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  • Hydrogen-powered V-8 developed by Yamaha and Toyota

    Hydrogen is a potential solution for keeping internal-combustion engines alive in a world of zero emissions, and Toyota is backing it.

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    Yamaha buys patent for tilting 3-wheeler

    Yamaha clearly sees the market for 3-wheeled vehicles gaining traction. Last month Norwegian company Brudeli announced Yamaha had purchased patents for its 3-wheel tilting vehicle suspension. Brudeli, a lesser known company, actually invented a novel setup for 3-wheeled vehicles. Instead of two...

  • Yamaha self-driving motorcycle, Motobot
    Yamaha to show robot rider at CES that will challenge Valentino Rossi

    Yamaha plans to pit man against machine with its latest self-riding motorcycle concept. And it has an appropriate name: Motobot. The Japanese motorcycle company announced last Tuesday that it will bring its Motobot concept to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it will detail the...

  • Yamaha Cross Hub concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Yamaha Cross Hub is a pint-sized pickup truck concept

    Yamaha might not be a brand you associate with trucks, but the motorcycle builder that brought us the Gordon Murray-designed Sports Ride and T25 Style Motiv concepts has brought a new show car to this year's Tokyo motor show. On Wednesday in Tokyo, the company took the wraps off of its Yamaha Cross...

  • Yamaha Sports Ride concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Yamaha Sports Ride Concept First With Gordon Murray-Designed iStream Carbon

    Yamaha has been hinting at a move into car manufacturing in recent years, with the firm recently teaming up with McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray to develop a city car concept called the Motiv. Now Yamaha is back with a new sports car concept unveiled today at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and like...

  • Yamaha Motiv city car concept
    Gordon Murray-Designed Yamaha Minicar Car Gets Zytek Electric Power

    Gordon Murray is best-known for his work on the McLaren F1 supercar more than two decades ago, and as a top Formula One designer before that, but he's spent the last few years showing he can turn his attention to more realistic--if less exciting--projects too. The first fruits of that labor were...

  • Yamaha Motiv city car concept

    Yamaha has announced it is the first company to adopt McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray's innovative iStream production process--said to slash the cost of producing cars. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer--and soon-to-be automaker--revealed its Motiv city car at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show today, a two-seat vehicle constructed entirely using iStream. While it looks very different from the city car concepts Murray himself has revealed in the past, such as the T25, Motiv was also designed in conjunction with Gordon Murray Design. Only a concept at this stage, Yamaha says the car features many...

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