Weighing in at a mere 1,653-pounds, the Yamaha Sports Ride Coupe is set to hit the showroom by 2017. This sports car features a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, and is just 13-feet long and 5.65-feet wide, making it relatively compact even for its class. Even though the company is mainly known for their musical instruments and motorcycles, they did 3 working prototypes of the V12-powered, OX99-11 supercar, back in 1992. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Ever wonder what a motorcycle designed by engineers at Yamaha’s music department would look like? Look no further than the Yamaha Root. According to the company, “By taking the meters on the instrument panel off the motorcycle rider’s view, the idea of the design is to enable him or her to be a part of the passing scenery. The form was created to flow from the seat to the fuel tank and was inspired by a horse motif that aims to give a sense of unity among people, nature, and the vehicle.” Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a double crunch accident captured by a dash cam.
Yamaha has unveiled two new 03GEN trikes: the 03GEN-F and 03GEN-X. the F model (top) is more race-focused, while the X (bottom), aims to target the off-road rider. The latter features wire spoke wheels, knobby tires for rugged terrain, a rising exhaust, and a unique scrambler style design. There’s also an X-shaped headlight, touch display, and a thick tube rear frame with integrated taillight and rear turn signals. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.
Here’s another look at the futuristic Yamaha Tesseract, the world’s first 4-wheeled hybrid motorcycle – powered by both a v-twin engine and an electric motor. It features a ‘dual-scythe’ suspension, enabling it to lean like a regular two-wheeled bike. When stationary, the extra pair of wheels and a dual arm-lock system, keep the Tesseract upright. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Yes, what you’re looking at above, the OX99-11, is Yahama’s only supercar. Currently, three prototypes exist and they’re powered by a 3.5-liter V12 engine that produces 400hp @ 10,000rpm, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It was “designed by Yamaha subsidiary Ypsilon Technology and IAD, an English engineering consultancy, which was supposed to enter production in 1994.” Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
At first glance, this may look like something from the next Transformers movie, but it’s actually Yamaha’s new Tesseract motorcycle concept. It sports “both a V-Twin engine of undisclosed size along with an electric motor.”
Yamaha claims that the machine is about the same width as a standard motorcycle, meaning lane-splitting could feasibly remain an option and parking shouldn’t be too difficult