Intermot 2014: Yamaha 01GEN Multi-Wheel Crossover Concept

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Yamaha revealed a new three-wheeled dual-sport motorcycle concept model called the 01GEN at the 2014 Intermot show in Germany.

Sporting two wheels at the front and a single wheel at the rear, the 01GEN is described as an “on & off crossover”, referring both to its on- and off-road capability but also the juxtoposition of aggressive and demanding riding with liberated, relax riding.

The 01GEN uses a similar front suspension setup to the Tricity scooter, with either front wheel supported by its own fork, allowing the bike to lean into corners. Seen from the side, you’d think the 01GEN sports the stereotypical ADV-style beak. Take a closer look from the front and you’ll see there are actually two separate fenders, one for each wheel, resembling an insect’s pincers.

intermot 2014 yamaha 01gen multi wheel crossover concept

As a conceptual model, Yamaha has not provided any technical specs. Will we ever see this concept enter production? We know Yamaha is keen on developing leaning multi-wheelers, and at the very least the 01GEN concept tells us the technology may not just be limited to scooters like the Tricity.

Follow the rest of our 2014 Intermot Show coverage for more information on new 2015 motorcycle announcements.

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