Yamaha MOTOROiD – The Motorcycle/Robotcycle Concept
Yamaha brought a very special motorcycle to the recent Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, the concept bike integrates many hot topics right now; such as electric drive, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and balance maintenance.
Nutshell: The Yamaha MOTOROiD probably won’t be available at your local deal anytime soon, but its pretty cool to look at!
The MOTOROiD recognizes its owner, and is capable to drive autonomously (at a low speed) on demand. A pretty sci-fi project for a e-bike for sure.
The bike’s power-train consists of a rear-wheel hub motor and also lithium-ion battery pack.
“In order to create new experiences of Kando,* this experimental proof-of-concept model employs artificial intelligence and explores creating new forms of personal mobility in which the rider resonates harmoniously with the machine.
MOTOROiD’s development concept was an “Unleashed Prototype,” and it is capable of recognizing its owner and interacting in other capacities like a living creature. By undertaking these kinds of development challenges, Yamaha is aiming to acquire technology for creating new value for our customers.
*Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feelings of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that we experience when we encounter something of exceptional value.
■ Length×Width×Height = 2,060 mm×600 mm×1,090 mm
■ Motor type = Rear-wheel hub motor
■ Fuel supply system = Lithium-ion
■ Vehicle weight (wet) = 213 kg”