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Tokyo 2015: Yamaha reveals Leaning Multi Wheel concept


Called the Cornering Master concept, it is powered by a sporty, 850cc in-line three cylinder engine on a dynamically styled body with two front wheels

 

Yamaha MWT-9 Cornering Master

Yamaha has revealed a leaning multi wheel concept called the MWT-9 concept at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show.

 

The Japanese manufacturer says the MWT-9 concept proposes “a new type of category in the realm of sport riding.”

Under a development concept of a “Cornering Master”, the MWT-9 uses a liquid-cooled in-line three cylinder 850cc fuel injected engine on a seamless and dynamically styled body.  

According to Yamaha, “the exception cornering performance provided by the twin front wheels and the bank angle maximized by the outward positioned front suspension forks enable a high level of performance that lets the rider go freely through twisty roads with ever-changing road surfaces and dotted with tight curves in succession.”

The extra front tyre is expected to provide better braking, more traction and provide entertaining performance as well, both in a straight line as in corners.