Yamaha’s MWT-9 Multi-Wheeler Concept Is Stunning

Yamaha's MWT-9 Multi-Wheeler Concept (10)

The brand new MWT-9 Multi-Wheeler concept that was unveiled during the Tokyo Motor Show not too long ago is impressive for a number of reasons, but first of all, we’re going to talk a bit about its looks. This particular motorcycle borrows some of its design cues from the MT-09 model, but what makes it truly stand out is the fact that it rides on three wheels.

Yamaha's MWT-9 Multi-Wheeler Concept (10)

Yamaha's MWT-9 Multi-Wheeler Concept (9)

This gives it an advantage in cornering and allows the rider to lean much more aggressively than he would otherwise be able to on a regular motorcycle. Looks aside, this thing is powered by an 849 cc triple-cylinder engine that delivers 115 horsepower and 64.5 lb-ft of torque. This means that it accelerates fast and is able to reach mind-blowing top speeds, which is why it was equipped with dual forks for improved stability. The engine will probably be mated to a six-speed gearbox, and the great news is that a steering damper is not completely out of the question either.

Three-wheelers are definitely a bit unusual, but they can be just as impressive as two-wheelers if they are designed and built right. If there’s a company out there that can perfect such an incredible design, it’s Yamaha.

Yamaha's MWT-9 Multi-Wheeler Concept (5)

Yamaha's MWT-9 Multi-Wheeler Concept (6)