Shots fired: Yamaha has come gunning for super-nakeds like the BMW S1000R and the Aprilia Tuono with a new naked R1 that's a far cry from the tasty-looking FZ1 or years past. The MT-10 is ugly, squat and nasty, as reflected by the fact it's going to roll into the MT model line. With a retuned version of the crossplane-crankshaft R1 superbike engine providing the boogie, the focus will be on fun, but Yamaha has also chosen to throw in a cruise control system.
While its MWT-9 three-wheeled concept was making headlines at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show last week, Yamaha discreetly released a video of another similar prototype in development. The OR2T has four wheels and suspension technology evolving from the 2007 Tesseract concept model.
car that Yamaha had teased two weeks ago has been officially unveiled at the 44th
Tokyo Motor Show. Built on Gordon Murray's innovative iStream Carbon platform,
the Sports Ride Concept attempts to convey the feeling of riding a motorcycle
to a lightweight two-seater sport car.
Tilting three-wheeled motorcycles look like going mainstream with the showing by Yamaha of a sporting MWT-9 concept at it's press conference at the opening of the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show today. The three-cylinder 850 cm3 MWT-9 concept is described as a "cornering master" and the indications are that it is likely to extend the existing three-wheeled 125 cm3 Tricity scooter into an entire family of three-wheelers.
Yamaha surprised at the Tokyo Motor Show today when it showed a motorcycle-riding robot along with images showing the robot riding Yamaha's 1000cc R1M. The motorcycle-riding humanoid is part of an R&D effort aimed at creating advanced rider safety and rider-support systems.
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44th Tokyo Motor Show coming in two weeks' time, Yamaha offers a glimpse of the
world premieres that will be on display in its "Yamaha Motor Product
Orchestra" booth. Headlining its line-up is a hybrid car/motorcycle
concept, escorted by a leaning multi-wheeler concept.
member of Yamaha’s famous superbike family has been officially unveiled for the USA
and Canada. The R1S features several changes specifically devised to enhance
road use, while retaining the same basic dynamics, engine tech and electronic
arsenal that make the R1M and R1 extremely competent sport bikes.
A second window of opportunity has opened for those who didn't manage to secure an R1M last March when the track-ready superbike sold out in a matter of weeks. Yamaha has now announced a second production run, alongside a 60th anniversary limited edition of the base model.
Yamaha has expanded its Side-by-Side range with a brand new sports model packed with innovative, industry leading technology. Designed for ultimate off-road performance, the YXZ1000R goes up against the Polaris RZR and Can-Am Maverick in the fight for dominance in the pure sports class.