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.

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www.tokyo-motorshow.com/eng/

2003 Tokyo Motor Show site

www.gizmo.com.au/public/News/news.asp?articleid=2251

Read Gizmo's full-story on the Kawasaki ZZR-X concept