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#MyYamahaStory

Everyone experience their Kando moment with Yamaha in different ways.
View their stories here. And learn how special that Kando moment is.

  • Hakan Andersson June 22, 2020

    In 1973, one year after Yamaha first entered the FIM Motocross World Championship, Hakan Andersson took the newly developed YXM250 to the marque’s historic first world title, winning the 250cc class honours.

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  • Garret McNamara June 23, 2020

    He may not seem like your stereotypical surfer, but Garrett McNamara’s multiple tow-in big wave surfing world records speak for themselves. A pioneer of the extreme sport, the American has travelled all over the world for years in search of the Everest of waves.

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  • Wayne Rainey June 24, 2020

    When you think of the great Grand Prix Yamaha riders, Wayne Rainey is always amongst the first on the list. Six years in the 500cc class brought three riders’ world championships for the American, and he will forever be known as a legend of the sport.

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  • Ben Spies June 25, 2020

    During his career, Ben Spies enjoyed success everywhere he went. After championing the AMA Superbike and Superstock series, the American left the United States to join the FIM Superbike World Championship in 2009, and duly won Yamaha’s first riders’ title at his first attempt, while he also boasts a MotoGP race victory to his name.

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  • Bob Moore June 26, 2020

    Twenty-six years ago, Bob Moore became a motocross world champion after a sensational 125cc campaign with Yamaha. Today, he remains as America’s most recent FIM Motocross World Championship winner and one of the sport’s most respected champions.

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  • Kenny Roberts June 27, 2020

    Kenny Roberts is one of the most influential and prominent figures in Grand Prix motorcycle racing history. America’s first world champion, ‘King Kenny’ would win three 500cc titles, spent 13 years with Yamaha and is considered an AMA racing legend with numerous memorable performances, including at the 1975 Indy Mile.

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  • Stéphane Peterhansel June 28, 2020

    No one has won the Dakar Rally more times than Stéphane Peterhansel. Since his debut in 1988, ‘Monsieur Dakar’ has taken 13 victories in total, and six of those came in the motorcycle class at the famous endurance event in the 1990s with Yamaha. 

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  • Giacomo Agostini June 29, 2020

    No one has achieved more Grand Prix motorcycle racing titles and race victories than Giacomo Agostini. Over his career the Italian was crowned world champion 15 times, two of which came during his three years with Yamaha, stood on the top step of the podium on 122 occasions and conquered the Isle of Man TT and the Daytona 200.

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  • Stefan Everts June 30, 2020

    Only the top motocross riders will make it to world championship level, and just a small number of them will win a Grand Prix. An elite few have been crowned champion, but only one has managed three GP victories on a single day. And it comes as no surprise that that man is 10-times motocross World Champion Stefan Everts.

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  • Freddie Bartlett July 1, 2020

    We've shared some of the favourite memories of the greatest Yamaha riders to celebrate Yamaha's 65th Anniversary and the marque's rich racing heritage, but what of the future? Our final My Greatest Yamaha Memory comes courtesy of Freddie Bartlett, the 11-year-old winner of the 2019 YZ65 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup, and one of Yamaha's new generation of racers.

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  • Valentino Rossi July 1, 2020

    Valentino Rossi isn’t just a nine-time Grand Prix world champion. The Italian is considered one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, with his influence spreading far beyond the MotoGP paddock. 14 years with the factory Yamaha MotoGP outfit has brought more than 50 race victories and four titles, cementing his place in history as the manufacturer’s most successful rider.

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