Yamaha Hints at Upcoming Leaning Multi-Wheeler

07/08/2013 @ 2:52 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS


Yamaha Motor Co. recently had its investors meeting, and the Japanese company left a curious item for its second-to-last slide in the presentation: a leaning multi-wheeler. Unfortunately, the proposed machine doesn’t appear to be a production version of the Tesseract concept (shown above), but instead a new sporty three-wheeled scooter, to take on bikes like the unfortunately named Piaggio MP3.

Expected for the 2014 model year, we should see the Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) at the EICMA and Tokyo Motor Show later this year. No word yet on what will be beneath the fairings, but it is expected that the leaning trike will around 300cc to 400cc in displacement, and go head-to-head with the MP3 on price (insert 99¢ download joke here).



For bonus three-wheeler fun, here is a video of A&R Eddie Smith riding his Kawasaki-powered TreMoto up Pikes Peak during the 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Source: Yamaha

  • phil

    BUT would you need a crash helnet. Technically you shouldn’t.

  • Damn

    seems not only italy can come up with something special Yamaha can to. this thing looks realy sharp!

  • Norm G.

    3 wheels = cheater.

  • JTH

    Proof that the end of civilization as we know it is ending

  • TexusTim

    looks like a handfull to ride at any real speed…what market are they going after with this ? hate to be the one buying tires for it. maybe the tire industry is behind these three and four wheel things…lol
    why…yea why do they waiste time and money on this concept ?…I cant see this as an improvement to two wheels….anyway I want to ride pikes peak one day soon on two wheels please.