Yamaha is working on its first electric bike and has already revealed the first details. The new model has the potential to raise the standards of e-bikes higher than ever as it could be the first one that shows how stability and efficiency can be joined together in one motorcycle.
The new Yamaha EC-Miu Electric Concept uses two wheels in the back and one wheel on the front, so we can expect to perfect balance and stability. The company says that the concept was designed especially for women and puts safety and ergonomics on the first place.
The Yamaha EC-Miu Electric Concept can be recharged using the same G-Station charging stations used by any regular electric motorcycle. The Yamaha EC-Miu Electric Concept is also equipped with Wi-Fi capability which will help the riders use smartphone-based navigation and telematics services.
The Yamaha EC-Miu Electric Concept has made its official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in November 2011.
Whether its by design or just a case of trivial coincidence, there seems to be a growing trend towards the development of new and powerful trikes these days. Sure, this is how the auto industry works; concepts come and go frequently. But in the case of trikes, there appears to be renewed interest in the segment, one that has spurned manufacturers to come out with their new models.
We already saw what Scorpion Motorsport did with the P6 , and now we have a concept trike model coming straight from the Land Down Under.
This is the Trike Strike by Design+Industry, a concept design that illustrates just how much potential there is in the trike segment. It’s far from being green-lighted into production, but it does give us an idea of the future that lies in front of us, one that could very well be defined by a multitude of high-powered trikes running around our streets in the future.
We featured this beast of a tricycle about a month ago and now it’s back for some more publicity. The only difference between then and now is that Tim Cotterill’s Rocket II Tricycle just may have found a new fan in no less than Jay Leno himself.
Cotterill’s one-of-a-kind work of art made its way to Jay Leno’s Garage and was given a thorough run-down by the celebrity car enthusiast. Needless to say, Jay Leno - just like the rest of us - came away impressed with Cotterill’s gargantuan creation, especially the supercharged dual-plug unit Hemi V8 that runs off of pump gas at a gas-guzzling rate of 3 mpg. Not exactly the type of vehicle environmentalists will be going gaga over.
In any case, we were a little bummed out when Jay Leno opted against taking the Rocket II out for a ride - who knows what he would have done with it - but Cotterill certainly made up for it by reminding us once more just how insane his creation is.
What in the world, right? It’s supposed to be a tricycle of sorts, only that it’s got a Hemi for an engine, it can do sick burnouts, and it comes in a gargantuan design that defies any form of coherent descriptions. And while we’re at a loss as to how to come up with adjectives to describe this monstrosity, it’s owner, Tim Cotterill - he calls his baby the ’Rocket II’, for obvious reasons - is just all too happy to take this bad boy out for a ride.
At this point, whatever word that comes out of our mouths is pretty much irrelevant by now because there’s really no describing this piece of work. So, we’ll just let the video do the talking for us. Watch and enjoy!
Although this is not a veritable Harley-Davidson trike, it does stand out as a lame attempt of virtually anything considered to be a mean of transportation. It looks very comfortable, but still too silly for our taste.
P.S. I would really like to see the guy riding this tent motorcycle.
Did you ever happen to buy a motorcycle and feel that there’s something missing in what concerns your new acquisition? Something such as a….third wheel for example. It seems that this motorcycle enthusiast did and with incredible results. This is the Harley-Davidson V-Rod Trike, definitely a unique machine which satisfies the riding demands of those who simply can’t stick to the standard two-wheeled version.
Lehman Trikes USA, Inc. proudly rolled out the new “Pit Boss” trike powered by Victory on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Mineral Palace Hotel and Casino in Deadwood, South Dakota. The event coincided with “Lehman Trikes Day” proclaimed by Mayor Franco Toscana at the opening of the unveiling ceremony. Special events were held throughout Deadwood to celebrate the event. Numerous industry and governmental dignitaries plus media representatives attended the rollout party. Earlier in the (...) More
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"Atypical machine, Triazuma, conceived exclusively for performances on asphalt, invite you to turn the key and to discover new feelings!" "Enjoy a cocktail which gathers best motor bike and car: acceleration, position, orders strictly identical to those of a two-wheeler, precise and radical behavior of a single-seater. Triazuma is an innovative and creative concept equipped with a powerful chassis, an avant-gardist line and a really original design. It is an exclusive (...) More