Following the example set by the Piaggio MP3, Yamaha have also unveiled their production-read tilting trike, the three-wheeled Tricity, which will be fitted with a liquid-cooled 125cc 4-stroke engine and CVT automatic transmission, and will go on sale by mid-2014. “The new Tricity is designed specifically to attract a wide range of users – scooter riders, former riders, motorists, but especially those who have never rode a two-wheeler,” says a press note from Yamaha.
According to Yamaha, what makes the Tricity unique is that it’s significantly lighter (dry weight is 150kg) and more compact that other three-wheeled scooters on the market, and that it is more agile and maneuverable than its competition. Also, the Tricity’s underseat storage compartment can take a full-face helmet.
Yamaha say that the Tricity will be priced at less than 4,000 euros when this trike goes on sale next year.