Yamaha seems ready to jump into the market of the automobile permanently. And the last example is the one that we show in the Living in Tokyo, Yamaha Sports Ride Concept. It is a very small and lightweight, sporty two-seater with an aesthetic daring and a reason to be, fun. And that which we do not know yet definitive data.
The Sports Ride Concept from Yamaha is shaping up as a sporty of small size, only measures 3.9 meters long, 1,72 metres wide and 1,17 m high. Hosts two people in its interior and has sought to lighten the whole thing as possible, what has caused the body to be manufactured in carbon fiber and design run by Gordon Murray.
The design is as simple as it is aggressive, but has moved away from sports radical as the KTM X-Bow, which was supposed to be his rival. Here there is a ceiling and a design more fluid, inspired also by some details in their sport-bikes. Thus, the optical group front are very low and the rear is high with two exhaust pipes of power plants.
In the interior, minimalism is the key, also in pursuit of finding the minimum weight. There are only two seats, but the design has been carefully, even if we speak logically from a conceptual model. There are few buttons, which puts forward a basic equipment, while the box of clocks inspired by one of their sport-bikes.
The mechanics still of the Yamaha Sports Ride Concept has not been announced but it takes to force the option of placing a engine is very small with only three cylinders and 1.0 litre. The power does not appear to be excessive, staying in the environment 100 horses. Taking into account that the overall weight close to 750 kilos the benefits will not be scarce for the power. Will have to see if it finally comes to production, you have all the paints, but am surprised that Yamaha has not wanted to be measured to KTM in the segment of the basic sports-oriented circuit.
Source – Yamaha