In recent years, however, the MT-10 has begun to show its age, especially in terms of technology and rider aids. It was always on the thirsty side, too, and, by modern standards, the brakes were lacking. It was time for an update, which is why for 2022 Yamaha introduced a new MT-10 earlier this year.[Read more…]
The Yamaha YZF-R125 is the smallest of the manufacturer’s sporty ‘R’ family and it has received the latest updates for 2023.[Read more…]
We rode to Ahmednagar astride the Yamaha FZ-X to see if it fits the bill as a touring machine.[Read more…]
Yamaha India have launched limited edition liveries for a few of the motorcycles and scooters in their current line-up. These new graphics have been inspired by the 2022 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP colours and will be available for the YZF-R15M, the MT-15 version 2.0, the Aerox 155 and the RayZR 125 Fi Hybrid.[Read more…]
We spent a day with the Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0 to bring you a detailed report on the updates that the motorcycle has received.
Story: Azaman Chothia
Photography: Snajay Raikar
Yamaha have made a significant change to the now Euro 5-compliant MT-10 with new technology and rider aids, an increase in power and torque, plus dramatic styling. The R1-derived MT-10 has never looked so tempting[Read more…]
The Yamaha Neo’s and E01 were showcased at an exclusive event, hinting at the launch of Yamaha’s first set of EVs.
After the successful launch of the refreshed MT-15, it looks like Yamaha are going the electric way for its next few launches. A close source tells us that the Neo’s and E01 scooters have been showcased at a dealer only event held recently. While details will follow soon, for now, this is only a preview of what we could see from the Japanese manufacturer next. And, luckily, we’ve recently ridden one of the two EVs—the Yamaha Neo’s—and the review is out in the April 2022 issue of Bike India. Here are a few details about the two scooters that could potentially make their way to India.[Read more…]
The order books for the 2022 Yamaha MT-15 are unofficially open. A price bump along with a gamut of equipment is expected to be seen[Read more…]
Yamaha announced recently that they have developed a prototype of an Electric Power Steering (EPS) support system for motorcycles as a rider-aid contributing to improved motorcycle stability and agility.
The newly developed EPS is a technology falling under the “Transforming Mobility” (transform mobility to expand human possibilities) focus area of the company’s long-term vision of art for human possibilities. Yamaha are carrying out development of the system seeing it as a technology not only for transforming mobility for greater fun, safety, and comfort but also as one connected to resolving societal issues in uniquely Yamaha ways.
The EPS support system employs sensor technologies that differ from those in power steering systems for automobiles and other four-wheeled vehicles. Utilizing a magnetostrictive torque sensor enables the system to function as a steering damper and provide assisted steering, thereby contributing to a motorcycle’s stability, improving agility, reducing rider fatigue, and more.
In order to further expedite their R&D in a real-world scenario, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team will contest the All Japan Motocross Championship with two YZ450FMs and a YZ250F equipped with EPS. The company plans to use the wealth of data acquired through use in the harsh environment provided by top-level motocross competition to accelerate the system’s development and refinement. Yamaha aim to equip EPS on various motorcycles in order to provide a wide range of riders with greater motorcycling fun, safety, and comfort.
However, the electronic steering damper technology being developed by Yamaha is not entirely new as Honda have been using it since 2004 on their high-end motorcycles, but its damping rates are variable and adjusted by the ECU. Yamaha have taken the concept further by adding an actuator to assist with any steering input applied to the handlebar.
Story: Alshin Thomas
Image source: Yamaha
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The Yamaha NEO’s is the Japanese manufacturer’s first new-generation “50-cc equivalent” electric scooter to be launched in the European market, and has been developed to satisfy the requirements of a wide range of customers.[Read more…]