Yamaha Motor Corporation

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Yamaha Motor Corporation (ヤマハ発動機株式会社) is a motorized vehicle-producing company, initially part of the Yamaha Corporation. After expanding Yamaha Corporation into the world's biggest piano maker, then Yamaha CEO Genichi Kawakami took Yamaha into the field of motorized vehicles in 1955. Yamaha Motors is the world's second largest producer of motorcycles. It also produces many other motorized vehicles such as ATVs, boats, snowmobiles, and personal watercraft.

In 2000 Toyota bought 4% of Yamaha Motor from the Yamaha Corporation, the largest shareholder in Yamaha Motor, for about $97.6 million. Yamaha and Yamaha Motor each bought 500,000 shares of Toyota stock in return.

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Motorcycle models

ATVs


Snowmobiles

Other Vehicles

Yamaha has also built engines for other manufacturer's vehicles, most notably the V-6 and V-8 engine for the Ford Taurus SHO. The Volvo XC90 uses a larger version of the same Yamaha V-8 engine, as will a future Lincoln automobile.

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ja:ヤマハ発動機 nl:Yamaha Motor Corporation sv:Yamaha Motor Corporation

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