Yamaha has been investing in motorcycles probably more than any other brand recently and have shown off a number of interesting concepts in recent times, including the soon to be released MTW-9 three wheeler. Now they’re giving another two wheeled category – scooters – some love as well with the 04GEN concept at the Vietnam Motorcycle Show.
The 04GEN design is based on the RUN-WAY concept, which evokes the image of women with an air of dignified elegance and grace in both mind and body. Compared to most scooter bodywork 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 its majestic body, creating a new design which synthesizes the interior and exterior to achieve a rare beauty.
Yamaha Motor, which has always ensured design is a central pillar of their product creation from its founding as a company, established Refined Dynamism as a design philosophy in 2013 and is currently putting great energy into developing products that emphasise the unique style of Yamaha. Based on this philosophy, Yamaha Motor has unveiled three design concepts to date: in 2014 the 01GEN, a crossover motorcycle with two wheels at the front and the 02GEN, an alluring electrically power-assisted wheelchair were shown and in 2015 the 03GEN was revealed, a new mobility concept with enhanced optional colours, materials, and finishing based on the TRICITY.