CYPRESS, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.'s power products division announced today its support of the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team. Yamaha will provide EF2000iS generators to the team, which features four skilled competitors in the international MotoGP™ 18-race championship.
The team will head to the 2014 MotoGP World Championship with Colin Edwards and Aleix Espargaro in their third MotoGP championship and the Italian duo Simone Corsi and Mattia Pasini in the Moto2™ class. The Moto2 class uses bikes powered by a 600cc 4-stroke engine while the MotoGP classes allows a maximum engine capacity of 1000cc. Among their many uses, generators help racing teams run tire warmers to give tires greater traction at the race start.
"The grip that comes from hot tires keeps us riders safer and in a better position to win," Edwards said. "Our team appreciates the support from Yamaha throughout our competitions."
Races take place on tracks in countries including Qatar, Italy, Australia and the United States.
"We're lucky to have great equipment and support from Yamaha to power our 2014 season," said Team Managing Director Marco Curioni. "The EF2000iS generators are great tools to keep our equipment and our team running on race day."
The Yamaha EF2000iS weighs just 44 pounds and puts out a maximum 16.7 amps – or when paired with second generator – up to 30 amps. It's fitted with a super-quiet muffler and is compact at just 2.2 cubic feet in size. Additionally, Yamaha generators have the longest emission engine durability ratings issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
"The NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team has great talent that we are proud to help support with our generators," said Dave Park, Yamaha's power products product line manager. "The EF2000iS is quiet, yet powerful for all the race-day activities."
Yamaha's entire generator model lineup is available online at www.yamaha-motor.com/generators or to find the closest dealer or call 1-800-88-YAMAHA.
About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), a leader in the outdoor power equipment market, offers the highest quality generators, pressure washers, water pumps and multipurpose engines on the market. The company's ever-expanding line of products also includes outboard motors, motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-side vehicles, scooters, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of more than 4,000 dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1977, 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.
SOURCE Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.