This automobile currently under research and development pursues the driving pleasure generated from the sense of unity with the machine the driver feels. This new idea for a personal vehicle for urban areas was born while researching and developing multi-wheeled vehicles that stay true to the original appeal of a motorcycle. The lightweight, high-rigidity, high-strength chassis, independent suspension for each wheel, rear-motor/rear-wheel-drive layout, aerodynamic body shell and a power unit loaded with Yamaha engine technology represents a package that creates a type of driving fun with a link to motorcycling - an entirely new experience. Its most distinctive feature is the skeleton frame based on the iStream* process. The frame uses a combination of steel tube piping and composite materials, and demonstrates the possibilities for pursuing high levels of handling stability and safety. The frame has the adaptability to be modified to accommodate various chassis designs and power units.
*iStream: A manufacturing and design process to produce optimal engineering and safety designs; proposed by Gordon Murray Design Limited and originating in Formula One racing cars. YPJ-01