Although the first Yamaha motorcycle did not appear until the mid-fifties, the company's history dates back to 1887 when Torakusa Yamaha's father, the company's father, started the reed bodies. Yamaha Motor Corporation was born on July 1, 1955 and continues to be a member of the Yamaha Group. It has become the world's second-largest manufacturer of motorcycles, which makes no sense for a young company entering the motorcycle market late. His first offering was a copy of the YA1, the 125cc two-stroke cylinder, a German motorcycle. Japan is often accused of copying European models, but remember that BSA applied the same design to Bantam's production. This machine, known as the Red Dragonfly, was based on Yamaha's reputation for reliability, and the success of the race contributed to the popularity of the bicycle.
The first two-barreled YD designed by Yamaha was introduced in 1957. Mount Asama won the sale, but there were less than 16,000 models each year behind Honda and Suzuki. However, the company flourished in the following years and in 1959, Yamaha was the first Japanese company to offer a sporty model with the two-cylinder YDS1, five-speed gearbox. There was a kit that allowed the owner to adjust the bicycle to racing cars on both the track and the track. In 1960, the company's performance rose by 600%, but during the recession Japanese companies were forced to look Farther to sell their products and in 1961, Yamaha joined a European Grand Prix. In the early sixties, America's economy grew and Yamaha managed to sell 12,000 engines in the States. In 1963, 36,000 rose to 87,000 in 1964. Yamaha's Japan-based factory was opened in 1966 in Siam (today's Thailand) to supply Southeast Asia. By 1967, 406,000 bicycles were produced, and production has already dragged Suzuki. Competition was important for Yamaha, so that in 1969 a full-scale racing track was built near Iwata's factory.
In 1970, Yamaha's catalog contained 20 models, between 50 and 350cc. Production reached 574,000 on an annual basis, most of which were in overseas markets. This year, the first four-stroke machine was also presented with a 650 cm3 XSI shape, although two-stroke engines still favored bikes below 400cc.
By 1973, Yamaha has more than a million bikes per year so Suzuki can definitely keep track of them. This year, Honda introduced 1,836,000 machines. During the seventies, the Yamaha RD bike's athletic bikes were a great success, and the company again supported the winner. As the eighties arrived, more than two million bicycles passed through the factory gates. During this period, four-cylinder XJs ranged from 550cc to 1100cc.
One of Yamaha's most successful projects was the Virago, which is available in 750cc but 500cc and 920cm models. This bike was the first cruiser to come out of Japan and it was extremely successful, so it was really successful that Harley Davidson ran awkwardly. Imported motorcycles over 750cc were taxed, so the Yamaha had to replace the 750cc Virago with the 699cc version but to 920cc to 1000cc. Finally it was 1100cc. One of the most popular versions of Virago is the XV535; Their trustworthiness and easy handling worldwide welcomed the riders. The larger Viragos were replaced by the V-Star and Road Star models, and the last model of Virago's name was the 2007 250cc version.
It is understandable that Yamaha has committed such a committed tracking. Over the years, bicycles have enjoyed high-tech reliability, which is not insignificant. Their designs have gained admiration from far, and they would do it today.
Source by Alan Liptrot