Yamaha-Logo-10-27-11MILWAUKEE — ARI Network Services (OTCBB:ARIS), a leading provider of website, software, and data solutions that help dealers, distributors, and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!(TM), has announced the launch of a new parts and accessories website for Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.’s Customer Support Group.

“We are excited to be working with Yamaha to help their customers find the right products for their Yamaha or Star. The entire project team has done a great job creating and launching the new site which we expect to directly result in improved site traffic and increased sales,” said Roy W. Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of ARI.

Yamaha identified three primary goals for the launch of its parts and accessories website: to deliver a custom-branded look and feel that captures the excitement of its products; to improve the consumer user experience; and to appeal to its current customers as well as the next generation of powersports enthusiasts.

Monster-Energy-Supercross-7-19-12AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced today that Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A will be an official motorcycle manufacturer and the exclusive ticket outlet for the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season, that kicks off Saturday, January 4 from Anaheim’s Angel Stadium.

The 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season marks the 16th year that Yamaha has been a committed partner of the championship. As part of the sponsorship initiative, more than 120 Yamaha dealerships nationwide will serve as the official and exclusive supercross ticket outlet for fans. Fans who purchase tickets through participating Yamaha dealerships will also receive a free Monster Energy Supercross Pit Pass, which provides them the opportunity to spend a day in the pits and the chance to meet the superstars of the sport.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announces it is the recipient of a 2013 Outstanding Contribution Award from the National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) in recognition of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative’s significant, sustained service to increasing and protecting access to OHV trails and riding areas across the country.

The NOHVCC honored Yamaha’s Access Initiative at the 32nd annual NOHVCC conference in Orlando, Fla., this week.  During the award ceremony, the NOHVCC acknowledged the many accomplishments achieved by the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative since its GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) program was created more than five years ago.  To date, more than 200 GRANTs and $2 million in funding and equipment have been contributed by Yamaha in pursuit of the program’s mission to promote safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11CYPRESS, 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.

CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) – approved new funding last month that will help seven different organizations across six states.

These organizations are helping to implement Yamaha’s mission of supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas through a variety of projects on the ground level.  Since its inception in 2008, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative has funded nearly 200 such projects across the country.

To date, Yamaha has funded projects in 36 states in pursuit of its goal to support OHV access projects nationwide.  This number continues to increase as Yamaha receives quality applications from around the country.  New Hampshire received its first Yamaha GRANT this cycle with funding provided to the North Country ATV club based in North Stratford.

LAKE ELSINORE, CA– The 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship season came to a well-earned, celebratory close for the Rockstar Energy Racing teams in Lake Elsinore, CA, a city known for helping launch the sport of dirt bike racing. Despite overwhelming heat, all the Rockstar athletes gave 100 percent at Saturday’s inaugural Lake Elsinore National, which was held at an all-new facility and a completely revamped racetrack.

Leading the 250 class for Rockstar Energy Racing was Blake Wharton, who finished the day in a solid eighth overall. Wharton got good starts in both motos, riding smart and consistent races to finish eighth in both events. Additionally, Wharton finished seventh in the overall championship points.

“The track was good,” said Wharton of the new course. “It was technical and I’m glad to finish the last round healthy. I’m already thinking about what I can do better next year. I’m looking forward to a break and then getting back to it. I learned a lot this year, and hopefully I can build off of this. I had some ups and downs this season, but that happens. I look forward to next year and will try to keep my head up.”

Kennesaw, GA –Yamaha Parts and Accessories Division announces the launch of Yamalube.com, the very first website dedicated to its growing line of Yamalube oils, maintenance and care products.

A resource for consumers looking to protect and maintain a range of vehicles and engines—from motorcycles to boats —Yamalube.com will feature Yamaha’s full line of Yamalube products. With consumers owning multiple Yamaha vehicles or engines, this site is a user-friendly guide to find the right Yamalube products for their needs in one place.

“Our full line of oils and maintenance products has always been available through Yamaha dealerships,” said John Tomsche, Yamaha’s Parts & Accessories division manager. “Now, consumers can review our entire product offering, choose which products they need, learn how to use them and find a dealer who carries them, all online.”

Elements on the new website include:
- Informational Videos: Product experts show visitors how to select the right products for their vehicles and engines, and provide tips on using those products to ensure the best performance.

With Yamaha’s re-release of the YFZ450 for 2012 it’s time for Pro-Tec to re-release the EZ pull clutch arm. Pro-Tec now has available a billet aluminum EZ pull clutch arm for the 2012 Yamaha YFZ450. The EZ pull clutch will also fit the 2004-2009 YFZ450, 2009-2012 YFZ450R and 2010-2011 YFZ450X. This is the exact same clutch arm that is being used by Pro racer Josh Row of Team Nelson 94 Racing and Factory Yamaha Pro racer Dustin Nelson.

The Pro-Tec EZ pull clutch arm is 11mm longer than the stock clutch arm to increase leverage and provide a lighter clutch feel at the clutch lever. The additional leverage provided by the EZ pull clutch arm will not only lighten the feel at the lever it will also reduce arm pump and rider fatigue. Machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum for maximum strength and light weight the Pro-Tec EZ pull clutch arm installs in just a few minutes and requires no other modifications to the ATV. This product is especially helpful when using heavy duty clutch springs.

