As the only representative of the Big Three in our list, Yamaha makes us proud and shows us where the boundaries of motorcycle designs can be pushed when most of the usual components aren’t required.
The Nazo concept is only a design study so don’t expect to see it show up at EICMA ready to roll out in the 2019 lineup, but how cool is it? The floating seat and horizontal “H” shape frame are an innovative way to use the space and creative negative space between the components. The swingarm and forks look like parts borrowed from a robot. When you hear what animal inspired the design, it somehow makes sense. Care to take a guess?
If you’re thinking Harambe, you are right! The shape of a gorilla is what inspired this design and we love that idea.