Yamaha MTH 500 Concept

Yamaha MTH 500 Concept

The MTH 500 Concept is a design study of a bike inspired by Yamaha’s philosophy and innovative technology. It was created by Stephane Fougere from France.


Based on the dimensions of the 2007 Yamaha R6, the MTH 500 is a hi-tech naked motorbike focused on technology and riding sensations.

Yamaha MTH 500 Concept Design Sketch Yamaha MTH 500 Concept

Among the main features are the anti-dive hub-center steering system that replaces the conventional hydraulic forks and the adoption of Formula 1-inspired Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS).

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The design is characterized by a tight integration between the almost organic body surfaces of the upper section and the mechanical components in the lower area.

Yamaha MTH 500 Concept Design Panel Yamaha MTH 500 Concept Design Panel

The drivetrain – a hybrid system with a 500cc engine – aims at optimizing energy efficiency and using it for pure performance and active safety.

The bike is mainly targeted to the so-called Technopodes: a French term that indicates wealthy customers under 40 years, usually male, who have an active lifestyle and lovers and early adopters of technology.

About the Designer

Stephane Fougere has a Master degree in Transportation Design from the Creapole ESDI in Paris, France.

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(Image Courtesy: Stephane Fougere)

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  1. Soamaeh Walter
    9/2/2012

    Now that’s more like Yamaha.That is what I call a bike of the 21st century,bravo!!!!!!

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