Timeline - 1950s

March 1959

Kitagawa Motor Co., Ltd. (present Soude Factory) joined Yamaha group.

July 1955

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. founded after separation from Nippon Gakki.

January 1955
1955 Yamaha 125cc YA-1

Hamakita Factory of Nippon Gakki (present Yamaha Corp.) built and work started on Yamaha's first motorcycle model, the 125cc YA-1.

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