The trendiest segment in the industry at the moment is the adventure touring motorcycle. Spearheaded by the top-selling BMW R1200GS, the segment has seen a flood of imitators such as the Triumph Tiger Explorer, Yamaha Super Ténéré and the Honda Crosstourer. A recent report from the Motorcycle Industry Council found that scooter sales are also on the rise in the U.S., spurred on by soaring gas prices.
What better way to capitalize on both those trends than with an adventure touring scooter?
Pictured here is a design concept from Yamaha Motor Thailand from the 2012 Bangkok International Motor Show. The camo-painted scooter is based on the Yamaha TTX 115i scooter which was officially presented at the show.
The base model (pictured above) is more the usual standard scooter fare, though with a more aggressive design for its segment highlighted by the front fender and the headlight. But it’s got nothing compared to the TTX Adventure.
Besides the desert camo makeover, the Yamaha TTX Adventure gets hand guards, hard luggage, stubby tires, protective bars, additional lighting and an even more aggressive-looking front “beak” fender.
Further details are scarce but the Yamaha TTX 115i is likely just a design exercise and not due for production. That doesn’t mean it can’t look cool though.