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About the booth

The theme of the Yamaha Motor booth for the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 is “Yamaha Future Garage: Resonate the Future.” The booth will display a 20-model array of concept and production models, including six world premiere models and four Japan premiere models.

At the booth this time, visitors will see Yamaha’s “ever-growing world of personal mobility” brought forth by our exclusive Jin-Ki Kanno development ideal through displays of electrically power-assisted bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, Leaning Multi-Wheelers (LMW) and an automobile, as well as technical exhibits like an experimental proof-of-concept model for new forms of personal mobility in which the rider resonates harmoniously with the machine, and an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot that brings together Yamaha’s motorcycle and robotics technology.

The creative booth design employs the image of a garage in which people and products, mobility and musical instruments resonate together to connect the present to the future. We hope you will enjoy the timeless resonation of the “ever-growing world of personal mobility” unique to the Yamaha brand.

Main Display Models 
2017 Tokyo Motor Show - Yamaha MOTOROiD electric bike
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 x Width x Height = 2,060 mm x 600 mm x 1,090 mm
Motor type = Rear – wheel hub motor
Fuel supply system = Lithium – ion
Vehicle weight (wet) = 213kg

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

2017 Tokyo Motor Show Yamaha - TRITOWN electric vehicle
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 x Width x Height = 1,100 mm x 600 mm x 1,130 mm
Motor type = Rear-wheel hub motor

2017 Tokyo Motor Show Yamaha - MWC-4
MWC4 (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 x Width x Height = 2,680 mm x 900 mm x 1,480 mm
Motor type = Liquid-cooled dual electric motors + power – generating gasoline engine
Seating capacity = 2

2017 Tokyo Motor Show Yamaha - CROSS HUB CONCEPT

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 x Width x Height = 4,490 mm x 1,960 mm x 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 = Blushless motor
Battery type = Lithium-ion

YZR-M1 (Reference vehicle / Commemorative vehicle)

This is Yamaha’s racebike for MotoGP, the pinnacle class of world championship motorcycle road racing. The “M” in its name stands for its two “Missions” of feeding back technology gained in racing for use in our production models and winning the MotoGP championship title. Since its debut in 2002, it has won the title seven times.

Engine type = Liquid cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement = In-line 4 cylinder
Maximum output = 240 PS (176 kw) or more
Transmission type = 6 speed
Vehicle weight (wet) = 157 kg in accordance with FIM regulations

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