Yamaha Motor Philippines launched at the SM Mall of Asia this past weekend what it calls "the future of personal mobility." The motorcycle company is referring to its new three-wheel Tricity scooter.
The highlight of the Tricity's technology is its Leaning Multi Wheel system, which allows the two front wheels to deal with terrain changes independently while keeping both tires in contact with the road as the vehicle leans to one side. This is made possible by the integration of two systems: a parallelogram link, a system that lets the two front wheels lean parallel to one another and separates how the independent suspensions function; and a cantilevered telescopic suspension, which has unique machine dimensions and geometry for the two front wheels.
According to the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, the Tricity‘s leaning multi-wheel system gives the rider "a unique experience during each ride that is felt in every turn and at any angle, surpassing the standards of style, performance, and technological innovation."
The Tricity also has a unified braking system that applies the brakes to the two front discs and single rear drum equally when the left brake lever is applied.
The scooter's 125cc engine has an output of 11hp and 10.4Nm, and is mated to a continuously variable transmission. The frame also has an optimized design, giving it a 50:50 weight distribution "for riding ease and maneuverability."
The Tricity is now available at Yamaha 3S shops nationwide in either matte-red or white for P146,000.
Photos by Patrick Everett Tadeo