Yamaha Tricity

Yamaha Tricity


The Yamaha Tricity is a tilting three-wheeler motor scooter made by Yamaha Motor Company. It is part of Yamaha's LMW (Leaning Multi Wheel) offering along with the Niken.

Three Tricity models have been developed: 125, 155, and 300cc models.

The 125 model was first introduced in Thai markets on April, 2014 and then in Japanese markets in September 2014. The vehicle was also made available in other Asian countries along with Australia and New Zealand. The scooter reached the European market in 2015.

The 155 was introduced to Europe in September 2016.

A second generation, the 300 model was introduced in the 2019. The new model addressed the criticized areas of the first model. It had a larger engine and allowed drivers to ride with a car license in most countries. The improvements lead to the doubling of the price, when compared to the 125 model.

The Tricity was developed by the Yamaha development team in cooperation with race engineer Kazuhisa Takano. The goal was to create an easy to ride machine to attract everyday commuters who were traveling by car, but who were considering a switch to a motorcycle. The Tricity is Yamaha's first three-wheeler, and was developed due to success of the Piaggio MP3.

Click here for information on the Yamaha Niken, a similar motorcycle

Online reviews of the Tricity are generally positive. The model is credited for its stability and ability to stay untroubled by poor road surfaces. As well as its brakes, which are considered unusually good for a 125cc bike. Some reviewers have given negative feedback for the engine, which they consider to be underpowered and a bit noisy with too frequent service intervals.

The very first Yamaha motorcycle was built 1954/1955. The first Yamaha motorized product was the YA-1 Motorcycle (125cc, 2-stroke, single-cylinder, street bike). Nicknamed “The Red Dragonfly,” it was produced and sold in Japan. The brand new YA-1 won the first two races it entered that year.

The Yamaha YA-1 is pictured below.

Yamaha YA 1 125cc
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