The Kawasaki J Concept isn’t the first example of a leaning mutli-wheel vehicles that you ride upon, as I’m sure you have all seen the similarly themed Yamaha Tesseract by now. Neither a motorcycle, nor a quad…we would even be reluctant to call the Kawasaki J Concept a trike, as the riding experience is complete different from other three-wheelers (technically it has four wheels, though the two rear tires act as one).
As such the J Concept and Tesseract exist in a class all to themselves, and that is probably the point of these concept machines: to explore new forms of vehicle recreation and transportation.
The design as it looks now, doesn’t seem too practical, but the idea of a completely adjustable riding position sounds like a concept with some merit – a sport machine for when you want to go fast, an upright sitting position for when you want to cruise. Hmm…
Showing us how the Kawasaki J Concept would transform on the fly while being ridden, Kawasaki explores this idea further in its video. If you feel like fighting for the users after watching it though, we understand.
Source: Kawasaki (YouTube)