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Yamaha bike designers cook up some odd musical instruments

Yamaha bike designers cook up some odd musical instruments

Some people are advised to think out of the box in order to arrive at creative solutions to problems. Yamaha might have done exactly just that, almost literally, and without any real problem to solve. It has taken engineers and designers from its Yamaha Corporation, which makes musical instruments, and from its Yamaha Motor Company, which makes bikes, out of their respective work boxes and put them in each other's shoes. The goal: to come up with designs for the respective products that incorporate the sometimes incompatible ideas and thinking of another.

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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M motorcycles unveiled

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M motorcycles unveiled

The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M motorcycles have been unveiled, the latter of the two being a limited edition model. With the R1 comes many bragging points, not the least of which is the new engine and 200 horsepower. A new chassis decks out the model, and if all goes as planned, Yamaha will be rolling out the machines in early 2015. Both models sport changes over the previous year, with the R1M building upon the solid foundation that is the 2015 R1.

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Yamaha 01Gen dual sport 3-wheeler debuts

Yamaha 01Gen dual sport 3-wheeler debuts

Three wheelers were common on the off-road scene in the 80s before the four-wheeler made its debut. Three-wheelers had a bad name as being unsafe and unstable thanks to the single wheel in the front. Eventually the three-wheeler went the way of the dodo for off-roading and quads become the norm. On the street, trikes, which are street legal three-wheelers, have been common for decades and over the last several years, a change has happened for street trikes where some moved to dual wheels in the front and a single rear drive wheel.

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Yamaha PDX-B11 Bluetooth speaker launches

Yamaha PDX-B11 Bluetooth speaker launches

Yamaha has announced that it is now offering a new Bluetooth portable speaker designed for music fans that want to listen to their favorite tunes on the go. The Bluetooth speaker is called the PDX-B 11 and it is available for purchase right now. The speaker carries an MSRP of $179.95.

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Yamaha RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers offer AirPlay, 4K/3D passthrough

Yamaha RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers offer AirPlay, 4K/3D passthrough

Yamaha has released two new models of its RX-V series network AV receivers with the RX-V773WA and the RX-V673. These powerful 7.2-channel receivers are future-proofed to meet the demands of the most advanced home entertainment needs, offering AirPlay support, improved YPAO system calibration, internet radio, DLNA, WiFi, as well as 4K and 3D pass-through.

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Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard digitizes human words in real time

Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard digitizes human words in real time

It's a strange advancement in the way we work with music when we take the human language and compile it into a computer, only then to re-play it in the order we wish: Yamaha wants to take this process an extra step into the future with the Vocaloid Keyboard. Using the already in place Vocaloid library of digitized voices, Yamaha has created a keyboard which uses two sets of keys, one of them setting up the human vocal cues, the other a traditional keyboard setup which pushes the human voice out depending on the notes the user has chosen. The result has the potential to be really magical.

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