Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
YRC News
Yamaha announces its MotoGP Scooter deal

Jerez, Spain

Yamaha is proud to announce a two year deal with MotoGP series promoter Dorna
that has seen the Japanese motorcycling giant become the Scooter supplier of the
MotoGP World Championship. The agreement, which was sealed on the eve of the
opening round of the 2005 season - held in Jerez, Spain - includes Yamaha
supplying the championship organizer Dorna with a fleet of limited edition 50cc
BW's scooter which will be used through the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

Yamaha Motor Europe's Manager of the Power Two-Wheeler Marketing and Sales
Division Robert Landman presented the new fleet of MotoGP liveried BW's to Dorna
CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta at the Jerez MotoGP. The limited edition MotoGP BW's livery
features the official MotoGP logo, race-inspired colour scheme as well as track
maps of each circuit featured on the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In addition the
liquid-cooled unit also boasts a carbon-fiber replica seat and trick instrument
dash layout.

Production replicas of the Yamaha MotoGP Scooter will be on sale from June at
your local dealer. For more information on this and the rest of Yamaha's
motorcycle range visit