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The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 - About the Yamaha Booth

November 20, 2013

Main Display Models

R25 (Reference vehicle / Prototype)

"A superbike you can ride every day" is the development concept behind the "R25," a 250cc sport bike mounting a newly developed in-line 2-cylinder engine on a lightweight, slim and compact chassis that shares its look with the "YZR-M1" MotoGP machine. It boasts a powerful and sporty ride in the high rpm range while being easy to handle. The R25 is positioned and offered as an entry-model in the sport bike category for developed markets like Japan and Europe, and as a top performance sport bike for emerging markets, primarily throughout Asia.

[Length×Width×Height]=2,000 mm×720 mm×1,140 mm [Engine type]=Liquid-cooled 4-stroke [Cylinder arrangement]=In-line 2-cylinder [Displacement]=249 cm3 [Fuel supply system]=Fuel injection [Transmission type]=Constant mesh 6-speed

BOLT Café (Reference vehicle / Prototype)

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With the "BOLT's" slim and compact chassis and 950cc air-cooled V-twin engine as a base, the "BOLT Café" is a prototype showing an example of how owners can customize the bike to their own tastes. The BOLT's simplicity and high degree of freedom for many different styles of customization expands the boundaries of enjoyment to be found in garage modification.

[Length×Width×Height]=2,210 mm×780 mm×1,190 mm [Engine type]=Air-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve [Cylinder arrangement]=V-twin [Displacement]=942 cm3 [Fuel tank capacity]=12 L [Fuel supply system]=Fuel injection [Transmission type]=Constant mesh 5-speed

PES1 (Reference vehicle / Prototype)
PED1 (Reference vehicle / Prototype)

In addition to the characteristics unique to an electric motor, the Passion within the new riding experience these two EV (electric vehicle) motorcycle concept models offer is clear-cut, and they retain the same operational feeling that current motorcycle riders are used to. The Street sport "PES1" and Dirt sport "PED1" have a power unit (Yamaha Smart Power Module) with a monocoque structure that also functions as the frame. Supplementing the environmental performance inherent to an EV, both models are equipped with features like a transmission with manual and automatic modes, a removable battery for easy replacement and various types of smartphone information service functions. The design of the PES1 expresses an image of the electric motor's "quiet maturity" and the "burning passion of a rider" that knows the joy in controlling a motorcycle, both in a way reminiscent of Yamaha Corporation's "SILENT" line of musical instruments.

[PES1][Length×Width×Height]=1,918 mm×640 mm×1,000 mm [Motor type]=DC brushless motor [Battery type]=Lithium-ion [Transmission type]=Switchable manual/automatic [Vehicle weight]=100 kg or less
[PED1][Length×Width×Height]=1,900 mm×758 mm×1,205 mm [Motor type]=DC brushless motor [Battery type]=Lithium-ion [Transmission type]=Switchable manual/automatic [Vehicle weight]=85 kg or less

EVINO (Reference vehicle / Prototype)

This electric scooter concept model proposes a convenient commuter vehicle with all the necessary functions for short-distance trips while remaining in an affordable price range that makes purchasing easier for consumers. With the "Vino" scooter model popular for its retro-pop styling as a base, this model features environmentally friendly performance supplemented by smooth acceleration from the precisely controlled motor and optimized front-rear weight balance to ensure excellent handling performance even at low speeds. Also, consideration for recharging the vehicle is present with the removable battery and built-in regenerative charging system.

[Length×Width×Height]=1,675 mm×645 mm×1,005 mm [Motor type]=DC brushless motor [Battery type]=Lithium-ion

EKIDS (Reference vehicle / Prototype)

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This concept model is a bike for kids learning to ride and mounts a modularized "EVINO" electric power unit. It features a motor with electronic control designed for an easy-to-use and friendly feeling to the ride that is great for kids just learning how to ride. Also, since there is no worry about getting dirty from gasoline or oil, it can be transported in vehicles or ridden indoors.

