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Yamaha Golf Cart Models: Body Styles By Year Guide

Yamaha Golf Cart Models: Body Styles By Year Guide

Yamaha is a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, marine products, golf carts, surface mounters, intelligent machinery, and motorized products.

History of Yamaha Golf Cart

Yamaha electric golf carts were first launched in the United States in 1978 with a gas-powered model. The first model was named the G1 golf cart and was first available with a 2-cycle gas engine. The next year in 1979, they came out with the 36 volt electric cart. In the 1980s, Yamaha developed a manufacturing facility in Georgia and built its first four-cycle gas cart.

Yamaha has introduced three series of golf carts onto the market - the G Series, the Drive Series, and the Adventure Series. Most Yamaha golf cart series include both gas and electric models.

The G-Series

Year - 1979 to 2006

Model - G1, G2, G3, G5, G8, G9, G11, G14, G16, G19, G20, G21, G22, G23, G27, G28

Description: Yamaha G-Series vehicles are sold under Sun Classic, Fleet Classic, Fleet Master, Yamahauler, Ultima, G-Max, and U-Max. G1 is Yamaha's very first golf cart model. Later in 1985, they launched the Yamaha G2 golf cart model. In 1986, the company came out with the G3, Sun classic, which was later replaced by the larger G5. 

These models came with a full hard roof with a tempered glass windshield and a windshield wiper. They also have headlights and turn signals. In 1993, the company introduced a utility cart, the G11, with the name "Yamahauler." This model is equipped with a heavy-duty steel front bumper and an aluminum box. In 1995, the G14 was introduced in the market, followed by the G16 and G19 in 1996, Yamaha's first 48-volt cart.

The Drive Series

Year - 2007 to 2016

Model - The Drive (G29), The Drive PTV

Description: The Yamaha Golf Cart Company has launched the Drive series golf cart with luxurious technology. The all-new Drive models feature bold new colors and body styling. The Drive is also known as the G29.

The Adventure Series

Year - 2009 to 2018

Model - Adventure One, Adventure Two

Description - The Yamaha Adventure golf cart models are comfortable for riding around the neighborhood. With the Adventure golf cart models, you can handle whatever challenges your day may hold.

What Year and Model is Your Yamaha Golf Cart?

When it comes to buying new golf cart accessories or replacing parts and upgrades on your Yamaha golf cart, it is essential to know your golf cart's year and model.

The serial number can be located in one of the three places on your Yamaha golf cart.

1. Under the seat where the floorboard is attached with the motor compartment

2. Under the rear bumper on the frame

3. Under the drive side glove box

Note - The first three characters in that number are mainly required to determine the manufacturing model and manufacture year.

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Parts and Accessories for Yamaha Golf Carts

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Published March 8, 2021 by Golf Cart Garage

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