From one bike show to another. Even as EICMA winds down, The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show is ramping up, with Yamaha unveiling early details on exciting new concept models. This XTW250 RYOKU, for instance, looks like its made from Lego. Coming so soon after the wonderful Husqvarna Moab concept, we’re hoping that chunkily-styled little dual-sports are going to be an industry trend.
Of the Ryoku, Yamaha says:
Here is a “SUV motorcycle” with toughness and heavy-duty utility that adds a new dimension to the great mobility and convenience motorcycles are known for. The key concept behind its design is “unrestricted, anytime, anywhere,” and has a range of features like a large, high-load, low center-of-gravity rear carrier, a slim, low-mounted large-capacity gas tank, fat tires, rugged chassis guards and removable LED headlights. These features expand its range of uses and give you the performance and operability to go almost anywhere. Here is Yamaha’s idea of a dependable partner for people who love motorcycles and the outdoor life, specially tailored for the Japanese market.
This concept model is a fresh embodiment of Yamaha design philosophy that combines the familiar look and feel of a bicycle in a motorcycle. Mounting a world standard 125cc class engine on a slim, lightweight frame, this model is designed to offer good fuel economy with an easy and enjoyable ride. Besides its appeal as a personal vehicle for daily commuting, it sports an active image that will lure owners on longer jaunts on the weekends.
This is a concept model Yamaha proposes to expand the potential for electric commuter models in urban lifestyles. Positioned in the 50cc (Gentsuki) class, it has two rear wheels for a stable, easy ride that women will especially enjoy. It is designed in the image of the flow of wind with a compact size that makes it a breeze to handle. It’s an “easy on me and easy on the environment” vehicle that will be perfect for those little daily errands around town.
Here is a concept model that proposes a new way of enjoying today’s increasingly popular electrically power assisted bicycles. To complement its practicality for everyday commuting or shopping trips, this model is designed to fold up easily to fit on the train, bus, or your car when you travel. To make the bike foldable, the motor of its power unit is built into the front wheel hub in a sophisticated design that is both functional and stylish.
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