Yamaha revealing concepts, new models at Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. will participate in the 46th Tokyo Motor Show to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. Located in the venue’s West Hall 2, the theme of the Yamaha Motor booth will be “There Is Greater Joy Yet to Come — ART for Human Possibilities.”

A total of 18 models — including six world premiere models and two Japan premiere models — will be on display, including motorcycles, Leaning Multi-Wheelers (LMW), electric commuter vehicles, electrically power-assisted bicycles and an unmanned autonomous vehicle solution.

The booth will also introduce the company’s technological developments and more aimed toward 2030 under our Long-Term Vision of “ART for Human Possibilities.”

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Main Display Models

World Premiere Models: Models making their world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show

YAMAHA MW-VISION (Reference vehicle)

Tricity300 (Reference vehicle)

Land Link Concept (Special exhibit)

E01 (Reference vehicle)

E02 (Reference vehicle)

YPJ-YZ (Reference vehicle)

Japan Premiere Models: Models making their Japan debut at the Tokyo Motor Show

YZF-R1 (Reference vehicle)

Ténéré700 (Reference vehicle)

Other Display Models

NIKEN GT (Production vehicle)

YZ450FX (Reference vehicle)

TY-E (Reference vehicle)

TRITOWN (Reference vehicle)

E-Vino (Production vehicle)

YPJ-XC (Production vehicle)

YNF-01 (Special exhibit)

JWX-1 PLUS+ (Special exhibit)

YMR-08 (Special exhibit)

FAZER R (Special exhibit)

YAMAHA MW-VISION

(Reference vehicle)

This next-generation personal mobility concept model uses LMW technology and represents a proposal for a new relationship between users and their vehicles. LMW is Yamaha’s designation for vehicles with three or more wheels that can lean like a motorcycle through turns.

It was developed with the aim of bringing to people new Kando from the exhilaration of leaning as one with the machine through corners — enabled by the LMW platform — with greater comfort and peace of mind. It is also equipped with attitude control technology and reverse drive, and the cocoon-like vehicle body is easy to handle and maneuver. With approaches like interactive communication between the user and the vehicle through sound (employs Yamaha Corporation’s ViReal immersive audio technology) and light for all-new mobility experiences, the YAMAHA MW-VISION suggests how the fusion of robotics and mobility technologies can produce forms of mobility more in tune with human sensitivities.

Tricity300

(Reference vehicle)

A middle-class commuter model utilizing our LMW technology, the Tricity300 was developed for urban mobility. With a “BLUE CORE” engine and model-specific LMW steering linkage, the front-end confidence, agility and comfort the Tricity300 provides delivers a quality commuting experience.

Land Link Concept

(Special exhibit)

This autonomous vehicle solution moves freely across vast outdoor terrain by sensing its surroundings. The development concept was “Inter-Responsive Link.” AI-based image recognition allows it to decide its route independently and automatically avoid obstacles detected in the vehicle’s path. Each of the four wheels can be steered and driven independently, giving the model the ability to move in every direction. With its high mobility potential, it has the dexterity to work on tasks alongside us as a reliable partner.

E01

(Reference vehicle)

This urban commuter model (power output comparable to a 125cc scooter engine) is fast-charge compatible and provides plenty of range, comfort and more when going from one area of the city to another. Combining Yamaha’s scooter and EV technologies, it brings practicality for everyday use as well as a quality ride exceeding that of conventional scooters. In addition to excellent comfort, it features a design that expressively highlights a new generation of sporty styling.

E02

(Reference vehicle)

This next-generation electric commuter bike (power output comparable to a 50cc scooter engine) was designed to be a great choice for personal mobility in cities. It features a compact, lightweight and easy-to-handle vehicle body and comes with an easily removable battery. With a focus on providing the smooth ride EVs are known for, it offers new value for electric mobility by adding even more fun and giving it a more familiar feel. The exterior design also visually accentuates the battery and electric motor comprising the powertrain, hinting at the light and agile ride it provides.

YPJ-YZ

(Reference vehicle)

This e-Bike was designed with the looks of a race machine riding out on the track. Its mass-centralized chassis is suggestive of the engineering approach with our YZ Series of competition motocross models (locating chassis weight near the center for increased handling performance), with the down tube split in two to enclose the battery unit in a unique layout. The YPJ-YZ provides stable cornering performance and light handling even on rough terrain and the simple, lightweight frame was designed to show its relationship with YZ Series models. This e-Bike proposes a fun, stimulating and extra-ordinary riding experience and a new form of recreation for the future.

YZF-R1

(Reference vehicle)

*European market spec

As Yamaha’s flagship supersport motorcycle, the latest YZF-R1 was designed and engineered with the performance to win on the racetrack under the concept of a “Full Control Evolution for the Master of the Racetrack.” While providing eco-friendliness meeting EU5 emission standards, the crossplane engine has been further refined and the model gains two more electronic rider aids: Engine Brake Management (EBM) and Brake Control (BC). Further development of various parts of the chassis take the model’s racetrack-focused performance to a new level.

