Electric Vehicle

Yamaha unveils Tricera, a three wheel electric autocycle and more

IWATA, October 11, 2023 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. will participate in the Japan Mobility Show 2023 organized by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc., which is scheduled to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight from October 25 to November 5 (Press days: Oct. 25-26; General public days: Oct. 28-Nov. 5). Located in the venue’s East Hall 5, the theme of the Yamaha booth will be “Feel Life.”

The booth will have motorcycles, electric commuter vehicles, electrically power-assisted bicycles, and more on display, including six world premiere models. Additionally, the booth will introduce audio technologies, products, and more from Yamaha Corporation. This corporation shares the Yamaha brand with Yamaha Motor. The booth will also feature stage demonstrations and other events showcasing the latest technologies from the two Yamahas. The booth will also feature stage demonstrations and other events showcasing the latest technologies from the two Yamahas.


What will human-machine interfaces actually be like in the future? This experimental model melds mobility with intelligent technologies in order to study that question. Yamaha Motor hypothesized that achieving a closer relationship between rider and machine would lead to new forms of Jin-Ki Kanno. This relationship would be akin to them resonating harmoniously with each other like partners. Since unveiling the MOTOROiD in 2017, the Company has continued its R&D into technologies, designs, and more. The research and development are based on that concept.

As a further evolution of the original MOTOROiD, MOTOROiD2 is also a vehicle for personal mobility that can recognize its owner and get up off its kickstand. It can also move alongside its rider. However, it also has a distinctly lifelike feel when somebody is riding on its back. Additionally, it has a presence more like a lifetime companion. The Active Mass Center Control System (AMCES) for attitude sensing and self-balancing has been further refined. The image recognition AI system for recognizing and reacting to the owner’s face and gestures has also been further refined. Additionally, MOTOROiD2 features a new Leaf structure unlike any motorcycle before. This gives the model a chassis specialized for lifelike and complementary reactions to the rider.


This three-wheel open-top electric autocycle pursues the unfiltered joy derived from operating a highly responsive vehicle. Its development concept is “Exciting Urban Mobility: When one’s body and mind and the machine become an organic whole.” This vehicle for personal mobility not only delivers the unparalleled feeling of freedom of an open-top car but also a new Kando*-filled driving experience with its three-wheel steering.

The TRICERA design team derived the human-centric packaging of TRICERA from the sense of control experienced while adjusting the center point of the vehicle’s turning circle. They achieved this by coordinating the rear wheel in-phase and counter-phase. Additionally, enabling the user to select a manual mode for rear-wheel steering allows for the sense of accomplishment. This sense comes when acquiring and developing new driving skills. Modern mobility is shifting toward automated driving. That is precisely why Yamaha Motor is going back to basics and exploring the Kando that is created when a person is at the controls.


The technologies acquired through the R&D that produced MOTOBOT, an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot unveiled in 2015, became the foundation for developing the Advanced Motorcycle Stabilization Assist System (AMSAS). AMSAS frees users from the worry and fatigue that accompanies riding at very slow, walking speeds, in particular. AMSAS also helps make motorcycling safer. Additionally, it enhances the overall enjoyment of motorcycling. The ELOVE was created with “Game changing!” as its concept and is an electric scooter equipped with AMSAS. The standard model pictured will be on display alongside a version with styling co-conceived by a high school student from a remote island in Okinawa, who commutes to campus via a 50cc scooter. Additionally, it will be exhibited with input from a professional wheelchair tennis player.


The volunteer team of young engineers developed this electric minibike for family recreation. A fun side project aimed to explore the kind of enjoyment possible with electric mobility. Mounting the same power unit as the TY-E electric trials bike, it requires no gear shifting and is a vehicle for purely focusing on and enjoying riding. In addition to its quiet operation unique to EVs, it mounts Yamaha Corporation’s Active Sound Control technology, allowing the rider to enjoy exhaust notes and the like from conventional gasoline-powered vehicles when starting it up or turning it off.


Developed based on a “Yamaha Motor Off-Road DNA” concept, this is a technical showcase of what is possible with eMTB technologies. It combines a split arrangement for the drive unit with an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system employing a magnetostrictive torque sensor proven on our PAS line of electrically power-assisted bicycles. The result is both excellent handling and stability in off-road riding.


This adventure eBike combines a center-mounted electric motor and a hub motor at the front for two-wheel drive. Coordinated electronic control of the two motors, twin batteries enabling long-distance rides, wide tires, and more give the Y-01W AWD excellent off-road performance and it is a concept model that points to the many potential spheres of riding open to e-Bikes.


Conceived by volunteer project members from the Motorcycle Testing Division, the TMW is Yamaha Motor’s first off-road adventure Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW).* The front two wheels move independently and feature excellent adaptability for various surface conditions, and the LMW linkage enables the mounting of a large front carrier rack that stays level with the ground even when in a lean or on an incline. This ample luggage capacity further entices users to venture out for a ride. The TMW is also a hybrid, with electric hub motors powering the two front wheels and the engine driving the rear wheel.

YXZ1000R (Hydrogen-Engine)

The direct injection 100%* hydrogen-burning engine equips this recreational off-highway vehicle, emitting zero CO₂. Hydrogen engines house the potential to move decarbonization efforts forward while still using internal combustion engines. Yamaha Motor is exploring that potential in order to keep the unique appeal of these engines alive, such as their sound and feel when on the go, well into the future.

Mobile Robot Arm

This mobile collaborative robot pairs a robotic arm for performing tasks in place of humans with an autonomous cart. The 7-axis robotic arm has the same range of motion as a human arm and the cobot itself can work in the same spaces as people while avoiding obstacles. Compliance control ensures the robotic arm moves and operates while mimicking a human’s sensation of force.

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