By: Dave Abrahams
Tokyo Motor Show - This sleek-looking concept is the rather unimaginatively named Sports Ride, and it's the star of the Yamaha stand at the 44th Tokyo biennial.
Yamaha says it's an attempt to marry the lightning responses and physicality of riding a motorcycle but with the weather and crash protection afforded by a car.
It's a strictly two-seater berlinetta, with strong echoes of McLaren's F1 around the waistline and 1960s Ferraris in its curvaceous rear end - but there's also a lot of rather fragmented new-millenium sportsbike styling in there.
Judging by these few pictures, however, the attention to detail is pure superbike, especially the carbon-fibre and tan leather interior.