Ténéré700

(Reference vehicle)

*European market spec

This adventure bike is powered by a 689cc liquid-cooled in-line 2-cylinder engine with a 270° crankshaft. It features a lightweight chassis providing the rider with plenty of freedom for riding posture, outstanding durability and serviceability, adaptability for carrying luggage and more, giving it a high-level balance of the respective traits wanted when riding off-road, adventure riding or touring. A variety of weight-reducing technologies have also made this model about 10 kg lighter than its XT660Z predecessor.

NIKEN GT

(Production vehicle)

Based on the 850cc NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) model, which features both great cornering performance and onboard features for a quality cruising experience, this model provides additional comfort to further enhance its touring capabilities. Features to accomplish this include the large windscreen providing greater wind protection, heated grips for colder weather, a model-specific seat to reduce fatigue while on tour, a 12V DC power socket and center stand, all as standard equipment.

YZ450FX

(Reference vehicle)

*JNCC-spec enduro model

Based on the high-end YZ450F competition motocross model, the YZ450FX offers the performance and functions desired in enduro races. Its settings are optimized for an enduro-spec racing machine, with light and agile handling, an engine tuned for good pull at high rpm and more. The machine used by Japan National Cross-Country (JNCC) competitor Kenji Suzuki will be on display.

TY-E

(Reference vehicle)

This electric trials bike is an advanced prototype and was created as part of Yamaha’s in-house technological R&D program. Its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque frame mounts a compact, high-rpm, high-output electric motor that delivers strong low-speed torque and smooth acceleration intended for conquering the obstacles in trials. Ridden by Kenichi Kuroyama in the FIM Trial-E Cup, the TY-E finished 2nd in the series in 2018 and 2019.

TRITOWN

(Reference vehicle)

This compact electric vehicle with twin front wheels is ridden standing up and utilizes Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) mechanisms. The simple construction has the rider use their own sense of balance to control the vehicle, making short-range mobility a fun and exciting experience. The light, compact body and intuitive controls make it usable for a wide range of people. It is currently being field-tested at leisure facilities, parks and the like in Japan to ascertain its feasibility as a product, ability to attract customers, its competitiveness in the micromobility field, and more.

E-Vino

(Production vehicle)

*Special colors for the Tokyo Motor Show

Based on the popular retro-pop-styled Vino 50cc scooter, this electric commuter model offers a smooth ride that only an EV can provide. Its main features include the smooth feeling of acceleration, plenty of usable torque at very low speeds and an easily removable battery. It also has two running modes to suit riding conditions as well as a boost function to provide extra power for climbing up hills.

YPJ-XC

(Production vehicle)

This eMTB (electrically power-assisted mountain bike) uses Yamaha’s top-end PW-X drive unit and has a ride reflecting our DNA garnered in the e-Bike industry. The potent but controllable power-assist makes it a partner that can take you anywhere in the great outdoors to make weekend rides something special.

YNF-01

(Special exhibit)

This low-speed mobility concept model is designed and engineered with off-road capability and styling aimed at inspiring a spirit of adventure in the user. The off-road-inspired design is complemented by the large tires and 4-wheel independent suspension that stimulate the user’s desire to “go everywhere and do everything.” It also won the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019 award.

JWX-1 PLUS+

(Special exhibit)

This wheelchair electric drive unit makes it possible for users to convert the present manual wheelchair they are used to into an electric wheelchair simply by replacing the main wheels with the JWX-1 PLUS+. This adds the comfort of electric power to the ease of a manual wheelchair, greatly expanding a user’s range of mobility. It utilizes Yamaha’s proprietary JW Smart Core control system to control speed, rate of acceleration/deceleration, etc.

YMR-08

(Special exhibit)

*Special colors for the Tokyo Motor Show

This industrial-use multi-rotor drone was developed with the concept of spraying one hectare of crops in 15 minutes.* The coaxial contra-rotating rotors create strong downwash to send the agrichemicals down to the root area of the crops, achieving a spray quality and efficiency on par with our industrial-use unmanned helicopters. In recent years, use of drones like the YMR-08 to spray smaller fields that are difficult to cover with industrial-use unmanned helicopters has been on the rise.

*With continuous spraying performed above level ground.

FAZER R

(Special exhibit)

*Special colors for the Tokyo Motor Show

This top-end model of Yamaha’s industrial-use unmanned helicopters sees use in aerial agriculture for pest control, spraying fields with fertilizer and herbicides, etc. It boasts the largest agrichemical payload capacity in its class at 32 L and is capable of spraying 4 hectares of crops without replenishing agrichemicals or refueling. It also comes standard with Yamaha’s Turn Assist feature, which uses a combination of GPS and gyrosensors to calculate airspeed and distance to enable turns within a given radius over the spray area and fly at consistent lines and speeds for a uniform spray.

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