Yamaha puts super light PES1 electric motorcycle concept on display at the Tokyo Motor Show

A few days before the start of the Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha rolled out a number of two-wheeled concepts of both the electric- and gasoline-powered kind. First, the PES1 is a 200-pound (!) road bike that touts a middle-mounted battery pack, brushless DC motor and is sure to weigh in at less than a number of its riders. It also has the ability to go from fully automatic to manual transmission with the flip of a toggle switch. This is a concept, of course, so there's no indication of range or how much the slim down will impact those Sunday rides. The outfit also unveiled the PED1: the off-road sibling of the PES1 with similar internals. So similar in fact that Yahama says that you'll be able to swap batteries between the two should you opt for both the on-road and dirt-bound versions (if and when they are ever available). For the scooter enthusiasts, there's also the EVINO in all its classically aesthetic glory. Here, a lithium-ion battery powers the electric version of the Vino from underneath the seat alongside the motor which are both in plain view for showing off those green sensibilities. Naturally, there's no word on pricing just yet, but you can rest assured that we're keeping an eye out for more on this trio. For a look at the PED1 and EVINO, jump down past the break.

Yamaha puts super light PES1 electric motorcycle concept on display at the Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha puts super light PES1 electric motorcycle concept on display at the Tokyo Motor Show