Yamaha Returns to Trials

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The Yamaha TY-E – Photo: Yamaha Motor Company

Images: Akihiko Hattori & Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha Motor Company have re-entered the World trials arena by confirming that they will contest the 2018 FIM ‘Trial-E’ class with the announcement of their ‘TY-E’ model. The machine will be ridden by the factory rider Kenichi Kuroyama.

Kuroyama, is an eleven-time national champion of Japan. He rode for eleven years in the World championships and achieved four world title rounds and scored twenty-five podium positions.

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The revolutionary Yamaha TY-E – Photo: Yamaha Motor Company

The re-entry of Yamaha onto the world stage is significant and to be electric powered, even more so.

The question now must be asked, will the mighty Honda concern make inroads to electric-trials with their own electric powered machine?

Images courtesy of Akihiko Hattori, taken at the Tokyo Show, March 2018:

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