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Yamaha celebrates 65

Yamaha celebrates 65 years – and 2021 Yamaha YZ Competition Range Revealed This from Yamaha: 65 Years of Innovation, Passion and Inspiration. Yamaha continues to strive to bring Kando*, the vision of its founder Genichi Kawakami, which has been embedded into the company’s mission since 1955, to its customers; sharing everything from unforgettable memories in motorsport to ground breaking machinery. As Yamaha continues to make history, audiences can expect more exciting stories, news and developments to come through the Yamaha SA social media pages as well as the Yamaha South Africa website: “With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the lives of millions around the world, Yamaha SA would like to encourage you to stay safe and healthy during this tough period, and enjoy your Yamaha.” *Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feeling of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that we experience when we encounter something of exceptional value. Yamaha’s 2021 motocross competition line-up has just been announced. There is a full two-stroke lineup consisting of the YZ65, YZ85, YZ125 and YZ250. The four strokes include the YZ250F and the YZ450F. The Four Strokes: The updated YZ250F, features a thoroughly refined engine, revised frame, new suspension settings and new brakes. For 2021, the YZ250F gets significant engine, frame, suspension and brake updates to deliver more power and handling. The 2021 YZ450F, gets an updated engine, cylinder head, frame and Launch Control System. What’s new for the 2021 YZ250F? The 250cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 52 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE AUGUST 2020 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE AUGUST 2020 5 3