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Piaggio 3 Wheel Scooter Concept
Piaggio came out with two concept scooters at the Bologna Motor Show December '05 with two front wheels. The wheels tilt in a turn just like on a normal scooter. The idea is greater safety for novice riders even when conditions turn very bad. The two concepts were powered by 250cc and 400cc single cylinder engines.
There have been a number of tilting wheeled vehicles in the last year or so, however it remains to be seen if anything like this makes it to market.
source: Cycle World

Update: It's no longer a "Concept", it's in full production. I personally love it. -stian


The radical limousine-styled Maxam scooter. With massive overhangs, plush white leather upholstery and long, feet-first styling, the Maxam is the most distinctive scooter yet to come from Yamaha.





Publication Date:20-October-2005 Source:FuelCellWorks

Using the theme "The Art of Engineering", Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. will unveil the World Premier of its Fuel Cell powered scooter the FC-Me, at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show.
The "Yamaha Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) System" uses a liquid methanol-water solution for fuel, which eliminates the need for a converter and a pressurized (fuel) tank and thus makes it possible to create a lightweight system for a small vehicle requiring power in the 1 kW or less range without compromising on the bike's power. 
Optimizing the control parameters for the fuel cell system has allowed for an energy conversion rate for the FC-me that is 1.5 times that of the FC06 PROTO, and re-evaluation of the body components has lowered the bike to only 69 kg. The bike will be available for lease as of September 16 of this year.
Fuel cell systems using hydrogen gas as their fuel are most common but it is difficult to make a compact system of this type. The "Yamaha Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) System" uses a liquid methanol-water solution as its fuel, which eliminates the need for a converter and a pressurized (fuel) tank and thus makes it possible to create a lightweight system for a small vehicle requiring power in the 1 kW or less range without compromising on power output characteristics.
Yamaha-"Based on survey data gathered from licensed public-road use of our "FC06 PROTO," a prototype mounting the Yamaha DMFC system, the advanced fuel cell motorcycle model "FC-me" has now been created with improved performance in areas like reliability and running distance. By optimizing the control parameters for the fuel cell system, Yamaha's engineers have achieved an energy conversion rate for the FC-me that 1.5 times that of the FC06 PROTO, while re-evaluation of the body components has made possible a light machine weight of just 69 kg. A contract has been signed with Shizuoka Prefecture to put this model in practical use on a lease basis as of September 16 of this year."



Aprilia Prototype

Aprilia prototype. No more info available.



BMW C-8
BMW C-series fantasy concept.


A homemade Solar powered scooter in charging mode.

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