If the T25 is anything to go by, the new Yamaha Motiv will be deeply impressive.

When we drove the first Murray prototype a couple of years ago the lightness was almost the first thing you thought about.

The car zipped off the mark with remarkably little feeling of shifting mass to its unassisted steering seemed to deliver a degree of road feel that went out with the original Mini, its iLink strut-style independent rear suspension compensated nicely for a very short wheelbase and its puny-looking brakes were amazingly effective, because it the whole car simply wasn’t heavy. 

Despite the lightness, the chassis seemed so rigid it might have been made of granite. There seems no reason why the Yamaha Motiv, refined and productionised by one of the world’s best makers of motorcycles, shouldn’t be a whole lot better.