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The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 – About the Yamaha Booth

October 25, 2017

Main Display Models

MOTOROiD (Reference vehicle)


In order to create new experiences of Kando,* this experimental proof-of-concept model employs artificial intelligence and explores creating new forms of personal mobility in which the rider resonates harmoniously with the machine. MOTOROiD’s development concept was an “Unleashed Prototype,” and it is capable of recognizing its owner and interacting in other capacities like a living creature. By undertaking these kinds of development challenges, Yamaha is aiming to acquire technology for creating new value for our customers.

*Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feelings of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that we experience when we encounter something of exceptional value.

■ Length×Width×Height = 2,060 mm×600 mm×1,090 mm
■ Motor type = Rear-wheel hub motor
■ Fuel supply system = Lithium-ion
■ Vehicle weight (wet) = 213 kg

NIKEN (Reference vehicle)


This large-displacement Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) is powered by a liquid-cooled in-line 3-cylinder engine. This model is equipped with LMW technology to reduce the effects of changing ride environments and to deliver a high feeling of stability when cornering. It achieves excellent performance for spirited and sporty riding on various road surfaces and the capability to freely carve through the continuous corners of winding roads. The body design makes full use of the unprecedented front-end suspension mechanisms pairing 15-inch front wheels with dual-tube upside-down forks to visually accentuate the machine’s sporty performance and create a high-quality look and feel at the same time. New Yamaha Niken. Ride the Revolution.

■ Length×Width×Height = 2,150 mm×885 mm×1,250 mm
■ Engine type = Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
■ Cylinder arrangement = In-line 3-cylinder
■ Fuel supply system = Fuel injection

TRITOWN (Reference vehicle)


This compact electric vehicle with twin front wheels utilizes Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) mechanism and is ridden standing up. It has a simple structure where the rider uses their balance to control it and makes last-mile mobility a fun and exciting experience. Its light, compact body and ease of operation make it an attractive tool for short-range mobility for a wide range of people, and it can also be kept upright at a stop with the rider on board.

■ Length×Width×Height = 1,100 mm×600 mm×1,130 mm
■ Motor type = Rear-wheel hub motor

MWC‐4 (Reference vehicle)


Looking to expand upon the possibilities for personal mobility stemming from motorcycles, this Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) vehicle has two wheels front and rear and was developed under the concept of “Half-Sized Mobility.” The MWC-4 is powered by electric motors and a gasoline engine for range-extending power generation, and uses attitude-control technology, giving it a ride that feels like nothing else and a level of comfort not found with a conventional motorcycle. This is all expressed with styling inspired by the features of both motorcycles and musical instruments.

■ Length×Width×Height = 2,680 mm×900 mm×1,480 mm
■ Motor type = Liquid-cooled dual electric motors + power-generating gasoline engine
■ Seating capacity = 2

CROSS HUB CONCEPT (Reference vehicle)


As a manufacturer of a diverse range of products, Yamaha knows the potential and possibilities for fun through mobility and is able to offer the joy of riding in all types of environments. This vehicle is aimed at connecting the “active” and “urban” in the lifestyles of Yamaha enthusiasts. It has a unique diamond-shaped seating layout for the cabin that enables a compact vehicle package but also the capacity to carry up to two motorcycles in the rear, making it a design concept model that takes occupants straight into the world of Yamaha recreation.

■ Length×Width×Height = 4,490 mm×1,960 mm×1,750 mm
■ Seating capacity = 4

MOTOBOT Ver.2 (Technology exhibit)


This autonomous motorcycle-riding robot combines the latest in motorcycle and robotics technology, and its purpose is to pioneer previously unexplored realms of research and development. Focusing on operation of the machine from a rider’s standpoint without making any fundamental modifications to the motorcycle itself, MOTOBOT is now capable of riding at high speeds around a racetrack. The project goals set for 2017 were to clear the milestone of hitting over 200 kilometers per hour on a racetrack and to challenge MotoGP star Valentino Rossi to a battle of lap times. The complex underlying technologies and knowledge gained from the MOTOBOT project will be applied toward creating new value in our existing businesses as well as toward pioneering new businesses.

YPJ-XC (Reference vehicle)YPJ-ER (Reference vehicle)
YPJ-EC (Reference vehicle)YPJ-TC (Reference vehicle)


These are new model proposals for our YPJ Series bringing new value to electrically power-assisted bicycles (e-bikes). Based on the YPJ-MTB Concept model exhibited at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show in 2015, the YPJ-XC mounts our latest PW-X drive unit and is much closer to a production-ready model. In addition, three more YPJ Series models are on display, all mounting the PW-SE drive unit highly acclaimed in Europe for more power and a larger capacity battery: the YPJ-ER “crossover” (multi-purpose) road bike, the YPJ-EC flat-bar road bike and the YPJ-TC touring (trekking) bike.

■ Motor type = Brushless motor
■ Battery type = Lithium-ion


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