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Yamaha Motor Company Limited is a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, marine products such as boats and outboard motors, and other motorized products. The company was established in 1955 upon separation from Yamaha Corporation and is headquartered in Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan. The company conducts development, production and marketing operations through 109 consolidated subsidiaries as of 2012. Led by Genichi Kawakami, the company’s first president, Yamaha Motor began production of its first product, the YA-1, in 1955. The 125cc motorcycle won the 3rd Mount Fuji Ascent Race in its class. The Yamaha service manual is available for motorcycles, scooters, motorized bicycles, boats, sail boats, personal water craft, swimming pools, utility boats, fishing boats, outboard motors, 4-wheel ATVs, recreational off-road vehicles, go-kart engines, golf carts, multi-purpose engines, electrical generators, water pumps, snowmobiles, small snow throwers, automobile engines, surface mounters, intelligent machinery, industrial-use unmanned helicopters, electrical power units for wheelchairs and helmets. Yamaha’s motorcycle manual is the most respected service and repair manual in the world.
1978 The four-cylinder shaft-driven XS1100 is introduced.
Kenny Roberts becomes the first American to win the 500cc World Championship. He’ll win again in ’79 and ’80, proving that the first one was not a fluke.
The XS650 Special was introduced. This was the first production cruiser built by a Japanese manufacturer.
1981 Yamaha’s first air-cooled V-Twin cruiser, the Virago 750, is introduced.
1984 The RZ350 (sold elsewhere as the RD350LC, for “liquid cooled”) finally reaches the U.S. market. It was popular elsewhere from 1980 until the early ’90s but is only sold in the U.S. for two years. It’s fitted with an exhaust “power valve” that dramatically improves mid-range performance.
The hairy-chested RZV500 is introduced. With its water-cooled V-4 two-stroke engine, it’s a Grand Prix replica for the street, but it’s heavy and no match for Suzuki’s RG500 Gamma.
The first production 5-valve-per-cylinder engine is introduced on the FZ750.
Eddie Lawson wins the 500cc World Championship. He’ll do it again (on Yamahas) in ’86 and ’88.
1985 The V-Max 1200 muscle-bike hits the streets. Its 145 claimed horsepower sets a new motorcycle standard.
1987 Yamaha introduces EXUP, a new exhaust system for 4-stroke engines that includes a power valve to control back-pressure for optimizing the width of an engine’s powerband.
1989 The FZR750R homologation special briefly challenges the GSX-R750 for sportbike supremacy.
1990 Wayne Rainey wins the 500cc World Championship. He’ll do it again in ’91 and ’92, and is leading the 1993 championship when he suffers a paralyzing injury in mid-season.
1991 Thomas Stevens becomes the only person ever to win the AMA Superbike Championship on a Yamaha.
The FJ1200A sets the sports-touring standard and includes ABS.
1993 The striking GTS1000 features electronic fuel injection and hub-center steering designed by James Parker. Consumers failed to bite on the innovation and balked at the relatively high price.
1996 Yamaha introduces its first Star model with the 1300cc V-4 Royal Star.
1998 The YZ400F four-stroke motocross bike is introduced. This is the first mass produced 4-stroke motocrosser. Doug Henry won the AMA outdoor motocross championship with it while it was still a prototype in development. As soon as the public gets its hands on the production model, the two-stroke 250s are doomed.
The YZF-R1 sport bike is introduced to wild acclaim.
1999 The YZF-R6 is introduced.
2002 The R1 gets fuel injection, a first for a Yamaha sportbike.
2004 Valentino Rossi wins the MotoGP World Championship. He’ll repeat the feat the next year.
2006 The R6 gets YCC-T (Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle), a partial fly-by-wire system that is an industry first.
2007 The R1 gets YCC-I (Yamaha Chip-Controlled Intake), a system that varies the length of the inlet tract depending on throttle position and engine speed. The bike also gets a slipper clutch. Nori Haga uses the race version to finish second in the World Superbike Championship, just two points behind James Toseland. Haga and teammate Troy Corser combine to win the Manufacturer’s Championship for Yamaha.
2009 After an incredible run of more than 20 years, the Vmax is finally put out to pasture in favor of a new version powered by a monstrous 1700cc V-4 engine pumping out a claimed 200 horsepower.
Revamps the new YZF-R1, incorporating the cross-plane crankshaft to mimic the firing order of the M1 machine ridden by Valentino Rossi in MotoGP. Unlike traditional engines, each of the four crankpins in the cross-plane crankshaft are offset at 90-degrees from its adjacent crankpin.
Ben Spies, in his debut season in the world superbike championship, wins the title on the new YZF-R1 after a year-long battle with Noriyuki Haga.
2011 Feel like riding around the world? Yamaha has just the machine for you with the Super Tenere adventure tourer, introduced as a 2012 model.