Yamaha is will participating in the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 with a total of 20 models—including six world premiere models and four Japan premiere models.
These will include electrically power-assisted bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, Leaning Multi-Wheelers (LMW), and an automobile design concept model.
Yamaha will also have technology exhibits like an experimental machine to explore concepts for creating new forms of personal mobility in which the rider resonates harmoniously with the machine, and an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot. The booth will offer an experience of the “ever-growing world of personal mobility” unique to Yamaha, a specialist in small vehicles for personal mobility.
All-electric Yamaha MOTOROiD 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.
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.
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.
Yamaha YPJ-XC, YPJ-ER, YPJ-EC and YPJ-TC e-bikes
These are new model proposals for the 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.