Yamaha was founded in 1887 by Torakusu Yamaha who began by building reed organs of the highest quality, and over the years extended that expertise to pianos and other musical instruments. This company, which is now known in Japan as Yamaha Corporation, currently manufactures pianos, electronic organs, keyboards, band instruments, audio components, tennis rackets and archery products in the United States.

In 1955, Yamaha Corporation formed Yamaha Motor C., Ltd. (YMC) for the purpose of manufacturing motorcycles. Their first model was powered by a simple two-stroke engine and was designated the YA-1.

In the years that followed, YMC devoted considerable energy and resources to the advancement of gasoline engine technology. Those efforts were so successful that today YMC is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacture of gasoline engines. YMC currently manufactures state-of-the-art high performance engines for the Ford Taurus SHO, as well as the Toyota Celica, Supra and Camry models.

However, YMC is best known for it's motorcycles and Yamaha engines that power the many other products it developed, which, along with the development of it's engine capability YMC also developed an expertise in fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP). This was a forerunner of more advanced plastics material technology currently used in many of it's products, including our golf cars and water vehicles.

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation (YMMC) was formed in 1986. YMMC is the first manufacturing operation that YMC has established in a highly developed country. We manufacture Golf cars, ATV's, Water Vehicles and Side by Side utility vehicles.

The enviable worldwide reputation that Yamaha has earned is a result of the quality, reliability and performance built into each of it's products. These values are a long-established tradition and are a direct result of the dedication and skill of Yamaha's employees.