2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

If you’re looking for a new ATV for your little dirt devil, Yamaha has some brand-new options available at its dealerships in the form of 2017 youth ATVs.

Just in time for the holiday season, Yamaha has a host of 2017 models that include the all-new YFZ50, which is aimed at ATV enthusiasts 6 years old and up, and new 2017 Raptor 90 model aimed at children 10 and up.

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To celebrates its history and the new branding image that melds both its music business and its engine and performance side, Yamaha held a press conference last week to kickoff its huge display at the LA Auto Show. We were given a preview of its new advertising campaign (“One Yamaha”) and given a closer look at the many aspects of the company (did you know they build golf carts?).

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To help highlight the very diverse lineup of products produced by both Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, (YMUS) and Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA), the two brands partnered to show YMUS’s lineup of powersports products and vehicles along with YCA’s musical instruments to highlight one of “the most comprehensive and diverse displays of Yamaha products ever seen in one location” at this year’s 2016 LA Auto Show. The display is the visual representation of the brand’s new One Yamaha campaign.

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– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA supported racers dominated the leading national and regional Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racing series in 2016 aboard the YXZ1000R pure sport SxS and class-leading YFZ450R sport ATV. The exciting season was recently capped with Yamaha-supported factory racers Dustin Nelson and Corry Weller claiming the top two spots in the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series (LORORS) of Arizona and the recent Lucas Oil Racing Shootout.

Lavey-Craft-Yamaha-Body-YXZ1000R-10-24016CORONA, California – Lavey Craft Motorsports recently unveiled its latest creation in their line up of off road body kits, including the Yamaha YXZ100R, offering yet another revolutionary and unique look option, to off-road aficionados who want to stand out.

“We are people of action with lots of creative ideas; we’re never idle,” said Chris Camire, President and Co-Owner of Lavey Craft Motorsports. “Engineering and developing SXS body parts was a natural course of action. Using our extensive experience with high-end boat manufacturing, and applying this craftsmanship for the off road crowd, was the smart thing to do during the slow season.”

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– Yamaha’s supported Side-by-Side (SxS) racer Dustin Nelson has won the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series of Southern California, followed by Yamaha-supported Corry Weller in the Production 1000 class. The two held the first and second place spots in the series standings the entire season piloting Yamaha’s YXZ1000R pure sport SxS.

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– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces additional models and accessories for their 2017 model year lineup. The 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R pure sport Side-by-Side (SxS), along with an all-new Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) torque assist gear kit for the YXZ1000R, will be available in dealerships this month. A new Special Edition (SE) Tactical Black Kodiak 700 ATV will also be available starting in October for the fall riding season.

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– Yamaha Racing’s Corry Weller won The Off-Road Championship Series’ (TORC) first ever Pro Stock UTV Class this past Labor Day weekend in Crandon, Wisconsin. Weller’s victory in the YXZ1000R marks the pure sport Side-by-Side vehicle’s first national championship in its debut year of racing.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11KENNESAW, Ga. – September 1, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $95,000 in funds and equipment to six grant recipients in the second quarter of 2016. The industry’s leading resource dedicated to those who work and play outdoors, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative supports off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders, as well as those who rely on access to land for camping, hunting, fishing, farming, and more.

Yamaha-Logo-10-27-11KENNESAW, Ga. – August 1, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its annual scholarship winners for National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) students at the 2016 Ag Media Summit (AMS) in St. Louis. The first, second and third place chapter winners are, the University of Florida, Utah State University and Oklahoma State University, respectively. The Yamaha-ACT scholarships totaled $4,500 in funds to help students attend Ag Media Summit, the largest gathering of agricultural media professionals in the country and a primary career networking and professional development opportunity for ACT members.

While spreading the message of safe, responsible use of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles on farms, ranches and more, the Yamaha-ACT scholarship program has awarded more than $35,000 to students in its eight years of supporting ACT’s mission of fostering the professional development of agricultural communication students. AMS is one of two yearly meetings for ACT chapters and serves as students’ primary career-networking event.