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I want to carry out manufacture of motorcycle engines. It was these words spoken by Kawakami (Yamaha Motor’s president) in 1953, that Yamaha Motor Company was

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Genichi was the first son of Kaichi Kawakami, the president of Nippon Gakki instruments and electronics; presently Corporation). Genichi studied and from Takachiho Higher School in March of 1934. In of 1937, he was the second Kawakami to the Nippon Gakki Company.

He rose to positions of manager of the Tenryu Factory Company instruments) and then Senior Manager, before assuming the of fourth-generation President in 1950 at the age of 38.

In 1953, Genichi was looking for a way to use of idle machining equipment had previously been used to aircraft propellers. Looking on the founding of Yamaha Motor Genichi had this to say. the company was performing well and had financial leeway, I felt the to look for our next area of

So, I did some research. He explored many products, including machines, auto parts, three-wheeled utility vehicles, Market and competitive factors led him to on the motorcycle market.

Genichi visited the United States times during this

When asked about decision, he said, I had my research chief and other managers leading motorcycle factories the country. They came and told me there was still of opportunity, even if we were the market late. I didn’t to be completely unprepared in this business so we toured to German before setting out to build our 125cc bike.

I joined in tour around Europe which my chief engineers how to build motorbikes. We did as much as possible to insure that we build a bike as good as any out Once we had that confidence, we going.

If you are going to make it, it the very best there is. these words as their the development team poured all energies into building the prototype, and ten months later in of 1954 the first model was It was the Yamaha YA-1.

The bike was by an air-cooled, 2-…, single 125cc engine. Once it was put through an unprecedented 10,000 km test to ensure that its was top-class. This was destined to be the crystallization of what has now become a tradition of Yamaha creativity and an spirit of challenge.

Then, in January of 1955 the Factory of Nippon Gakki was and production began on the YA-1. confidence in the new direction that was taking, Yamaha Motor Co. was founded on July 1, 1955.

by 274 enthusiastic employees, the new motorcycle built about 200 units per

That same year, entered its new YA-1 in the two biggest events in Japan. They the 3rd Mt. Fuji Ascent Race and the 1st Highlands Race. In these races Yamaha won the 125cc

And, the following year the won again in both the Light and classes of the Asama Highlands

By 1956, a second model was for production. This was the YC1, a single cylinder two-…. In Yamaha began production of its 250cc, two-… twin, the

Based on Genichi’s firm that a product isn’t a until it can hold it’s own the world, in 1958 Yamaha the first Japanese maker to into the international race The result was an impressive 6th place in the Grand Prix race in the News of this achievement won recognition for the high level of technology not only in Japan but American race fans, as

This was only the start,

Yamaha took quick using the momentum gained in the USA and marketing their motorcycles an independent distributor in California. In Cooper Motors began the YD-1 250 and the MF-1 (50cc, single cylinder, step street bike). Then in Yamaha International Corporation selling motorcycles in the USA through

With the overseas experiences his belt, in 1960, Genichi turned his attention to the Marine and the production of the first Yamaha and outboard motors. This was the of an aggressive expansion into new utilizing the new engines and FRP (fiberglass plastic) technologies. The first model was the CAT-21, followed by the and the P-7 123cc outboard motor.

In Yamaha demonstrated its focus on technological innovations by developing the System. This landmark was a separate oil injection system for models, eliminating the inconvenience of fuel and oil.

Yamaha was a strong reputation as a superior which was reflected in its first carried out in the new Iwata, Japan built in 1966. (The YMC was moved to Iwata in 1972.) and Yamaha teamed up to produce the regarded Toyota 2000 GT car. This very edition vehicle, still for its performance and craftsmanship, created a among enthusiast in Japan and

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Genichi said, I believe the most important thing building a product is to always in mind the standpoint of the people who use it. An example of the commitment to walking in the shoes was the move in 1966 by to continue its expansion. Overseas manufacturing was established in Thailand and In 1968, the globalization continued Brazil and the Netherlands.

With bases, distributors and RD operations in a Yamaha could be involved in efforts to build products truly met the needs of each by respecting and valuing the distinct sensibilities and customs of each Yamaha continues that today.

By the late 1960s, had quality products that had themselves in the global marketplace on superior performance and innovation. and product diversity were on the track. But Genichi knew beyond quality, success demand more.

He had this on the power of original ideas. In the a company’s future will on ideas over and above Products that have no nothing unique about will not sell no matter how made or affordable…and that spell doom for any company.

He also knew that vision, walking hand in with original ideas, create an opportunity for the company and its that could mean of happiness and memorable experiences. said, In the business world so many people are obsessed figures. They become on the numbers of the minute and without are too afraid to do any real work. But in every situation is in flux moment to moment, developing a natural flow.

Unless one that flow, it is impossible to out in a new field of business.

A real-world of this belief is the Yamaha The world’s first true motorcycle debuted in 1968 to an entirely new genre we know as trail bikes. The DT-1 a huge impact on motorcycling in the USA it was truly dirt worthy.

definitely read the flow it produced the 250cc, single 2-…, Enduro that put On/Off-Road motorcycles on the map in the USA. The exemplified the power of original forward vision, and quick coupled with keeping in the customers’ desires.

In years to Yamaha continued to grow continues to this day). increased with the addition of including snowmobiles, race engines, generators, scooters, personal watercraft and more.

Genichi Kawakami set the stage for Motor Company’s success his vision and philosophies. Total towards the customer and making that hold their own the company that serves in thirty-three countries, to provide an lifestyle through exceptional high performance products.

Kawakami’s history with was long and rich. He saw the new corporate in Cypress, California and the 25th of Yamaha become a reality in He also watched bike #20 roll off the assembly line in

Genichi passed away on May 25, yet his vision lives on through the and products of Yamaha, throughout the

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