Yamaha has continued its “Refined Dynamism” philosophy by releasing its 5th and 6th GEN concept models, the 05GEN and 06GEN.
Yamaha designers gave a nod to architect Toyo Ito and his “island craftsmanship” concept used for Omishima Island in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture. Both models create a new standard of efficiency in movement in terms of speed and driving distance. The mobility vehicles are designed for relaxed traveling in daily life or on a trip. The concept is to “bring people together and bring people and places together.”
05GEN is a 3-wheel mobility vehicle equipped with electric assistance technology that seems to wrap gently around the user. The roof with its open feeling and compact body give the user a comfortable distance that’s close to the people around them. Designed for daily outings, it protects the user from light rain or excessive sunshine.
The 06GEN is an electric 4-wheeler looks like a porch that is neither fully inside or outside. The wide-open construction which is achieved by its slow speed and curvy yet soft design create an inviting and intimate way to reach your destination.
Both models will be displayed at a sneak preview of the re-opening of Omishima’s museum on July 2 and a talk on July 3. Afterwards, the museum will display the 05GEN only.
(Translated by Greg Scott)