Yamaha, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has revealed its sports car concept—the Yamaha Sports Ride, at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show*.
The two-seater sports car has been designed based on the iStream manufacturing system. A process developed by Gordon Murray Design Limited to produce lightweight, high-rigidity vehicle structures rooted in Formula One technology.
Although there is no details about the car's engine or its performance figures, reports are that the car weighs less than 900kg, and is lighter than the Lotus Elise. (a two-seat, rear-wheel drive car by the British manufacturer Lotus Cars.)
The design team for the Yamaha Sports Ride Concept was led by Dezi Nagaya, ex-Toyota designer, who claims, the design of the car was inspired by Yamaha motorcycles. The concept sports car features dark grey exterior finish, along with tan brown interiors with carbon fibre, and metallic finish.
Along with the Yamaha Sport Ride Concept, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer's booth at the Tokyo Motor Show was a treat. On display were the following models:
LMW - MWT-9
A Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) Concept model to propose a new type of category in terms of sport riding. The LMW has twin front wheels and is powered by a 849cc, in-line, three cylinder engine.
An autonomous motorcycle riding humanoid robot built around a fusion of Yamaha's motorcycle and robotics technology.
A lightweight, compact motorcycle for youngsters who want to experience the thrills of riding a motorcycle. The Resonator125 is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder engine.
An electric power-assisted mountain bike, which is a high-performance bicycle designed for adults who want to enjoy the freedom of being able to ride on virtually any terrain.
*The Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public from 30 October to 8 November.