Yamaha announced a new 125cc concept designed for new riders looking for a blend of the future and the past. Set to debut Oct. 29 at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the Resonator125 concept shares similar styling to the SR400 but in an even smaller package.
The name “Resonator” suggests a connection to Yamaha’s roots as a musical instrument maker. The chrome fuel tank and tail are contrasted by wood grain panels similar to the texture of acoustic guitars while engravings on the fuel tank cap, exhaust and various other parts were done using a method typically used on brass wind instruments.
The old-school styling belies some modern touches. Yamaha is saving details for the Tokyo Show, but the company says the Resonator125 uses an innovative instrument panel assembly. Looking closely, we can see the back of a very thin display about the size and shape of a smartphone with what appears to be a digital camera mounted over the headlight.
As for the engine, all we know at this point is it is powered by an air-cooled 125cc Single that looks similar to the new powerplant introduced on the Saluto 125 for the Indian market.
We’ll have more information once Yamaha reveals more details at the Tokyo Motor Show.