Second LMW model in “Growing World of Personal Mobility” strategy
IWATA, JAPAN – May 23, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) 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 – the second LMW (Leaning Multi Wheel)*1 model to promote “The Growing World of Personal Mobility” (one of the company’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. 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 has been developed around the concept of a “New Standard City Commuter for greater range of mobility and pride of ownership” and features the following characteristics:
- A combination of the BLUE CORE engine and Yamaha Motor’s proprietary LMW design to achieve both greater running performance and fuel efficiency,
- a newly-designed frame with improved rigidity and expanded flat foot board areas to provide a more comfortable riding position,
- an expanded 23.5L underseat storage space, as well as an accessories compartment fitted with a DC power socket,
- a newly-implemented parking brake, and
- LED headlights and position lights which create a high-quality feel.
The new TRICITY 155 is to be manufactured by Thai Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
*1 LMW (Leaning Multi Wheel): a general term for a vehicle with three or more wheels which can lean (incline) like a motorcycle; registered trademark No. 5646157.
*2 European RRP: a reference price calculated by Yamaha Motor; actual retail price may differ due to varying tax rates and other factors in European countries.