The Japanese technology has always impacted and improved the lives of humans around the globe, and the ace Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha is nothing different when it comes to innovation and technology. Being a successful two-wheelers manufacturer Yamaha has always been in a race to provide innovative products. Now this time, the company has showcased a three-wheeled scooter for the public and it's something different which drives away from the conventions of how motorcycles are ridden in the world.
The Tricity is a stylised three wheeled urban scooter from Yamaha. Being an urban commuter, the Tricity blends with the lifestyle of the city and offers a comfortable and secure riding with its 3-wheel layout makes it easy for the expert and the novice alike to ride it with increased level of confidence. This revolutionary scooter has a Blue Core 125cc engine which gives plenty of acceleration and torque with outstanding fuel economy and with a Unified Braking System fitted as standard, the new Tricity 125 is one of the easiest and most stylised ways to commute in the city.
Yamaha has designed the Tricity will utmost diligence and precision to make it user-friendly for riders of all ages. This careful engineering is reflected in the overall design and lightweight of the scooter which comes only around at just 156kg, even while holding a full tank fuel. The engine and chassis have been designed to provide a confident handling feeling and that makes it easy to ride the scooter in the city.
Urban Inspired Bodywork
Yamaha has gives the Tricity a beautifully styled bodywork and design which gives the Tricity a more dynamic and modern look and feel. The big headlamps, modern design lines, sports screen, a stylised flared leg shields which provide good protection from the wind and weather and a completely new rear section give this 3 wheeled scooter a sophisticated characteristic and style on roads.
Leaning Multi-Wheel System
Tricity comes with a Leaning Multi-Wheel System which is designed to deliver easy steering balance while riding in the city. This system provides confidence while cornering at variable speeds and provides a natural scooter-like handling feel while riding.
This 3-wheel scooter comes with a unique lightweight chassis design to make urban commuting easier. The new chassis gives the rider a real feeling of stability and riding confidence on various terrains and roads.
A new twin front wheels are also provided which makes the position of the wheels so close together and makes the scooter agile and easy to ride, making it an ideal choice for both male and female riders.
Comfortable Riding Position
The Tricity comes with a new frame that features a wide and flat footboard that along with a longer and flatters dual seat that is made to provide a comfortable riding position.
The seat is long and wifde making it comfortable to sit and ride in and araoudn the city and for occasional long rides. The seat height of the Tricity is set a considerable low height making it easy for anyone to ride it very easily.
Yamaha also provided a big under-seat storage facility to this scooter. Urban scooters are all about commuting and occasional long rides. Yamaha has made this scooter to blend with all the needs of the user and a big storage also comes handy.
The storage could handle a full-face helmet, books, sports wears and other essentials very easily. A convenient luggage hook is also provided at the front to carry more luggage in this scooter.
The Tricity is powered by a 125 CC Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves engine. Yamaha has provided the Trcity with a 9.0 kW @ 7,500 rpm and a torque of 11.7 Nm @ 7,250 rpm. The Blue Core technology also comes with this engine that provides excellent fuel economy with good performance.
With its stylish design chassis, lightweight handling and an urban scooter-like agility, the Tricity will transform daily commuting in a very comfortable and stylish way. The beautiful and metro styled bodywork and spacious seating position provide luxurious comfort, and the rider-friendly features and low running costs make this the most efficient and enjoyable way to commute in the urban commuter segment.
Braking and Suspension
A Unified Brake System is present in this 3-wheel scooter to provide efficient braking at all speeds. The new braking system also provides increased stability and control in any terrain. A Dual 220mm diameter front discs and a 230mm rear disc are equipped to provide this stopping power. The Unified Brake System automatically optimizes the front and rear braking force when you the pull the left lever while operating it with both levers together, giving smooth and effective braking.
A unique parallelogram link and independent dual telescopic forks are employed in the Tricity which forms an ingenious system that allows the twin front wheels to lean around corners, making this scooter easy and comfortable to ride in and around the city and highways with utmost comfort and confidence.
Colour and Availability
The Tricity is available in various shades; Sunny Yellow, Aqua Blue, Matt Grey and Milky White. Since the increase of vehicles on the road and the much-added traffic makes commuting hard for many and cause accidents more than ever in India, the Tricity will be boon for new riders as well as women and children alike if it gets launched in the country. We can hope that Yamaha will launch the Tricity in India in the coming future.
Full Technical Specifications Of Yamaha Tricity 125
|Engine||125 CC Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves|
|Bore x stroke||52.0 mm x 58.7 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.2 : 1|
|Maximum power||9.0 kW @ 7,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||11.7 Nm @ 7,250 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission system||V-Belt Automatic|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||90 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Unit Swing|
|Rear travel||90 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 230 mm|
|Overall length||1,980 mm|
|Overall width||750 mm|
|Overall height||1,210 mm|
|Seat height||780 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||125 mm|
|Wet weight||164 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||7.2 litres|