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Andy Downes  says:

Yamaha Tricity revealed

This is the full production version of the all-new Yamaha Tricity; a leaning 125cc three-wheel scooter that claims to be lighter and cheaper than all the rivals in the three wheel class. The scooter was launched at yesterday’s Bangkok motorcycle show in Thailand and the bike will go on sale in the UK within weeks. In actual fact the Yamaha doesn’t have...

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

So... what license do you need to ride/drive it?

Is it a bike or a trike?  Do I (legally) need a helmet to "drive" it?  If I catch one in a solo motorcycle bay, can I throw it down the road with a clear conscience?

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hondagixer

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hondagixer says:

new riders tipping it over in the corners going to fast.

bound to happen.

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preunit

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preunit says:

Brilliant

all the disadvantages of a bike, ie.....open to the elements, limited carrying space (don't ave to wear a helmet tho :shock::wacko:).....with the added disadvantages of a car, can't filter, can't use bus lanes.....Fooking great, i'll ave three please :winkie:


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domster

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domster says:

Clearly...

 Won't appeal to the 'narrow' minded but MP3 alikes do have brilliant slow speed stability and are the same as any other bike through heavy traffic. The two front wheels do feel like they're quarelling at higher speeds though.

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preunit

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preunit says:

domster

"the same as any other bike through heavy traffic"

Surely you jest :unsure:

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domster

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domster says:

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 No helmet? Can't filter? No bus lanes, Why not?

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malcolmsmill

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malcolmsmill says:

OK lets clear this up

the Tricity is a MOTORCYCLE not a trike

therefore you DO need a helmet

CONFUSED?

in uk law a tricycle has wheels GREATER than 460mm apart..... this was introduced with the original 3 wheel mopeds in the 70s to allow moped and motorcyclists the right to ride them.....

HOWEVER they CANNOT be used for test... cbt or full test.... they are specifically excluded.

WATCH OUT...... there are changes in the pipeline for tricycle rights.......... they are being split into "bike type" and "car type" (sit astride as per a bike or on a car type seat) helmets will be required on "bike type" and seatbelts on "car type"..... when it was proposed everybody said "they won't do that" and didn't complain.... now its too far through the process to stop... on the argument that nobody objected therefore everyone supported the change.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Has no direct rivals?

Well, the Piaggio MP3 Yourban must be a figment of my imagination then!

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malcolmsmill

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malcolmsmill says:

yamaha fully admit that there are other 3 wheel bikes from piaggio, honda etc

BUT they are not 125cc and are bulkier and heavier

the big difference is the closeness of the front wheels and full articulation... meaning they ride and corner like bikes and do not flip like older 3 wheel models

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preunit

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preunit says:

"No bus lanes"

 Sorry no Robin Reliant's in reverse 

Is it not legally a three wheeled car  ...Car license required but no Bike license or even a CBT :unsure:

I'm confused anorl :biggrin:

 

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