Here’s Yamaha’s funky e-scooters (official unveil at Tokyo Show in two weeks time)


This is a nice thing to see ahead of the big show in Japan, a range of new electric scooters from Yamaha that (for once) look pretty promising and the sort of scoot you could see yourself actually jumping on. Two of the three are concepts, one is going into production.

We're liking this concept E01. It'll look great parked up next to an R1 in the garage, donchathink?
We’re liking this concept E01. It’ll look great parked up next to an R1 in the garage, donchathink?

We’re all over this Yamaha E01 (above), which is a concept that is apparently comparable to a petrol-powered 125cc scooter, Yamaha says it can be charged quickly, is comfortable and nippy around a city. Looks-wise the big wheels and MT-range -esque colours and materials win us over.

The E02 might only be a concept, but it's funky enough to get made - surely?
The E02 might only be a concept, but it’s funky enough to get made – surely?

At the 50cc concept level is the Yamaha E02 (above) is more compact and has a removable battery for charging away from the bike. Still has the big wheels and a bit more Tron-style look about it. Funky thumbs up, here.

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The E-Vino is going into production. Tiny wheels and a boost button will help its appeal.
The E-Vino is going into production. Tiny wheels and a boost button will help its appeal.

Finally Yamaha is going to show its going-into-production E-Vino (above) in the 50cc-equivalent market. Think retro-style but small wheels, quick charging and a handy boost function that provides extra power when you want to get up a hill or blatt away from the lights.

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