Source: press release | Yamaha Motor will participate in the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight from October 24 (Thu.) to November 4 (Mon.). 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.”
*Two more world premiere models are scheduled to be introduced at the Yamaha Motor press briefing beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 (Wed.).
EMN selected some 2 wheelers (and one 3 wheeler)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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