The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Exhibition Details

On Display at the Kawasaki Booth

Kawasaki Technology: Shaping The Future

Following the theme for the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, our theme is “Shaping a New Future”. On display are three revolutionary technologies produced by the Kawasaki Group.

  • CO2-free Hydrogen Supply Infrastructure (Reference Exhibit)
  • “J” 3-Wheel Electric Vehicle & Battery Management Technology (Reference Exhibit)
  • Supercharged Engine (Reference Exhibit)
Booth Map

Display Models (Products)

On display are numerous production models including the “Ninja Series,” sportbikes that showcase the leading edge of Kawasaki motorcycle technology; “Z Series,” radical naked bikes designed to stimulate the senses; and “Estrella Series” models making their world debut.

Display Models (Racing Machines)

2013 championship-winning on-road and off-road race machines are also on display. Get up close and experience Kawasaki’s challenging spirit and the passion we feel for Lime Green.

Gift for Visitors

As a special gift, “Life with Estrella,” a photo collection of everyday moments with the Estrella, is being offered to the first 500 visitors each day of the motor show. If interested, please ask at the Kawasaki information counter.

* One book per person please.
* Available while quantities last.

CO2-free Hydrogen Supply Infrastructure (Reference Exhibit)

When considering the energy requirements of the distant future, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. believes that reducing CO2 emissions will be an important social responsibility. Among the various alternative fuels, CO2-free Hydrogen stands out as a new energy source for its low cost, its ability to be dependably produced in large quantities, and its characteristic of not releasing CO2 to the atmosphere either when it is produced or when it is consumed. Using Kawasaki technology, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. is working on a complete infrastructure for the supply of CO2-free Hydrogen, from production, to transport through storage.

“J” 3-Wheel Electric Vehicle & Battery Management Technology (Reference Exhibit)

One of the technologies that Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. is proud to be working on is battery management technology. GIGACELL® is a next-generation high-capacity nickel-metal hydride battery. Capable of rapid charging and discharging, it can be used to stabilise the output electricity of natural energies such as solar or wind power, and is used in SWIMO®, a Kawasaki-developed light rail vehicle that can operate without overhead wires.

Using a battery cell as a power source, the “J” 3-wheel electric vehicle is a new urban mobility system that adapts to the type of travel required. Comfort Mode offers a relaxed riding position for city riding, while Sport Mode allows the rider to become one with the vehicle for fun sport riding.

Supercharged Engine (Reference Exhibit)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. also has a long history of developing technologies for turbine engines. The lifeblood of these turbines is their blades, which need to be able to cope with extreme heat and vibration while spinning at high speeds. Know-how from years of designing turbine engine blades was instilled in the first supercharger developed by a motorcycle manufacturer. And of course, designing a motorcycle-use supercharged engine in-house means that maximum efficiency could be pursued.

Fictitious fuselage shown