News 2 Feb 2010

General: Yamaha concept to be unveiled on Gold Coast

Yamaha's EC-f will be on display at the Australian Motorcycle Expo this month.

Yamaha's EC-f will be on display at the Australian Motorcycle Expo this month.

Yamaha will offer a glimpse into the future of commuting when it unveils its revolutionary concept model EC-f at the Australian Motorcycle Expo Gold Coast.

Sure to stand out amongst hundreds of new production motorcycles, the electric-powered machine features minimalist, futuristic styling and has been designed with rider ease-of-use in mind.

Yamaha’s Smart Power ideals are present in the EC-f, with focus placed on environmentally-friendly performance and human riding pleasure.

A key feature of the new wave of electric motorcycles is ride stability and smoothness, all while operating with barely a sound.

A lightweight aluminium frame rounds out this incredible concept bike which would not look out of place in a sci-fi flick.

“The Australian Motorcycle Expo is focused on the new and unique,” said Event Manager Mark Petersen. “Along with the hundreds of new motorcycle models on the floor we are lucky to have some special concept machines demonstrating the possibility of technology advancements within the industry.

“The EC-f is an example of a future-proof product – sustainable and low impact. It’s not something we will see on our streets any time soon, but the technology and philosophy is certain to be built upon as production models continue to evolve.

“It made waves when revealed in Japan last year and we expect it will draw a lot of attention from crowds in its first Australian display on the Gold Coast in a few weeks’ time.”

Other brands represented at the showcase include BMW Motorrad, BRP, Ducati, Gilera, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husaberg, Hyosung, Kawasaki, KTM, Kymco, OZ Trikes, Piaggio, Sachs Bikes, SeaDoo, Suzuki, TGB, Triumph, Vespa, Victory Motorcycles and Yamaha Motor and Marine.

The three-day event runs from Friday, 19 February, through to Sunday, 21 February, with a range of attractions and action demonstrations set to make it the biggest event of its kind yet in Queensland.

Tickets range from $13 for children and $18 for adults. The best value ticket option is the family pass, which admits two adults and two children for $46.

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