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Yamaha Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate based in Japan with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics, motorcycles and power sports equipment. Wikipedia.


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Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-29

A vehicle includes a linkage, a steering force transmission, and a steering lock. The steering force transmission includes a rear shaft that is able to turn about a rear axis, a front shaft that is able to turn about a front axis, and a connector. When seen from a side of the vehicle, a distance between the front shaft and a right steering axis is smaller than a distance between the rear shaft and the right steering axis, and in which at least one portion of the steering lock that is mounted on the front shaft or a member that turns together with the front shaft and a member that is displaced relative thereto is provided in a position that overlaps a movable range of the linkage when seen from the side of the vehicle.


Patent
Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-29

In a vehicle, a portion of an upper cross member and a portion of a lower cross member at least temporarily overlap each other without coming into contact with each other when a body frame of the vehicle is caused to lean from an upright state to the left or the right with a maximum angle, as viewed from a front in a direction along a lower intermediate connecting axis.


Patent
Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-29

A vehicle includes an inverted suspension and a wheel speed sensor and a sensor wire. At least a portion of a left wheel speed sensor is disposed inwards of an outer edge of a left front inner tube, and at least a portion thereof is provided between a left front imaginary line and a left rear imaginary line when seen from the direction of the left wheel axis and disposed above a lower end of a left shock absorber. A left sensor wire crosses the left front imaginary line or the left rear imaginary line below either of a lower end of a left front outer tube and a lower end of a left rear outer tube. At least a portion of a left lower restrictor is provided on a left inner connector in a position located ahead of the left front imaginary line or behind the left rear imaginary line.


Patent
Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-29

A vehicle includes an up-side-down suspension and a wheel speed sensor and a sensor wire. A left lower restrictor is fixed to a left inner connector or a member that is displaced relatively together with the left inner connector in association with the operation of a left shock absorber above a left wheel speed sensor as seen from the direction of a left wheel axis. At least a portion of the left wheel speed sensor is situated farther inwards than an outer edge of a left front inner tube in relation to a left-and-right direction, is situated below a left lower imaginary line when the left shock absorber extends to its maximum extent, and is provided on the left inner connector between a left front imaginary line and a left rear imaginary line when seen from the direction of the left wheel axis. The left sensor wire extends so as to intersect the left lower imaginary line when seen from the direction of the left wheel axis.


Patent
Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-29

A vehicle includes a steering force transmission including a steering force input, a steering shaft that is connected to the steering force input and which is supported by a first shaft support so as to turn about a rear steering axis, a connector that is connected to the steering shaft and displaced as the steering shaft turns, and a relay shaft that is connected to the connector to turn about a front steering axis as the connector is displaced, which is supported by a second shaft support that is provided ahead of the first shaft support to turn a right front wheel and a left front wheel as the second shaft support turns. The first shaft support is fixed to a portion of a body frame that extends to the rear from the link support so that the rear steering axis of the steering shaft is disposed behind a movable range of a rear cross element of a linkage in relation to a front-and-rear direction of a middle upper axis.


Patent
Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-29

A vehicle includes a linkage, a steering force transmission, a steering lock and a steering stopper. The steering force transmission includes a rear shaft that is able to turn about a rear axis, a front shaft that is able to turn about a front axis, and a connector that transmits the turning of the rear shaft to the front shaft. The steering lock includes a first portion and a second portion which are able to be displaced relative to each other and makes it impossible for a right front wheel and a left front wheel to turn by making it impossible for the first portion to be displaced relative to the second portion. The steering stopper includes a third portion and fourth portions which are able to be displaced relative to each other and restricts a maximum steering angle of the right front wheel and the left front wheel by stopping the relative displacement of the third portion to the fourth portions so that the right front wheel and the left front wheel are prevented from being steered to more than the maximum steering angle. The first portion and the third portion are provided on the rear shaft, and the second portion and the fourth portions are provided on a member that is displaced relative to the rear shaft.


Patent
Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-29

In a vehicle, a left shock absorber is disposed such that a left telescopic axis is positioned on the left of a left steering axis in a left-right direction of a body frame when a vehicle in which the body frame is standing upright is viewed from a front in a front-rear direction of the body frame. A right shock absorber is disposed such that a right telescopic axis is positioned on the right of a right steering axis in the left-right direction of the body frame when the vehicle in which the body frame is standing upright is viewed from the front in the front-rear direction of the body frame.


Patent
Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-26

An electric motorcycle includes a vehicle controller that outputs an instruction value based on an operation amount of at least an accelerator grip, and a motor driving unit that supplies a driving electric power in accordance with the instruction value to an electric motor. The vehicle controller is disposed outside a case that includes the motor driving unit disposed therein. The distance from the steering handle to the vehicle controller is shorter than the distance from the steering handle to the motor driving unit in a side view of the vehicle body, to simplify the cost of the electric wire and the work required to lay out the electric wire.


Patent
Yamaha | Date: 2016-09-22

A vehicle includes an electric motor and a clutch disposed on a drive shaft. The electric motor is disposed on one side from a middle of the vehicle in the vehicle width direction, while the clutch and a sprocket are disposed on a second side from the middle of the vehicle in the vehicle width direction. The clutch is connected to a clutch lever so that the state of engagement of the clutch is changed in response to an operation of the clutch lever. It is thus possible to increase the degree of freedom in torque transmission control by a driver, to increase an output torque of the electric motor, and to reduce the size of the clutch.


A damper is disposed between an outer peripheral surface of a bushing and an inner peripheral surface of an inner hub. The damper includes a first portion facing a rib of the bushing, a second portion facing a rib of the inner hub, and a connection portion by which the first portion and the second portion are connected to each other. In a state in which a rotational force has not been applied between the bushing and the inner hub, the damper includes a cross-sectional shape that defines a deformation-absorbing space positioned between the first portion and the second portion. The deformation-absorbing space is deformed such that the first portion approaches the second portion in a state in which the rib of the bushing and the rib of the inner hub have moved relatively by application of a rotational force between the bushing and the inner hub.

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