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Yamaha planning 'crossplane' dynasty

As well as its promised ‘crossplane’ three-cylinder engine Yamaha is preparing a -parallel-twin and further variations on the R1’s four-cylinder crossplane motor to create an entire family of characterful new motors. With its three-cylinder concept engine, revealed at last autumn’s round of bike shows, Yamaha’s intention was to carry over the “character of the crossplane concept featured on the M1 and...

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Jan 13

Posts: 10

shamarone says:

contradictory statements?

re: "Yamaha hasn’t shown a ‘crossplane-inspired’ twin yet, but the CP2 trademark suggests a motor is in the works"

re: "And that’s something the firm has already created, using 270° twins on both the ageing TDM900 and the relatively new XTZ1200 Super Tenere."

these two statements above appear to contradict one another since the new engine in the Super10 is a crossplane inspired twin.  so it's either in the works...?  or they've already created it and shown it...?   it can't be both can it...? 

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Jan 10

Posts: 427

rlf3 says:

That'll be a

If Yamaha build an "advanced new light, slim and compact three-cylinder engine" that'll be a Triumph for them...

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Aug 08

Posts: 241

Paulvt1 says:

A light, funky 3 cylinder replacement for the TDM 900 please Mr Yamaha.

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Sep 12

Posts: 206

domster says:

2014 YAM'S

Make mine a CP3 TDM and a CP2 TMAX, both about 800cc ta!

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Oct 10

Posts: 36

sandmacker says:

Are they going to add a shaft drive as like the XS 750 's were . A shaft drive 900 /1000 TDM twin ,23 lt tank some bash plates /guards, adjustable fairing , centre stand , with that 18" front hoop under 220 kg dry  , and I will definately sign up for one . The TDM is an already brilliant bike . This would be the icing on the cake .

And a TRX  triple , and /or  naked to take on the MV's, Ducatis , and Truimphs would be another treat .

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Jul 12

Posts: 17

maxyam says:

Yamaha crossplane

good to read that Yamaha seem to be going on the innovation trail again- long overdue.

However I have to ask why motorcyle journalists persist in saying the bike engines are "inline" fours etc.- most are not they are Transverse i.e. across the frame; an in-line engine is one that goes from front to back in the chassis e.g the Triumph Rocket Three! 

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Nov 05

Posts: 125

Maybe i am being cynical but...

But since they already make CP2, in the form of TDM, and CP4 in the form of the R1, the only real interesting part is the CP3 which no doubt will be 120 degree crank, which isn't new from Yamaha or anyone else for that matter. So its not that great is it really?!!

How about a CP6, now that be worthy news!!

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