Yamaha's motorcycle design team made this 360-degree drum kit sphere

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Yamaha's motorcycle design team made this 360-degree drum kit sphere

Like some kind of corporate Freaky Friday, Yahama tasked its motorcycle design team with making some instrument concepts -- and asked the opposite of its instrument design team. With no constraints like commercial viability, designers were able to (and did) go to town. While the fruits were revealed back in the spring, the company has publicly exhibited the results over the weekend to the well-heeled residents of Roppongi, Tokyo. Here's a closer look.

Gallery: Yamaha's 'A Ha May' design project | 10 Photos

  • 'Raijin' drum concept
  • 'Raijin' drum concept
  • 'Raijin' drum concept
  • 'Raijin' drum concept
  • 'Fujin' instrument concept
  • 'Fujin' instrument concept
  • 'Fujin' instrument concept
  • Root motorcycle concept
  • Root motorcycle concept
  • Zero plus minus zero cycle concept
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