Ninja 400 ABS Special Edition
The Ninja 400 is an all-round middleweight sport model that offers a perfect balance of lively performance and high comfort. From its angular headlight and angle-adjustable windscreen to the under-engine muffler and short tail cowl, the Ninja 400’s aggressive styling exemplifies the bike’s sportiness. The liquid-cooled 399 cm3 Parallel Twin engine is specially tuned for responsive low- and mid-rpm range power and delivers direct throttle response across the rpm range. A newly designed double-pipe perimeter frame gives the Ninja 400 slim lines, and matching suspension settings give a smooth ride and lightweight handling. Liquid crystal instrumentation with LED backlighting looks great and is easy to read, while the deeply padded seat makes even long days in the saddle seem short.
Combining retro style with modern technology creates a fun-to-ride motorcycle. The ESTRELLA’s chromed fenders and exhaust system are perfectly complemented by the buffed engine cases and eye-catching tank badge. Classic lines, understated good looks and a mature personality — the ESTRELLA is an elegant machine for sophisticated riders. A gutsy 249 cm3 air-cooled Single engine pumps out plenty of responsive torque at low and medium rpm. Mounted in a slim, lightweight chassis, the result is a friendly bike that’s as easy to ride as it is to look at. Two versions are displayed: café style with accessory bikini cowl; and touring style with accessory windscreen, retro seat, and panniers.
Using a battery cell as a power source, the “J” 3-wheel electric vehicle is a new personal mobility system that adapts to the type of travel required. Comfort Mode offers a relaxed riding position for city riding, while Sport Mode allows the rider to become one with the vehicle for fun sport riding.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. also has a long history of developing technologies for turbine engines. The lifeblood of these turbines is their blades, which need to be able to cope with extreme heat and vibration while spinning at high speeds. Know-how from years of designing turbine engine blades was instilled in the first supercharger developed by a motorcycle manufacturer. And of course, designing a motorcycle-use supercharged engine in-house means that maximum efficiency could be pursued.
“A superbike you can ride every day” is the development conceptbehind the “R25,” a 250cc sport bike mounting a newly developedin-line 2-cylinder engine on a lightweight, slim and compact chassisthat shares its look with the “YZR-M1” MotoGP machine. It boastsboth the class’ sportiest ride and top power in the high rpm range whilebeing easy to handle. The R25 is positioned and offered as anentry-model in the sport bike category for developed markets like Japanand Europe, and as the highest performance sport bike available foremerging markets, primarily throughout Asia.
This personal vehicle for urban areas is currently under research anddevelopment, and is based on the idea of creating “a multi-wheeledvehicle that stays true to the original appeal of a two-wheeled vehicle.”It can mount either an electric motor or a gasoline engine for its powerunit, and its lightweight, high-rigidity skeleton frame makes variouschassis designs possible by changing its structure. Pursuing an entirelynew riding experience that retains the fun of a motorcycle, the“MOTIV” offers users another facet of “the growing world of personalmobility” unique to Yamaha, a specialist in small vehicles for personalmobility.
With the “BOLT's” slim and compact chassis and 950cc air-cooled V-twinengine as a base, the “BOLT Café” is a prototype showing an example of howowners can customize the bike to their own tastes. The BOLT's simplicity andhigh degree of freedom for many different styles of customization expands theboundaries of enjoyment to be found in garage modification.■ Length×Width×Height = 2,210mm×780mm×1,190mm ■ Engine type = Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve ■ Cylinder arrangement =V-twin ■ Displacement = 942cm3 ■ Fuel supply system = Fuel injection ■ Transmission = Return type 5-speed
In addition to the characteristics unique to an electric motor, the Passion withinthe new riding experience these two EV (electric vehicle) motorcycle conceptmodels offer is clear-cut, and they retain the same operational feeling thatcurrent motorcycle riders are used to. The Street sport “PES1” and Dirt sport“PED1” have a power unit (Yamaha Smart Power Module) with a monocoquestructure that also functions as the frame. Supplementing the environmentalperformance inherent to an EV, both models are equipped with features like atransmission with manual and automatic modes, a removable battery for easyreplacement and various types of smartphone information service functions.■ Length×Width×Height = 1,918 mm×640 mm×1,000 mm ■ Motor type = DC brushless motor ■ Battery type = Lithium-ion ■ Transmission: Switchable between manual and automatic ■ Vehicle weight: under 100 kg
In addition to the characteristics unique to an electric motor, the Passion withinthe new riding experience these two EV (electric vehicle) motorcycle conceptmodels offer is clear-cut, and they retain the same operational feeling thatcurrent motorcycle riders are used to. The Street sport “PES1” and Dirt sport“PED1” have a power unit (Yamaha Smart Power Module) with a monocoquestructure that also functions as the frame. Supplementing the environmentalperformance inherent to an EV, both models are equipped with features like atransmission with manual and automatic modes, a removable battery for easyreplacement and various types of smartphone information service functions.■ Length×Width×Height = 1,900 mm×758 mm×1,205 mm ■ Motor type = DC brushless motor ■ Battery type = Lithium-ion ■ Transmission: Switchable between manual and automatic ■ Vehicle weight: under 85 kg
This electric scooter concept model proposes a convenient commuter vehiclewith all the necessary functions for short-distance trips while remaining in anaffordable price range that makes purchasing easier for consumers. With the“Vino” scooter model popular for its retro-pop styling as a base, this modelfeatures environmentally friendly performance supplemented by smoothacceleration from the precisely controlled motor and optimized front-rearweight balance to ensure excellent handling performance even at low speeds.Also, consideration for recharging the vehicle is present with the removablebattery and built-in regenerative charging system.■ Length×Width×Height = 1,675 mm×645 mm×1,005 mm ■ Motor type = DC brushless motor ■ Battery type = Lithium-ion
This concept model is a bike for kids learning to ride and mounts amodularized “EVINO” electric power unit. It features a motor with electroniccontrol designed for an easy-to-use and friendly feeling to the ride that is greatfor kids just learning how to ride. Also, since there is no worry about gettingdirty from gasoline or oil, it can be transported in vehicles or ridden indoors.■ Length×Width×Height = 1,245 mm×575 mm×715 mm ■ Motor type = DC brushless motor ■ Battery type = Lithium-ion
YPJ-01 Epsilon Project 01
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Yamaha Motor's PAS electricallypower assisted bicycles. Looking toward the next 20 years, this concept modelwas conceived to encompass both concrete and abstract elements from thekey words of “stylish,” “ecological,” “healthy” and “enjoyable.” Combining thesmallest and lightest class of drive unit and battery with a beautiful, sportyframe, this model offers the exciting ride characteristic of a hybrid design.Furthermore, it features a function that links the bicycle's information with asmartphone, giving the user more ways to enjoy the ride.■ Length×Width×Height = 1,700 mm×430 mm×1,050 mm ■ Motor type = Center-mounted 250W motor (pedal-crank direct assist)■ Battery type = Lithium-ion