Yamaha was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha. During World War II the factory was used for the war effort but after the machinery was utilised to produce motorcycles.

To day their production covers apart from Motorcycles, Musical Instruments, Electronics including Computer related products, Recreational Vehicles and runabouts, Boats, Marine Engines, Personal Watercraft, Electrically Power Assisted Bicycles, Automobile Engines, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Golf Cars, Power Products, Pools, Compact Industrial Robots, Wheelchairs, Clothing and helmets