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October 24, 2007

VMAX Awakens -Need 6- (Display object)

Two years have passed since Yamaha presented an objet representation of a new VMAX at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show, and during this time we have continued development efforts aimed at constantly higher goals in the quest to create a new VMAX that will exceed your expectations. That New VMAX is on the verge of being born from the model of Yamaha's "rider-machine communication" ideal. This work of art based on the theme of "Awakens" is a symbol of our determination to bring that New VMAX to life.

XS-V1 Sakura (Special exhibition model/prototype)

Engine type=Air-cooled 4-stroke OHC
Cylinder arrangement=V-twin 2-cylinder
Fuel supply system=Electronic fuel injection

"XS-V1 Sakura" is a symbol of our long-nurtured corporate philosophy. This is a V-twin sport model with a look of "Japanese style" in the image of Yamaha's first 4-stroke model, the XS-1 (650cc), released in 1970. Its design is full of XS-1 DNA, in its simplicity and functional beauty and finds new refinement in a retro-modern aesthetic. It is a model that proposes a very Yamaha and very Japanese vision of premium motorcycling life, bringing together the unique characteristics of a 1,000cc air-cooled, V-twin model with its strong pulse feeling and easy-going running performance in a finely crafted body that is lightweight and slim and defined by a low seat height.

*Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossoms.

BW'S CONCEPT (Special exhibition model/prototype)

Engine type=Air-cooled 4-stroke SOHC
Cylinder arrangement= Single
Fuel supply system=Electronic fuel injection

This stylish variation on the BW's scooter features large-diameter block-pattern tires and special high-spec parts in the front and rear suspensions and brakes plus a wild and tough design that projects an off-road image. The result is a fun-filled commuter bike that brings excitement into everyday riding.

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