September 30, 2006 10:43pm CST
how do you clean it? Can you use soap and water or do you need the K&N Cleaner?
3 Jan 07
Yamaha has recently gone to a 100% four-stroke snowmobile line-up, making them the only snowmobile manufacturer to do so. Yamaha had introduced four-strokes to their line-up in2003 and the line-up became four-stroke based for model year 2005. Many say that Yamaha has proven snowmobiles can be clean, efficient, and reliable all while maintaining strong performance. The RX-1 released in 2003 was the first performance-oriented four-stroke snowmobile to ever hit the market. It was not, however, the first modern four-stroke snowmobile produced. That honor belongs to Arctic Cat for their Yellowstone Special, released in 2000, which was designed as a rental sled that could meet Yellowstone National Park's stringent emmision requiment. This sled has since been phased out in favor of the t660 and 660 four stroke engine-equipped.n 2005, Yamaha announced the creation of "Star Motorcycles", a new standalone brand name for its cruiser series of motorcycles in the American market. Although a separate brand, Star motorcycles continue to be sold at Yamaha dealerships. In other markets the same bikes will be still sold as Yamahas.YAMAHA is a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company (whose HQ is at 2500 Shingai, Iwata, Shizuoka), is part of the Yamaha Corporation. After expanding Yamaha Corporation into the world's biggest piano maker, then Yamaha CEO Genichi Kawakami took Yamaha into the field of motorized vehicles on July 1, 1955. The company's intensive research into metal alloys for use in acoustic pianos had given Yamaha wide knowledge of the making of lightweight, yet sturdy and reliable metal constructions. This knowledge was easily applied to the making of metal frames and motor parts for motorcycles. Yamaha Motor is the world's second largest producer of motorcycles. It also produces many other motorized vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, outboard motors, and personal watercraft.Yamaha Motor Co. is now a separate corporation, no longer a direct subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation. They still share the same name and the trademark tuning fork logo, however with a small difference in the logotype of their name. The "M" in YaMaha is different - while the Motor Co's M extends all the way down to the baseline, the M of Yamaha Corp. is cropped in the lower middle part. Still, a close tie is kept between the two sister organizations. An example is a Yamaha manufacture plant in Indonesia, which both produce vital engine parts for motorcycles, and all hardware for Yamaha Drums and several of their entry-line drum kits.In 2000, Toyota and Yamaha Corporation made a capital alliance where Toyota paid Yamaha Corporation 10.5 billion yen for a 5 per cent share in Yamaha Motor Company while Yamaha and Yamaha Motor each bought 500,000 shares of Toyota stock in return. In 2005, Yamaha came under the investigation of the Japanese government for selling dusting helicopters to China, technology that could potentially be used for weapons.