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#MyYamahaStory

  • Benedicte Van Hasselt-Boret

    #MyKandoMoment

    "I don't have one specific Kando moment... But my feelings, my love for Yamaha, started in June 2015, when I had a job interview with the Yamaha Motor Europe HR Manager. She was so enthusiastic about the people who work for Yamaha."

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  • Claudio Locati

    #MyKandoMoment

    "We have just celebrated 65th years of Yamaha Motor. When I became part of the Yamaha family in 2005, the first gift I received was the book celebrating the 50th anniversary of Yamaha Motor. "

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  • Dave Brown

    #MyKandoMoment

    "For the last 14 years Yamaha has been an integral part of my working life, but as any employee or assoicate of Yamaha can attest, this is never only about work."

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  • Dominika Kowalczuk

    #MyKandoMoment

    "As for my Kando story... For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a travel addict. I guess it’s thanks to my parents who have always wanted to show me as much of the world as possible..."

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  • Eric de Seynes

    #MyKandoMoment

    "I discovered my love for motorcycles when I was 4 years old, thanks to my dad. But I really fell in love with Yamaha when I turned 12 years old. I attended the French GP race in Charade circuit... "

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  • Fabio Maina

    #MyKandoMoment

    "The first time I heard the word YAMAHA was when I was four or five years old. I was constantly jumping on my father's 1978 racing Yamaha powered Bimota, asking him "Can I ride it?"..."

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  • Hans Groenendijk

    #MyKandoMoment

    "For my first KANDO moment we have to go back to the year 2011, when I was working at Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., Branch Nederland. At that time Mr. Arno Sunnotel from Yamaha Motor Europe and Mr. Ton Koebolt (owner of the glossy automotive magazine RTL Magazine) came with the idea to..."

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  • Inza Rehman

    #MyKandoMoment

    "If I could talk to myself back in 2013, I would say, who would have thought that you would’ve ended up working for one of the biggest motor manufacturers in the world and that your time and journey at Yamaha will be one full of emotions? Who would have thought that you would..."

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  • Jacob Anderson

    #MyKandoMoment

    "It was the summer of 1980 and, as always, my family and I were spending our holidays in our summerhouse by the coast…and, as always, my dad was trying to get our American outboard engine to work. But on that specific day, it was simply getting to much, so my dad said to me..."

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  • Jeffrey Houwertjes

    #MyKandoMoment

    "A Kando moment that has stayed and will stay with me for a long time was in-between two Yamaha events planned 3 days apart from each other (Cannes and Genoa boat show in 2019). It was decided to also do a photo shooting with this boat and powerful outboard engines during those three days..."

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  • Raivita Kramzaka

    #MyKandoMoment

    "After I joined Yamaha a year ago I was considering to buy some used scooter to travel to the office. However, one day later after I got an NMAX for a spin, I liked it so much that I placed an order the next day to get my very own – NMAX 155 - take my money, give me wheels!..."

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  • Rini Paradja

    #MyKandoMoment

    "My Kando story started in the summer of 2005. I had a job interview so I reported myself at the receptionist. I remember that I found out I was parked in the wrong area, in the staff parking place, whereas I actually had to park at the visitors part. I apologized to the receptionist and she said..."

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  • Silvano Zonca

    #MyKandoMoment

    "I was born in Monza near the race circuit and my home was just over the Sabbadini motorcycle workshop. I could hear, smell, see, feel the motor passion from when I was a child..."

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  • Stefano Arzuffi

    #MyKandoMoment

    "I can definitely say that I grew up with Yamaha thanks to the big passion that my father has transmitted to me. My father worked in Yamaha for almost 35 years, first in the Service department and after in the SuperSport and Superbike racing team..."

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  • Ana Niculaita

    #LifeAtYamaha

    "Before I joined Yamaha Motor Europe I was afraid to not end up facing the “intern at a big company” stigma of doing mundane or less-relevant activities. Being in the last year of my Bachelor and this being my first internship, my goal was to learn...

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  • Giti Irantaj

    #LifeAtYamaha

    "Owing to my interest and field of study, I am currently working as a Digital Marketing Intern at Yamaha Motor. I am delighted that I am part of a respected organization where I can show my best performance and contribute to the company’s ongoing growth and continued success. "

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