Yamaha Motor is bringing a lot more than an unmanned autonomous vehicle to the 46th Tokyo Motor Show this year. All told, the Japanese motorcycle maker will be bringing 17 other models. Of the 17, 6 are world premiere models while 2 are Japan premiere models.

The lineup include motorcycles, Leaning Multi-Wheelers (LMW), electric commuter vehicles, and pedal-assist bicycles. Most of the vehicles are special exhibits and reference vehicles that offers a peek into the company’s future developments.

There are a handful of production models too, like the LMW Niken GT, E-Vino electric scooter and YPJ-XC, an eMTB (pedal-assist mountain bike). Keep going for the official words on each of the models.

Main Display Models
• World Premiere Models – models making their world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show
E01 (Reference vehicle)
This urban commuter model (power output comparable to a 125cc scooter engine) is fast-charge compatible and provides plenty of range, comfort and more when going from one area of the city to another. Combining Yamaha’s scooter and EV technologies, it brings practicality for everyday use as well as a quality ride exceeding that of conventional scooters. In addition to excellent comfort, it features a design that expressively highlights a new generation of sporty styling.

E02 (Reference vehicle)
This E02 next-generation electric commuter bike (power output comparable to a 50cc scooter engine) was designed to be a great choice for personal mobility in cities. It features a compact, lightweight and easy-to-handle vehicle body and comes with an easily removable battery.

With a focus on providing the smooth ride EVs are known for, it offers new value for electric mobility by adding even more fun and giving it a more familiar feel. The exterior design also visually accentuates the battery and electric motor comprising the powertrain, hinting at the light and agile ride it provides.

YPJ-YZ (Reference vehicle)
The YPJ-YZ e-Bike was designed with the looks of a race machine riding out on the track. Its mass-centralized chassis is suggestive of the engineering approach with our YZ Series of competition motocross models (locating chassis weight near the center for increased handling performance), with the down tube split in two to enclose the battery unit in a unique layout.

The YPJ-YZ provides stable cornering performance and light handling even on rough terrain and the simple, lightweight frame was designed to show its relationship with YZ Series models. This e-Bike proposes a fun, stimulating and extra-ordinary riding experience and a new form of recreation for the future.

*Yamaha Motor will reveal two more world premiere models at the Yamaha Motor press briefing on Wednesday, 23rd October starting at 9:30 a.m. So, stay tuned.

• Japan Premiere Models: Models making their Japan debut at the Tokyo Motor Show

YZF-R1 (Reference vehicle)
As Yamaha’s flagship supersport motorcycle, the latest YZF-R1 was designed and engineered with the performance to win on the racetrack under the concept of a “Full Control Evolution for the Master of the Racetrack.”

While providing eco-friendliness meeting EU5 emission standards, the crossplane engine has been further refined and the model gains two more electronic rider aids: Engine Brake Management (EBM) and Brake Control (BC). Further development of various parts of the chassis take the model’s racetrack-focused performance to a new level.

*European market spec

Ténéré 700 (Reference vehicle)
This adventure bike is powered by a 689cc liquid-cooled in-line 2-cylinder engine with a 270° crankshaft. It features a lightweight chassis providing the rider with plenty of freedom for riding posture, outstanding durability and serviceability, adaptability for carrying luggage and more, giving it a high-level balance of the respective traits wanted when riding off-road, adventure riding or touring. A variety of weight-reducing technologies have also made this model about 10 kg lighter than its XTZ660 predecessor.

*European market spec

Other Display Models

NIKEN GT (Production vehicle)
Based on the 850cc NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) model, which features both great cornering performance and onboard features for a quality cruising experience, this model provides additional comfort to further enhance its touring capabilities. Features to accomplish this include the large windscreen providing greater wind protection, heated grips for colder weather, a model-specific seat to reduce fatigue while on tour, a 12V DC power socket and center stand, all as standard equipment.

