, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s OHV Access Initiative continues to support riding areas across the country including a number of GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) that are helping protect waterways and other natural resources.
CYPRESS, Calif. – September 14, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the world’s leading sport ATV manufacturer, is introducing a new YFZ450 with increased power and performance. The 2012 YFZ450 is priced at $6,799 – approximately $200 less than the original YFZ in 2004 and more than $1,200 less than the closest competing 450cc model – making it the most affordable high-performance 450 ATV on the market today.
“The YFZ’s price is aimed squarely at the many sport ATV enthusiasts who have been affected by the down economy and may not be in a position to purchase today’s premium-priced 450-class quads,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “We know these guys are either still riding or at least still want to ride, and we want to give them an affordable option right now.”
CYPRESS, Calif. – September 14, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced the all-new Grizzly 300 2WD utility ATV combining best-in-class technology with a value price at $4,099. This new light utility ATV has a smooth and powerful engine and is the only model in its class with a fully automatic dual range transmission.
The Grizzly 300 is powered by a 287cc single overhead cam four stroke engine. Its class-exclusive liquid cooling provides precise temperature control and long engine life even in extreme environments. At the center of its lightweight and durable chassis is a power plant with a 32mm carburetor that delivers smooth power.
Supporting Safe, Responsible Riding and Open, Sustainable Access
More than $1.5 Million GRANTed to Date; Yamaha Calls for Applications in 2011
CYPRESS, Calif. – February 7, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, national OHV Access Initiative contributed more than $265,000 in GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nations Trails) in 2010. The program, with a mission to promote safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas, has invested more than $1.5 million into these critical issues to date.
CYPRESS, Calif. – November 23, 2010 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., joined more than 54,000 agriculture students and professionals at the recently-held 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The company introduced its new partnership with the nation’s leading agricultural organization through its sponsorship of the FFA’s “Wildlife Production and Management -- Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency” award.
CYPRESS, Calif. – September 8, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today announced the full 2010 model year ATV product line including a new sport ATV designed specifically with the trail rider in mind, the YFZ450X. In total Yamaha will produce 17 ATV models for 2010 including class-leading, best-selling models from its Grizzly utility line and Raptor and YFZ sport lines.
CYPRESS, Calif. – August 27, 2009 – Yamaha is saddened whenever anyone is injured in a Yamaha product-related accident, and we urge all our customers to follow the safety recommendations on our products and, as importantly, to always operate the products in a safe and responsible manner.
CYPRESS, Calif. – May 4, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., teamed with six other outdoor industry-leading manufacturers in 2007 to found a new non-profit organization named HAVA: Honored American Veterans Afield. As part of its ongoing support, Yamaha is planning to promote and help raise funds for HAVA at its exhibit at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Annual Meeting in Phoenix this May 14-17.
CYPRESS, Calif. – April 15, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is contributing more than $175,000 in cash and equipment this first quarter of 2009 to ATV riding clubs, national forests, law enforcement support groups and other off-highway vehicle (OHV)-related organizations across the country. This initial effort for 2009 is a continuation of Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative, which has poured more than $875,000 into the OHV community since the beginning of last year supporting its mission of promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas.
CYPRESS, Calif. – March 26, 2009 – Thousands of off-road enthusiasts flocked to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, commonly known as “Glamis,” in Southern California this past weekend (March 20-23) to celebrate one of their favorite past times with family and friends at the Yamaha Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour.
CYPRESS, Calif. – March 25, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has launched a new scholarship program to provide financial assistance to members of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT). ACT is a national college student association with 354 members located on 17 college and university campuses across the country. ACT’s mission of fostering professional development is at the core of the new Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program.
CYPRESS, Calif. – March 20, 2009 – Thousands of first responders throughout the United States – including law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs, U.S. Border Patrol, volunteer riding groups and others – have come to rely on the Yamaha Rhino Recreational Off-Road Vehicle (ROV) to carry out their work on a daily basis thanks to the vehicle’s versatility and off-road capabilities. From search and rescue operations to protecting the country’s borders, the Rhino has become an indispensable tool for government agencies and other first responders needing to gain quick and reliable access in remote areas and challenging terrain.
CYPRESS, Calif. – March 18, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has been awarded a Farm Industry News (FIN) FinOvation Award for the Grizzly 700 FI and the Grizzly 550 FI. This is the first FinOvation award for the new Grizzly 550 and the second for the Grizzly 700 – both of which were recognized for Yamaha’s industry leading Electric Power Steering (EPS) feature and also received top honors at the publication’s annual ATV reviews last fall.
CYPRESS, Calif. – February 25, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is bringing back its widely popular Rhino Rally to the Imperial San Dunes (aka Glamis) this March 20-21 as part of The Dune Tour. The official name of the event this year is “The ’09 Yamaha Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour, presented by Yamaha,” and people interested in attending can learn more and register at www.TheDuneTour.com.
CYPRESS, Calif. – January 16, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has reached a significant milestone supporting hunting and wetland conservation through a long-standing relationship with Ducks Unlimited (DU). As an official licensee of DU since 2004, Yamaha Outdoors has contributed more than $1 million in support of DU’s wetland conservation efforts.
Yamaha Contributes More Than $700,000 to OHV Access in 2008
OHV Access Initiative Takes Lead in Promoting Safe, Responsible Riding and Sustainable, Open Access
CYPRESS, Calif. – January 7, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., via the company’s new OHV Access Initiative, injected more than $700,000 in cash and equipment in 2008 directly into projects across the country supporting safe, responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas.
Yamaha Announces National Hunting and Fishing Day Sweepstakes Winner
Christine Baldwin from Spokane, Wash., Receives All-New 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI
CYPRESS, Calif. – December 16, 2008 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) sweepstakes. Yamaha congratulates Christine Baldwin from Spokane, Wash., for winning the all-new 2009 Yamaha Grizzly
CYPRESS, Calif. – December 15, 2008 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has launched a creative new Web site featuring its highly anticipated, recently announced YFZ450R. The YFZ450R is a high-performance race-ready ATV and the new site, located at www.yamaha-motor.com/yfz450r features exciting videos, photos and detailed information based strictly on this machine.
CYPRESS, Calif. – November 14, 2008 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is proud to announce the 2009 ATV Yamaha Factory Race Team. Riding for Yamaha in 2009 will be Bill Ballance, Traci Cecco, Brandon Sommers, Pat Brown and Dustin Nelson. The announcement was made at Yamaha’s corporate headquarters this morning in Cypress, Calif.
Yamaha Continues Strong Support for OHV Access
Yamaha Q3 GRANTs Total More Than $200,000 for OHV Clubs and Land Managers
Yamaha Earns Two 2008 Field & Stream Magazine “Best of the Best” Awards Grizzly 550 FI EPS and Rhino 700 FI Take ATV and UTV Honors Respectively