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The Yamaha 04GEN Scooter Concept Spreads Its Wings

Experimenting with transparent paneling
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Image via: Yamaha Motors

Image via: Yamaha Motors

Long the ugly duckling of the personal transportation market, Yamaha's new 04GEN Scooter Concept proves that these lightweight bikes can also have beautiful swan stories of their own. It's not often that a scooter concept draws this much buzz, but Yamaha's new 04GEN, revealed at this week's 2016 Vietnam Motorcycle Show, has a long, low silhouette inspired by the bird with moveable exterior panels made of semi-transparent resin shaped to look like the beautiful bird's wings. The new-age look, smartphone integration, and revised front end is balanced with authentic real leather touches, all of which continues the brand's "refined dynamism" design philosophy that seeks to find new styles with future materials. Continue the tour around the new concept below and let's hope something like this 04GEN hits the market.