Yamaha's 3CT leaning multi-wheel commuter prototype at EICMA 2018

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 Nov 2018

Yamaha Motor Co is to exhibit the 3CT at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy, open to the public from November 8 to 11. Powered by a 300cc liquid-cooled engine, the 3CT is a new LMW (leaning multi-wheel) commuter prototype model.

As part of its Medium-Term Management Plan, Yamaha Motor is promoting the ‘growing world of personal mobility’ as one of the growth strategies, and LMW technology is one of the central pillars of this strategy.

Beginning with the Tricity 125 (launched in 2014), and continuing with the Tricity 155 (on sale from 2017) capable of riding on freeways and the Niken (launched in 2018), which with its 845cc engine is the first large sports model LMW, Yamaha has expanded its LMW product line-up.
The 3CT is a sports commuter prototype model with the distinctive LMW two front wheel mechanism. By combining LMW features such as a strong sense of stability while turning with a 300cc engine, the 3CT delivers both sporty and comfortable weekday commuting as well as enjoyable weekend recreational riding. 

As well as the 3CT, the Yamaha booth at the EICMA exhibition will also display the Ténéré 700 adventure model, which features a parallel-twin 689cc engine mounted in a lightweight double-cradle frame, and the NikenGT, which includes a rich array of features for comfortable long-distance cruising, such as pannier bags and heated hand grips.



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