Radical new motorcycle designs to be unveiled in Tokyo
By Mike Hanlon
October 22, 2003
Thursday October 23, 2003
Three radical new bike designs from Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki respectively, plus two fuel-cell bikes from Yamaha are among the gems in-store when the 37th Tokyo Motor Show kicks-off on Friday.
Suzuki's will unveil the G-STRIDER, a next-generation motorcycle concept with an unconventionally low and long design; Yamaha's line-up includes the MABRIS hybrid model designed for tandem riding; the FC06, which uses a direct methanol type fuel cell (DMFC) unit with an output of 500W on a 50cc size bike to create a fuel cell commuter; a lightweight aluminum and carbon design known as the Tricker Pro, and an entirely new type of electric vehicle (EV) called the Dolsa wind that looks more like a bicycle than a motorbike.
Honda innovations on show in Tokyo include the GRIFFON and the PS250 city commuter and Kawasaki will present the ZZR-X - a high-speed touring machine that uses shape-changing mechanisms to allow the rider to select the riding position and functionality to suit conditions.
The "37th Tokyo Motor Show - Passenger Cars and Motorcycles 2003" will be a 13-day event running from Friday, October 24 to Wednesday, November 5at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba.
The show will open to the public on Saturday, October 25.
2003 Tokyo Motor Show site
Read Gizmo's full-story on the Kawasaki ZZR-X concept