Yamaha is a leader in three-wheel motorcycle technology and is set to further enhance the Urban Mobility segment with the new Tricity 300 - a smart and modern three-wheel premium urban commuter.
Fitted with a model-specific Leaning Multi Wheel steering linkage, the Tricity 300’s leaning front wheels give a natural and confident cornering character and the confidence-inspiring high levels of traction offered by two front wheels that reinforce the feelings of stability - even on wet or slippery surfaces.
The use of 14-inch wheels has allowed the fitment of large-diameter 267mm discs on all three wheels to deliver exceptional braking power and control on a wide variety of road surfaces. As well as being equipped with ABS to prevent accidental wheel lock-ups on loose or slippery surfaces, the Tricity 300 also features Yamaha's Unified Braking System (UBS) that balances braking force to all three wheels.
This system provides extra convenience by helping the machine to remain upright when stopped. The Standing Assist system features its own independent caliper and brake disc mounted onto the upper parallelogram arm of the LMW mechanism. When the Standing Assist system is activated, the caliper’s compact electric actuator pushes the pads onto the disc and locks the parallelogram linkage in place. As soon as the Tricity 300 throttle is opened the Standing Assist system disengages automatically, enabling the rider to ride away.
The Tricity 300 is aimed squarely at the top end of the Urban Mobility segment and incorporates a large 43.5L storage space under the seat with internal LED lighting and can accommodate two full-face helmets or one full-face helmet and an A4-sized briefcase.
The LCD instruments have been designed to provide all the relevant information in a clear and easy to understand display. There's a large digital speedometer as well as a bar-type tachometer, clock, odometer, and trip meters. The outer edges of the panel display indicator lighting for ABS, Standing Assist system, Traction Control System and ambient air temperature - with an ice warning at 3ºC and lower.
An advanced BLUE CORE SOHC 292cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine delivers a balance of strong per-formance with excellent economy, making the Tricity 300 suitable for longer distances and highway riding. When combined with the easy-going lightweight twist-and-go CVT automatic gearbox, the Tricity makes for an ideal commuter or getaway machine.
The Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) Ackerman suspension and steering system features a parallelogram link and cantilevered front suspension with the dual fork tubes mounted on the inner face of the front wheels. This layout gives agile and confident handling together with enhanced feelings of stability when riding on slippery or uneven surfaces.