Timeline - 1970s

October 1979

Fuel-saving engine system YICS developed.

June 1979

Yamaha's first Land Car marketed.

October 1978

Yamaha snow thrower marketed.

November 1977

Yamaha Hokkaido Mfg. Co., Ltd. (present Yamaki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.) entered full operation.

June 1977

Total motorcycle production reached 10 million mark.

January 1977

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA founded.

May 1975

Sportsland SUGO opened.

April 1975

Yamaha's first golf kart marketed.

August 1974

Yamaha Shido Works Co., Ltd. constructed.

March 1974

Four types of new swimming pool marketed. Membership-type recreation complex "Tsumagoi" opened.

December 1973

Yamaha won manufacturers World Championship in 250cc Motocross for the first time.
Won the Japanese National Trial Championship for the first time.

June 1973

Yamaha's first generator, the ET-1250 marketed.
Yamaha's first racing kart, the RC-100, marketed.

May 1973

Gamagori Harbor Development Co., Ltd. (present Yamaha Gamagori Works Co., Lt d.) began operations.
Yamaha Ofunato Works Co., Ltd. entered full operation.

April 1973

Yamaha Motor Canada founded.
Government-authorized motorcycle school, the Technical Center Iwata, (presen t Yamaha Technical Center) opened.

March 1972

Yamaha Marina Hamana-ko opened.

February 1972

Head Office moved to Iwata.

December 1971

Nakaze Factory began operations.

February 1971

Yamaha Parts Center constructed.

October 1970

Yamaha Motor do Brasil founded. A new motorcycle assembly line entered into full operation at Iwata Factory.

June 1970

Amakusa Factory (changed to Yamaha Marine Kyushu and then to present Yamaha Marine Works Co., Ltd.) constructed.

January 1970

Yamaha's first 4-stroke motorcycle model, the XS-1 marketed.

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