LMWs – The History and Growth of the Category
LMWs – The History and Growth of the CategoryDesign Exhibit
Exhibition Period: From March 2020 to January 2023
Design is one of the chief factors in Yamaha Motor Monozukuri and true to the aesthetic traditions passed on since our founding, we see design as a way to brighten the lives of people and deliver vibrant experiences of Kando. At the Design Zone on the 1st floor, we highlight a variety of Yamaha Motor products and reveal specific details and the key points of Yamaha Motor Design.
For this exhibit, we highlight Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) models, vehicles with three or more wheels that can lean through corners like a motorcycle. While the roots of LMW development go back to the late 1970s, the first production model released was the Tricity 125 unveiled in Italy at EICMA in 2013. Today, Yamaha continues to add to its lineup of LMW products with models like the NIKEN and Tricity 300, but is also bringing forth new ideas with the platform with concepts like the TRITOWN and MW-VISION.
This exhibits introduces the history behind Yamaha’s LMWs and the category’s growth toward the future through various products, design sketches and more.