All bike enthusiasts get very excited when a new motorcycle is revealed. And it comes as quite a blow when some concept bikes never reach the production phase. Here is a list of top 10 such bikes:
Yamaha XS V1 Sakura
Unveiled in the year 2007, the bike had a fuel-injected V-twin four-stroke engine. It was a retro roadster.
Displayed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, it was a quad bike with a hybrid combined V-twin engine and electric engine. It also flaunted the dual scythe suspension system.
Displayed in the Tokyo Motor Show 2005, the bike had a massive 6 cylinder engine.
Displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show 2005, this bike was a hotted up and sportier version of the MT-01.
Unveiled in the year 2004, the bike came with VTR1000 Firestorm derived V-twin engine. The motorcycle flaunted a carbon fiber mono-arm front suspension system along with 4 projector beam headlights, billet aluminum wheels, steering damper and a large single disc front brake.
Displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show 2003, this half cruiser half scooter hybrid came with automatic CVT transmission which could be electrically or manually changed. It has 916cc parallel twin powertrain.
Aprilia Blue Marlin:
Displayed at the 2001 Milan Show, this bike was introduced as a rawer sports bike. The bike has Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension.
Yamaha Morpho 1:
Displayed at 1989 Tokyo Motor Show, this bike features adjustable riding positions.
Displayed at 1986 Tokyo Motor Show, this bike had Suzuki GSX-R750 engine. The power was transferred to front as well as rear wheels through a single slided wing-arm and shaft drive.
Displayed at the 1985 Tokyo Motor Show, it had no frame. Its 500cc four stroke, 16 valve engine was attached to the front and rear swing arms. It also has electric suspension, electromagnetic brakes, hydraulic-hub steering and hydraulic final drive.
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Source – Motorcycle News