Video: Yamaha Offers Test Rides on the Grizzly ATV at SHOT Show
OutdoorHub Reporters 01.18.12
Proud to have moved production back from Japan to America on all their ATV models, Yamaha boasted that fact among all the great features on the Yamaha Grizzly 550 ATV up for test rides at SHOT in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a 4-stroke engine that is able to tow up to 1,322 lbs. Find a complete list of specifications on Yamaha’s product page.
In 2012, the engineers have improved:
- The oil access cover to allow easy access to check oil level.
- Fenders to have a textured finish that resists scratching and scuffing.
- Gas-charged rear shocks to offer a quality damping feel and excellent performance over a long period of time.
- Rugged Maxxis® tires to get the Grizzly moving over the gnarliest terrain.
Watch the video to hear a Yamaha representative discuss in more detail the Grizzly’s features and uses.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. was founded with Genichi Kawakami as the first President in 1955. Its first motorized product, the YA-1 Motorcycle (125cc, 2-stroke, single cylinder, streetbike) was produced in 1955 for sale in Japan. In 1958, Cooper Motors, an independent distributor sold the first Yamaha motorcycles in the USA. In the first decades of the company’s existence, racers brought popular attention to the product. It took its first 250cc class victory at the Daytona 500 in 1963. Throughout the years it expanded its product spectrum and currently produces motorcycles, ATVs, water-crafts and parts and accessories.