Forget hoverboards and electric skateboards, Yamaha’s TRITOWN personal mobility takes trikes to the next level. It comes equipped with the company’s Leaning Multi-Wheel technology, found in the previous Tesseract four-wheel motorcycle, and this means the leaning mechanism built into the two front wheels detects which way your body is oriented for navigation. It runs off an electric motor built into the rear wheel, which draws power from a frame-mounted battery. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Want to go right or left? The leaning wheel mechanism automatically detects which way you’re turning, while tilting is activated through a locking mechanism on the steering tube. To go accelerate, the throttle is accessed with a thumb lever built directly into the handlebars.
TRITOWN is no hefty vehicle by any means, as it measures 3.3-feet in length and weighs around 88-pounds. A prototype was shown off at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, but a more intensive month-long testing phase was carried out in April where the general public was able to try it out. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability for the production model.