We recently did a little searching around the United States Patent and Trademark Office website and found an interesting filing from Arctic Cat for the name ALTERRA ( click here to see the filing).
Arctic Cat has not yet responded to our request for more information, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play one of our favorite games – Rampant Speculation!
Yamaha Viking VI owners in Canada have been issued a recall notice on models with steel wheels.
According to Transport Canada, the rear wheel nuts could potentially loosen over time due to an incorrect taper specification of the steel rear wheel where the wheel nuts contact the inner wheel panel.
Yamaha was awarded the 2015 FinOvation Award from Farm Industry News magazine for its Viking VI Side-by-Side Utility vehicle. The FinOvation Award is designed to celebrate the spirit of innovation and recognize new products that have received the most interest from Farm Industry News readers.
This is the second consecutive year Yamaha has received the award. In 2014, the premier Viking model that introduced the first true three-person seating capacity in a SxS vehicle earned a FinOvation Award.
Yamaha Outdoors has donated a Viking VI Side-by-Side to Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) for use with the disabled veterans and injured active military which it serves.
Yamaha, an original HAVA founding company, and one of its largest sponsors, donated the $15,000 vehicle to allow HAVA to better accommodate the needs of its veterans for off-road transportation, particularly during hunts in remote locations. The first use of the new SxS was during an early-December elk hunt near the NRA Wittington Center which hosted 10 disabled participants in the snow and freezing temperatures at altitudes above 10,000 feet.
Curtis Industries has unveiled its new cab systems for the Yamaha Viking UTV.
The Curtis cab features all-steel panels, powder-coated 16-guage steel doors, and large windows with dual sliders. As well, with Curtis’ exclusive Quick-Release Latch, you can completely remove the window panel in seconds without tools by simply turning 4 thumb screws.
Yamaha Outdoors has been a longtime partner and supporter of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of outdoorsmen and women and the important contributions they make to the environment and economy. To help raise awareness and excitement for NHF Day in 2014, Yamaha donated a Viking Side-by-Side – a new high in the level of support for the day’s events and participants.
Dorothy Jones of Blanks, La., was randomly selected as the winner. An avid hunter, Jones will soon be enjoying the class-leading comfort and superior off-road capability offered by her new 2014 Viking.
If you own or plan to buy a new Yamaha Viking VI, you’d be wise to check out Yamaha’s new “Build Your Own” (BYO) site at YamahaViking.com. This site gives customers the ability to see what their machine might look like outfitted with a variety of accessories.
Yamaha currently has more than 50 accessories for the Viking VI. The new 2015 Viking VI model was announced in June 2014 and production is now in full swing with vehicles being delivered to dealers across the country.
HMF is now offering its Swamp slip-on exhaust for the Yamaha Viking, offering a bit more performance from Yamaha’s Utility Side-by-Side.
Discuss this at our Yamaha Viking Forum.
In addition to any performance boost, HMF says the Swamp slip-on ($399.95) sheds two to three pounds compared to the stock system. Sound levels are claimed to be just one or to decibels higher than the stock unit with a deeper tone. However, for those looking for a bit more bark (and power), HMF’s Swamp XL (Extra Loud) is also available for $369.95.
Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is donating $15,000 to two of the company’s charitable organization partners: Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Feed the Children (FTC).
Yamaha recently gathered select motorsports dealers for an incentive and appreciation event near Austin, Texas, where the company unveiled the all-new 2015 Viking VI EPS six-person Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle. The launch event-turned-celebration of Yamaha’s SxS line expansion included a number of activities that ultimately allowed Yamaha corporate staff and dealers to help raise awareness and money for HAVA and FTC. As a result of the event, Yamaha committed to donating $15,000 to be split evenly between the two organizations.