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YA-1 Gallery

Introducing the story of background and the beauty of Yamaha Motor's first motorcycle, the "YA-1".

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Detail. Photo Book

YA-1 detail picture
YA-1 detail picture

Hand-crafted to the finest detail, its beauty brings it into the realm of a work of art.
Appreciate the YA-1 in photos taken of it at the time.

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Story

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Not long after World War II, Japan was flooded with motorcycle manufacturers all vying for supremacy. What was it that enabled Yamaha, one of the last to enter the industry, to secure its position as a leading motorcycle brand?

Meet the YA-1

In Yamaha Motor’s corporate museum, "Communication Plaza," you can meet the restored model of the YA-1 on display.

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