Yamaha unveils new GEN mobility concept models O5Gen and O6Gen

Yamaha O5Gen and O6Gen conceptsYamaha Motor has unveiled a pair of new concept vehicles called the 05GEN and 06GEN concepts.

Neither of these are concept vehicles (05GEN and 06GEN) are meant to take you to the next city, rather both are intended to be mobility concepts that take you over short distances. Based on the design philosophy of “Refined dynamism”.

Think from your home to the grocery store a few miles down the road. Yamaha says that both concepts are designed to move in a more leisurely fashion, which presumably means slowly.

Yamaha intentionally taking a completely different approach to the conventional core function of mobility vehicles to date (the need for effective travel incorporating speed and distance). These endeavors are part of the “island development” program of architect Toyo Ito in Omishima (Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture) joining Yamaha Motor.

An Invitation to head out O5Gen is a three-wheel mobility vehicle fitted with electric assist technology designed to give the impression of a garment lightly draped around the rider’s body.

The features include:

  • A leaning mechanism that makes tighter turns easier.
  • A small storage compartment,
  • Electric power-assist for lighter pedaling
  • A roof that protects the rider from light rain and the sun.

O5Gen image gallery

Close and Mingle- friendly 06GEN is an electric four-wheel mobility vehicle designed to evoke indeterminate spaces, which are neither truly indoors nor outdoors, such as the Japanese-style “Engawa” veranda.

The features include:

  • Meant for slow speed travel
  • With its open design and soft curvature suited to a more relaxed travelling style
  • Provides a friendly environment, both warm and inviting to passengers while on board.

O6Gen image gallery

The 05GEN and 06GEN will be on display at the renewal opening event (July 2nd) and Talk Event (July 3rd) of the Imabari Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture in Omishima, with the 05GEN to be displayed at the museum afterwards