Yamaha 04GEN – Scooter to the future..?
Yamaha have been the most innovative of the big four Japanese brands in recent times and with the release of a new avant-garde scooter concept it seems that Yamaha is set to continue their exploration of cutting edge design.
The Yamaha 04GEN looks ready made for a futuristic film set and while scooter sales in Australia have been in marked decline during recent years, something this attractive, if made affordable to the city masses, would likely spark a resurgence in scooter popularity.
Will it ever make in into production and on to Australian streets? Probably not….
Unveiled this week in Ho Chi Minh City at the first Vietnam Motorcycle Show, 04GEN is, according to Yamaha…
“Based on the RUN-WAY concept, which evokes the image of women with an air of dignified elegance and grace in mind and body. Compared to regular scooter body structures – which hide the frame with exterior parts – the 04GEN only covers the frame with semi-transparent exterior parts.
“Showcasing the beautifully-engineered interior structure brings a lightness to the majestic body, creating a new design which synthesizes the interior and exterior to achieve a rare beauty.
“Yamaha Motor, which has positioned design as a central pillar of product creation from its founding, established Refined Dynamism as its design philosophy in 2013, and is putting energy into developing products that realize the unique style of Yamaha.
“Based on this philosophy, Yamaha Motor has announced three design concepts to date: The 01GEN in 2014, a crossover motorcycle with two wheels at the front, the 02GEN, an alluring electrically power-assisted wheelchair, also in 2014, and in 2015 the 03GEN, mobility enhanced by optional colours, materials, and finishing for the TRICITY.
“Yamaha Motor will continue exhibiting and advancing our GEN design concept whenever the opportunity arises.”