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Yamaha’s Theme Of “Resonate the Future” Is Really, Really Futuristic

At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha had a theme called “Yamaha Future Garage: Resonate the Future” and what the motorcycle maker brought to floor was indeed futuristic. In addition to the NIKEN Leaning Multi-wheeler previewed in late October, the show floor was occupied by dazzling examples, including a sports bike that will totally look the part in Bladerunner (and will make Akira’s bike look so dated) called MOTOROiD, a cute three-wheel leaning multi-wheel vehicle called TRITOWN, a leaning four-wheeler known simply as MWC-4, a CROSS HUB Concept which is also a three-wheel leaning vehicle but one that has a body that encapsulate the rider like the MWC-4, and finally, there’s the MOTOBOT Ver.2, an autonomous motorcycle—riding robot which is essentially a follow-up to the first motorbike-riding robot introduced two years ago. Continue reading Yamaha’s Theme Of “Resonate the Future” Is Really, Really Futuristic

Yamaha’s New NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheeler Is A Corner-loving Bike

If you love the exhilaration brought about by motorcycle but somehow felt insecure because of it being a two-wheelers, then perhaps a three-wheeler bike will be right up your alley. If so, Yamaha may just have the ride for you. Called Yamaha NIKEN Leaning Multi-wheeler (LMW), it features a liquid-cooled 4-stroke, fuel injected inline 3-cylinder large displacement engine blessed with DOHC (that’s double overhead cam, if you don’t already know…) and 4-valve per pod, and it promised to make you feel ‘safe’ when executing corners – all thanks to its unique three-wheel configuration. And that’s no ordinary three-wheel configuration, by the way. Continue reading Yamaha’s New NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheeler Is A Corner-loving Bike

Yamaha’s New Sport Vehicle Seats Four In A Very Compact Form

Yamaha Motor has just announced the company will introduced a spanking new recreational off-road vehicle model for 2018, a 4-seat SxS designated 2018 Yamaha ‘Side-by-Side’ Wolverine X4. It promise to bring “new levels of capability, comfort and confidence to the leisure and light utility markets.” Aesthetically, it is pretty much the cool sport vehicle we have come to know and it is as compact as ever, affording maneuvering around narrow forested trails. Continue reading Yamaha’s New Sport Vehicle Seats Four In A Very Compact Form

Samsung Smart Windshield Is The Head-up Display For Motorcycle

When it comes to minimizing distraction during driving to improve safety, cars have received much love with developments like head-up display and advanced collision warning system. Unfortunately, this area is largely ignored in motorcycle. While there are efforts my helmet makers to incorporate head-up display on helmet, they are accessories which will not be a standard on a two-wheeler. This is where Samsung wants to help. It has developed a smartphone-connected display, integrated to the lower portion of a motorcycle windscreen. Continue reading Samsung Smart Windshield Is The Head-up Display For Motorcycle

Yamaha Motor Developed a Humanoid That Rides a Super Bike

Have you ever had nightmare of robot on motorcycle chasing after you? Well, not to worry, this humanoid won’t do such nasty stuff, at least not until Google changes its name to Skynet. What you see here is Motobot Ver. 1, or otherwise known in its more lengthy form as the Autonomous Motorcycle-riding Humanoid Robot Concept. Conceived by Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha is a humanoid that has one job and that’s to mimic human riding a bike – complete with the requisite articulation and dexterity for twisting the throttle, depressing the clutch lever, shifting through the gears of the shift lever and stuff. Continue reading Yamaha Motor Developed a Humanoid That Rides a Super Bike

2008 Yamaha Scorpio Proves That Boxy Motorcycle Can Look Fabulous Too

I felt uneasy for a whole week because I knew I saw something ‘newsworthy’ last week but just couldn’t recall what was it until today. It was this super awesome 2008 Yamaha Scorpio by Jakarta custom bike builder Thrive Motorcycles. I think we don’t need to say a lot; one look, you know this ain’t your typical yard build, which is result in the uneasiness that plagued me for the whole week. Anyways, boxy objects are hardly beauties by default. The fact that you don’t see squarish bikes running around is a good enough proof. But as it turns out, boxy design actually looks pretty rad as proven by this 2008 Yamaha Scorpio. Continue reading 2008 Yamaha Scorpio Proves That Boxy Motorcycle Can Look Fabulous Too

