KENNESAW, Ga., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yamaha Motor CorporationU.S.A.'s Parts and Accessories Division (YPAD) announces it is selling Contour video cameras through Yamaha dealers nationwide. The partnership helps dealers meet consumer demand for high-quality, easy-to-use and affordable ways to capture their adventures on video, whether on a Yamaha motorcycle, ATV, watercraft, or snowmobile.
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Yamaha dealers currently are selling the Contour+2 (MSRP $399.99) with Bluetooth connectivity and GPS, the user-friendly and lightweight ContourROAM2 (MSRP$199.99), as well as a variety of rugged mounts and accessories.
The ContourROAM2 is one of the simplest cameras to use and features a locking Instant On-Record switch, a lightweight, low-profile design, and it works underwater up to one meter without an extra waterproof case. It has a 270-degree flush-front rotating lens that when coupled with the proper mount offers nearly infinite video angle possibilities. Other features include a built-in laser level, an internal microphone, a still photo mode, a USB connection, a built-in tripod mount, and both the Profile Mount and the Rotating Flat Surface Mount.
The ContourROAM2 comes in a small package – its dimensions are just 100mm x 55mm x 34mm – and weighs just 5.1 ounces. It can capture up to 3.5 hours of footage on a single charge, includes a 4GB MicroSD card, and provides a frame rate up to 60fps at 720p. And while black is always in style, the ContourROAM2 also is available in blue. The Yamaha dealer part numbers are GCR-1800K-BK-13 and GCR-1800K-BL-13, respectively.
The Contour+2 (part number GCR-17000-00-13) escalates your adventure video capabilities by letting you capture and share 1080p HD video with speed, distance traveled, and elevation. It offers higher-quality video and includes a 60-meter waterproof case for underwater adventures.
In addition to the ContourROAM2 features like the Instant On-Record switch, the Contour+2 has: a GPS receiver for speed, distance and elevation HD overlays; Bluetooth connectivity to use a mobile device as a remote, to preview video before and during recording, or to tweak settings; four different HD modes including 1080p, and 120fps in 480p for super slow motion video.
The Contour+2 also is small at just 5.5 ounces and 98mm x 60mm x 34mm, and like the ContourROAM2 it includes a Profile Mount and a Rotating Flat Surface Mount. Unique features include: a waterproof case, an external microphone jack and cable; a mini HDMI cable; the ability to adjust white balance, contrast, sharpness, exposure, and metering; and a removable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Both the ContourROAM2 and the Contour+2 are compatible with all Contour mounts. Yamaha dealers will offer 23 Contour accessories, including: accessory bundles for snow, moto, outdoors, bikes and helmets; a goggle strap mount; a vented helmet mount; a bar mount; a suction cup mount; a rechargeable battery; a camera charge kit; and both a camera case and a waterproof case.
Contour products are available now for ordering. Please check your local dealer for availability.
Contour is a trademark of Contour, Inc. This document contains many of Yamaha's valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only.
SOURCE Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.
Web Site: www.yamaha-motor.com
Projects Support Safe, Sustainable Trails on National Forests, Local County Roads and New Public OHV Riding Areas
CYPRESS, Calif., June 4, 2012
CYPRESS, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.'s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation's Trails (GRANTs) – approved 10 new projects supporting responsible, safe OHV riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas across the country.
The GRANTs were awarded in the first quarter of this year, and support a variety of local, regional and national organizations.
"Yamaha received a number of quality applications this past quarter from U.S. National Forest properties seeking support for the restoration or improvement of their OHV trail systems," said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager. "Public lands are a vital source of OHV trails across the country, and with dwindling budget allocations from the federal government, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative has become an important resource to land managers across the country."
These ten organizations were awarded GRANTs totaling more than $100,000 in the first quarter 2012 funding cycle of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative:
- Bell County Fiscal Court – KY
- Coastal Off Road Riders Association – N. Charleston, SC
- Highmarket Wheelers – Lewis County, NY
- Indian Valley Creek ATV Club – Champion, PA
- Lassen Land and Trails Trust – Lassen County, CA
- National FFA
- North Florida South Alabama Motorcycle Club – Pensacola, FL
- Responsible Recreation Foundation – Arvada, CO
- Superior Ranger District, Lolo National Forest – Superior, MT
- Topsham Trailriders ATV/Snowmobile Club – Durham, ME
Yamaha is actively seeking qualified projects at local, state and federal levels. The current OHV Access Initiative GRANT application form and guidelines are available online at www.Yamaha-Motor.com/OHVAccess. The deadline to submit an application for consideration in the second quarter GRANT funding cycle for 2012 is June 30, 2012.
The quarterly review calendar for 2012 is as follows:
Submission Schedule (Approval Deadline)
- April 1 – June 30, 2012 (July 31, 2012)
- July 1 – September 30, 2012 (October 31, 2012)
- October 1 – November 30, 2012 (January 11, 2013)
About the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative
The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative is the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation's Trails (GRANTs). Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of trails, maintained and rehabilitated countless riding areas, improved staging areas, built bridges over fish-bearing streams and partnered with local riding communities across the country to improve the OHV experience.
Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from non-profit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies and other members of the OHV community inthe United States. A committee then reviews each application and awards GRANTs to deserving projects.
Examples of appropriate projects for GRANTs include, but are not limited to:
- Trail development, restoration and maintenance
- Trail signage and map production
- Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance
- Land stewardship, trail safety and education
About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company's ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin andGeorgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visitwww.yamaha-motor.com.
Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
SOURCE Yamaha Motor Corp.
Web Site: http://www.yamaha-motor.com
The largely commuter motorcycles dominated Indian two-wheeler market landscape has altered vastly in the last couple of years. With the slew of launches in the 200 cc and above category, the premium motorcycle market is poised for growth. According to a report inStandard, with the relative success of the 250cc sports bike retailed by Japanese maker Honda and Bajaj’s recent announcement in 200 CC category with Pulsar 200NS and KTM Duke 200, the Japanese two-wheeler major Yamaha is also gearing up for local manufacturing of its planned 250cc sports bike, as against assembly operations done by Bajaj Auto for Kawasaki.
Yamaha Motor has taken many of the right turns to lessen its dependence on the stagnant Japanese market and reduce currency exposure too.
Nearly 90% of its revenue comes from motorcycle sales in faster-growing economies like Indonesia, Vietnam, India and Brazil. About 97% of its production volume is outside of Japan, and it's moving the entire production of its all-terrain vehicles to the U.S. too.