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Yamaha, I never knew
« on: April 07, 2020, 01:17:41 pm »
So I do know they built F1 engines but it seems also a lot of R&D for car companies. And there I always thought Toyota made their own bullet proof  motors  :peepwall:

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Re: Yamaha, I never knew
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 01:53:19 pm »
Now we know why both Toyota and Yamaha are so ultra-reliable.  In the livestock industry, it's known as linebreeding.  The result is hybrid vigour.  :biggrin: :lol8:  Maybe we'll see a Yamayota soon?
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Re: Yamaha, I never knew
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 02:03:47 pm »
Yamaha created a 4,4 litre V8 for Volvo as well.  Nice and compact motor with decent grunt.  232kw.  I had a Volvo S80 with that motor - it was all wheel drive as well.  It kinda f*cked off and surprised many a performance saloon.  It sounded even better after I had the exhausts liberated.  Noble used a twin turbo version of that motor in one of its cars as well.
 
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Re: Yamaha, I never knew
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 03:10:38 pm »
Yamaha is a company with class.

You must view their range of top-quality musical instruments. :deal: :thumleft:

 

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Re: Yamaha, I never knew
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 03:20:09 pm »
Yamaha is a company with class.

You must view their range of top-quality musical instruments. :deal: :thumleft:

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 03:22:51 pm »
Yamaha is a company with class.

You must view their range of top-quality musical instruments. :deal: :thumleft:

Hulle het nie die kitaar gespeel die laaste paar jare in motogp nie...... :pot:

Net die donnerse begrafnis-orrel. :eek7:
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 03:24:36 pm »
Yamaha is a company with class.

You must view their range of top-quality musical instruments. :deal: :thumleft:

Hulle het nie die kitaar gespeel die laaste paar jare in motogp nie...... :pot:

Net die donnerse begrafnis-orrel. :eek7:

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Re: Yamaha, I never knew
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 03:25:06 pm »
Yamaha is a company with class.

You must view their range of top-quality musical instruments. :deal: :thumleft:

Hulle het nie die kitaar gespeel die laaste paar jare in motogp nie...... :pot:

Net die donnerse begrafnis-orrel. :eek7:

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Re: Yamaha, I never knew
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 03:28:51 pm »
Yamaha is a company with class.

You must view their range of top-quality musical instruments. :deal: :thumleft:

Hulle het nie die kitaar gespeel die laaste paar jare in motogp nie...... :pot:

Net die donnerse begrafnis-orrel. :eek7:

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Re: Yamaha, I never knew
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 06:12:03 pm »
Apparently Toyota owns large shares in Yamaha (rumoured 25%) so there is a lot of shared Tech and even though Yamaha built the engines a lot of the Tech comes from Toyota itself. Most of Yamaha s larger 4 stroke outboards are actually Toyota engines re adapted by Yamaha. The same goes with Subaru and Toyota. Toyota is a massive Company. 
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 06:40:12 pm »
Owning 3.6% of a company doesnt really acccount to a large share?
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2020, 07:07:22 pm »
Depends how the shares are distributed and how many shareholders. Yamaha and Toyota have worked together on many projects and Yamaha also manufactures some of Toyota's car engines.
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2020, 08:32:42 pm »
They indeed have, resulting in some of the greatest Toy engines from the mid 90s in Toys, especially Corrolas.
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2020, 09:35:38 pm »
They indeed have, resulting in some of the greatest Toy engines from the mid 90s in Toys, especially Corrolas.

Yes indeed, those multivalve RSI's were magnificent.
 
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2020, 08:27:02 am »
Depends how the shares are distributed and how many shareholders. Yamaha and Toyota have worked together on many projects and Yamaha also manufactures some of Toyota's car engines.

There is however a marked difference between 3,6% ownership and the rumoured 25%.  You are correct on Yamaha / Toyota collaboration though.  Regardless of ownership, which in many cases is purely a financial figure, they have worked together on many projects, especially engine design and building over the years.
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2020, 08:32:16 am »
They indeed have, resulting in some of the greatest Toy engines from the mid 90s in Toys, especially Corrolas.

Yes indeed, those multivalve RSI's were magnificent.

That they were.  It can be argued that during that era, the Yamaha / Toyota engine collaboration is what brought us multi-valve engines that really worked well and would eventually lead to their, almost everyday use.  Remember the Yamaha Genesis 5 valves per cylinder engine? 
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2020, 01:23:34 pm »
Like this.  :)



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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2020, 01:26:24 pm »
Eggzackery like that!   :thumleft:
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2020, 01:34:24 pm »
I had one of these,.....was `n lekker bike.

"The FZ750 is notable for several reasons, perhaps the most radical being the 5-valve cylinder head with a radial arrangement. This became something of a Yamaha trademark, and although disputed in recent years, it was argued that for a given lift, the 3 inlet valves flowed more effectively than conventional twin inlet valves. What was indisputable was that their light weight allowed for faster opening speeds, and softer valve springs, all contributing to theoretical increases in engine speed and thus power outputs. Whatever the scientific merits, the bikes were famous for their linear power delivery, and in 1985 it was still considered impressive to achieve 150mph from a 750 road machine. "



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Re: Yamaha, I never knew
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2020, 02:52:17 pm »
Five valves really made a difference ? Think Yamaha dropped it later ? Too complex ?
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