News 13 Aug 2015

Yamaha celebrates 60th anniversary with travelling roadshow

Chris Watson Motorcycles hosts inaugural national event.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Yamaha is 60 and to celebrate, Yamaha Motor Australia has organised a travelling roadshow truck complete with vintage model display.

The truck has set out across the nation to inform customers of the unique benefits of the tuning fork brand by telling Yamaha’s story of innovation over the last 60 years.

The first event took place at Chris Watson Motorcycles in Cessnock, NSW, and featured the 60th anniversary display truck plus a range of vintage models including the first YZ250 owned and ridden by Stephen Gall back in 1974, the first monoshock machine (YZ250) and the first dual purpose motorcycle (DT1).

A host of Yamaha motorcycling legends were in attendance to greet the crowd and sign a limited edition poster including Mr. Motocross champions Gall and Craig Dack, enduro legend Geoff Ballard and road race champions Kevin Curtain and Kevin Magee.

A sausage sizzle, live music, jumping castle, face painting and special 60th anniversary TT-R50E giveaway ensured the big crowds – estimated at a constant 300 all day – were kept entertained.

Check out to find out more about Yamaha’s 60th anniversary and the travelling roadshow itinerary.