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 Yamahaâ€™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, â€œThe MOTIV is currently undergoing performance testsâ€ while presenting images of its current state.
Regarding the Sports Ride Concept as a â€œdesign conceptâ€, President Yanagi stated, â€œI want the relationship between the driver and machine to be similar to that of a motorcycle. I hope people can get a grasp of Yamahaâ€™s design concept that connects the driver with the machine.â€
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)