Production Delay For 2018 Star Venture

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Yamaha announces production delay until late December for the 2018 Star Venture.

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Yamaha Announces Production Delay For 2018 Star Venture

Priority Delivery Program Customers Provided $1,000 Accessory Purchase Credit

Cypress, CA – September 1, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today announced a production delay for the 2018 Star Venture transcontinental touring motorcycle. This delay will result in delivery of the new model to dealerships and customers in the latter half of December, 2017.

“The excitement and reception of the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture exceeded all of our initial expectations,” said Mike Doughty, General Manager of Yamaha’s Motorcycle Group. “This production delay is a very unfortunate situation, but we stand by our commitment to the quality of our motorcycles, and the highest level of customer service for both our customers and our dealers.”

The announcement is being shared with Star Venture customers who participated in the Priority Delivery Program, as well as Yamaha Dealers nationwide, after the U.S. distributorship (YMUS) was informed by Yamaha Motor Corporation (YMC) of a needed modification to the production process at the factory located in Japan.

As part of their commitment to customer service, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS) will be providing customers who participated in the Priority Delivery Program with a $1,000 Genuine Yamaha Parts and Accessories purchase credit. The company will be taking action to keep ongoing communication with its customers and dealers in place, and plans to move forward with production as soon as possible.

About Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS)

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATVs and Side-By-Side Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Outboard Motors, Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outdoor Power Equipment, Race Kart Engines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in California since 1960, YMUS also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information about Yamaha, visit

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