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TOKYO, Nov. 20 /Kyodo JBN/ —
Yamaha Motor Co.
Yamaha Motor to Display 19 Models at Its Booth for 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013
Yamaha Motor Co,. Ltd. (TSE: 7272) announced on November 20 that the theme of the Yamaha Motor booth for the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 is "Revs your Heart," and it will offer a chance for visitors to experience "the growing world of personal mobility" unique to Yamaha, a specialist in small vehicles for personal mobility. "Our ‘Revs your Heart’ slogan expresses the sense of pride and duty we have in this goal, and is an embodiment of our desire to stir people’s hearts with excitement and emotion, like the building revs of an engine," said Yamaha Motor CEO Hiroyuki Yanagi.
The booth has a total of 19 models on display, including motorcycles, scooters, an automobile, and more.
Main Display Models
R25 (Reference vehicle / Prototype)
"A superbike you can ride every day" is the development concept behind the "R25," a 250cc sport bike mounting a newly developed in-line 2-cylinder engine on a lightweight, slim and compact chassis that shares its look with the "YZR-M1" MotoGP machine. The R25 is positioned and offered as an entry-model in the sport bike category for developed markets like Japan and Europe, and as a top performance sport bike for emerging markets, primarily throughout Asia.
MOTIV (Special exhibit / Prototype)
This automobile currently under research and development pursues the driving pleasure generated from the sense of unity with the machine the driver feels. This new idea for a personal vehicle for urban areas was born while researching and developing multi-wheeled vehicles that stay true to the original appeal of a motorcycle. Its most distinctive feature is the skeleton frame based on the iStream* process. The frame uses a combination of steel tube piping and composite materials, and demonstrates possibilities for pursuing high levels of handling stability and safety.
*iStream: A manufacturing and design process to produce optimal engineering and safety designs; proposed by Gordon Murray Design Limited and originating in Formula One racing cars.
About Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Yamaha Motor (TOKYO: 7272) is a world-leading producer of motorcycles, marine products, power products and surface mounters.
Please visit http://global.yamaha-motor.com.
Source: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.