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On Winning the 2009 MotoGP Triple Crown Nov. 10, 2009

It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce that, for the second consecutive year, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has achieved its ultimate goal in MotoGP competition by winning the Triple Crown of rider, team and manufacturer championship titles.

We owe this great achievement today to the spirited support of the many Yamaha fans and our sponsors, and I would like to take this opportunity to extend to all of you my heartfelt appreciation.

We at Yamaha Motor believe that our participation in MotoGP and our challenge to win titles makes it possible to share the excitement and deep satisfaction we call Kando* with people all over the world, while also contributing to the marketing of our motorcycles.

In these efforts, I ask for your ongoing support of our company and our teams.

*Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feeling of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that people experience when they encounter something of exceptional value.

Tsuneji Togami, President, CEO and Representative Director
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

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