Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has newly developed a motorcycle-specific version of its anti-vibration damper for automobile chassis and will release it in Europe on April 20, 2011 as an optional accessory for the Yamaha TMAX. It is the World's first mass-produced motorcycle chassis anti-vibration damper.
Yamaha Motor first proposed the Performance Damper in 2000, and since its first use as a production unit for mounting automobile chassis in April 2004, it has helped boost cornering performance and comfort on a variety of select automobile models.
The product name of this anti-vibration damper for motorcycle chassis is the "YAMAHA POWER BEAM". It has been developed specifically for the Yamaha TMAX, the automatic transmission super sport scooter popular primarily in the European markets. It has been developed to absorb motorcycle chassis torsion and vibration with the same effectiveness as the acclaimed Yamaha Performance Damper for automobiles in order to offer a ride with a greater feeling of stability.