During last month's EICMA motorcycle show in Italy, a small group of moto scribes had the pleasure of visiting the Yamaha Motor Racing headquarters outside of Milan. Although most of the race team was away at the MotoGP finale in Valencia, Spain, we had the chance to tour the facility and meet with Lin Jarvis, the managing director, and Marco Riva, the general manager. Following our meeting in the Wayne Rainey Board Room ("He's the last great American champion; he's very special to Yamaha," explained Jarvis), we toured the place, admiring the historic bikes in the lobby and even venturing into the hyper-clean engine assembly facility, where, unfortunately, no cameras were allowed. What follows are some of the miscellaneous numbers I managed to jot down during our visit. If nothing else, they point to how big Yamaha is, and just how serious the company is about MotoGP, which it considers a great training ground for engineers.