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Introducing the stories behind Yamaha Motor's technologies.


2022ICEE (The International Council on Electrical Engineering Conference) 2022 Best Oral Award

Experimental Study on Low-Speed Control for Motorcycles Using SPACAR Model and Gain-Scheduling Control

2022SCIE Chubu Branch Technology Award / Business-Academia Cooperation Award

Robust control design for self-standing when stopped and at very low speeds in the automated motorcycle MOTOROiD


2019Japan Foundry Engineering Society Castings of the Year Award

Lightweight, high-rigidity aluminum wheels

2019The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Prizes for Science and Technology (Development Category)

Development of Control Systems for Industrial-use Unmanned Helicopters

2019JSME Tokai Branch Technology Award

Study on self-standing motorcycle control mechanism (AMCES)

2018SLAS New Product Award


2018IBEX Innovation Award


2017Interbike Product Innovation Awards


2017IBEX Innovation Award


2017Japan Boat of the Year:
Special Award

Helm Master

2013IBEX Innovation Award

F200 and VF150 VMAX SHO

2010IBEX Innovation Award



High Quality Paper Award/
High Quality Presentation Award

Fuel Film Behavior Analysis Using Simulated Intake Port

2007TPM Excellence Award

Study of die life in die casting

2007Ichimura Industrial Award: Contribution Prize

Development of the Performance Damper automobile chassis anti-vibration device

2007IBEX Innovation Award

F350 Outboard Motor

2005SETC High Quality Paper Award

Fuel Cell System for Two-Wheeled Vehicles

2005SETC High Quality Paper Award

A Study of Dry Centrifugal Clutch Judder

2005JSPMI Chairman's Prize

Development of the Performance Damper

2001JSAE Technological Development Award

Proposal and deployment of the REAS (Relative Absorber System)

2000Boating Week Innovation Award

F225 Outboard Motor

2000MotorBoating and Sailing Award

High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI)

2000Popular Mechanics Design and Engineering Award

High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI)


1999IMTEC Innovation Award

High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI)

1999MotorBoating and Sailing Award

F100 Outboard Motor

1998JSPM Award for Innovative Development

Development of SiC-Composite-PM Aluminum Alloy Piston

1997Ichimura Industrial Award: Contribution Prize

"Y-Hot" gas heat pump with new exhaust heat recycling system

1997JSTP Technological Development Award

A Newly Developed Forging Technique for High-Performance Pistons

1994Ichimura Industrial Award: Contribution Prize

Development of the PAS Electrically Power-Assisted Bicycle

1992IMTEC Innovation Award

Hydra Drive Propulsion System

1992Popular Mechanics Design and
Engineering Award

Hydra Drive Propulsion System

1991Energy Conservation Prize: Outstanding Product Award

Multi-purpose 3 hp 3-room Yamaha gas-powered air conditioning system

1990FISITA World Automotive Congress Outstanding Paper Award

Traction Drive CVT for Motorcycle

1989 and Earlier

1989The Japan Gas Association Technology Award

Development of a compact gas-heater pump

1988Prizes for Creativity in the Workplace: Director General of the Science and Technology Agency Award

Design of a compact automatic cleaning machine

1987Japan Lead Zinc Development Association Chairman’s Prize

Practicalization of ZA-12 alloy

1987PackOsaka Exhibition Packaging and Logistics Technology Contest Silver Medal

New packaging system for fuel tanks

1986Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture Award

Invention and design of the Yamaha Rapid Plating System

1984Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal

LDV Measurements of Pipe Flows in a Small-Two-Cycle Spark-Ignition Engine

1964Auto & Motor Sport Magazine
Annual Trophy


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