Roadshow Video Reviews
Tokyo auto show: Yamaha Tesseract conceptYamaha builds one for those of us who get tired of balancing.
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> Well here's a first. A motorcycle that while standing still makes you feel like you're drunk. The Yamaha Tesseract looks a lot like two bikes kind of bolted together, except that don't come apart. It's 2007 so this is a hybrid four-wheel motorcycle small commuter thing, electric motor hooked up to a V twin engine. There's a mechanism in the hold device that locks it out of leaning mode when you're at a stop or very low speeds so it acts more like a car then, and then when you get going, you lean into it like a motorcycle. The part where you sit is pretty much normal motorcycle width, and the extra bulk is pushed out to the four corners where the wheels are, though it isn't that much wider than a two-wheel bike. We just don't get why you'd want this thing unless you're one of those many folks who never learned how to balance a bicycle and now want a motorcycle-all three of you. ^M00:00:57 [ Music ] ^M00:01:04