Yamaha Motor models to be displayedYamahaMotor models to be displayedat the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007 (Part2)Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is proud toannounce that it will be displaying 19 exhibitionmodels in a booth organized around the concept ofâ€œThe Art of Engineeringâ€ at the upcoming 40thTokyo Motor Show 2007 to be held over the 16 daysfrom Oct. 27 (Sat.) to Nov. 11 (Sun.) (Organizer:Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association; Venue:Makuhari Messe, Chiba Pref.; Special invitationday: Oct. 26).Introduced here are outlines of 6 specialexhibition models in the fuel cell and electricpowered vehicle categories.Â«World PremiereModels: 5 Â»* Models to be unveiled for thefirst time in the world at the Tokyo Motor Showâ€¢Tesseract (Specialexhibition model / prototype)This is a hybrid 4-wheeled vehicle powered by acombination of a liquid-cooled V-twin gasolineengine and an electric motor. It is also designedwith a unique dual-scythe suspension that enablescornering with a lean (banking) like a motorcycledespite the 4-wheel format. There is also a dualarm-lock system that keeps the machine uprightwhen at rest without a stand. It offers excellentperformance and maneuverability with a machinewidth roughly equivalent to that of a 2-wheeler.â€¢LUXAIR (Specialexhibition model / prototype)This is a hybrid type motorcycle with a gasolineengine and an electric motor that function inparallel, with the electric motor kicking induring acceleration to assist the engine andswitching over when cruising to perform aelectricity generating function that re-chargesthe battery. The engine-brake force created duringdeceleration is also used to generate electricityto charge the battery. Yamahaâ€™s super-thin YIPU(Yamaha Intelligent Power Unit) is built into therear hub to provide the electric power assistduring acceleration and when wheeling the vehicleby hand, and it also provides a reverse function.In a collaboration with Yamaha Corp. (music) thismodel also mounts a special audio system.â€¢FC-Dii (Special exhibitionmodel / prototype)This model is a further evolution of the â€œFC-meâ€ fuelcell motorcycle using a methanol-water solution as fuel,unveiled in Sept. 2005 with significant performanceimprovements. This new version is enhanced with newfeatures including: (1) a Yamaha-exclusive compact cellstack that features the highest level of power density inthe 1kW class, (2) a detachable lithium-ion battery foreasy recharging, (3) modular design components, readilyavailable parts and improved serviceability aimed atachieving practical use and (4) a fuel cell system whichachieves a top-level performance of 30% system efficiencyfor a DMFC (Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) system. Thedevelopment of this model has been assisted with somefunding from the New Energy and Industrial TechnologyDevelopment Organization (NEDO).â€¢BOBBY (Special exhibition model/ prototype)This is an electric commuter vehicle with collapsibleseat, fold-in rear wheel, handlebars and footrests forcompact, convenient storage. For owners of a cell phonewith the FeliCa* function, the main power switch can beturned on and off simply holding up your cell phone to theswitch. The bike is also equipped to access a variety ofInternet services.* FeliCa (registered trademark) is anon-contact IC card technology developed by SONY Corp.â€¢C3 (Special exhibition model /prototype)This is a convenient â€œminimum electric commuterâ€ bikewith a light weight, compact body with a helmet storagespace.Â«Other display model: 1Â»â€¢FC-AQEL (Special exhibitionmodel / prototype)This is a fuel cell motorcycle mounting the â€œYamahaHydrogen Fuel Cell Systemâ€ fueled by compressed hydrogengas from a tank with a capacity of 35MPa. By adopting ahybrid system mounting a secondary rechargeable batteryand metal separators in the fuel cells, it has beenpossible to achieve a compact lightweight design. Theadoption of Yamahaâ€™s super-thin YIPU (Yamaha IntegratedPower Unit) also improves environmental performance andincreases ease of use as a commuter bike.If you liked what Steel Horse News has to say pass it on Clickhere to email this to a friend.Amazon.com WidgetsCopyrightÂ© Steel Horse MotorcycleNews.Â May 15, 2012.