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Snowmobiles by Yamaha
Will Be More Wanted In Japan?
Date:10, Oct, 2015
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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I went to a snow-covered mountain for skiing on a high-school excursion. The two months ago, I confessed my love to a female classmate and was rejected with saying “I am sorry” at one Saturday noon. The trip felt sort of bitter because she was together with me there.

A rest time, we found some snowmobiles stand still and then, stared at them for a while tweeting “I would like to use this machine for moving in a snowy mountain, not skiing.” Now, this time is the Snowmobiles by Yamaha. Why Yamaha? In Japan, snowmobiles are manufactured by nobody but Yamaha (Manufactured in their Iwata factory).


One day, other makers like Honda and Suzuki also used to produce. For sure, it's restrictive for use to ride on a snowmobile in Japan. We never use in the southern areas like Okinawa. Actually, Yamaha is said to have forwarded 21,000 snowmobiles in 2014. Over 40 % went to Russia and over 20 % did to Canada. Snowmobiles will not be more wanted in Japan?

Snowmobiles don’t pay for most of Japanese people. We have to pay the price, tooling costs and maintenance costs. If you need a trailer for bringing the snowmobile, have to pay for an automobile inspection of the trailer. Owing a snowmobile means being like a prisoner in Japan. They say snowmobiles are necessary for maintenance of power cables in cold districts. Without increase of usual customers, snowmobiles cannot be more desirable.



YAMAHA "VK Professional II"
Color: Silver / Capacity: 2 / Size: 3,270×1,165×1,460 (mm)
Price: 1,436,400 JPN (TAX IN)

It brings you to enjoyment riding on a snowmobile. Moreover, you don’t need any licenses as long as using in snowy mountains. There are many resorts which let you experience snowmobiles in Japan and you are easy to touch. Then, the biggest problem is the costs.

Usually, we don’t like to pay extra. No automobile inspections need on snowmobiles. So it is desirable that resorts keep the ones we have bought and sell the components for maintenance or alteration there. The riders are limited within the resort. However, it sets us free from great outlays like a headache and resorts can make sure of regular customers.


Me? Riding on a snowmobile, I will use to look for the best spot for peeping into women's section in the hot-spring resort. So I had better not get. Being such foolish, did I get rejected?



※Photos by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.(Factory & Snowmobile)


Reference

・Name: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
・Address: Shingai 2500 Iwata, Shizuoka 438-8501 Japan
・Telephone Number: +81-538-32-1115
・Official Site: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.







 

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