Is Yamaha developing a production Tesseract? RideApart

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Yamaha Tesseract Concept

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New patent filings dating earlier this year to indicate that Yamaha is development of the bizarre four-wheel concept. First unveiled in form at the 2007 Tokyo Show, the Tesseract was shocking not in its leaning four-wheeled configuration, but for its completely unconventional styling. patents are unusually detailed, that a production model be imminent.

The Tesseract concept lacks the anthropomorphic face defines most motorcycles, pushing visual emphasis to the wheels and spindly suspension That makes it more and futuristic than its configuration It looks more like a robot … spider un-intimidating, utilitarian transportation, is what a production bike likely be.

Like the Piaggio MP3, the wheels will lower the for car drivers looking for an easier while the leaning suspension and profile will deliver performance and practicality.

This shows a vehicle that from that concept not in its engine — which has ditched the for a parallel-twin — but also in its suspension Shaft drive replaces moving the rear swingarms of the rear wheels. This their width and simplifies the


At the front, a BMW Telelever-type configuration is with a single A-arm and supporting uprights for both This also reduces and width.

Those shafts are essential to this a production reality. No two are identical and would wear and differently, requiring independent of the rear wheels. If those got out of alignment, the thing would be dangerous to ride.

If the chains had tensions, drive too them be delivered evenly. Without shafts, this thing be rideable.

Sean’s seen the bike in person. “To design a motorcycle-that’s really what is-Yamaha had to overcome some ridiculous engineering challenges,” I him tell me. “In reading just the of the patent, it becomes clear this machine was built speed and performance in mind. redesigned the shaft drive and came up with completely new systems. I remember when I saw it in person at the Laguna Seca in 2009.

Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept

At first, I thought it was just lame show bike ridiculous paint, a styrofoam and a lot of fluff and mirrors making up else. Then, I got up close a long hard stare at it. I that what I was looking at a model of some interns DMT but actually a well designed with real components, could actually be ridden and ridden very fast.”

is precedent for such a vehicle, don’t expect to see it in America: Piaggio MP3 and now the man responsible for that has also developed a four-wheeler the same concept, the Quadro 4D. The idea is to create a more vehicle that’s less to topple new riders over, compromising the ability to lane or to take corners.

The extra wheels also these vehicles a legal allowing people in some countries to operate them on car Sadly, US laws tend to four-wheeled bikes from used on roads here. In a where lane splitting is in all but one state and license loopholes for like this don’t they wouldn’t really sense anyways.

So what does this mean? Well, at the very Yamaha has continued development of the concept. Where that was essentially a flight of fancy, drawings show that the has been spending time it’s general theme something that looks it could be cost-effective to produce.

for motorcycle technology are typically for an individual component — a new suspension or a new gearbox, for example — not a whole and certainly not in this level of exposing the engine, frame, and rear suspension, etc. development will have Yamaha a significant sum of money at a when non-essential budgets are slashed. Does all that add up to that this thing is into production?

Well, you be the judge of that.

Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept
Yamaha Tesseract Concept

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