Yamaha unveils hybrid scooter, ‘stretch’ motorbike

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Yamaha unveils hybrid ‘stretch’ motorbike

Japan’s Motor, racking up record has wheeled out its motorcycles of the future from a hybrid scooter to an bike with in-wheel and adjustable body.

The Deinonychus drive electric vehicle is with motors built the wheels and has ‘stretch’ functions in the and horizontal directions for the aluminum body, Yamaha said in a

It is possible to adjust not only the position but also the silhouette of the to fit the rider’s body size, environment, road surface and personal preferences, it said.

The a gas-electric prototype scooter, has a engine displacement and is billed as and handling like a 1,000-cc machine thanks to its large wheels and long wheelbase, said.

The futuristic-looking scooter is equipped with rider-friendly such as a vehicle-to-vehicle distance voice navigation and rear monitoring system using a CCD and liquid crystal display.

The FC-me fuel-cell motorbike a liquid methanol-water solution, eliminates the need for a converter and fuel tank and thus it possible to create a lightweight for a small vehicle, the firm

The model weighs 69 kilograms pounds).

The group unveiled the at the Tokyo Motor Show, will be open to the general from Saturday following a preview this week.

Yamaha, which also boat engines and all-terrain and has signed up MotoGP world Valentino Rossi for its motorsport is riding high again recovering from a difficult a few years ago.

In 2004 Motor posted net profit of billion yen, more five times a surplus of 7.6 made in 2001.

With a restructuring drive dividends, this year it to almost double its net profit to 60 yen, despite fierce from Japanese rivals and Suzuki.

The robust motorcycle in Asia has been contributing to our sales and profits, a Yamaha said at the show.

Currency are also stable, he said, the company was also benefiting strong sales of outboard and industrial-use robots as well as demand for buggies mainly in the States.

The official said it would some time before motorbikes take to the roads of as companies need to clear the of lowering costs and enlarging capacity. — AF

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