It looks like a fairly standard, but good looking off-road bike at first glance… until you check out the stock model. Australian bike shop Ellaspede made the tank, panels, shrouds, seat, pannier racks and the muffler for the exhaust pipes under the seat.
The Yamaha PES2 is an electric motorcycle concept that has two electric motors – one under the tank and another one inside the front wheel – for two-wheel drive. It also has a crazy augmented reality helmet that overlays data from the bike’s cameras and other sensors.
Thrive Motor Co. turned a 2008 Yamaha Scorpio into a futuristic – if not aerodynamic – bike that’s at home on a pedestal or on the trail. It has a custom made aluminum body, rear-center steel exhaust and a smartphone instrument gauge.
A 2-passenger ATV with a 686cc four-stroke engine, automatic transmission with high, low and reverse drives, 2WD and 4WD, a dump bed that carries up to 400lb., a 1,200lb. towing hitch, and a stealthy matte black steel frame.
Check out the Porsche GT3RS and Mitsubishi Evo 9 versus a Yamaha R1 and WRF 450 in -25° Lapland, with speeds of 160 mph on ice on a replica of Le Castellet; winners tbd on 3/27. (Thanks Gile!)