New Yamaha 3-wheel model targets the premium Urban Mobility sector
Yamaha is one of the leading names in 3-wheel motorcycle technology, and the company is now ready to revitalize the Urban Mobility segment with the new Tricity 300, a premium multi-wheel model that brings a fresh new look to this important part of the European marketplace.
Drawing on the in-depth knowledge gained from the development and production of the Tricity 125 and NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) models, Yamaha’s designers have created a fashionable, modern and dynamic 3-wheel scooter that is targeted at the top end of the market.
This new 3-wheel Urban Mobility scooter is equipped with a “BLUE CORE” engine as well as a model-specific Leaning Multi-Wheel steering linkage. The Tricity 300’s leaning front wheels give a natural and confident cornering character, and the high levels of traction offered by the two front wheels reinforce the feelings of stability, even on wet or slippery surfaces.
A key attraction of the new Tricity 300 is the fact that it may be ridden by customers with a full “B” car license – making it one of the most accessible larger capacity Urban Mobility Yamaha models that have the potential to appeal to a whole new audience.
This next-generation personal mobility concept model uses LMW Technology and represents a proposal for a new relationship between users and their vehicles. It was developed with the aim of bringing to people new Kando from the exhilaration of leaning as one with the machine through corners – enabled by the LMW platform – with greater comfort and peace of mind. It is also equipped with attitude control technology and reverse drive, and the cocoon-like vehicle body is easy to handle and maneuver. With approaches like interactive communication between the user and the vehicle through sound and light for all-new mobility experiences, the YAMAHA MW-VISION suggests how the fusion of robotics and mobility technologies can produce forms of mobility more in tune with human sensitivities.
- Engine type: Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves
- Displacement: 292 cc
- Bore x stroke: 70.0 x 75.9 mm
- Compression ratio: 10.9:1
- Maximum power: 20.6 kW @ 7,250 rpm
- Maximum torque: 29.0 Nm @ 5,750 rpm
- Lubrication system: Wet sump
- Fuel system: Fuel Injectionlgnition
- Fuel consumption: 3.3 l / 100 km
- CO2 emission: 77 g/ km