Yamaha Introduces Two New Beautiful Yard Built by Matt Black Custom Designs and it roCkS!bikes

Yamaha Europe has been seriously really busy these days. After the hugely successful Bike Shed show in Paris last month, it is on to another Bike Shed show over the weekend (May 23-24) at Tobacco Dock in London. This time, there were two new Yard Built additions: a Matt Black Custom Designs XV950 ‘Playa del Rey’ and a cafe racer concept XJR1300 ‘Dissident’ by Portuguese builder it roCkS!bikes. So what the heck is yard built, you ask? Basically, Yard Built is the creation of custom machines based around bolt-on parts, without cutting or welding. You’d be surprise how awesome Yard Built could get and they are inspirations for motorcycle lovers who love customizing their ride without going under the knife, so to speak. Just think of Yard Built as a person looking good without going the plastic surgery route, well, sort of. Continue reading Yamaha Introduces Two New Beautiful Yard Built by Matt Black Custom Designs and it roCkS!bikes

Yamaha 03GEN Concept: 3-wheeled Scooter Never Looked This Good

Things must have gone pretty fast at Yamaha Motor. Just last year, we saw the first concept trike, named 01GEN and before we know it, we have missed out the second expression and it is now at the third expression, simply called 03GEN. Unlike the first concept which is both a sport bike with a little off-road mix in it, the third expression are basically scooter and comprises of two models: 03GEN-f, a futuristic scooter and 03GEN-x, an off-road model. Clearly, the duo kind of makes scooter and three-wheeler cool again, well, that’s if they have ever been deemed cool before. Both models are based on the motorcycle maker’s TRICITY model and weighs in heavily on Yamaha’s proudest innovations: Leaning Multi Wheel mechanism. Continue reading Yamaha 03GEN Concept: 3-wheeled Scooter Never Looked This Good

Yamaha Introduces New VMAX Yard Built “INFRARED” by JvB-moto

So VMAX’s 30th year is really a big deal to motorcycle maker, Yamaha. Continuing its celebration is another special edition VMAX, this time it is a yard built “Infrared” by cult German builder JvB-moto. And it couldn’t be more fitting because the man behind the Cologne-based outfit, Jens vom Brauck, has been a huge fan of VMAX since he was 15 years old when VMAX was first introduced and his love for VMAX results in this: a hybrid of a dragster and a cafe racer. As you might have guessed, with a super-fan behind it, there’s a lot of love and devotion put into it, which includes a host of custom aluminum and carbon parts handmade by JvB-moto. The bike is built around an an aluminum subframe crafted from bits of the stock unit and fittingly, features special air intake scoops made from stock aluminum units pulled from the original 80s VMAX. Continue reading Yamaha Introduces New VMAX Yard Built “INFRARED” by JvB-moto

Yamaha VMAX Carbon Musclebike Comes with Exclusive Bodywork and Akrapovic Mufflers

We all know there are muscle cars, but do you know there are musclebikes? Yeah. There are. The Yamaha VMAX is one of them and the Japanese motorcycle maker has a special anniversary to mark 30 years since the launch of the first V4-powered VMAX to offer to two-wheel motor heads. Billed as the ultimate drag racer inspired musclebike, the VMAX Carbon, as it is called, is push forth by a 200PS 1,679cc V4 liquid-cooled engine and boasts an advanced aluminum chassis, exclusive carbon bodywork (hence, the ’Carbon’ moniker) and upswept Akrapovic slip-on mufflers for some serious sonic output (read: thundering, which neighbors won’t quite appreciate). Continue reading Yamaha VMAX Carbon Musclebike Comes with Exclusive Bodywork and Akrapovic Mufflers