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COVID-19 Forces Organizers to Cancel 2021 Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show has showcased the latest and greatest innovations in the automotive and power sports industries since 1954. The show takes place every two years and since being held at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center in 2019, this year’s event was scheduled to take place in October 2021. Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Tokyo Motor Show has been canceled according to the Japanese Car Manufacturers (JMA).

The Japanese government has plans to declare its third state of emergency in the regions of Tokyo and Osaka. The 2019 Motor Show drew approximately 1.3 million people and hosting the event this year could put visitors at risk for infection. Akyo Toyoda, Head of the JMA was quick to cancel the 2021 Tokyo Motor Show via a virtual press conference.

Toyoda stated “We have concluded that it will be difficult to offer our main programs where many visitors get to experience attractive features of mobility in a safe environment,” 

“The Tokyo auto show showcases motorbikes, minicars, large vehicles, passenger cars, as well as mobility vehicles of other industries. As such, we would like to prioritize having visitors experience these vehicles in the real world, and we would rather hold the event in the real world, not virtually. So, we have decided to cancel the event.”

The cancellation of the 2021 event comes as no surprise as we move into the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the news is unfortunate for everyone involved in addition to anyone who awaited the event, Toyoda has plans for the future. 

Motorcycle paramedics

“The next time, we would like to hold an improved event to be called Tokyo Mobility Show,” added Toyoda. “We would like to ask for your continued support.”

Information on the Tokyo Mobility Show hasn’t been released yet, but we look forward to bringing the info forward once it’s available.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

The 2021 Tokyo Motorcycle Show Is Cancelled

Coronavirus Is the Cause

The 48th Tokyo Motorcycle Show has been canceled by the Tokyo Motorcycle Show Association. It will be rescheduled in 2022. The reason is because of the risk of infection due to the Coronavirus, according to the Japanese publication Young Machine.

The event was supposed to be held in 2021 but now it will be pushed out to 2022. This is a truly unfortunate turn, but not something that is totally a surprise. The event would have been one of the larger motorcycle events to happen this year, and with the whole idea of the show to be to get up close and personal with the motorcycles, it’s clear why it had to be canceled.

This decision will push the date for the event out to 2022. I’m not seeing a time or specific date specified at this time, but that information will likely come at a later date closer to the actual event date. 

KTM dealer

COVID-19 has really wrecked havoc on motorcycle show season this year and it’s tough to see the effects of the virus bleeding into 2021 already. We’re not even through 2020 and events in 2021 are being canceled. With that said, it makes sense. Japan has had a low death rate from the virus, but it hasn’t been totally able to handle the situation in the country easily, and there’s a much larger portion of the population that’s elderly. So, I get the Tokyo Motorcycle Show’s decision. I’ll just be glad when all of this is far behind us and we can have motorcycle shows again.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Yamaha steps up its electric program

Yamaha is stepping up its electric program with removable batteries, but not in a full-size electric motorcycle.

That’s probably just as well as Harley-Davidson has hit a short circuit with the introduction of its LiveWire.

Instead, Yamaha will unveil two electric scooters, an electric bicycle, an electric mobility scooter and an electric personal scooter at next week’s 46th Tokyo Motor Show.

Yamaha has not revealed many details of its new electric program at the Tokyo show, but they do promise fast-charging, extra range and removable batteries.

Electric program

So far, Yamaha has only produced the electric PES1 (Passion Electric Street) road bike and PED1 (Passion Electric Dirt), but neither is available in Australia.

In June, Yamaha unveiled their EC-05 electric scooter with Gogoro lithium-ion battery packs you can easily swap at a convenient roadside vending machine.

Yamaha Gogoro battery swap electric scooter
Yamaha electric scooter with removable Gogoro battery

Yamaha was also recently believed to be co-operating with the other Japanese motorcycle manufacturers to standardise electric motorcycle and scooter technology, including charging infrastructure and swappable battery packs.

In Tokyo they will unveil the small E02 scooter and classic-looking E-Vino, both with removable batteries.

There will also be a YPJ-YZ pedal-assisted e-bike, an electric tilting three-wheelers mobility scooter, and the electric Land Link Concept.

The latter uses artificial intelligence image recognition technology to autonomously move over “vast” outdoor terrain. It is likely designed to transport cargo.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Yamaha focus on mobility at Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha will showcase some interesting takes on modern urban mobility and devices that will help disabled mobility at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

Apart from the interesting new machines showcased here they also promise that two more as yet unannounced models will premiere on October 23. 

Yamaha E01

The E01 is described as an ‘ubran commuter’ model by Yamaha with performance comparable to that of a 125cc scooter. The E01 combines Yamaha’s scooter and EV know-how to promise plenty of range and being fast-charge compatible. They also suggest it is a much more comfortable riding experience than most scooters. 

Yamaha E
Yamaha E01

Yamaha E01

The E02 is a lighter weight variant that promises comparable performance to a 50cc scooter and sports an easily removeable battery.

Yamaha E
Yamaha E02

Yamaha E-Vino

Based on the popular retro-pop-styled Vino 50cc scooter but turned in to an electric commuter model with usable torque at very low speeds and an easily removable battery. It also has two running modes to suit riding conditions as well as a boost function to provide extra power for climbing up hills.

Yamaha E Vino
Yamaha E-Vino

Yamaha JWX-1 Plus+

This wheelchair electric drive unit makes it possible for users to convert the present manual wheelchair they are used to into an electric wheelchair simply by replacing the main wheels with the JWX-1 PLUS+.

This adds the comfort of electric power to the ease of a manual wheelchair, greatly expanding a user’s range of mobility. It utilises Yamaha’s proprietary JW Smart Core control system to control speed, rate of acceleration/deceleration etc.

Yamaha JWX Plus
Yamaha JWX-1 Plus+

Yamaha YNF-01

The YNF-01 low-speed mobility concept model is designed and engineered with off-road capability and styling aimed at inspiring a spirit of adventure in the user. The off-road-inspired design is complemented by the large tyres and four-wheel independent suspension that stimulate the user’s desire to “go everywhere and do everything.” The YNF-01 has won the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019 award.

Yamaha YNF
Yamaha YNF-01

Yamaha TriTown

The TriTown compact electric vehicle with twin front wheels is ridden standing up and utilises Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) mechanisms.

The simple construction has the rider use their own sense of balance to control the vehicle, making short-range mobility a fun and exciting experience. 

It is currently being field-tested at leisure facilities, parks and the like in Japan to ascertain its feasibility as a product, ability to attract customers, its competitiveness in the micromobility field, and more.

Yamaha TriTown
Yamaha TriTown

Yamaha Fazer R

If I could take one of these models home today it would undoubtedly be this one!  Will beat spraying my paddocks on the ATV, especially as my own place is very hilly and this would make things much safer indeed. 

This top-end model of Yamaha’s industrial-use unmanned helicopters sees use in aerial agriculture for pest control, spraying fields with fertiliser and herbicides, etc.

It boasts the largest agrichemical payload capacity in its class at 32 L and is capable of spraying 4 hectares of crops without replenishing agrichemicals or refueling.

It also comes standard with Yamaha’s Turn Assist feature, which uses a combination of GPS and gyrosensors to calculate airspeed and distance to enable turns within a given radius over the spray area and fly at consistent lines and speeds for a uniform spray.

Yamaha Fazer R Helo
Yamaha Fazer R – Trev wants one, now!

Source: MCNews.com.au