• Brudeli 625L

    Yamaha clearly sees the market for 3-wheeled vehicles gaining traction. Last month Norwegian company Brudeli announced Yamaha had purchased patents for its 3-wheel tilting vehicle suspension. Brudeli, a lesser known company, actually invented a novel setup for 3-wheeled vehicles. Instead of two sets of twin USD forks like Yamaha has used in the past with its 3-wheeled Niken, Brudeli employs two transverse bars on top of each other. These attach to a pair of shocks, which allows for the center of gravity to move with the rider. It gives the rider greater control when leaning into a turn and...

  • Yamaha self-driving motorcycle, Motobot
    Yamaha to show robot rider at CES that will challenge Valentino Rossi

    Yamaha plans to pit man against machine with its latest self-riding motorcycle concept. And it has an appropriate name: Motobot. The Japanese motorcycle company announced last Tuesday that it will bring its Motobot concept to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it will detail the...

  • Yamaha Cross Hub concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Yamaha Cross Hub is a pint-sized pickup truck concept

    Yamaha might not be a brand you associate with trucks, but the motorcycle builder that brought us the Gordon Murray-designed Sports Ride and T25 Style Motiv concepts has brought a new show car to this year's Tokyo motor show. On Wednesday in Tokyo, the company took the wraps off of its Yamaha Cross...

  • Yamaha Sports Ride concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Yamaha Sports Ride Concept First With Gordon Murray-Designed iStream Carbon

    Yamaha has been hinting at a move into car manufacturing in recent years, with the firm recently teaming up with McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray to develop a city car concept called the Motiv. Now Yamaha is back with a new sports car concept unveiled today at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and like...

  • Yamaha Motiv city car concept
    Gordon Murray-Designed Yamaha Minicar Car Gets Zytek Electric Power

    Gordon Murray is best-known for his work on the McLaren F1 supercar more than two decades ago, and as a top Formula One designer before that, but he's spent the last few years showing he can turn his attention to more realistic--if less exciting--projects too. The first fruits of that labor were...

  • Yamaha Motiv city car concept
    Gordon Murray Teams With Yamaha On T25-Style Motiv City Car: Video

    Yamaha has announced it is the first company to adopt McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray's innovative iStream production process--said to slash the cost of producing cars. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer--and soon-to-be automaker--revealed its Motiv city car at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show today...

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