While primarily a showcase for automobiles, the Tokyo Motor Show also has bike manufacturers taking the stands. Apart from Honda together with the Neo Sports Concept and Kawasaki using the retro-style Z900RS scheduled for this year’s event, Yamaha will also be in attendance with an exhibit theme “Yamaha Future Garage: Resonate that the Future.”
Seeking something from the creativity of manga artist Masamune Shirow is your Motoroid, that draws inspiration in the world of artificial intelligence. Even the Motoroid is capable of recognising its proprietor, and is meant to present a sense of Kando, a Japanese word meaning “feelings of deep pride and extreme enthusiasm” when encountering a thing of value.
Subject of a previous post about paultan.org, the Motobot Ver.2 is a Yamaha R1-M superbike mounted by a robot walkers. Having experienced testing in 2016, Motobot’s goal for 2017 is to high 280 km/h and transcend Valentino Rossi’s recording time in the Yamaha test track.
From the metropolitan mobility arena, Yamaha has designed the MWC-4, also a four-wheeled, Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) automobile. Constructed to accommodate a passenger and a driver, even the MWC-4 is powered by a an electric engine armed with a range-extender and uses attitude-control technology that provides more comfort than a bike, but slips into corners the identical manner.
For electric power assisted bikes (e-bicycle), Yamaha is setting forward the YPJ-XC, dependent on the YPJ-MTB theory e-bicycle that was first shown at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The YPJ-XC includes Yamaha’s latest PW-X drive unit and is promised to be nearer to your production-ready model.
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