Yamaha Sports Ride Concept (2015 Tokyo Motor Show)

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: Yamaha unveils Sports Ride Concept automobile

Yamaha Motor Company has unveiled its Sports Ride Concept automobile at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. This launch follows the debut of their MOTIV prototype at the same auto show in 2013.

Though Yamaha’s President Hiroyuki Yanagi stated his intention to release the MOTIV starting in Europe sometime this year, this has yet to take place. At the press conference on October 28, he said, “The MOTIV is currently undergoing performance tests” while presenting images of its current state.

Regarding the Sports Ride Concept as a “design concept”, President Yanagi stated, “I want the relationship between the driver and machine to be similar to that of a motorcycle. I hope people can get a grasp of Yamaha’s design concept that connects the driver with the machine.”

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)