Yamaha’s Motoroid 2 is a futuristic, self-balancing electric motorcycle that pushes the boundaries of human-machine interaction. It’s a peculiar beast with a hub-driven rear wheel mounted on a swiveling swingarm, allowing the bike to tilt independently. The active mass center control system (AMCES) pairs this movement with the battery box, dynamically altering the bike’s weight balance. But what’s truly wild is the lack of traditional handlebars. Instead, electronic steering and AMCES work in tandem for self-balancing, and facial recognition and gesture control allow riders to command it effortlessly.
While the original Motoroid concept wowed audiences six years ago, the Motoroid 2 boasts new aesthetics, bodywork, and a unique translucent “tank” that can tilt the seat backward toward the rear wheel. While this might not be your next commuter, it’s an impressive display of Yamaha’s innovative spirit. Catch a glimpse of this marvel at the Events Japan Mobility Show 2023 – it’s not everyday you come across something this outlandishly cool.