Yamaha Motor is preparing for the Japan Mobility Show 2023, scheduled to take place from October 28th to November 5th. As a gesture of appreciation to its supporters, the company has unveiled an enhanced version of the 2017 MOTOROiD motorcycle concept. The newly introduced Yamaha MOTOROiD2 takes the experimental motorcycle model to new heights by incorporating self-operating capabilities, enabling it to balance and park autonomously. Furthermore, its artificial intelligence has been significantly improved, allowing the vehicle to instantly identify its owner from a distance and prepare itself for the upcoming journey.
The smart Yahama MOTOROiD2 motorcycle autonomously deploys and retracts its kickstands upon receiving instructions to park or cruise, respectively. In addition to this functionality, the enhanced motorcycle concept is anticipated to incorporate a system that moves in tandem with the rider. Although Yamaha has not provided detailed information on this feature, the implementation of new technologies by the research and development team suggests that riders may no longer need to lean their bodies extensively during turns, as the MotoROiD2 will automatically adjust its position based on the rider’s movements.
In terms of design, the new Yamaha Motor MOTOROiD2 motorcycle concept exhibits a futuristic aesthetic reminiscent of a butterfly poised to embark on a journey within a utopian or dystopian urban landscape. The imagery presented by the Japanese brand showcases an unconventional, yet indeterminate, alien-like structure positioned atop the motorcycle, with the kickstands serving as its feet. The steel and white color scheme of the motorcycle is enhanced by copper accents, lending it a lustrous sheen. Furthermore, the tires display a notable resilience against punctures and possess the ability to rotate laterally, facilitating effortless maneuverability during turns.
It appears that Yamaha intends to integrate an automatic opening system into its front design, as evidenced by the wing-like motorcycle part that opens up to reveal the chassis, possibly for additional storage purposes. Yamaha has officially confirmed that the MotoROiD2 will feature an enhanced version of the Active Mass Center Control System (AMCES) for attitude sensing and self-balancing, as well as an image recognition AI system capable of identifying and responding to the owner’s facial expressions and gestures. The complete unveiling of the Yamaha MOTOROiD2 motorcycle concept will occur at the Japan Mobility Show 2023 in Tokyo, where the brand will also showcase five other new vehicle models.