Do you know the beginnings of Yamaha?29 October, 2016
Do you know the beginnings of Yamaha?
It was founded in 1887 as a factory of pianos and harmoniums by Yamaha Torakusu, howNippon Gakki Company, Limited en Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, and it was founded on October 12, 1887. Home as a factory of musical instruments. It is still reflected in the group logo, formed by three cross fingerboards.
Yamaha had not contemplated the manufacture of motorcycles a year until 1953, when the firm had developed a variety of products and was looking for a utility to unused parts of the equipment that had been used to make aircraft propellers in war.
Yamaha Motor Company was established 1 July 1955 Nippon Gakki by the company, known for the production of musical instruments with the Yamaha brand.
The first A1 had left the assembly line in February 1955; motorcycle fuel tanks were polished to perfection by workers pianos division.
The YA1 five horses were prepared in standard manner for its premiere in competition at Mount Fuji, although they were equipped with special tires, adapted to the volcanic soil that was in the test scenario.
YA-1 (Ilias A pebble, the “Red dragonfly”) of which 125 They were made the first year of construction (1954) They were named after the founder of the company. It was an urban motorcycle engine 125 cc, Single cylinder, two times, inspired by the German DKW RT 125(which also inspired theBantam English company BSA ammunition, and Harley-DavidsonHummer). 1955, the success of the YA-1 brought the founding of Yamaha Motor Company.
The first bikes made by Yamaha:
The first model was manufactured Yamaha motorcycles in August1954, namedYamaha YA-1. For July 1955 Yamaha manufactured over 200 motorcycles per month using staff 274 people.
Hemodel YD-1 It was introduced in 1957 as a motorcycle race. In the same was manufactured theYC-1 of 175 cm3 and 250 cm3. He also went on the marketYA-3 which was basically an improved version of the "YA-1" version, both aesthetically power. The "YD-1" became popular quickly and was presented at the eventCatalina Grand Prix United States 1958.
The YD-1 model became so popular that it was the first of motorcycles exported to the United States. In 1959 Yamaha introduced as innovation converter kit to consumers. This kit allowed motorcycles could be used on the street and motocross racing.
1960 Yamaha was producing 135,000 motorcycles a year. He also built thefirst scooter brand, heSC-1. In 1962 are made toYDS-2 and in 1964 goes to marketYDS-3. In 1968 it launches theYAS-1 of 125 cm3. This motorcycle had a gearbox 5 engine speeds and 15 horse power.
For1970 the company began working on the development ofmotorcycles with engines 4 time to compete with other manufacturers. The result was that Yamaha offered to the market faster motorcycles that met emissions regulations and were even cheaper than models 2 time.