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Yamaha Main Display Models for the 35th Tokyo Motor Show 2001

October 17, 2001

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has prepared a booth for the 35th Tokyo Motor Show to be held over the 15 days of Oct. 24 - Nov. 17 (Organizer: Japan Motor Industrial Federation, Inc. / Venue: Makuhari Messe / Public opening: Oct. 27 -). This booth, designed around the theme of "Touching Your Heart," will display a wide range of special exhibition models, models planned for production in the near future and models already marketed. The following is a guide to the main models to be displayed



TW225 Majesty C

TW225

Majesty C

Tricker SP-01

Tricker

SP-01



Yamaha Main Models on Display at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show

Export models

Production model planned

Prototypes

Prototypes (PAS)

YZF-R1

XJR1300

Tricker

Racer 01

TDM900

XJR400R

Passol

SP-01

Road Star Warrior

XVS1100A DragStar Classic 1100

 

Folding PAS

 

XVS400 DragStar

 

 

 

TW225

 

 

 

Majesty

 

 

 

Majesty C

 

 



Highlight of the Yamaha Booth

The Yamaha Booth for the 35th Tokyo Motor Show is designed around the theme of "Touching Your Heart." A motorcycle is more than just the sum of its specifications-tangibles such as power output, torque and structural details. Intangible elements like the joy of riding it, its sound and pulse, its styling; these are all important aspects of the motorcycle as well.

One of our ongoing technological challenges in motorcycle design lies in this important realm of performance that can only be measured by the human senses. At Yamaha we call this "Man-Machine Excitement." To help visitors experience what we mean by "Man-Machine Excitement" the central area of the booth has been designed with creative structures that incorporate a world of sound and pulse created by means of a "Octaphonic" 3-dimensional sound system along with motorcycle sound simulators that combine to offer up a new world of motorcycle experience.

The central creation in this space is a V4 engine sculpture. This is a creation that transcends the common image of a motor in expressing the immense power of a large-displacement engine and the sound and pulse that is unique to a V engine. This sculpture is wrapped in a space designed to represent the concept of an incubator to create a powerful expression of the "life force" embodied in a V engine.

Displayed around the sculpture space are the reborn 2002 European market model of the supersport YZF-R1 and the TDM900 sports bike, and the new "performance cruiser" Warrior for the North American market. Also on display you will see the more fully equipped new Majesty and Majesty C Type and the new, more powerful TW225 bored up from 200cc to 223cc for 2002. And, in the Racing Machine display corner, the 4-stroke GP race machine "YZR-M1" developed for the 2002 season is on display for the first time in Japan.

As a special exhibition, you will see the concept model "Tricker," a compact, lightweight machine that proposes a new type of motorcycle experience based on the popular "X -Games" sporting ideal. Another exhibition model is the electric model "Passol" powered by a lithium-ion battery to create an entirely new type of urban commuter.

In the PAS electro-hybrid bicycle corner are new models that further expand the PAS world, including the "Folding PAS," a model that folds up for easy storage, and the new sports type PAS "SP-01" with its active design and sporty performance. You will also see the exhibition model "Racer 01," a new design that takes as its base the "KEIRIN PAS" model that served as the pace cycle in Keirin bicycle racing at the Sydney Olympics.

We have also set up a "Man-Machine Excitement" Gallery that displays an array of unique Yamaha motorcycle technologies.



Summaries of the Main Models on Display

YZF-R1 (Exhibition model / export version)

This is the first major model change of the Yamaha YZF-R1 since its release in '98 as a "Super Cornering Machine" that immediately won the hearts of motorcycle fans everywhere. The development concept is that of a "Dynamic Cornering Performer." It made an early European debut at the Milan Show this November.

The YZF-R1 aims to exceed the expectations of fans who called for "a machine that offers even better cornering performance over a wider speed range," and also "a machine that gives even more linear response to throttle work." This new YZF-R1 mounts a new-spec engine that boasts improved power development characteristics especially in the high-speed range thanks to major changes in the intake/exhaust specifications, centering on a new fuel injection system. At the same time, the new Deltabox III frame is a further evolution of the existing Deltabox II type that achieves a roughly 30 percent improvement in torsion rigidity. What's more, a variety of other new technologies, weight reduction measures, optimization of dimensions and an overall reduction in machine weight have combined to take the YZF-R1's legendary cornering performance to yet another dimension.


