October 14, 2005 |
Yamaha Motor Corp. is suing two distributors of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles and a dealership, accusing them of violating its copyright and trademark rights by selling Chinese-made knockoffs of Yamaha-brand vehicles. The complaint was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Yamoto Motor Corp., Patriot Motorcycles Corp. and Family Motor Sports Inc.
June 20, 2001 |
If budget constraints and limited garage space mean you have room for only one motorcycle in your life, consider Yamaha's FZ-1. It's just plain fun, and darned functional too. A high handlebar and low foot pegs deliver an upright seating position, on a supportive saddle, that is comfortable for rider and passenger for long trips. Fuel capacity of 5 1/2 gallons and 40-mpg fuel efficiency make it possible to go for hours without stopping, if you so choose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2000 |
The Cypress College Foundation has named Yamaha Motor Corp. Distinguished Business Partner for 2000 and will recognize the company at the 25th annual Americana Awards Banquet to be held Feb. 26 at the Disneyland Hotel. Yamaha's Cypress-based headquarters has donated automobiles to city schools and has awarded scholarships totaling more than $50,000 to college-bound Cypress High School seniors. For information about the banquet, contact the foundation office at (714) 484-7126.
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June 18, 1998 |
Jesus Vega says the princess he kissed turned into a frog. The lip lock lasted 55 hours. And instead of the dreamboat he expected, Vega says, he got her ugly sister. The object of his desire was a fishing boat. In a lawsuit filed this week, Vega accuses Yamaha Motor Corp. and Los Alamitos Race Course, among others, of reneging on a promise to give him a brand-new 17-foot Century fishing boat equipped with an 80-horsepower motor, canopy and tackle box--a total package valued at $15,000.
June 10, 1996
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., a unit of Yamaha Motor Co., said Friday it will appeal the recent Alabama jury decision awarding $35 million to a 20-year-old man who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Jason Barron suffered severe brain damage when a borrowed ATV he was driving overturned on a dirt road in 1988. In announcing plans to appeal, Yamaha said the jury "made a decision based more on emotions than facts."
February 2, 1996
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA said it completed its acquisition of fishing boat manufacturer Skeeter Products Inc. of Kilgore, Texas, for $37.5 million. Cypress-based Yamaha, a unit of Yamaha Motor Co. of Tokyo, acquired Skeeter from New York-based Meridian Sports Inc.