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Yamaha shows two new 3-wheel prototypes indicating future product developments

Yamaha's showing of two vastly different directions for its three-wheeled architecture is an indication we'll see even more variations on the three-wheeled theme from Yamaha at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. That's the road-going 03GEN-f at top and the dual-purpose "cross" 03GEN-x below.
Yamaha's showing of two vastly different directions for its three-wheeled architecture is an indication we'll see even more variations on the three-wheeled theme from Yamaha at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. That's the road-going 03GEN-f at top and the dual-purpose "cross" 03GEN-x below.
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Yamaha's showing of two vastly different directions for its three-wheeled architecture is an indication we'll see even more variations on the three-wheeled theme from Yamaha at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. That's the road-going 03GEN-f at top and the dual-purpose "cross" 03GEN-x below.
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Yamaha's showing of two vastly different directions for its three-wheeled architecture is an indication we'll see even more variations on the three-wheeled theme from Yamaha at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. That's the road-going 03GEN-f at top and the dual-purpose "cross" 03GEN-x below.
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
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The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
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Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
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Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
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Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
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Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
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Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
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After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
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After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
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After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
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After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
For those wondering what happened to the 02GEN concept, it appeared in November, 2014 but it's not really from the same family, being an electrically power assisted wheelchair.
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For those wondering what happened to the 02GEN concept, it appeared in November, 2014 but it's not really from the same family, being an electrically power assisted wheelchair.
Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.
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Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.
Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.
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Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.
Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.
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Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.
Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.
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Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.

Yamaha has released details of two new design concepts based on its carving, three-wheeled Tricity architecture: the road-going 03GEN-f and dual-purpose on-off-road "cross" 03GEN-x. The Tricity was first shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, and has since been released globally to great acclaim for its roadholding and stability. The new concepts indicate Yamaha will further develop the three wheeled motorcycle for new markets.

It all began when Yamaha first showed the Tesseract (below) at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, where it's four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.

Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.
Yamaha's Tesseract first surfaced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show where its four-wheeled motorcycle architecture created a sensation.

The Tesseract made headlines globally, and Yamaha continued with the development, finally showing the Tricity (below) at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. While it was missing the fourth wheel of the Tesseract, the dual-front-wheel architecture of the 2007 show bike was evident.

Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally
Yamaha's Tricity has been well-received globally

The production three-wheeled Tricity was released globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN (below), a large crossover motorcycle with the same twin front wheels layout of the Tricity.

After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.
After releasing the three-wheeled Tricity globally early in 2014, further developments of the three-wheeled concept were shown late last year in the form of the 01GEN, a large crossover motorcycle with a twin front wheels layout.

Now it looks like the family is splitting further, with Yamaha's press material indicating that the 03GEN-f (below) was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.

Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.

The 03GEN-x (below) is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."

The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."
The 03GEN-x is designed with more an off-road "Cross" theme underlying its design, with a different frame and what Yamaha claims is more a "traditional off-road design that is reminiscent of the days of unpaved roads."

While both concept models are based on Tricity, the vastly different designs exemplify the design possibilities of the Leaning Multi-Wheel architecture by offering a sharp contrast to the production model.

Yamaha has always regarded design as the central pillar of its product creation philosophy, establishing "Refined Dynamism" as its design philosophy in 2013.

Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.
Yamaha's press material indicates that the 03GEN-f was designed with the underlying theme "Future Racing," emphasizing the Leaning Multi-Wheel mechanism and visually expressing both the futuristic feel and Yamaha's racing image.

Accordingly, no details of the engines of the two variants have been released, so we'll just have to hope that the company might offer a bigger engine than the Tricity's 125 single cylinder motor.

With the Tokyo Motor Show just over seven months away, perhaps the most telling line in the press materials was "Yamaha Motor will continue to exhibit and propose its GEN design concept in the future."

For those wondering what happened to the 02GEN concept, it appeared in November, 2014 but it's not really from the same family, being an electrically power assisted wheelchair.
For those wondering what happened to the 02GEN concept, it appeared in November, 2014 but it's not really from the same family, being an electrically power assisted wheelchair.

For those wondering what happened to the 02GEN concept (above), it appeared in November, 2014 but it's not really from the same family, being an electrically power assisted wheelchair.

The 03GEN Yamaha concepts are shown in the short promo video below.

Source: Yamaha Motor Company

03GEN, Yamaha Motor Design

5 comments
Haresh Metharam
THESE ARE REALLY BEAUTIFUL BIKES FOR PEOPLE WHO CANNOT RIDE 2 WHEELERS
vv_vv
Yeah, really nice computer drawings. I can also do one in a couple of hours. These are useful for marketing purposes only just like the Tesseract. Honda at least had the guts to put their money where their mouth was with DN01 and Vultus. Yamaha keeps coming up with really pretty pictures. What we actually get is castrated junk like Tricity.
Germano Pecoraro
Nice, however I don't understand "02GEN concept" (wheelchair). What/how is it usage?
Thomas Lewis
.I like to see Yamaha build a narrow tracked 4 wheel tilting vehicle,with a enclosed body [Monotracer,Lit Motors C-1] add ABS,4 wheel disc brakes.Both electric and combustion engines as options.You end up with a safe,fun and extremely economical ride,compared to a conventional motorcycle.
unklmurray
I can ride a 2 wheeled machine but 3 are more fun.....you don't have to put your feet down at the street light,and you can carry more stuff / people on a trike.....do you know how hard it is 2 carry a lg keg of beer on a 2 Wheeler??.....LOL :-)