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– 2007 Yamaha Luxair
2007 Yamaha Luxair
LUXAIR (Special exhibition model/prototype)
Power unit=Liquid-cooled engine and electric motor
Fuel supply system=Electronic fuel injection
This is a hybrid type motorcycle with a gasoline, liquid-cooled engine and an electric motor that function in parallel to provide a riding experience that could never be achieved with only an engine. Drawing on Yamaha’s “G.E.N.I.C.H.” ideal of electronic control technology use and our “Smart Power” concept of employing new power sources, this model offers a new sort of rider-machine communication. During acceleration the electric motor kicks in to assist the engine and when cruising the motor switches to a generating function to re-charge the battery. The engine-brake force created during deceleration is also used to generate electricity to charge the battery. Yamaha’s super-thin YIPU (Yamaha Intelligent Power Unit) is built into the rear hub to provide the electric power assist during acceleration and when wheeling the vehicle by hand, and it also provides a reverse function. In a collaboration with Yamaha Corp. (music) this model also mounts a special audio system,”Natural Sound Motorcycle Audio System.”
Natural Sound Motorcycle Audio System
Sound is projected in beam form to create an ideal sound for the rider. It is compatible with a variety of sound systems, and can transmit sound to a wireless receiver in the helmet via Bluetooth™ technology. Also, the helmet has a built-in active noise canceling function to reduce annoying wind noise and improve the sound environment in the helmet.