It’s tax time once again and the motorcycle manufacturers have started releasing fiscal numbers from this past year as well as projections for what’s looking like a promising 2011 – let’s hope so at least! One of the first to release details was Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, outlining details of the 2010 fiscal year.
Yamaha Motorcycle has succeeded in the development of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) named Y.C.A.T. (Yamaha Compact Automatic Transmission) that is compact enough to be mounted on a moped type motorcycle of the 100 to 125cc class. In addition to displaying this Y.C.A.T. system at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009, it will appear on new moped type models for the ASEAN market beginning with a 2010 model in Vietnam.
Message from Tsunji Togami, President & CEO, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
"It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce that, for the second consecutive year, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has achieved its ultimate goal in MotoGP competition by winning the Triple Crown of rider, team and manufacturer championship titles.
"We owe this great achievement today to the spirited support of the many Yamaha fans and our sponsors, and I would like to take this opportunity to extend to all of you my heartfelt appreciation.