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About the Yamaha Booth For the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009

October 21, 2009

XVS950A (Reference vehicle  Export-specification vehicle)

[Length x Width x Height]= 2,435mm × 1,000mm × 1,080mm
[Wet weight]= 278kg
[Engine type]= Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
[Cylinder arrangement]= V2-cylinder
[Displacement]= 942cm3
[Fuel tank capacity]= 16.7L
[Fuel supply system]= Fuel injection
[Transmission type]= Return type 5-speed forward

The XVS950A is a cruiser model designed for long-distance cruising with a lively, pleasing engine pulse and a comfortable riding position.
To ensure pride of ownership beyond the mere fun of riding, this model is fitted with beautiful functional parts and components throughout its design. Among these are the finely finished cooling fins that keep their shine and accentuate the imposing presence of the air-cooled V-twin engine.

YZR-M1 (Reference vehicle)

[Weight]= 148kg (by FIM regulation)
[Engine type]= Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC
[Cylinder arrangement]= Forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder
[Maximum power]= 147kW (200PS)

This is the YZR-M1 factory racer that won the triple crown of rider, team and manufacturer titles in the 2008 MotoGP season. The further evolved 2009 model of this machine has already carried the Fiat Yamaha Team's Valentino Rossi to six victories in the 2009 MotoGP series and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo to four victories, or a total of 10 wins in the first 14 rounds of the season. These results have already given Yamaha the team title and the ranking lead in the rider and manufacturer categories once again in 2009 (as of Oct. 5).
The "M" in this model's designation stands for our "Mission" to feed back technologies developed in the race arena to our production models and the Mission of winning the MotoGP championship. A good example of the developmental Mission can be seen in the fact that the technology developed for the YZR-M1's liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC, in-line-4, 4-valve engine with crossplane crankshaft have now been adopted on the 2009 production model YZF-R1 with its engine of the same format.

LEXUS LFA development prototype engine (Special display)

[Engine type]= 72°V - 10
[Displacement]= 4,805cm3
[Maximum power]= 412kW / 8,600r/min *Figures by Toyota Motor Corporation
[Maximum torque]= 480N•m / 6,800r/min *Figures by Toyota Motor Corporation

A high-performance engine jointly developed at the request of Toyota Motor Corporation for a supersports car.
At our booth this time we display a development prototype of this engine aimed at production model use. With our motorcycle ideals, we are contributing technical expertise in the areas of low center of gravity design, compactness and high-revving performance.
As sound experts, Yamaha Corporation is also contributing expertise in the engine's sound development.

Listen to the sound>>

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