[Length×Width×Height]=1,245 mm×575 mm×715 mm [Motor type]=DC brushless motor [Battery type]=Lithium-ion [Vehicle weight]=39 kg or less

MOTIV (Special exhibit / Prototype)


This automobile currently under research and development pursues the driving pleasure generated from the sense of unity with the machine the driver feels. This new idea for a personal vehicle for urban areas was born while researching and developing multi-wheeled vehicles that stay true to the original appeal of a motorcycle. The lightweight, high-rigidity, high-strength chassis, independent suspension for each wheel, rear-motor/rear-wheel-drive layout, aerodynamic body shell and a power unit loaded with Yamaha engine technology represents a package that creates a type of driving fun with a link to motorcycling - an entirely new experience. Its most distinctive feature is the skeleton frame based on the iStream* process. The frame uses a combination of steel tube piping and composite materials, and demonstrates the possibilities for pursuing high levels of handling stability and safety. The frame has the adaptability to be modified to accommodate various chassis designs and power units.

*iStream: A manufacturing and design process to produce optimal engineering and safety designs; proposed by Gordon Murray Design Limited and originating in Formula One racing cars.

[Length×Width×Height]=2,690 mm×1,470 mm×1,480 mm [Power unit]=EV system / Gasoline engine etc. [Wet weight]=730 kg / EV (Display vehicle) [Seating capacity]=2

YPJ-01 (Reference vehicle / Prototype)

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Yamaha Motor's PAS electrically power assisted bicycles. Looking toward the next 20 years, this concept model was conceived to encompass both concrete and abstract elements from the key words of "stylish," "ecological," "healthy" and "enjoyable." Combining the smallest and lightest class of drive unit and battery with a beautiful, sporty frame, this model offers the exciting ride characteristic of a hybrid design. Furthermore, it features a function that links the bicycle's information with a smartphone, giving the user more ways to enjoy the ride.

[Length×Width×Height]=1,700 mm×430 mm×1,050 mm [Motor type]=Center-mounted 250W motor (pedal-crank direct assist) [Battery type]=Lithium-ion [Gears]=Externally-attached 22-speed (Front: 2-speed/Rear:11-speed)

TRICITY Concept (Reference vehicle / Prototype)

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This 3-wheeled concept model currently under development seeks to create a new market for commuter vehicles. It has a 125cc engine, a light and sporty ride, a feeling of stability and is easy-to-use. This is all wrapped into a beautifully designed exterior with new, playful appeal. As one of the models set to realize our long-term vision of "opening up a new frontier of personal mobility," this model adopts leaning multi-wheel (LMW) technology for its two front wheels.

[Length×Width×Height]=1,905 mm×735 mm×1,215 mm [Engine type]=Liquid-cooled 4-stroke [Cylinder arrangement]=Single-cylinder [Displacement]=124 cm3 [Fuel supply system]=Fuel injection [Transmission type]=V-belt automatic [Vehicle weight]=Approximately 150 kg

MT-07 (Reference vehicle / Export-spec model)

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This brand new model takes a lightweight, slim and compact chassis, the traditional trait of a Yamaha motorcycle, and pairs it with a newly developed in-line 2-cylinder engine based on our "Crossplane Concept." This sport bike brings both fun to the daily commute and excitement to the weekend jaunt, and generates an enjoyment that can be felt directly and intuitively by users of all skill and experience levels. It adopts a "double deck structure" design where the upper and lower portions of the bike are expressed in both relative and interconnected ways, and is a realization of Yamaha Motor's "Refined Dynamism" design philosophy.

[Length×Width×Height]=2,085 mm×745 mm×1,090 mm [Engine type]=Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve [Cylinder arrangement]=In-line 2-cylinder [Displacement]=689 cm3 [Fuel tank capacity]=14 L [Fuel supply system]=Fuel injection [Transmission type]=Constant mesh 6-speed [Vehicle weight (wet)]=179 kg

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