What if I tell you that what you see here is not a bicycle but an actual road-worthy motorcycle?
Yup, that’s right. Allow me to introduce the Yamaha Carrot.
This bike hailed from the 80s, an era before Hong Leong has the distributorship of Yamaha bikes.
I managed to have a chat with the bike’s owner who won it during a 7th Month Festival auction back in the day. The bike was put up by the then-manager of Yamaha Singapore.
I was told that the bikes were originally brought in as messenger dispatch bikes within the PSA ports. As they were utilised within the confines of the docks, vehicle registration was not required.
That is, until this current owner decided to take it onto the streets, complete with COE, registration, inspection, insurances, road tax, etc.
You can still see the old octagon road tax label still affixed to the basket in front of the bike.