Yamaha and Suzuki both plan to attend the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009 from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4. Don’t get too excited though, because judging from what the OEMs have revealed so far, the displays won’t be as rich in concept bikes as in previous years.
Among the models to be shown from Yamaha are the fuel-injected SR400, VMAX, YZF-R1, the newly designed for 2010 YZ450F and the 2008 MotoGP YZR-M1.
First released in March of 1978, the SR400 is this being marketed in Japan with an air-cooled fuel-injected single-cylinder engine and new retro-modern gauges and side covers.
The Suzuki booth will feature the Burgman Fuel-Cell Scooter, Gladius 400 ABS, Boulevard 400, Bandit 1250F ABS, Gemma, Skywave 250 Type M, DR-Z50 and Love SNA26.
Having stunned the motorcycling world with the Crosscage fuel-cell bike at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki applied the technologies to a more practical and accessible form of two-wheel transportation: a scooter. The result is the Burgman Fuel-Cell Scooter, powered by an air-cooled 70MPa hydrogen tank (the highest-pressure tank used on a bike thus far) that Suzuki says will allow “a usable riding range.”
News about Honda’s Tokyo Motor Show display was posted to Dealernews.com yesterday, Sept. 30.
—Submitted by Guido Ebert