The Yamaha XT 500 was an awesome enduro that was basically indestructible. With minimal maintenance, you could cross about anything. Yamaha wanted to imagine an XT 500 of the future so it commissioned motorcycle designer Maxime Lefebvre to imagine one. After three iterations he came up with the Yamaha XT 500 H2O Concept. It runs on water.
The bike looks super futuristic. There are sharp angles on the body, white tire, large disc brakes with Yamaha calipers, and the front fork has an unconventional design that is not attached like a typical motorcycle.
Overall, this is a truly inventive look at what a future enduro could be. What’s interesting is that it still does look like an enduro motorcycle albeit a weird one. The overall structure and lines of the bike are more or less the same.