2013 Tokyo Motor Show Live - Yamaha EVINO, EKIDS, YPJ01

20/11/2013 - 22:23 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Yamaha's long lineup of electric two-wheeler prototypes at the Tokyo Motor Show includes the Yamaha EVINO, Yamaha EKIDS and the Yamaha YPJ01.

Yamaha EVINO and Yamaha EKIDS

Yamaha EVINO
Yamaha EVINO

The EVINO (e-Vino) and EKIDS prototypes are driven by the same DC brushless motor that draws power from a removable lithium-ion battery, which can be charged independently. The EVINO also uses regenerative braking to charge the battery on the move.

The EKIDS is powered by a modularized variant of the EVINO's powertrain, while the controller unit is reprogrammed for easy use. This makes the EKIDS suitable for learners.

Yamaha EKIDS top view
Yamaha EKIDS

The EVINO is designed for short-distance trips, and is a lower price range model. As it is based on the Vino, it gets a retro-pop styling and an optimized front-rear weight balance. It measures 1,675 mm × 645 mm × 1,005 mm (Length x Width x Height)

The EKIDS is designed for learners and since it doesn't use oil or gasoline, it is suitable for indoor application as well. It measures 1,245 mm × 575 mm × 715 mm (Length x Width x Height).

Yamaha YPJ01

2013 marks Yamaha's 20th anniversary of making power assisted bicycles. The YPJ01 is a concept conceived to look 20 years into the future. The keywords of this bicycle are “stylish,” “ecological,” “healthy” and “enjoyable.”

The sleek frame is combined with a lightweight drive unit and battery and the rider's smartphone can be paired to the bicycle to make the ride more enjoyable.

Yamaha YPJ01 rear three quarters
Yamaha YPJ01

The 22-speed YPJ01 measures 1,700 mm × 430 mm × 1,050 mm (Length × Width × Height) and is powered by a 250W motor that gets its juice from a Lithium Ion battery.

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