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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Yamaha Built Motorcycle Hauler

I don't usually associate Yamaha with cars, let alone small pickups but the company revealed a trucklet at the Tokyo Motor Show. Shorter than a Honda Civic hatchback, it can seat 4 people and carry two motorcycles in its truck bed! Called the Cross Hub Connect, Yamaha says it is designed to "connect active and urban lifestyles,"

Doubt it'll go into production, but an interesting concept from them, looks exceptional as well.

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Hey SpeedTracer. Thanks for sharing! I think it is a great concept, especially i like that is "it is designed to "connect active and urban lifestyles," "
Can you share the link where you got that info from? I wanted to see if there are more details, but couldn't find anything on Google
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The site was hyperlinked into my post but here it is: Yamaha builds a pickup trucklet carrying case for its motorcycles

They're moving out of their comfort zone with the three wheeler and now this.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-23-2017, 09:27 AM
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This concept car reminds me of Suzuki X-Lander, which was presented at 2014 Tokyo Car show. It had this special feature to transport you motorcycle. (though that bike was a small Suzuki concept too lol)
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that's more of a bike rack than an actual truck bed, but I can see how that additional rack could be appealing to small dirt bike riders.
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Of course. I don't think that something like this concept car will find its place in the market, because you can simply install the same type of the motorcycle carrier on almost any SUV these days. It's cheap, easy to install and you can remove it whenever you want.
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Of course. I don't think that something like this concept car will find its place in the market, because you can simply install the same type of the motorcycle carrier on almost any SUV these days. It's cheap, easy to install and you can remove it whenever you want.
One major difference is that when its a dedicated system that serves multiple purposes all catered towards various lifestyles then it becomes a big incentive for most pick-up truck owners that only need to do light-duty towing and hauling. Most people shopping for light duty trucks want a "plug and play" type of setup.
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I'm always worried about adding so much weight to the back of a car, especially when the bike is a heavy tourer like the Tracer 700. Tough you wouldn't need to haul a bike like that when it's built for long rides, more for race bikes.
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I'm always worried about adding so much weight to the back of a car, especially when the bike is a heavy tourer like the Tracer 700. Tough you wouldn't need to haul a bike like that when it's built for long rides, more for race bikes.
Most people I know haul bikes with a pick up and that might be for very good reasons. If not it has always been some medium range SUV like a highlander. Rarely have I seen people haul with anything less in capacity than that.
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Yeah I don't think we'll ever see concepts such as these make it to production. Unless there are some hardcore Yamaha/Suzuki enthusiasts that need to be driving the same brand car as their motorcycle, most people already own a vehicle capable of transporting their bike. I mean I guess they look pretty cool, but I'm not exactly sure what problem they fix.
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