Yamaha Motor Co has today announced the launch of the Tricity 155, a double-front wheel, three-wheeled commuter equipped with a 155cc liquid-cooled Blue Core engine. The Tricity 155 will be manufactured by Thai Yamaha Motor Co.
The Tricity 155, the second LMW (Leaning Multi Wheel and a vehicle which can lean like a motorcycle) model to promote ‘The Growing World of Personal Mobility’ (one of Yamaha’s growth strategies), is scheduled for sale in Europe from September 2016. As a global model, the commuter will then be released for sale in Japan, around Asia, and other countries in turn.
In April 2014, Yamaha Motor launched the 125cc Tricity 125 in Thailand as the company's first commercial multi-wheel commuter. It has subsequently been released internationally including Japan and Europe. According to Yamaha, “this model has proved popular, offering new enjoyment and cutting-edge style created through not only nimble and sporty handling, but also a sense of stability.”
The Tricity 155’s key features are a combination of the Blue Core engine and Yamaha's proprietary LMW design to achieve both greater running performance and fuel efficiency; a newly-designed frame with improved rigidity and expanded flat footboard areas to provide a more comfortable riding position; an expanded 23.5-litre underseat storage space, as well as an accessories compartment fitted with a DC power socket; a new parking brake; and LED headlights and position lights.
Yamaha is targeting sales of 8,500 units of the Tricity 155, which is priced at 4,499 euros (Rs 3.43 lakh) in its first full year of release.