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Yamaha: $700,000 Pledged to Aid Ukraine

Donation to be Processed Through Japan’s Largest Non-Profit Organization

A view of the donation given by Yamaha Motors in support of those afflicted by the Russo-Ukrainian War. This includes logos, as well as Yammie's bikes and the non-profit organization's lineup of board members.

Yamaha has just joined the tally of bike brands giving for a cause and tossed $700,000USD at the current efforts being gathered in support of Ukraine.

Given that tomorrow marks exactly one month since Russian president Vladimir Putin had his army invade ‘the borderlands’, we’re jazzed at the manufacturer’s decision in this matter and keen to see what the wad of green can do. 

A view of the donation given by Yamaha Motors in support of those afflicted by the Russo-Ukrainian War. This includes logos, as well as Yammie's bikes and the non-profit organization's lineup of board members.

Our report today comes from RideApart, along with the update that Yammie will be surrendering the money to Japan Platform – the country’s largest non-profit organization, which advertises itself as “offer[ing] immediate aid all over the world in response to global developments such as wars, natural disasters, and events which cause an increase in the number of refugees.”

A view of the donation given by Yamaha Motors in support of those afflicted by the Russo-Ukrainian War. This includes logos, as well as Yammie's bikes and the non-profit organization's lineup of board members.

“Yamaha Motor expresses its deepest sympathies to all the victims affected by this crisis and hopes for a return to peace as quickly as possible,” states the relevant press release

Other manufacturers to join the proverbial bandwagon include Honda Motors, who chipped in a hefty €1,000,000 in support of Ukraine, and even Yammie racer Franco Morbidelli, one of many who purportedly “displayed messages of support towards Ukraine on their helmets and motorcycles.”

A view of the donation given by Yamaha Motors in support of those afflicted by the Russo-Ukrainian War. This includes logos, as well as Yammie's bikes and the non-profit organization's lineup of board members.

We love where this is going and can’t wait to see how much can be donated in the face of such a serious need. 

Drop a comment below letting us know what you think (and please let us know if you have also given funds in support of those affected by the Russo-Ukranian War), and as always – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from the OIST Foundation website, as well as Emergency Appeals Alliance, Yamaha Finance and Total Motorcycle*