Like every year Tokyo Motor Show comes out as a fantastic event for auto manufacturers to display their new projects. The automakers like Honda and Kawasaki showcased some of the most interesting new bikes while others like Yamaha allured with their striking new concepts. In this article, we bring you a comprehensive list of all the exciting bike stuff as seen at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017.
The company showcased the new Tritown at the show which is a compact electric 3-wheeler concept that has twin front wheels and a single rear wheel. The twin front wheels have Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) mechanism that helps the rider to lean in while taking a turn. The concept lunges forward with a twist grip and is built as an alternative to bicycles.
Custom Honda CBR250RR
The company has launched the modified version of the CBR250RR at the Tokyo Motor Show. Compared to the standard version, the customized CBR250RR gets a full system Akrapovic exhaust system, carbon fiber rear mudguard, new exclusive paint scheme, inverted forks up front with a Marowaki master cylinder and at the rear it gets an adjustable single shock by HyperPro Active. The engine remains the same delivering the same power and torque output as before.
Honda PCX electric scooter
The company added another electric 2-wheeler in its line up with the new PCX electric scooter. The scooter has been developed keeping the Asian 2-wheeler market in mind and is slated for the launch in 2018. In terms of visuals, it gets the same styling as its gasoline-powered sibling. Powering this scooter is the Honda’s new high-output motor that packs two detachable lithium-ion batteries setup.
Honda NSC 'Neo Sports Cafe' concept
The company unveiled the new NSC 'Neo Sports Cafe' concept at the show. The bike carries a minimalistic retro-modern design which surely looks good and also boasts off elements which give it a modern touch such as TFT instrument console, LED head and tail lamps, and single-sided swingarm. Honda stayed tight-lipped when enquired about the engine and specification of this NSC 'Neo Sports Cafe' concept.
Yamaha Motoroid concept
Of all the new concepts unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, the new Yamaha Motoroid concept surely gets the award for being one of the most interesting concepts of them all. The company has given this concept an AI system that connects with the rider’s personal devices and interacts with the user. Yamaha has also given this bike a self-balancing technology. Being an AI system, the bike can ride out of parking lots on its own and can drive itself towards the user. The system will be fully updated about your day to day plan/needs and much more than that.
Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Ninja 400
The green machine maker, Kawasaki revealed the new Ninja 250R and Ninja 400 at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017. Both the bike are similar in term of visuals but are different displacement versions in the same Ninja series. The bikes draw inspiration from the Ninja ZX-10R which is the ultimate supersport machine from Kawasaki. It gets similarly designed body panels and Kawasaki race livery as seen on the ZX-10R. The Ninja 400 will soon make it to the Indian market and will compete against its rivals like the KTM RC390 and the Yamaha YZF-R3. While the Ninja 250R will make it to the Indian market or not is yet to see.
Another bombshell dropped by Kawasaki at the Tokyo Motor Show is the new Z900RS that has surely attracted the most audience at the event. The new Z900RS comes out as the neo-retro bike from Kawasaki that at the first glance reminds of the old-school legend, Kawasaki Z1. It gets the similar tank design as the latter. The round headlight gives it an old-school appeal but with modern LED design touch. The bike is based on the Z900 platform sharing the same chassis which has been modified as per the needs of the new body panels. It gets upside down front forks with radially-mounted brake calipers, ABS and switchable traction control as well. Apart from chassis, the other bit that it shares from Z900 is its engine which has been detuned to suit its neo-retro character. The engine now churns out a more tractable 110bhp@8500rpm and 73Nm at 6500rpm.
Yamaha Niken concept
The 3-wheeler Yamaha leaning bikes are not new, and this time its better, more advanced and demonic looking. Welcome the new Yamaha Niken that surely looks straight out from those Transformer Hollywood flicks. The tri-wheeler gets the 900cc in-line 3-cylinder engine from the MT-09. The engine originally delivers 113bhp and 87Nm of torque but expect that it to be tuned down as per the needs of the machine.
Honda Goldwing 2018
The new Honda Goldwing has been one of the most awaited motorcycle from Honda and the company decided to unveil the same at the Tokyo Motor Show. The bike has been heavily updated both in terms of looks as well as mechanicals. Talking straight about the engine, it gets a 1833cc powerhouse that makes 124bhp of maximum power and 169Nm of peak torque. The bike is offered in two optional gearboxes including 6-speed manual and Honda’s proprietary DCT gearbox. It gets a ride-by-wire throttle, four riding modes (tour, sport, economy, and rain), multi-level traction control and idling stop system for better fuel economy.
Stay tuned as we bring you more such interesting auto stuff.