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Yamaha 05GEN and 06GEN concepts aim to travel short distances

Yamaha 05GEN and 06GEN concepts aim to travel short distances

Yamaha has unveiled a pair of new concept vehicles called the 05GEN and 06GEN concepts. Neither of these are concepts for vehicles meant to take you to the next city over, rather both are intended to be mobility concepts that take you over short distances. Think from your home to the grocery store a few miles down the road. Yamaha says that both concepts are designed to move in a more leisurely fashion, which presumably means slowly.

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Yamaha 04Gen scooter concept has dragonfly wings

Yamaha 04Gen scooter concept has dragonfly wings

With gas being so cheap these days you don’t see as many people on scooters, but there are still a bunch of folks who ride them around for commuting. Yamaha has unveiled a new scooter concept that looks like it's part bug called the 04Gen concept, the raised wing looking structures that you see in one of the images are not designed to be up while the scooter is in use.

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Yamaha’s odd OR2T four-wheel motorcycle hits the track

Yamaha’s odd OR2T four-wheel motorcycle hits the track

Yamaha has been making some waves of late with the unveiling of some interesting items at the Tokyo Motor Show including a new sports car called the Sports Ride. Another of the strange prototypes that the motorcycle maker is working on is called the OR2T and it is a leaning four-wheel motorcycle.

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo’s eccentric nature and distinct charm have filtered directly into the Tokyo Motor Show, and frankly we wouldn’t have it any other way. On Japan’s biggest stage, many of the world’s foremost automotive players have come to impress, discuss, and shape how we’ll interact and navigate our way around in the future. We braved the sauna-like conditions on the floor to bring you these buttery otoro bites.

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Yamaha’s Motobot plans to unseat humans on superbikes

Yamaha’s Motobot plans to unseat humans on superbikes

You've seen self-driving cars before. How about self-driving motorbikes? While autonomous cars can practically be considered robots themselves, Yamaha's latest spectacle actually has a robot driving a motorbike. So yea, no room for human riders. Dubbed the Motobot, because what else would you call it, Yamaha's creation still uses training wheels at the moment and drives at a rather safe speed. But the company hopes that the robot will soon learn how to fulfill its prime objective, which the robot itself ominously says is to surpass humans.

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Yamaha Sports Ride Concept is a Four Wheel Carbon Fiber Sports Car

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept is a Four Wheel Carbon Fiber Sports Car

The closest thing that Yamaha has to a car right now is its side-by-side off road vehicles. With a new concept that is being shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show that is changing. Yamaha has unveiled something called the Sports Ride Concept and this sexy little beast of a car is a featherweight carbon fiber vehicle designed by McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray.

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Yamaha’s new Silent Guitars are electric, boast acoustic sound

Yamaha’s new Silent Guitars are electric, boast acoustic sound

This summer, Yamaha debuted its new line of SLG200 Silent Guitars in the United States, and they’re now shipping to customers. The guitars feature a sleek body with an open design and integrated technology that produces sounds akin to “a full-bodied acoustic guitar.” Yamaha is offering nylon and steel versions spanning three color options, all of which feature a headphone jack for plugging in the included earbuds (or your preferred headphones). When headphones are used, the guitars are nearly silent, allowing them to be used in shared living spaces, apartments, and other places where silence is necessary.

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Yamaha debuts MusicCast multi-room audio system with support for lossless formats

Yamaha debuts MusicCast multi-room audio system with support for lossless formats

Yamaha has just announced it's getting into the multi-room audio system market with its new MusicCast system, complete with support for several lossless music formats. The company says it is introducing MusicCast with integration into more than 20 products, including all but one of their receivers for 2015, along with sound bars, monitors, and speakers. The system will support streaming from a number of sources via WiFi and Bluetooth.

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Yamaha Reface reboots classic synths for mobile

Yamaha Reface reboots classic synths for mobile

Yamaha has put four of its classic synths through the shrink-ray, coming up with the Reface series of portable keyboards intended for on-the-go noodling. Each of the four new models targets a very different style, from the reface DX that's inspired by the DX7 - the sounds from which are memorable from Toto's Africa - through the reface YC with the tones of Yamaha Combo organs from the 60s, the reface CP with electric piano sounds, and finally the reface CS, heading back to the synths of the mid-70s.

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Yamaha debuts new 2016 line-up of ATVs, Side-by-Sides

Yamaha debuts new 2016 line-up of ATVs, Side-by-Sides

Yamaha Motors announced its new line-up of ATV and Side-by-Side recreational vehicles for 2016. The company mentions that there are new models in a number of categories, including utility ATV, sport ATV, youth ATV and recreational Side-by-Side (SxS). This year also marks the company's 60th anniversary, so to celebrate they've produced a number of special editions in black and yellow, Yamaha's classic colors.

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Yamaha shows off 3-wheel prototypes of the future

Yamaha shows off 3-wheel prototypes of the future

Yamaha is probably best known for producing motorcycles of the two-wheel variety. The designers at Yamaha are showing off some prototype concept vehicles that are very different from what most associate with the brand. The prototypes have three wheels with two in the front and one in the rear.

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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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