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Yamaha's Tesseract four-wheeler is covered in depth in our article and video entitled "Narrow track vehicles - the convergence of the car and the motorcycle"
Yamahaâ€™s Tesseract four-wheeled motorcycle concept generated worldwide interest in 2007 when it was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show
Yamaha's Tesseract was to be shown in updated guise at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show before financial considerations resulting from the GFC caused it to be held over for a later date
Peugeot's Hymotion3 is covered in depth in our article and video entitled "Narrow track vehicles - the convergence of the car and the motorcycle"
Piaggio's tilting mechanism was designed by Marabese but the new Quadro range will use an even newer version using only hydraulics
Piaggio's tilting mechanism
Lumeneo's Smera tilting four-wheeler is covered in depth in our article and video entitled "Narrow track vehicles - the convergence of the car and the motorcycle"
Lumeneo's Smera is a tilting four wheeled car
Quadro's four wheeler being used on wet tarmac to demonstrate just how much more traction the additional wheels offer
Do not try this at home, particularly not on a motorcycle
Quadro's three wheeler and four wheeler demonstrating their stability
Quadro's three wheeler can also do tricks on wet tarmac
Quadro's three wheeler will sell for close to EUR 7,000 according to Quadro
The convergence of the car and the motorcycle we forecast last year looks set to continue with the first public showing today at EICMA 2010 in Milan of a range of three and four wheeled scooters by Italian start-up Quadro. The start-up is particularly exciting because the company is to be run by Luciano Marabese, the man who designed both the Piaggio MP3 three-wheeled scooter and the Yamaha Tesseract four-wheeled motorcycle shown in 2007. The new machines will use an hydraulic tilting system patented by Marabese. In 2011 we’ll see the 350cc three-wheeled Quadro and later in the year, a 500cc four-wheeler. The four-wheeled motorcycle will evolve into a full family of supersports, hybrid, electric and off-road models, offering better braking, faster cornering and more safety and stability than a motorcycle.
Read the full article: Quadro to sell four wheeled tesseract-style motorcycle
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