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1. Yamaha Motor Company Limited is a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company. Yamaha CEO Genichi Kawakami took Yamaha into the field of motorized vehicles. What was the date?

  • July 1, 1955
  • February 6, 1947
  • June 7, 1954

2. The first Yamaha motorized product was the YA-1 Motorcycle (2-stroke, single cylinder, streetbike). It was produced and sold in Japan. What was the engine size?

  • 125cc
  • 225cc
  • 325cc

3. The first Yamaha Motorcycles sold in the USA were by Cooper Motors, an independent distributor. The models were the YD1 (250cc, 2-stroke, twin cylinder, streetbike) and MF-1 (50cc, 2-stroke, single cylinder, streetbike, step-through). What was the year?

  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1957

4. Yamaha International Corporation began selling motorcycles in the USA. What was the year?

  • 1960
  • 1965
  • 1970

5. Yamaha's first 4-stroke motorcycle model, the XS-1 (vertical twin) was introduced in 1970. What was the engine size?

  • 500cc
  • 650cc
  • 750cc

6. The DT series was created by Yamaha in the late 1960s when the United States motorcycle market was down. Market research by Yamaha indicated that, despite slow motorcycle sales, there was a largely untapped market for off-road motorcycles. The Yamaha DT125 model debuted in 1968 as a successor of Yamaha DT-1, thus inventing the trail bike category of motorcycle.

  • True or False?

7. The RD350 was a motorcycle produced by Yamaha. It was the premier sport lightweight of the early 70's and was evolved from the piston port (pre-reed valve intake tract), front drum-braked, 5 speed Yamaha 350 cc "R5". How many stroke engine?

  • 4 stroke V
  • 2 stroke trail
  • 2 stroke road

8. Who is the former motorcycle racer and the first American to win the 500cc Road Racing World Championship. He also won two AMA Grand National Championships in 1973 and 1974, three consecutive 500cc World Championships in 1978, 1979 and 1980 along with three victories at the Daytona 200.

  • Kenny Roberts
  • Mike Hailwood
  • Giacomo Agostini

9. It is a ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) or quad bike. It is primarily a sport/racing bike. It has a reputation for huge power and looks. What is the current model known as?

  • The Yamaha Raptor 700R
  • The Yamaha Predicator
  • The Yamaha Champion Ranger

10. What is a scooter introduced by Yamaha Motor Company in September 2008? It is a 124cc version of its smaller 49cc cousin. Outside the United States, it is known as the Yamaha BWS 125.

  • Zuma 125
  • People 125
  • Buddy 125

Yamaha Motorcycles
[Answers]

  1. July 1, 1955
  2. 125cc
  3. 1958
  4. 1960
  5. 650cc
  6. True
  7. 2 stroke road
  8. Kenny Roberts
  9. The Yamaha Raptor 700R
  10. Zuma 125

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