Some say that Yamaha started late in the segment of models with three wheels, which is dominated by Italian manufacturers Piaggio and Quadro. However, that’s not a case actually demonstrated MWT-9, introduced earlier, and now a new model – OR2T, emerged from Tesseract concept, shown in 2007. In contrast to it, OR2T seems to be better adapted to real life on the street, seems to be better aligned with the bumps and provides a “smoother” driving feel.
However, OR2T isn’t three-wheelers but four-wheelers with aggregate at first glance approximately similar to the XT 1200Z Super Tenere model. If that really was a choice of Japanese company, the production version would be more than interesting.
Four wheels mean double the braking power compared to conventional bike, but also substantial modifications in other aspects, so it would be interesting to see what Yamaha done with these items and how much fun OR2T can be.
At the EICMA show in Milan, we’ll have a chance to see it live.