Suggested Retail $26.95
Application: 2004-2012 YFZ450, 2009-2012 YFZ450R, 2010-2011 YFZ450X

CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., made its annual donation to the Feed the Children charity Friday, November 18 at Yamaha’s corporate headquarters in Cypress, Calif. Company officials presented two checks totaling  $25,000  along with a truck load of donated items to the organization. With hundreds of Yamaha employees cheering them on, Star Touring and Riding Association members aboard Yamaha and Star motorcycles received a police escort on their way to the local Feed the Children facility with boxes of donated items strapped to the back of their bikes. As part of the festivities, Yamaha also celebrated a successful 2011 racing season with several championship-winning Yamaha Race Team members in attendance.

“The annual Feed the Children and Race Team celebration is something everyone at Yamaha looks forward to each year,” said Bob Starr, Yamaha general manager of motorsports communications.  “As we move into the holiday season, it’s a great time to reflect upon the hard work and donations collected over the year that have a direct impact on families in need. Thanks to all of the Yamaha employees and the Star Touring and Riding Association for their efforts.”

ATV racing champions Dustin Nelson and Walker Fowler were on hand to celebrate their successful ATV racing seasons. Both Nelson and Fowler boasted perfect campaigns: Fowler closes out the 2011 GNCC series with the XC2 championship, going undefeated and notching a record 13 straight wins. Nelson was also perfect and clinched his fifth QuadX Championship after winning all eight races in the series

Dustin Nelson’s 2011 QuadX season started with a mud race – not exactly how he planned to begin the season. Just hoping to make it through the difficult race, Nelson and his YFZ450R were victorious, beginning his winning streak. Nelson credits the GYTR-equipped engine for powering him and his YFZ450R to great starts, as well as providing reliable power that allowed him to lead the pack race after race.

“Coming out of that first mud race with a win was a great way to start the season. The smallest mistake can derail your entire season,” said Nelson.  “After winning that race, I started to build the momentum and confidence that carried me through the season and onto the championship.”

Joining Nelson at the Yamaha event was GNCC XC2 champion and Yamaha-sponsored rider, Walker Fowler. With a record 10 GNCC Class Championships, Fowler is no stranger to the podium, but his perfect XC2 season aboard the YFX450X is something that had never been done before.

Punctuating Fowler’s standout season was recognition by the entire racing community as he received the industry’s highest honor, the ATV Athlete of the Year Award, at the annual AMA Awards Championship Banquet on Sunday, November 20 in Las Vegas.

“This was a dream season for me. I’m just a regular guy who happens to go fast on an ATV,” said Fowler. “The YFZ450X is the best out there and the company’s support for me and the sport overall is really amazing.”

Although unable to attend, Traci Cecco was recognized for her eighth GNCC Women’s Series Championship. In addition to Yamaha’s ATV racing champions, motorcycle stalwarts Josh Hayes (Superbike series), Bill Dixion (XDL series) and Sam Halbert (GNC series) were also recognized for their championship seasons.

Yamaha has worked with Feed the Children for more than 10 years raising several hundred thousand dollars and feeding tens of thousands of children.  This is the fifth year Yamaha employees and Star Touring members made the ride from Yamaha to the local Feed the Children office to drop off donated supplies.  Feed the Children is an international nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack those essentials.

CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs)

– today announced a significant contribution to the nation’s OHV trail network with GRANTs funding five projects in the third quarter that support 4,500 miles of OHV trails across the country.  Further, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative announces the schedule of submission and decision deadlines for 2012 with a call to the OHV community to identify quality projects for consideration of support from the GRANT fund.

“More than 160 Yamaha GRANTs have been awarded since the Initiative’s inception in 2008, but we want to do more,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager.  “The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative has grown into the number one industry resource for the OHV community in its support of riding areas across the country, and we encourage riders and public land managers to work together to identify and submit projects for consideration of a GRANT.”

Five organizations were awarded GRANTs totaling more than $40,000 in the third quarter 2011 funding cycle of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative:

  • 808 MX ATV Association – Hilo, Hawaii
  • Forest County ATV Association – Laona, Wis.
  • Long Island Recreational Trails Conservancy – Long Island, N.Y.
  • North Country ATV Association – Greenville Center, N.Y.
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest – Redding, Calif.

Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of trails, maintained and rehabilitated countless riding areas, improved staging areas, built bridges over fish-bearing streams and partnered with local riding communities across the country to improve the OHV experience.  Yamaha is actively seeking qualified projects at local, state and federal levels.  The 2011 OHV Access Initiative GRANT application form and guidelines are available at www.yamaha-motor.com/ohvaccess.  The deadline to submit an application for consideration in the fourth quarter GRANT funding cycle is November 30, 2011.

The quarterly review calendar for 2012 is as follows:


Submission Schedule
Approval Deadline
• December 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012 • May 4, 2012
• April 1 – June 30, 2012 • July 31, 2012
• July 1 – September 29, 2012 • October 31, 2012
• October 1 – November 30, 2012 • January 11, 2013

About the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative

Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from non-profit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies and other members of the OHV community in the United States. A committee then reviews each application and awards GRANTs to deserving projects.

Examples of appropriate projects for GRANTs include, but are not limited to:

  • Trail development, restoration and maintenance
  • Trail signage and map production
  • Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance
  • Land stewardship, trail safety and education

Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the OHV Access Initiative are available at: www.Yamaha-Motor.com/OHVAccess. For specific questions about the OHV Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s dedicated OHV Access Initiative Hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to: Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Review Committee, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630-5101.