The Future of Motorcycles

Yo Matsuda
Thu October 28th 2021, 5:30 - 7:00pm
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US-Asia Technology Management center, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for East Asian Studies
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The Future of Motorcycles

Join the US-Asia Technology Management Center for the sixth session in our 2021 Autumn Seminar Series, Mobility: Asia Moves Forward in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Connected cars and autonomous vehicles may be the current hot topics, but what about the future of motorcycles?  New builds, new technology, new propulsion and performance make motorcycles a potentially significant player in the future of mobility… simultaneously maintaining the integrity of the driving experience and offering a greener and more climate friendly mode of transport.  Motorcycles comprise a fascinating business and technical challenge in this era of digital transformation. What are the future possibilities that surround new technologies for motorcycles and what are the new applications and uses of motorcycle technologies in other mobility domains?

Kawasaki Heavy Industries began producing its first motorcycle engines in 1953, putting to use the advanced development technology and manufacturing knowhow gained through aircraft engine development, and has since produced many iconic machines such as the H1 (500SS Mach-III), Z1 (900 Super Four), Ninja (GPz900R), and in recent years the supercharged Ninja H2. No matter the time period, Kawasaki has remained on the cutting edge of two-wheeled technology, always anticipating the needs of the market and creating products to meet them. This has built up strong recognition and a positive image for the Kawasaki brand.

SPEAKER: Yo Matsuda, P.E., Deputy GM, R&D Division, Kawasaki Motors, Ltd.

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The series begins September 23, 2021 and continues weekly until December 2, 2021. Seminars will be held online via Zoom only, Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, with informal networking following until approximately 7:30 PM (PST).  There will not be a session on November 4 & 25, 2021.

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