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