A 2021 RMAX2 1000 Becomes 4 Millionth Yamaha Built in the USA

One of our favorite UTVs secures its spot in Yamaha’s long history.

The 2021 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 is the 4 millionth machine to roll through this US factory.Yamaha

It is no secret that we love the Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000, and now the little machine has one more reason to sit in our hearts. Earlier this month, a 2021 RMAX2 rolled down the assembly line in Newnan, Georgia, to become the 4 millionth machine built by Yamaha in the United States. Since Yamaha started American operations in the 1980s it has become one of the major economic players in motorsports, especially in the southeast.

The distance from Newnan, Georgia, to Iwata, Japan, is about 7,000 miles.Yamaha

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, YMMC, sits on a sprawling 280-acre campus with more than 1.3 million square feet of manufacturing space, and it’s the main base of operations for all US production. Combined with the company’s corporate offices, Yamaha employs more than 2,000 Georgians. In total, the company employs more than 4,000 people in the US, with offices and manufacturing facilities in Tennessee, Wisconsin, Texas, Missouri, Indiana, Alabama, and Florida.

Yamaha is so proud of the achievement that it even made little keepsake trophies that it sent out. One of which is among the decorations at UTV Driver headquarters.

Yamaha sent out little keepsakes to celebrate the milestone.Yamaha

If you watch the Modern Marvels episode on the RMAX that we covered a few weeks back, you can get an in-depth look at the facility and the operations of the YMMC. Considering how fast the side-by-side and powersports markets are exploding, things are only looking up.

Here is to Yamaha, the 2021 Wolverine RMAX2 1000, and the next 4 million.