Already in November 1969 the Director of Mitsui Maschinen GmbH in Germany, the late Mr. H. Brethauer, travelled to Japan to witness the tests of the XS1 and discuss specifications for the European Market.
This is an unique photo taken on Yamaha's Fukuroi test track.
On the left Mr. Brethauer is listening to the explanation of Mr. Shikimura, who was responsible and who later-on worked for Yamaha Motor Europe in Amsterdam as New Project Engineer. On the far right is Fujimori-San, a very experienced test rider. I worked also with him when the TX750, XS500, XS650 and XS1100 were introduced in Europe.