TDM900 (Exhibition model / export version)

The new 2002 European market model that made its debut at the Paris Show this November. This is the first full model change of the popular "TDM850" first released 11 years ago in 1991 with a model concept of "King of the mountain roads."

The new model maintains its basic character as a machine that offers top performance wherever you ride, from winding mountain roads to the cobblestone of city streets, along with an easy riding position and individualistic styling. Mounting a new larger-bore 900cc engine featuring fuel injection and adjustable intake duct is on a lightweight aluminum frame spinning new-design lightweight wheels with varied plate thickness and radial tires front and rear, this model offers a whole new world of performance. On those winding mountain roads it will challenge the supersport class bikes, while on city streets it gives the kinds of well-balanced performance riders hope for.


Road Star Warrior (Exhibition model / export version)

A new model released in the US this June for sales in North America. Mounting an air-cooled, fuel injection V-twin 1670cc OHV engine on the first aluminum double cradle frame ever on a production cruiser, this model offers new worlds of enjoyment for the "performance cruiser." "V-twin performance cruiser" was used as a model concept when working to improve the XV1600 Road Star, while at the same time preserving its original appeal. Through the use of newly-developed technologies was created a "V-twin cruiser build for full enjoyment of riding on the open roads." Maintaining the same basic qualities of the XV1600 Road Star, including (1) an air-cooled engine that enables a direct expression of the simple but imposing presence of the power source and (2) the belt drive with its visual expression of the power transfer from the engine to the rear wheel, this new model is characterized by its combination of elements that produce a sense of the "excitement of riding."


XJR1300 (production model planned)

The XJR1300, best seller in the over 400cc motorcycle class in 2000, has continued its popularity in 2001 as the largest displacement air-cooled "naked" production model, and is being released in bold new colors and graphics for 2002. The color scheme is the same Deep Purplish Blue as the '02 European market model which made its debut at the Milan Show this November. The engine features an impressive black finish. (The export model is Silver)


XJR400R (production model planned)

The XJR400R released in Japan this April features a BSR carburetor, radial tires front and rear, a lightweight rear wheel and 250 other new parts, or one-third of all the parts in the model. Now it also appears with the same color scheme and graphics as the XJR1300 above for a sportier image that accentuates the performance that makes it No. 1 among the 400cc class naked models.


XVS1100A DragStar Classic 1100 (production model planned)

Boasting the same basic performance specs as the XVS1100 DragStar, the XVS1100A strengthens its image of authenticity with classic parts in all the right places. This model also adopts coloring and graphics that accentuate its impressive presence and distinctive cruiser styling. The coloring is the same as the'02 European model, while the horizontal-line tank adopted on is model for the first time is another definitive feature.


XVS400 DragStar (production model planned)

The current DragStar has enjoyed a consistently strong popularity since its release in 1996 due to its unique "Long & Low" styling, its impressive presence that makes you look good even when riding slow and the appeal of customizing potential. Now for 2002 it adopts new coloring to further accentuate its sporty image.


TW225 (Exhibition model / production model planned)

The popular TW200, praised for its distinctive "fat tires, slim body" look, its potential as an attractive base model for customizing and its great performance in around-town riding, has been reborn as the TW225 with a new 223cc engine. Other changes include a shortened rear end and new fixtures like the meter panel.


Majesty (Exhibition model / production model planned)

The model that pioneered the 250cc scooter class, the Majesty now appears in an even more fully equipped version. New features like a theft-preventing remote control-operated key hole shutter, a tachometer and multi-information liquid crystal meter functions, extra wadding in the seat and steps for the tandem rider make this model even more complete. Changes in the suspension settings also make for a more comfortable ride. At the same time, exterior appointments like a completely aluminum coated headlight, a red rear flasher lens and redesigned inner panel add to the new look of this model.


