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Yamaha's XT 500 H2O Is The Futuristic Bike To Run On Water!

Mayukh Bari16 August 2020 5:06PM IST
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Bike manufacturers are introducing amazing new technologies now and then from the last few years. From 'self-balancing' bikes to 'reverse trikes' - we have seen so many exciting developments over the years. And predominantly Yamaha is the name behind such innovations. Now they just revealed the prototype design of their new bike XT 500 H2O - a futuristic water-powered machine. The company claimed that the bike will get into production in 2025.

When every other manufacturers are focusing on electric bikes, Yamaha wants to be one step ahead with their water engine bike. The XT 500 H2O water-powered engine motorcycle designed by designer Maxime Lefebvre. The company has recently released only the sketches of the said model. Besides the water engine, it definitely looks futuristic with a bunch of design elements we don't see very often in design renderings.

The bike will be propelled by a closed-loop H2O motor and will have a water pump that basically cycles water and offers a means of propulsion. If the company manages to bring this bike to reality, needless to say, it would be a shining feather to its hat. A water-powered motorcycle not only has an absolute null negative impact on the environment but there is no scarcity of source of power and hence, its running costs will be quite minimum, possibly much lesser than that of an electric bike.

The model will revive the company's iconic XT 500 dual-purpose motorcycle that looks quite evident from the sketches. The XT 500 was made from 1975 to 1981 and was better known as a lightweight bike that could take on any terrain with ease. Power on the said model was delivered with the help of a 499cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that used to produce 32 hp of power and 38 Nm of torque. The top speed of the XT 500 was pegged at 160 kmph.