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October 19, 2005

Gen-Ryu (Special exhibition model: prototype)


The helmet for the HMI system

Engine type=Liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve in-line-4/motor


This model is a proposal for a "High-performance Hybrid Motorcycle." Based on Yamaha's "Genesis" design ideal and the new "G.E.N.I.C.H." ideal reflecting the latest electronic control technologies, this model combines the lightweight, compact YZF-R6 600cc engine and a high output, high efficiency electric motor. It is designed to offer both the joy of handling of a motorcycle and the comfort and carrying capacity of a scooter. Features like the lightweight aluminum CF die-cast body with optimized rigidity balance, large diameter wheels and long wheelbase give this model running performance and handling similar to a 1,000cc class machine.
Furthermore, this model adopts a Yamaha H.M.I. (Human Machine Interface) system. This is a communications system that links ASV (Advanced Safety Vehicle) functions and smart functions to supply the rider with a variety of visual and audio information about the riding environment in the form of a system control program that lets the rider concentrate more completely on the act of riding. The ASV functions include (1) a vehicle-vehicle distance warning system using the latest communications technologies and (2) a cornering light system that improves nighttime vision when turning at intersections and curves. The smart functions developed jointly with Yamaha Corp. include (1) a noise canceling system that greatly reduces wind noise, (2) a short-wave tandem intercom system, (3) voice navigation function, (4) music player and hand-free cell phone function and (5) rear view monitoring system using a CCD camera and LCD display.

DEINONYCHUS (Special exhibition model: prototype)


Power unit=Brushless DC motor

Commuter style

Cruiser position

BMX style

Parking position


Taking full advantage of the greater chassis design freedom afforded by an in-wheel motor, this is Yamaha's proposal of a completely new type of two-wheel-drive (2WD) EV (electric vehicle) with "Stretch" functions in the vertical and horizontal directions for the aluminum frame body that brings a very Yamaha joy of riding. In addition to the great drivability of the 2WD, it is possible to adjust not only the riding position but also the silhouette of the chassis to fit the rider's body size, riding environment, road surface conditions and personal preference, as well as output characteristics. This is Yamaha's proposal of a bike of the future that offers the kind of personal fit only possible with an electric vehicle.


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