Let’s just say that Yamaha’s concepts are a bit…ambitious. Take the Yamaha 07GEN concept, for example – a three-wheeler from the Tokyo Motor Show that we seemingly overlooked.
What a colleague called like a “tribute to Miyazaki“, this oddly styled electric three-wheeled motorcycle for urban travel is a interesting mix of new-world technology with old-world aesthetics. It might even be too hippy for the hippest of hipsters…maybe.
Yamaha simply states the following about the 07GEN concept:
The 07GEN brings modern classical design through stylish forms and high quality finishes. Encouraging a more active and confident lifestyle, the user will grow with the vehicle through every experience.
Taking the journey slowly, bringing a sense of excitement to every destination. Authenticity at the heart of mobility, 07GEN is a comfortable, elegant three wheel electric commuter that supports seniors with a variety of lifestyles.
Before you start thinking that the Yamaha 07GEN is just fantasy, remember that Yamaha’s “GEN” concepts have a funny way of becoming production machines.
It will be interesting to see what becomes of the 07GEN concept, and whether we’ll see anything in production form from it in a few years’ time.