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ARGO Unveils New 2017 XTV Lineup


More specialized packages and comfort upgrades round out best-in-class features from world’s leading manufacturer of amphibious extreme terrain vehicles

July 18, 2016 – New Hamburg, Ontario – ARGO today unveiled its extreme terrain vehicle lineup for the 2017 model year featuring several new vehicle options designed for outdoor enthusiasts and commercial users alike.

Featuring industry leading terrain capabilities, excellent value and enhanced performance, the complete 2017 ARGO lineup is categorized into three distinct series including:

  • Frontier Series models: fun and fuel efficient entry level models outfitted for maximum enjoyment
  • Avenger Series models: full size leading multi-passenger extreme terrain vehicles with best-in-class features including easier steering and increased strength
  • Conquest Series models: the ultimate all-terrain industrial and commercial machines for those who require a durable and dependable job site transporter

Argo“ARGO has been making high performance amphibious XTVs for outdoorsmen, adventure seekers and people who need a vehicle that can get the job done for nearly 50 years,” commented Brad Darling, ARGO Vehicle Division President. “Our new 2017 model line-up builds on this rich history by introducing customized packages complete with countless practical innovations designed to enhance both customer satisfaction and driveability. We’re confident that dealers and customers alike will be blown away with what our new 2017 models have to offer and expect to bolster our position as the leading amphibious XTV manufacturer within the wider powersports industry as a result of this 2017 lineup launch.”

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Yamaha Announces 2018 Youth ATVs 2018 YFZ50 and Raptor 90 Offer Confidence-Inspiring ATV Experience For Novice Riders

KENNESAW, Ga. – June 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the popular YFZ50 and

Raptor 90 youth ATVs to its 2018 model year lineup. The YFZ50 introduces the fun and exciting world of

sport ATVs to riders ages 6 and up, while those age 10 and up can continue to hone their ATV skills

aboard the Raptor 90. With sporty styling based on the championship-winning YFZ450R and top-selling

Raptor 700R, these entry-level ATVs bring Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road sport ATV performance, legacy

and quality to the entire family and next generation of budding motorsports enthusiasts.


Designed to meet Yamaha’s style and industry-leading performance standards, the electric-start YFZ50

mounts a 49.4cc engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) on a lightweight chassis, resulting

in an entry-level machine that combines an exciting acceleration feeling, with a comfortable ride to help

first-time riders develop their off-road abilities. Parents can feel confident introducing their 6-year-old to

ATV riding with supervisory controls integrated into the machine, including adjustable RPM and throttle

limiters, as well as a tether switch capable of shutting off the engine from a pull-string if or when needed.

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Yamaha Announces 2018 Viking and Viking VI Models Full-Feature, Value-Packed, Multipurpose Side-by-Sides Return with New SE Models for 2018

KENNESAW, Ga. – June 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its 2018 line of Viking and

Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles including new Special Edition (SE) Metallic Sand models.

Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road capabilities and REAL WORLD Tough durability – combined with its

comfortable and confidence-inspiring ride – create the ideal, value-packed and hard-working Viking SxS,

built in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art factory in Newnan, Georgia.


“The Yamaha Viking platform provides the highest, hardest-working value combined with Proven Off-

Road capabilities and cab comfort features, additionally making them fun to drive,” said Mike Martinez,

Yamaha vice president of ATV and SxS operations. “The 2018 Viking line brings the best combination of

comfort, confidence and capability in a multipurpose Side-by-Side at a very competitive price.”


New Special Edition Models for 2018

For 2018, Yamaha is introducing a new Metallic Sand Ranch Edition Viking equipped with a colormatched

interior, hard sun top, under-seat storage, cast aluminum wheels, comfort-grip steering wheel,

over fenders, center rearview mirror and unique Ranch Edition badging. The Viking VI Ranch Edition will

don the same new color and features, along with a color-matched soft sun top, rear bed grab bar, and

heavy duty front brush guard.

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Yamaha Announces 2018 Sport ATVs Unrivaled Raptor 700R and YFZ450R Continue Dominance of Sport ATV Market

KENNESAW, Ga. – June 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the best-selling sport ATV brand in

America*, announces its 2018 sport ATVs including the top-selling big bore Raptor 700R and the

championship-winning YFZ450R.


As the definitive leader in offering Proven Off-Road sport ATVs, Yamaha incorporates its legendary

racing performance into the most durable and reliable machines on the market, which are also proudly

built the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide

distribution. The Raptor 700R and YFZ450R are the top-selling and highest performing models in the

world of sport ATVs, and epitomize ATV performance and dominance on the track, trail and dunes.

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Yamaha Launches 2017 National Hunting and Fishing Day Sweepstakes

Kennesaw, Ga. – June 28, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the Proven Off-Road leader in powersports and

supporting outdoorsmen and women, is celebrating 10 years of teaming up with National Hunting and Fishing Day

(NHF Day). This year’s partnership features an all-new, built in the USA Kodiak 450 ATV sweepstakes at



2018 Kodiak 450 EPS Hunter Green 002


For a decade, Yamaha has sponsored NHF Day, working to raise funds and awareness for their mission. This year,

Yamaha is again working to support NHF Day through the sweepstakes, as well as its Yamaha Outdoor Access

Initiative grant program, aiding NHF Day’s Live It! grants.


“Yamaha has been, and continues to be, committed to public land access and safe, responsible use while giving

back to the outdoors community in significant, impactful ways,” said Steve Nessl, marketing manager for Yamaha’s

ATV / SxS group. “Yamaha’s partnership with National Hunting and Fishing Day is a great example of the work we

can do together to support the outdoor, adventure, and family recreation lifestyle.”

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