Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC) will display new 2006 models at the Paris Show (Mondial du Deux Roues 2005) that opens on October 1. The four main models to be displayed in six variations are the trans-European tourer "FJR1300A" and "FJR1300AS," the 1,000cc big naked models "FZ1" and "FZ1 Fazer", the 600cc supersports models "YZF-R6" and the 660cc roadster motard "MT-03."
Among these, the FJR1300AS mounts the new YCC-S (Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift) that enables gear changes without a clutch operation, while the YZF-R6 adopts a newly designed engine equipped with YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), the first electronic controlled throttle on a production motorcycle, as well as other advanced electronic control technologies throughout.
At this Paris Show Yamaha also introduces its new "G.E.N.I.C.H."* engineering concept that makes assertive use of state-of-the-art electronic control technologies in motorcycle development. The YCC-S and YCC-T features on the FJR1300AS and YZF-R6 being displayed this time are examples of Yamaha's unique "G.E.N.I.C.H." concept at work in motorcycle design.
The new "G.E.N.I.C.H." concept now joins the "Genesis" concept, which has been a part of Yamaha motorcycle engineering and design for many years, as an expression of another area of Yamaha core competence. From now on, this "G.E.N.I.C.H." concept will be actively employed in the company's product development.
*Reference: "G.E.N.I.C.H." is an abbreviation of the concept of Genesis of Electrical engineering for New, Innovative Control technology with Human orientation. The Genesis concept was first adopted by Yamaha Motor in 1985 as a new-generation machine development concept. Its concept is to integrate the engine, frame and all the mechanisms right down to the individual parts into an organic whole aimed at achieving a high level of "Man-Machine Communication."