A HAPPY MAR­RIAGE

Trial Magazine - - EXOTICA - WORDS & PIC­TURES: JOHN HULME

It’s not just the four-stroke Yamaha project that’s on the go at the mo­ment as they are also work­ing on this two-stroke Yamaha badged Euro­pean ma­chine, as seen in ac­tion in the WTC in Ja­pan in the hands of Fu­mi­taka Nozaki. This ‘Happy Mar­riage’ gives us a su­perb look­ing ma­chine that’s been given some design imag­i­na­tion in Ja­pan to make it look so alive in the flesh. The Yamaha TYS300R two-stroke tri­als ma­chine is ba­si­cally a mod­ern Euro­pean brand ma­chine that’s been given a makeover in Ja­pan. It’s noth­ing to be blue about as Scorpa have also fol­lowed the lead with this and use the same 300cc sin­gle cylin­der five-speed, wa­ter-cooled mo­tor in a steel chas­sis of their own design. Once again it’s Haruo Kimura who is look­ing af­ter the project, but af­ter watch­ing Nozaki in ac­tion we can con­firm that it cer­tainly goes well. We did ask to test this ma­chine but were very po­litely de­clined.

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