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Yamaha's Marine Business-Growing as a System Supplier -Yamaha Motor Monthly Newsletter(Sep.15, 2017 No.57)-

News   •   Sep 15, 2017 06:00 GMT

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New Organizational Reforms and Personnel Changes

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 02:00 GMT

IWATA, September 14, 2017 - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the following organizational reforms and personnel changes, effective September 15, 2017.

■ Organizational reforms

1. New development center
The organization of the “New Business Development Center” will be changed to strengthen and improve management control and to plan the new business.
- The new “Planning Division” will be established under the “New Venture Business Development Section”

■ Personnel changes

1. Change in duties of General Manager

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Yamaha Motor Launches Wolverine X4 Recreational ROV in North America - Delivers Off-Road Performance and Comfort with Newly-Developed Engine -

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2017 04:30 GMT

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Michael van der Mark to Replace Rossi in Aragon

News   •   Sep 11, 2017 10:00 GMT

September 11, 2017 - The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team will be joined by Yamaha’s WorldSBK rider Michael van der Mark as a replacement for Valentino Rossi at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón.

Van der Mark will be riding Valentino Rossi’s YZR-M1 in Round 14 of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship, staged at the MotorLand Aragón track in Spain, while the Italian is recovering from his leg injury.

Rossi is making good progress with his rehabilitation process. However, it is expected that he will not be able to compete again before the Grand Prix of Japan at the Twin Ring Motegi, held from October 13 to 15.

For the Aragón race, Van der Mark will be backed by Rossi’s usual crew. This opportunity will provide the 24-year-old with a similar MotoGP experience to the one fellow Yamaha WorldSBK rider and 2017 Suzuka 8 Hour winner Alex Lowes was given last year. The Brit replaced Bradley Smith in the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team at the British, San Marino, and Aragón Grand Prix.

Unlike Lowes, who had the benefit of some testing mileage in Brno, Czech Republic, prior to taking part in the MotoGP weekends, Van der Mark will debut in the premier class on the YZR-M1 without any training. Nevertheless, the three-time Suzuka8Hour winner is well accustomed to the demands of working for a factory team. The Dutchman is also no stranger to the MotoGP paddock, having competed in seven 125cc Grand Prix races in 2010, and in the 2011 Moto2 race in Assen, the Netherlands. Moreover, his experience in the FIM Superbike (WorldSBK) and Supersport World Championships, and the European Superstock 600 series make him well acquainted with the MotorLand Aragón circuit, having raced there seven times before.

Lin Jarvis
“Following Valentino’s crash on Thursday, August 31st, Yamaha decided not to replace him at the San Marino Grand Prix, but for the next Grand Prix in Aragón the team is obliged to enter two riders.It being virtually impossible for Valentino to be fit to race in Aragón, Yamaha decided to search for a capable replacement from within its own pool of contracted riders. Having previously used Katsuyuki Nakasuga to fill in for Jorge Lorenzo in 2011 and Alex Lowes to replace Bradley Smith in 2016, we decided that Michael van der Mark should have the opportunity this time around.It is never easy to step in to replace another rider and even more difficult to replace Valentino Rossi, but we believe that Michael has all the credentials and experience to do a good job. We will give him our very best support and wish him every success for this exciting opportunity.We also hope that Valentino will continue to make a rapid recovery and that we will see him again, back on his YZR-M1, on the earliest possible occasion.”

Michael van der Mark
“I’m excited to be given the opportunity to ride the YZR-M1 at the Aragón MotoGP round. I’ve never ridden a MotoGP bike before, so this will be a completely new experience for me. I’m very curious to see what it feels like to ride on such a machine. I realise that it won’t be easy going straight into an official practice session without any prior testing. Nevertheless, I’m very grateful to Yamaha for the opportunity. I’m sure it will be a great learning experience.”

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Four-time Women’s Motocross World Champion Kiara Fontanesi to Contest IA2 Class at Season Finale of the 2017 All Japan Motocross Championship

News   •   Sep 06, 2017 03:00 GMT

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Yamaha Motor Releases the Cell Picking & Imaging System CELL HANDLER(TM) - CELL HANDLER(TM) aims to provide the medical field with solutions, using Yamaha Motor’s applied surface mounter technology -

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2017 03:00 GMT

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Kohta Nozane to Contest 2017–2018 Endurance World Championship Season with YART Once Again

News   •   Aug 31, 2017 01:00 GMT

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Yamaha Motor Launches V-IXION R “Naked Sports” Motorcycle in Indonesia - Platform Model Featuring the New YZF-R15’s Engine -

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2017 02:00 GMT

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Yamaha Golf Cars/Land Cars User-friendly and Eco-friendly Features and Performance for Expanded Roles in Society-Yamaha Motor Monthly Newsletter(Aug.11, 2017 No.56)-

News   •   Aug 21, 2017 06:00 GMT

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Announcement of Personnel Changes

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2017 02:00 GMT

IWATA, August 10, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the following personnel changes, effective August 15, 2017.

■ Change in duties of General Manager

Abbreviations;
・CS = Customer Service
・SCM = Supply Chain Management

Main businesses of the group companies referenced above;
・Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.: Import and sales of Yamaha Motor products in the U.S

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About Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor (TOKYO:7272) is a world-leading producer of motorcycles, marine products, power products and surface mounters.

The company’s diverse business and wide variety of products are built around its proprietary technologies focused on small engines, fiberglass-reinforced plastics and electronic control. Yamaha Motor conducts global development, production and marketing operations through 140 subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates in 30 countries. About 90% of consolidated net sales are generated in more than 200 countries outside of Japan. The company is steadily restructuring its global engineering, manufacturing and marketing capabilities for sustainable long-term growth.

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