YAMAHA TODAY unveiled a second batch of vehicles it plans to show at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, taking place Oct. 24-Nov. 4. Dealernews showed you the OEM's first batch of display vehicles Oct. 1. To read that story, click here.
The six units include:
EC-03: The EC-03 is a 100% electric powered commuter vehicle using a slim electric power unit and lithium-ion battery on a lightweight aluminum frame. The charger is built into the vehicle for easy recharging from a home electric outlet.
EC-f/EC-fs: The EC-f and EC-fs are electric commuter vehicles designed to make motorcycle riding easy and familiar for many people of all ages regardless of riding experience.
TMAX 10th Anniversary WHITEMAX: The TMAX scooter has won a large following in Japan, Europe and the United States. To commemorate the model's 10th year, Yamaha plans to produce a special version with white coloring and carbon-pattern finish accents.
XVS950A: The XVS950A is an air-cooled V-twin cruiser accented with updated components and a bit more bling than currently on the standard 950.
PAS er: First released in 1993, the PAS are electro-hybrid bicycles running on a combination of human pedaling power and a power assist from an electric motor. The "PAS er" is a prototype model adopting a two-wheel-drive shaft-drive mechanism that applies the electric motor "assist" to both the front and rear wheels and an automatic electronic gear shift (transmission). The motor of the front wheel is also designed with a regenerative function that charges the battery during deceleration or downhill riding. There is also a sensor to monitors the rider's rate of heartbeat and adjust the assist level to help maintain an appropriate level of rider exertion.
PAS Brace-L Special: The PAS Brace-L Special is an electro-hybrid bicycle using the Yamaha S.P.E.C.8 (Shift Position Electric Control × in-hub 8-speed gear mechanism) that provides an appropriate assist level for each gear.
—Submitted by Guido Ebert