Yamaha recently took the wraps off a special concept bike at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show: The Yamaha TY-E trial bike. The concept motorcycle is an advanced electric bike that is packed with features and ready for action during this summer’s 2018 FIM Trial-E-Cup.
According to ElectricMotorcyclesNews.com, the TY-E was developed from the company’s “Evolving R & D” effort that uses 5% of its working hours at the Research and Development Division to work on special projects:
The TY-E is an advanced development deriving from the company’s “Evolving R & D” activities. The “Evolving R & D” uses 5% of its working hours at the Research and Development Division, and at the discretion of its staff, is used as an opportunity to provide voluntary and autonomous activities for creating innovation while not being bound by conventional frameworks. It is here that we focused on a trial model for competition and worked on its development to help overcome EV development problems such as high output from small sized and lightweight components, and the ease of riding that responds as the rider would intend.