Exhibited at the 2015 saint etienne biennale, Yamaha’s ‘project AH A MAY’ switches the roles of their designers and places them in a seemingly opposite field. This meant that motorcycles and bicycles were conceived by musical instrument producers, whereas musical instruments were realized by motorbike makers. The resulting creations spark new emotions as a different perception of use and styling was explored.
The electrically power assisted ‘zero plus/minus zero’ bicycle can be placed on a recharging stand and when the cyclists pedal it, the battery is refilled. This power storage can be removed from the station and then shared with the family, energizing musical instruments and other electric appliances. The prototype encourages a lifestyle that has a positive attitude and approach towards electricity usage.