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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Yamaha's 4-wheeled motorcycle concept

Yamaha continues to explore ranging from design to technology. And now the renowned Japanese motorcycle manufacturer introduced the prototype version of Yamaha OR2T. A glimpse of this motorcycle like a regular bike, but when we examined more carefully turned out to have 4 wheels.
The OR2T research and development prototype is a display of Yamaha's leaning multi-wheeled suspension technology. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1MdRzql)
The principle is similar to the MWT-9 model which has three wheels. All of wheels are equipped with separated suspensions and each suspension works using sensors that can adjust the control of the motorcycle. For example, when the OR2T in cornering conditions, one of the wheel suspensions would be down following the direction of the controlling position of motorcycle.
The Yamaha OR2T takes the Tesseract suspension setup to a new level, by offering an independent shock absorber to each front wheel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1MdRzql)
In its official statement, Yamaha explains that the OR2T was a prototype product developed from the Tesseract model. However, it has undergone several changes such as the renewal of the suspension system and the use of smaller wheels.
While on its drivetrain using a V-Twin 2-cylinder engine and an electric motor. But unfortunately, Yamaha still closes the detail infos of this 4-wheeled prototype. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMAG]
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