Yamaha to showcase diverse mobility solutions at 2023 Japan Mobility Show

Yamaha Buggy (motor1.com)

Yamaha Buggy (motor1.com)

The 2023 Japan Mobility Show, commencing on October 25th with its first press day, is set to be more than just an automotive exhibit. It will feature an array of mobility solutions beyond traditional cars. As a prominent participant, Yamaha has revealed its plans to attend the event formerly known as the Tokyo Motor Show with a wide range of offerings including motorcycles, scooters, e-bikes, and other multi-wheeled concepts.

One intriguing highlight from Yamaha is the hydrogen-powered conversion of their existing YXZ1000R recreational off-highway vehicle (ROHV). This innovative approach aims at preserving the internal combustion engine’s appeal, such as the distinct sound and feel, while ensuring zero emissions, marking a step toward a more eco-conscious future.

Adding an unconventional twist to the mix, Yamaha introduces the Tricera, a three-wheeler autocycle equipped with an electric drivetrain and an open-top configuration. The vehicle’s rear-wheel steering enhances maneuverability on congested city streets, offering an intriguing and potentially more affordable alternative to similar vehicles like the Polaris Slingshot.

Yamaha’s TMW is their first Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) designed for off-road adventures. It boasts a hybrid powertrain with electric hub motors powering the front wheels and a combustion engine for the rear wheel. With substantial suspension travel and a spacious front carrier rack, the TMW is well-equipped for diverse terrains. Notably, the cargo area remains leveled even when navigating rough landscapes, leaning into turns, or climbing inclines.

The Japan Mobility Show will feature more than just Yamaha’s innovations, as other domestic brands like Mazda and Honda are set to unveil their own intriguing concepts. Mazda is expected to introduce a potentially electric MX-5 Miata, while Honda teases a mysterious Specialty Sports Concept, promising an exciting showcase of innovative mobility solutions in Japan.