Yamaha Motor Integrated Report 2020

Continuing Our Challenge with LMW Technology Under the concept “To someday create bikes that lean but do not fall,” we have developed a variety of production models using our proprietary LMW technology, which allows vehicles with three or more wheels to lean like a motorcycle through turns. At the 46th Tokyo Motor Show in 2019, we exhibited the MW-VISION concept model utilizing this technology. The cocoon-like vehicle body is easy to handle and maneuver while the vehicle itself is equipped with attitude control technology, reverse drive, and a self-standing assist mechanism for peace of mind and easy control when stopped. The Company is continuing its challenge of creating new demand for personal mobility through Monozukuri that is close to people and by pursuing mobility that delivers peace of mind, comfort, and fun to users.Research and DevelopmentDeveloping EV Technology for Lower Environmental Impact As a pioneer of electric motorcycles, Yamaha Motor has continu-ously brought electric mobility to the market for approximately 25 years. While we anticipate that it will still be some time before electric motorcycles become a mainstay of commuting, the Company is working from all angles to prepare for the arrival of that era. At the 46th Tokyo Motor Show in 2019, we exhibited the E01 and E02 urban commuter concept models, the former comparable to a 125cc gasoline engine and the latter on par with a 50cc engine. They represented proposals taking the use environ-ment on the horizon into account, such as easily detachable batteries and fast-charge infrastructure.Our proposals for electrification are not limited to motorcycles; we have begun accepting orders for prototype electric motor units that boast industry-leading output density for use in automobiles and other mobility. Through the technologies and sensibilities we have garnered through our engine development work to date, we sought to develop uniquely Yamaha “Emotional EV Motors,” and thanks to our casting and machining technologies—also honed by developing engines—and the use of high-efficiency segment conductors, these units generate high output despite their compact size.Since launching the PAS as the world’s first electrically power-assisted bicycle in 1993, Yamaha Motor has worked to address energy diversification by promoting electrification of its wide-ranging product lineup, from scooters and golf cars to electric wheelchairs and industrial-use unmanned helicopters. By further advancing research and development centered on our traditional specialty of compact, high-performance forms of mobility with little environmental impact, the Company aims to contribute to the resolution of numerous societal issues.Foundations for Creating Competitiveness36Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Integrated Report 2020

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