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 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.
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.
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.