When you have a motorcycle that boasts of features such as self-balancing, face-recognition, and gesture-understanding, it is worth our time here for a review. We cannot fail to acknowledge a mobility unit that does things differently and wants to challenge the status quo.
From the onset, it is clear that Yamaha aimed at doing the most extraordinary thing on this bike. The company says, “Our aim was to create a new-generation motorcycle in the unique style of Yamaha so that when the rider settles into the racer-like riding position and grabs the handlebars, it provides a sporty and exciting riding experience regardless of the person’s individual skills or athleticism.”
You can gesture at this one to come closer from a distance, it also recognizes faces and, here is the catch, it is all electric. However, though it can navigate through pre-programmed routes, it is not autonomous in the sense that it can move around on its own.
Yamaha spokesman John Boreland says that the wings at the back were designed in consultation with a psychologist in order to “gently squeeze a rider’s lower back in a sort of reassuring carless at potentially perilous high speed.”
This is ultimately a very futuristic mobility unit and one that will change alter the relationship between man and bikes.
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