Machines More Closely Resembling Humans
Under the theme of “man and machine as one,” the MORPHO was the result of the idea of anthropomorphizing machines to bring them closer to their human counterparts. From the idea of a rider-machine interface, the handlebars, seat and footpegs—the touchpoints with the rider—could change positions to suit different rider physiques and adapt to different riding scenes. The design for its movable handlebar mechanism was inspired by a camera tripod. This was Yamaha’s first exhibition model conceived entirely by designers.