Although Yamaha PR likens the Root to a horse, to this Californian’s eye it’s clearly a surfboard hovering over a motorcycle, taking the whole “Wheels&Waves” trend a step further. As a design, the Root is, as the name implies, more trunk than flower, although as a concept it could actually lead interesting places. Is it a good motorcycle design? No. Is it a concept bike we want to see ridden like a surfboard down the road and straight into the ocean? Yes! Could it inspire other custom builders to make surf-cycles? Let’s hope. Thumbs up for the inspiration.