The Yamaha Tricity 155 is a great scooter but just hasn't got the grunt to get out of town. With the new 300 version, it's problem solved. Here's all the info on the Yamaha Tricity 300 LMW...
Yamaha has announced the release of the Tricity 300, an all-new Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) model that brings a fresh new look to the ever-growing Australian scooter market. The all-new model is now available in Australia with a ride away price of $11,849.
Yamaha say the new Tricity 300 will let people discover real freedom, reduce their stress levels, and benefit from a healthier work/life balance as it helps navigate the ever growing traffic congestion in cities. All it takes is a motorcycle learner permit and a Tricity 300.
The Tricity 300’s Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) technology and Stand Assist system is aimed at easing the transition from car to motorcycle for the large number of drivers currently looking for better transport solutions. The increased feeling of security offered by this technology is designed to appeal to car drivers who are motivated to make the move but are looking for a vehicle that can offer highER levels of confidence, comfort, and convenience over the traditional two wheels.
Yamaha say they Applied the in-depth LMW knowledge gained from the development and production of the Tricity 125/155 and NIKEN/GT models, Yamaha designers have created the next step in their three wheeler lineup. Fitted with a model-specific LMW steering linkage, the Tricity 300’s leaning front wheels gives higher levels of traction offered by two front wheels that reinforce the feelings of stability – even on wet or slippery surfaces.
Commuters can encounter everything from tram lines to poorly maintained roads and diesel spills on their daily commute, but with a stable three-wheel configuration the Tricity 300 is ready to tackle all the commuting challenges. Its dual front-wheels offer high grip and excellent stability in all conditions.
The LMW steering mechanism contributes to the Tricity 300’s easy and user-friendly character by giving 72 degrees of steering angle, which Yamaha say makes it easy to manoeuvre in congested traffic and tight spaces. Front-end traction and braking power are enhanced thanks to a wide 470mm front wheel-track, with a balanced and planted character when steering and cornering.
The Tricity 300’s Standing Assist system helps the bike remain upright when stopped. This system features a caliper and disc mounted onto the LMW mechanism’s upper parallelogram arm. When the Standing Assist system is activated, the caliper’s compact electric actuator pushes the pads onto the disc locking the linkage in place.
As soon as the Tricity 300 throttle is opened the Standing Assist system disengages automatically, enabling the rider to ride away. The Standing Assist system also helps keep the bike upright at a standstill. The Tricity 300’s Standing Assist is completely separated from the suspension functions.
The Tricity 300 incorporates styling cues from Yamaha’s XMAX and TMAX sport scooters – as well as a touch of DNA from the Niken. The compact front cowl is slim and high, with a short and relatively narrow nose that leaves an open space between the twin front wheels and LED headlight, flashers, and tail light are also included. The large 43.5L storage space under the seat has internal LED lighting and can accommodate two full-face helmets or one full-face helmet and an A4-sized briefcase.
There’s a large digital speedometer as well as a bar-type tachometer, clock, odometer, and trip meters. The outer edges of the panel display indicator lighting for ABS, Standing Assist system, TCS, and ambient air temperature. A parking brake has also been fitted for ease of parking to secure the machine when not being ridden. There’s also a DC outlet port in the front panel for charging and powering various devices.
A Blue Core SOHC 292cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine has been fitted to the Tricity 300,Which Yamaha say makes the Tricity 300 ideal for longer distances and highway riding. When combined with the easy-going lightweight twist-and-go CVT automatic gearbox, the Tricity is a twist and go package.
A 1590 mm wheelbase combined with claimed optimised steering geometry, a 470mm front wheel track, and front-rear weight distribution of around 50:50 with a rider on board – look to provide a great chassis balance and lightweight feeling. The engine is mounted to the new lightweight frame using a linked type system to minimise engine vibrations, delivering a silky-smooth ride. Fuel capacity is 13L.
The Tricity 300 has matching lightweight 14-inch cast aluminium wheels at the front and rear. New 14-inch tubeless tyres were jointly developed with Bridgestone and were designed to meet the specific requirements of the Tricity 300. This should offer higher levels of traction and wet performance.
The use of 14-inch wheels has allowed the fitment of large-diameter 267mm discs on all three wheels. As well as being equipped with ABS to prevent accidental wheel lock-ups on loose or slippery surfaces, the Tricity 300 also features Yamaha’s Unified Braking System (UBS) that balances braking force to all three wheels. When the rider applies only the rear brake braking force is applied to both the front and rear wheels.
Along with the three-wheel layout and the enhanced control offered by the ABS and a Unified Braking System, a Traction Control System (TCS) adds another layer of safety to the Tricity 300. The traction control can be deactivated via a dash-mounted button.
Contact your nearest Yamaha dealer to organise a test ride. Finance and Insurance are also available through Yamaha Motor Finance. Check out our review of the smaller Tricity 155 here…
2020 Yamaha Tricity 300 highlights
- Yamaha-exclusive Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) technology
- Stand Assist tilt lock system
- Aimed at new riders
- Economical Blue Core 300cc engine
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Large brakes, ABS and Unified Braking System (UBS)
- 14-inch wheels
- Parking brake
- 43.5L of under seat storage
- LED lights and large LCD instruments
- Smart Key operation