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Yamaha Introduces All-New Grizzly 300

Full Featured Light Utility Vehicle has Class-Exclusive Technology

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CYPRESS, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced the all-new Grizzly 300 2WD utility ATV combining best-in-class technology with a value price at $4,099.  This new light utility ATV has a smooth and powerful engine and is the only model in its class with a fully automatic dual range transmission.

The Grizzly 300 is powered by a 287cc single overhead cam four stroke engine.  Its class-exclusive liquid cooling provides precise temperature control and long engine life even in extreme environments.  At the center of its lightweight and durable chassis is a power plant with a 32mm carburetor that delivers smooth power.

"This all-new Grizzly 300 is built for the farmer who needs a durable, dependable light utility vehicle or rider who wants a fun two-wheel-drive recreational ATV," said Steve Nessl, Yamaha's ATV and SxS group marketing manager.  "Grizzly styling and reliability combined with all of its great features make this new 300 the best machine in its class."

Feature for feature, the Grizzly 300 easily out performs any similarly priced competing model.  The durable engine and dual range transmission offers Hi range for light duty and trail riding plus Low range for tougher chores and towing.  This bear can pull more than 720 pounds and carry more than 140 combined pounds on the ATV's front and rear racks.  It features separate hydraulic front and rear disc brakes and 22-inch Maxxis® tires with a rugged lug pattern for optimum traction and durability.

More than five inches of clearance allows it to cover rugged ground, and its double wishbone front suspension system with 5.9 inches of travel and a rear swingarm with 6.5 inches of travel provide maximum terrainability.  All of this is wrapped around a reliable, low-maintenance shaft drive.

Creature comforts include a plush seat, push-button electronic start, water resistant under seat storage box, and large front and rear fenders with full floorboards for mud/splash protection.  Under seat marine grade electrical components ensure protection from the elements, and the 2.8 gallon fuel tank provides ample range for chores or trail rides.

The all new Grizzly 300 will be available in December 2011 and comes in Steel Blue and Hunter Green.  More information about this and other Yamaha utility ATVs is at www.YamahaOutdoors.com

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company's ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.

ATVs with engines greater than 90cc are recommended for use only by riders age 16 years and older.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Van Holmes
Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
(714) 761-7370
van_holmes@yamaha-motor.com

SOURCE Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.



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