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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Here's the first Yamaha motorcycle

Unique ONES Peanuts can be a symbol of resistance. This is done by Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. when it finally decided to make their first motorcycle. The decision was embodied in the motorcycle figure with a common model in that time and was named Yamaha YA-1.
This is the first Yamaha motorcycle ever produced in 1955, named Yamaha YA-1 and popular with a nickname 'Aka-Tombo' or Red Dragonfly. (Picture from: NaikMotor)
Why peanuts? At that time, most motorcycle manufacturers make the motorcycles in the black color. However, Yamaha against the current. And chestnut, the fruit of the four-seasons countries be an option, thanks to its distinctive reddish brown color. Hence, it soon became a popular motorcycle product, as to have a special nickname, Aka-Tombo or red dragonfly.
This is the first Yamaha motorcycle named Yamaha YA-1 is powered by an air-cooled single cylinder, two-stroke engine. (Picture from: BondowosoJatimNetwork)
Its popularity was supported when the Yamaha YA-1 'Aka-Tombo' was carve many successfully achievements, as won in the Mount Fuji Ascent Race III in July 1955, and continued with the victory in the Asama Highlands Race I or All Japan Motorcycle Endurance Race.

This motorcycle that has a length of nearly 2 meters and weighs less than 100 kg was carry an air-cooled single cylinder, two-stroke engine that has a capacity of 125 cc. This engine can only spew the power of 5.6 PS at 5,000 rpm, but can make this motorcycle ran fast enough in that time.
2011 Yamaha Y125 Moegi Concept was the modern version of Yamaha YA-1 'Aka-Tombo' or Red Dragonfly. (Picture from: NaikMotor)
How about the price? It was pretty expensive. Twelve times the salary of a college graduate in that time. If the fresh graduate in that time have a payment of ¥10,780, and this motorcycle sold at a price of ¥138,000.
Well today, if you want to see this antique motorbike coupled with many other Yamaha products, then you can visit the Museum of Yamaha at the Yamaha Communication Plaza in Shizuoka, Japan. Uniquely, the company that made the motorbike with the red tuning fork logo in 2011 also launched a reincarnation model of the YA-1 motorbike called the Yamaha Y125 Moegi Concept in 2011.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops....... *** [EKA [12042016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GLOBAL.YAMAHA-MOTOR | ]
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