The main design feature of the 04GEN is the use of semi-transparent plastics for the body panels, which leave the underlying frame partially visible.
According to the designers, “Showcasing the beautifully-engineered interior structure brings a lightness to the majestic body, creating a new design which synthesizes the interior and exterior.”
“The 04GEN was designed based on the RUN-WAY concept, which evokes the image of women with an air of dignified elegance and grace in mind and body.”
The 04GEN is the fourth concept vehicle in the series started in 2013 and inspired by the “Refined Dynamism” design philosophy. It is also the first actual two-wheeler.
Its predecessors were the 01GEN futuristic three-wheeler; the 02GEN, an electrically power-assisted wheelchair designed in collaboration with Japanese fashion designer, Tamae Hirokawa; and the 03GEN-f and 03GEN-x three-wheelers based on the Tricity model.