Majesty C (Exhibition model / production model planned)

This model takes the Majesty and adds a customized look to the exterior. Features like a compact shortened windscreen, exposed-metal handlebars, an special-design meter panel, chrome-plated rearview mirror and punched metal sheeting create a distinctive new look.


Tricker (Exhibition model / prototype)

This concept model was developed around the idea of bringing to motorcycling an experience inspired by the exciting and physical world of "X-Games" today's sports lovers enjoy on surfboards, snowboards and BMX bicycles. It mounts an SOHC 223cc engine with great pick-up on an aluminum frame. Featuring a body with a short wheelbase equivalent to that of the YZ85 motocrosser and a low & short-cut seat, it proposes a new type of riding for the future that is nimble and maneuverable like a BMX. Here's a machine designed to offer a combination of the joys of physical sport, the challenge of honing technique and the thrill of showing off those hard-won skills.


Passol (Exhibition model / prototype)

This is a new model developed around the concept of a "Smart Urban Commuter." A quarter of a century after the debut of the original Yamaha scooter Passol, we kept the same "even I can ride it with ease" image and translated it into a completely new type of electric-powered commuting vehicle incorporating advanced control technologies from our PAS electro-hybrid bicycles and a sophisticated human interface. High-precision control technologies produce an exceptionally smooth ride, while the aluminum frame gives an image of refinement and accents the simplicity and compactness of this model.


Racer 01 (Exhibition model / prototype)

This special exhibition model proposes a completely new type of racing bicycle based on the "KEIRIN PAS" model that served as the pace cycle in the Keirin bicycle racing at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Keeping the same PAS unit and battery as the Keirin model, this model offers an innovative and dynamic new design.


SP-01 (Exhibition model / prototype)

This model proposes an entirely new form of PAS electro-hybrid bicycle that brings together Yamaha technology and the sporting mind. This model features an innovative new shape built around a monocoque frame, the 20-inch wheels front and rear for easy and enjoyable around-town riding, smooth pedal drive system, an aluminum rear arm and suspensions front and rear. Its power source is a lithium-ion battery.


Folding PAS (Exhibition model / prototype)

In order to further expand the fields of use for our PAS electro-hybrid bicycles, here is a new folding type model with a 16-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel. It adopts the rear hub unit drive system proven on models like the "PAS Smile" to provide an optimum center of gravity for smoother riding. The light aluminum frame with its excellent balance of rigidity helps bring a light and lively feeling when you start to pedal. The fact that the center stand can be folded in toward the center of the cycle means greater stability when storing.



Displayed model list


Special exhibition models

Units

Export

 

YZF-R1

2 *

TDM900

2

Road Star Warrior

3 *

FZS1000 FAZER

2

FJR1300

2

YZF-R6

1

Domestic

 

TMAX

1

XJR1300

1

XJR400R

1

XVS1100A DragStar Classic 1100

1

XVS400 DragStar

1

SR400

1

SEROW 225WE

1

TW225

1

Majesty

1

Majesty ABS

1

Majesty C

1

Prototypes

 

Tricker

1

Passol

1

Majesty coloring (Y's Gear)

1

TMAX aero-version (Y's Gear)

1

XVS 1100 DragStar 1100
US custom (Y's Gear)

1

Special Import

 

Road Star Warrior
US Special

1

Special exhibition : Competition models

Commemorative models

 

YZR-M1

1

YZR500

2 *

YZR250

1

YZF-R7

1

YZ250M

1

 

 

Special exhibition : PAS

Prototypes

 

Racer 01

1

SP-01

1

Folding PAS

1

 

 

Production models

TMAX

1

XJR1300

2 *

XJR400R

1

XVS1100A DragStar Classic 1100

1

XVS400 DragStar

1

XVS250 DragStar 250

1

SR400

1

XT225WE

1

TW200

1

Cygnus 125

1

Grand Axis 100

1

Vino classic

1

Remote Control JOG

1

JOG ZR

1

YB-1F

1

RZ50

1

TZ250

1

YZ250F

1

TTR125LW

1

TTR90

1

PW50

1

* = Sound simulator

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