Now the good news is that recent patent filings indicate that Yamaha may actually intend to build this beautiful concept for production.
The YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 are equipped with under cowls that are based on the image of a diffuser, to give them the best form for aero-management. These are not cowls for simply enclosing the engine, but forms composed of blade surfaces that actively control airflow. This spirit has been directly inherited by the YZF-R15.
Born from MotoGPThe YZF-R1 is more closely linked to our MotoGP winning M1 than ever. Its innovative 998cc inline four-cylinder engine features a crossplane crankshaft with an uneven firing interval ensuring superb throttle linearity, giving a feeling that the rider's throttle hand is directly connected to the rear tyre.
The MT-03 has a light, compact, fuel-injected engine that's full of power for instant thrust, and a short-wheelbase with a focused centre of gravity that allows remarkable control and excellent traction on all kinds of roads.
It is a bike that comes with Kodo as standard, the Japanese word for 'soulbeat' - epitomised by the sound and pulse of the MT-03's big single in action.
Hop on and you'll appreciate this 4-stroke 250's performance. Instant pickup from virtually any revs means you're never left searching for power. The advanced chassis design delivers comfort and nimble handling.
The Japanese motorcycle maker posted a net profit of 18.30 billion yen, a turnaround from a net loss of 216.15 billion yen in 2009, saying cost reduction measures also helped to shore up its net profit.
Yamaha High Tech APEX SE 2011 is the first snowmobile with All-Air suspensions , EPS and performance-enhancing exup technologies.
When Yamaha made the decision to focus on 4-stroke powertrains, the company knew it would be beaten up over weight and complexity.For 2011 the latest top of the line Yamaha Apex SE not only offers exceptional value but a level of real sophistication not fully appreciated by even the most diehard Yamaha enthusiast.
Sporty acceleration is provided by a high-output liquid-cooled two-stroke 50cc engine, while a lightweight chassis lets you dodge traffic with ease. Sports-tuned suspension turns every street into a smooth ride, and a roomy dual seat lets you take a friend along for the ride.
Its free-revving, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine is fuel injected for near-instant throttle response, while a 6-speed gearbox lets you keep it in the power band. A lightweight Deltabox frame linked to a cast aluminium swinging-arm delivers class-leading handling.
The new Yamaha VMAX 2011 stays true to the philosophy of the genuine hot-rod.
Imagine yourself gripping the drag bars and feeling the mega-wide 200/50 R18 rear tyre transfer all the V4’s incredible 200 PS and 166.8 Nm of throbbing torque to the ground – it’s got to the ultimate adrenaline ride. The VMAX is back!