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Yamaha Advertising Disclaimers

Safety Disclaimers for ATVs

Disclaimer for YFZ50, Raptor 90 and Grizzly 90 YFZ50 is recommended for use only by riders 6 years and older and always with adult supervision. Raptor 90 and Grizzly 90 are recommended for use only by riders 10 years and older and always with adult supervision. All other ATV models are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older. Yamaha recommends that all ATV riders take an approved training course. For safety and training information, see your dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887. Read the Owner’s Manual and the product warning labels before operation. ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: Always avoid paved surfaces. Never ride on public roads. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing; never carry passengers; never engage in stunt riding; riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix; avoid excessive speed; and be particularly careful on difficult terrain.

Disclaimer for All Other Models ATVs with engine sizes of greater than 90cc are recommended for use only by riders age 16 and older. Yamaha recommends that all ATV riders take an approved training course. For safety and training information, see your dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887. Read the Owner’s Manual and the product warning labels before operation. ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: Always avoid paved surfaces. Never ride on public roads. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing; never carry passengers; never engage in stunt riding; riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix; avoid excessive speed; and be particularly careful on difficult terrain.

Safety Disclaimers for Side-by-Side

Disclaimer for ads that include the YXZ Model: Side-by-Side (SxS) models are recommended for use only by operators 16 years and older with a valid driver’s license. YXZ1000R is recommended for experienced operators only. Always wear your seat belt, helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Yamaha recommends that all Side-by-Side riders take an approved training course. For Side-by-Side safety and training information, see your dealer or call the ROHVA at 1-866-267-2751. Read the Owner’s Manual and the product warning labels before operation. Avoid excessive speeds and never engage in stunt riding. Always avoid paved surfaces and never ride on public roads. And be particularly careful on difficult terrain. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs; it is illegal and dangerous.

Disclaimer for All Other SxS Models (ads that do NOT include the YXZ Model): Side-by-Side (SxS) models are recommended for use only by operators 16 years and older with a valid driver’s license. Always wear your seat belt, helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Yamaha recommends that all Side-by-Side riders take an approved training course. For Side-by-Side safety and training information, see your dealer or call the ROHVA at 1-866-267-2751. Read the Owner’s Manual and the product warning labels before operation. Avoid excessive speeds and never engage in stunt riding. Always avoid paved surfaces and never ride on public roads. And be particularly careful on difficult terrain. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs; it is illegal and dangerous.

Safety Disclaimers for Motorcycles

• In all photographs/illustrations depicting motorcycle operators and passengers, they should be shown wearing (if riding) or displaying (if not riding) protective gear, i.e., helmets and eye protection, long trousers, longsleeved tops, gloves, over-the-ankle boots. Use of a helmet, at all times, both rider and passenger, should be stressed. Helmets should be worn or prominently displayed by all people appearing to be potential riders of a pictured motorcycle.

• When a motorcycle is shown on public streets or highways, its lights should be on and riders should be illustrated or written of as following the law and rules of the road, being courteous to other vehicle operators and following safe riding practices. Practices such as “burn-outs”, “wheelies”, “donuts” and “lane-splitting”, while not universally illegal, are not to be depicted because they can create a negative public perception and set a poor example for certain impressionable motorcyclists.

• Illustrations or text stressing irresponsible use of speed, acceleration, horsepower or power-to-weight rations (including extreme rider positions such as knee dragging when cornering) are to be avoided in non-racing environments.

• Racing environments are to clearly depict or specify closed-course facilities or sanctioned competition events by way of competition numbers, rider dress, course markings, racing officials or other ways to ensure viewer or reader awareness that the activity is not on a public roadway or in a fragile environment. Motorcycles designed for closed-circuit competition shall only be shown operating in the environment for which they were designed or in competition events for which they are legally sanctioned.

• Off-highway motorcycles should never be shown or written of as riding in undisturbed pristine natural (“wilderness”) areas, disturbing wildlife, riding off of marked trails, destroying vegetation that would retard erosion, causing extreme stream situation or extreme dust pollution, using the vehicle in an unsafe manner or not following age, weight and passenger recommendations. Riders should be shown or written of as being courteous to fellow recreationalists.