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MT-09 Street Rally: for special challenges
“This bike is meant for tight corners as well as high speed sprints” says creator of the concept Oliver Grill. “We took inspiration from rallies on public roads, where you have technical sections, hairpins en open stretches all following each other. Like in the WRC car series, or the French MotoTour challenge.”Read More
MT-07: the next generation twin - made to have fun
“Our starting point was riding fun” says Project Leader Shin Yokomizo. “So regarding power delivery, as well as in light weight construction, we had a very clear challenge. We decided to create a true next generation engine. Compact, powerful, much lighter and more fuel efficient as well.”
Tricity concept model: Design of a fun inspired mobility approach
This compact ‘Leaning Multi Wheel’ has a sleek design and sporty touch, true to the Yamaha brand heritage. At the same time it is elegant, not aggressive. After all, Yamaha expects it to be the perfect inner-city commuter for many people and a great mobility solution in the typical European metropolitan traffic conditions!
XV 950: urban performance in a cool package
"We see cool custom and retro bikes booming today" says our Product Planning manager for Europe, Oliver Grill. "The XV950 is fitting this trend completely. It has both a Japanese and American inspiration. The passion for compact and bobber-style custom bikes was the starting point. And with our Yamaha roots we focused on performance and on making the bike useable, even in crowded cities."