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Yamaha, a little piano, and motorcycles: the company prepares the car!

Yamaha is best known musicians and motorcyclists: here its products appreciated and loved. But the Japanese clearly want to be in the new segment, because in Tokyo they will bring a concept car.

Yamaha Sports ConceptYamaha Ride Sports Ride Concept

Basically, Yamaha is already “lit up” in the automotive industry: the company developed the V8 engine for the Volvo XC90 crossover of the first generation. The power unit with the capacity of 4.4 l differed very little camber angle of the cylinders was torquey and very eco-friendly (for its time). But private vehicles from Yamaha’s never had. But apparently you really want, especially looking at the success of Honda in two-Wheeler segment, and in four.

About what the car will bring the company this year, it is not known, the Yamaha was limited to only one line in the press release — “concept car design”. But two years ago in Tokyo, Yamaha showed a concept compact sports coupe Yamaha Sports Ride, created in conjunction with the legendary Gordon Murray (Creator of the McLaren F1) and its chassis iStream.

Yamaha Sports ConceptYamaha Ride Sports Ride Concept

Even then the concept seemed suspiciously completed, and later it became known that Yamaha is working on a 1.5-liter turbo engine for it. So, it is not excluded that the Japanese will see the further development of Sports Ride Concepts. And can be and will announce the timing of its production: the possibilities of Japanese make it possible to produce such a machine, let and in small batches.

Yamaha MWC MWC 4Yamaha-4

Yamaha also will show a prototype four-wheeled urban vehicle MWC-4. Ideologically it resembles a Renault Twizy, the movement is driven by an electric motor, but the design includes a place for a small motor, which works as a generator to recharge the batteries.

But, of course, the most important place on the Yamaha stand will be given motorcycles. The most interesting exhibits must be the concept of Yamaha MOTOROiD, which is equipped with artificial intelligence and can behave as a pet, and Yamaha Motobot. It’s a robot, which is designed for testing motorcycles. It is simply put in the pilot’s seat and he is able to travel, including on the race track.

  • In early September it became known that Yamaha wants to localize in Russia the production of its ATVs.
  • In August last year, Yamaha has patented the design of a floating vehicle.

Yamaha, a little piano, and motorcycles: the company prepares the car!

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Yamaha, a little piano, and motorcycles: the company prepares the car!

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