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– 2007 Yamaha Tesseract
2007 Yamaha Tesseract
Tesseract (Special exhibition model/prototype)
Power unit=Liquid-cooled engine and electric motor
Cylinder arrangement=V-twin 2-cylinder
Fuel supply system=Electronic fuel injection
This is a hybrid 4-wheeled vehicle powered by a combination of a liquid-cooled V-twin gasoline engine and an electric motor. It is also designed with a unique dual-scythe suspension that enables cornering with a lean (banking) like a motorcycle despite the 4-wheel format. There is also a dual arm-lock system that keeps the machine upright when at rest without a stand. With a machine width roughly equivalent to that of a 2-wheeler for great maneuverability and space saving, while offering excellent stability, the environmental performance of a hybrid and more, this is a model that Yamaha will continue to conduct research and development on as a revolutionary “premium vehicle” for the future.
With the look of praying mantis arms and a unique design, this suspension makes possible motorcycle-like banking in the turns. Since all four wheels remain on the road surface, the result is a dynamic ride with good stability.
Dual Arm-lock System
The link support mechanism of praying mantis-like arms (upper) is fitted with a lock system that supports the machine in the upright position when parked so it stands independently.