It’s no R25, but the 2015 Yamaha Tricity that was unveiled yesterday is definitely a big step ahead in urban mobility. Featuring a unique 3-wheel chassis, the Yamaha Tricity is a new lightweight commuter vehicle whose user-friendly features are designed to cater for the needs of new riders. Driven by a 125cc engine and offering scooter-like agility with the feeling of stability and confidence that comes with 3 wheels, the innovative new Tricity puts you back in charge of your ride. Everything about this dynamic 125cc 3-wheeler is designed to meet the needs of those people who want to be confident riding a scooter.
The light and compact body makes the Tricity agile and easy to maneuvre in traffic – and the exclusive new Leaning Multi Wheel design gives added stability on the move, making this the smart mobility choice for the city. The Tricity is a completely new kind of lightweight urban commuter featuring an innovative 3-wheel chassis design that gives a special feeling of stability and riding confidence on a range of road surfaces. Featuring twin front wheels positioned closely together, the Tricity is easy to ride and agile, making it an ideal choice for both male and female riders.
Yamaha’s exclusive new Leaning Multi Wheel system has been designed to deliver easy steering together with confident cornering and a natural scooter-like handling feel. Featuring a parallelogram link and independent dual telescopic forks, this ingenious system allows the twin front wheels to lean around corners, making the Tricity a joy to ride. As well as being remarkably light at just 152kg, with a full tank of fuel, the Tricity’s engine and chassis have been designed to give a balanced, easy and confident handling feeling. Which means that when you’re riding in the city it’s one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to get around – and with 3 wheels, parking couldn’t be simpler!
The Tricity’s braking system consists of twin 220mm diameter front discs and a 230mm rear disc that provide plenty of stopping power. For an even smoother braking experience we’ve fitted our Unified Brake System that automatically optimizes the front and rear braking force when you the pull the left lever, and when you operate both levers together.
Economical and responsive 125cc 4-stroke engine Yamaha have equipped the Tricity with a newly developed 125cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine that has been designed to offer smooth acceleration combined with lively mid to high-speed performance. With its low weight, 50:50 weight distribution and centralized mass, the Tricity’s handling is easy, light and responsive.
The Tricity’s beautifully styled bodywork has been designed to give this lightweight 3-wheeler a truly dynamic and confident image. The flowing lines give a smart and modern look that conveys a real sense of lightness and agility – and with a sports screen and flared leg shields, the Tricity offers good protection from the elements.
2015 Yamaha Tricity specifications
- Engine type: Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valves
- Displacement: 124.8cc
- Bore x stroke: 52.4 mm x 57.9 mm
- Compression ratio: 10.9 : 1
- Maximum power: 8.1 kW @ 9,000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 10.4 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
- Lubrication system: Wet sump
- Fuel system: Fuel Injection
- Ignition system: TCI
- Starter system: Electric
- Transmission system: V-Belt Automatic
- Front suspension system: Telescopic fork
- Rear suspension system: Unit Swing
- Front brake: Dual Discs, Ã˜ 220 mm
- Rear brake: Hydraulic single disc, Ã˜ 230 mm
- Front tyre: 90/80-14
- Rear tyre: 110/90-12
- Overall length: 1,905 mm
- Overall width: 735 mm
- Overall height: 1,215 mm
- Seat height: 780 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,310 mm
- Minimum ground clearance: 120 mm
- Wet Weight: 152 kg
- Fuel tank capacity: 6.6 litres