YZ450FX (Reference vehicle)
Based on the high-end YZ450F competition motocross model, the YZ450FX offers the performance and functions desired in enduro races. Its settings are optimized for an enduro-spec racing machine, with light and agile handling, an engine tuned for good pull at high rpm and more. The machine used by Japan National Cross-Country (JNCC) competitor Kenji Suzuki will be on display.

*JNCC-spec enduro model

TY-E (Reference vehicle)
This electric trials bike is an advanced prototype and was created as part of Yamaha’s in-house technological R&D program. Its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque frame mounts a compact, high-rpm, high-output electric motor that delivers strong low-speed torque and smooth acceleration intended for conquering the obstacles in trials. Ridden by Kenichi Kuroyama in the FIM Trial-E Cup, the TY-E finished 2nd in the series in 2018 and 2019.

TRITOWN (Reference vehicle)
The TRITOWN compact electric vehicle with twin front wheels is ridden standing up and utilizes Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) mechanisms. The simple construction has the rider use their own sense of balance to control the vehicle, making short-range mobility a fun and exciting experience.

The light, compact body and intuitive controls make it usable for a wide range of people. It is currently being field-tested at leisure facilities, parks and the like in Japan to ascertain its feasibility as a product, ability to attract customers, its competitiveness in the micromobility field, and more.

E-Vino (Production vehicle)
Based on the popular retro-pop-styled Vino 50cc scooter, this electric commuter model offers a smooth ride that only an EV can provide. Its main features include the smooth feeling of acceleration, plenty of usable torque at very low speeds and an easily removable battery. It also has two running modes to suit riding conditions as well as a boost function to provide extra power for climbing up hills.

*Special colors for the Tokyo Motor Show

YPJ-XC  (Production vehicle)
This eMTB (electrically power-assisted mountain bike) uses Yamaha’s top-end PW-X drive unit and has a ride reflecting our DNA garnered in the e-Bike industry. The potent but controllable power-assist makes it a partner that can take you anywhere in the great outdoors to make weekend rides something special.

YNF-01 (Special exhibit)
The YNF-01 low-speed mobility concept model is designed and engineered with off-road capability and styling aimed at inspiring a spirit of adventure in the user. The off-road-inspired design is complemented by the large tires and 4-wheel independent suspension that stimulate the user’s desire to “go everywhere and do everything.” It also won the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019 award.

JWX-1 PLUS+(Special exhibit)
This wheelchair electric drive unit makes it possible for users to convert the present manual wheelchair they are used to into an electric wheelchair simply by replacing the main wheels with the JWX-1 PLUS+. This adds the comfort of electric power to the ease of a manual wheelchair, greatly expanding a user’s range of mobility. It utilizes Yamaha’s proprietary JW Smart Core control system to control speed, rate of acceleration/deceleration, etc.

*Will be displayed as installed on a JW Swing wheelchair frame.

YMR-08 (Special exhibit)
The YMR-08 industrial-use multi-rotor drone was developed with the concept of spraying one hectare of crops in 15 minutes.* The coaxial contra-rotating rotors create strong downwash to send the agrichemicals down to the root area of the crops, achieving a spray quality and efficiency on par with our industrial-use unmanned helicopters.

In recent years, use of drones like the YMR-08 to spray smaller fields that are difficult to cover with industrial-use unmanned helicopters has been on the rise. *With continuous spraying performed above level ground.

*Special colors for the Tokyo Motor Show

FAZER R (Special exhibit)
This top-end model of Yamaha’s industrial-use unmanned helicopters sees use in aerial agriculture for pest control, spraying fields with fertilizer and herbicides, etc. It boasts the largest agrichemical payload capacity in its class at 32 L and is capable of spraying 4 hectares of crops without replenishing agrichemicals or refueling.

It also comes standard with Yamaha’s Turn Assist feature, which uses a combination of GPS and gyrosensors to calculate airspeed and distance to enable turns within a given radius over the spray area and fly at consistent lines and speeds for a uniform spray.

*Special colors for the Tokyo Motor Show

All images courtesy of Yamaha Motor.

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