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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.

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Unzip your coat and have some mulled wine on the house—you’ve arrived at your final gifting destination: The Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like your friendly neighborhood one-stop holiday shop, except instead of balsa wood ornaments, ours is packed with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Future heirlooms, small-but-significant stocking stuffers, and gear for getting out there (or staying in)—are all right here. There’s no music playing in the background though, so you’ll just have to hum Bing Crosby while you click around instead.

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