It seems Yamaha was making a point when it chose the location for its 2014 Yamaha Viking 700 press event – the Viking is a machine made for real working men and women.
Investors are anticipating a pick-up in China's production and sales of electric vehicles (EVs), taking a cue from a series of new central government policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions and air pollution. Their hopes and expectations were given another boost this past Tuesday, July 13, when the Chinese government announced a "new energy" vehicle mandate requiring at least 30% of new vehicle purchases by local governments and public institutions from 2014-2016 be EVs or other new energy vehicles.
Sometimes we can gain a new appreciation for a particular item in our lives when we find uses for it beyond those for which it was intended. While Yamaha’s new-for-2014 Viking 700 is certainly built to withstand the rigors of working at the ranch or on the farm, there will inevitably come a time in just about every Viking’s life when concerns for towing capability and cargo capacity are thrown to the wind in favor of good old-fashioned, Hooowee!-style fun.