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Tokyo Motor Show 2007 Report.

Some seen previously at the ScooterScoop and in . but as there’s so much new stuff year, here’s a regurgitated

The Tokyo Motor Show is an interesting combination of wild excess, and interesting machines for the roads. If you are a scooter rider the major manufacturers do not disappoint, both extraordinary show and interesting releases for the road. every two years, this show was no exception with Yamaha, and Honda all making a big with either pure or scooter-like motorcycles.


was unique among the Japanese and scooter manufacturers present at year’s show, as its centre release was a scooter prototype. showing scooters, all other showcased motorcycles centre

Suzuki, while previously a range of small scooters and ‘auto-bikes’, has lacked a mid-market to compete in the popular, two-up cruiser market segment. centre stage, their concept the Gemma would Suzuki well to compete the market leader, Honda’s and Yamaha’s recent entry, the (all equipped with cooled, 250cc singles).

The is described by Suzuki’s as a `fresh new for … couples actively their way in the city`. It has a full seat `built to let the rider and ride with a greater of togetherness` – a clear result of the two positions being on a similar plane. This seating results in a much lower of gravity, unlike other scooters, where the co-rider a very high position up, and the rider.

The styling too of the Gemma is quite With shades of future it combines both modern cues such as enveloping with curvy retro-like Similarities too perhaps can be drawn a previous Suzuki motorcycle – the

If released, it would make a style-based machine for the Tokyo to cruise the neon boulevards of and Shibuya.

Many of the Suzuki displayed showed extensive use of eco-friendly paintless plastic Elsewhere on their stand displayed their exhibition of a production Skywave, the Skywave SS. with an aero front replacing the normal short machined aluminium billet and a very bling set of diamante SS it is Suzuki’s response to the DJ scene’s style that doesn’t get in the crowd`.

While the SS was a talking the production Skywave M was more to the scooter rider – fitted a seven-speed manual mode controlled CVT, its dynamic control can be switched on or off depending on riding style. In manual Suzuki describes it as `better opening up new realm of riding and sporty performance`. A test would be interesting…


Length: 2350mm


Height: 1050mm

249cc, DOHC, single

As in previous years Yamaha an extensive range of concepts, and production models. Their of Engineering` philosophy is Yamaha’s response to the Japanese principle of – the parallel feelings of satisfaction and when you experience something of

In line with their awareness, Yamaha always a wide range of alternate scooters. This year displayed the very smoothly prototype `Cute, Clean or C3+ for short. The C3+ is a lightweight and compact scooter designed clearly for the conscious.

With Yamaha’s existing electric scooters both very utilitarian in design, the C3+ is more as a fashion accessory or as expresses, `as cute and modern as the laptop`. Features include a lithium iron cell, and storage for a helmet (or shopping).

many of their small scooters feature Yamaha’s SOHC water-cooled engine, the small scooter prototype is by a hybrid drive system a hydrogen fuel cell and a rechargeable battery; both electricity to drive the rear electric motor. No under storage is available however, as is where the compressed hydrogen gas are stored.

As Yamaha already a number of zero emission in Japan, I would expect prototypes to be geared towards of road machines, and not just a show presence. The question to be when will they be not will they be available…

Updated models include the T-Max 500 with 15-inch a design makeover, and based on existing model, the Majesty prototype. Nicely fitted out leather seat, special and LED projector headlamps, the Majesty very modern.

In their section Yamaha displayed Luxair and Tesseract – both examples of design imagination. The electric liquid cooled Luxair is Yamaha’s `Jekyll and machine. Cruising quietly on then bursting into from its liquid cooled

Being a series of ideas, not more information was available, but it is equipped with a Natural-Sound Audio System to project a `beam` from a special cancelling speaker array. is to surround the rider in an `ideal space`.

If not for the existence of Piaggio’s three-wheeled the four-wheeled Tesseract would be totally ridiculous on today’s Not much wider than motorcycles, and narrower than a lot of scooters, due to its inherent stability, the concept, if not the execution does a future? Especially as Japan sees a number of four-wheeled driven as daily commuters. joke about motorcycles like multi-blade disposable

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