The ideal gateway to biking? Spec and pricing released for Yamaha Tricity 300

Yamaha Tricity 300
Yamaha Tricity 300

Pricing and full specification has been revealed for the tilting, three-wheeled Yamaha Tricity 300 maxi scooter, and you can buy one from July for £7,399.

Aimed primarily at city-dwellers, this Maxi scooter-based model slots into the range below the Niken Sports Tourer.

We’re promised close to 50:50 weight distribution with a rider on board and 14-inch front wheels with 120-section tyres. It’s claimed this makes for natural turn-in feel and decent stability – something those new to motorcycling are likely to appreciate. Since you can ride this bike on a car licence, it could be a great transitional model for those who want to swap to a quicker, cleaner and more isolated form of transport.

The Tricity 300 is powered by a liquid-cooled 300cc Blue Core motor, which we’re told will offer quiet, efficient motoring.

There’s a spacious underseat storage area that’ll accommodate two full-face lids or one lid and an A4-sized briefcase, complete with LED lighting. We’re also promised keyless ignition, traction control and a parking brake to stop the bike from rolling away from you.

Furthermore, to stop you dropping it when manoeuvring in bike parks, there’s a Standing Assist feature that keeps it upright until the throttle is operated. This system also helps the rider to get the Tricity onto its main stand.

On top of the standard kit, you’ve got loads of optional extras to enhance your bike. There’s a trio of packs:

  • Sports Pack – sports screen, licence plate holder and aluminium foot pedals
  • Winter Pack – apron, grip heater and knuckle visors
  • Urban Pack – high screen, rear carrier and 39-litre top case

Plus, you’ve got the option of slip-on mufflers, a catalytic convertor and a comfort seat. Potential buyers get access to the MyGarage app, which will let you experiment with various accessories to see what they’ll look like on the bike.

Once you’ve taken the plunge and secured your spec, you’ll get the MyRide app, which tracks various parameters of your rides, such as lean angle, top speed and distance covered. This will allow you not only to work out which routes are quickest, but to share them on social media with your friends, if that’s something that floats your boat.

Keep an eye out for the Yamaha Tricity 300 review coming soon on MCN. 

Yamaha unveil new leaning three-wheeled scooter

First published 21 Cotober 2019 by Ben Clarke

Yamaha have revealed a new three-wheeled scooter for 2020 based on their 2018 3CT prototype.

The Tricity 300 will use design principals from the firm’s existing three-wheeled models, the Tricity 125 and Niken. It will be powered by the 292cc Blue Core engine found in the XMAX 300, which generates just over 26bhp.

The new bike will be eligible to be ridden by full car licence holders in an attempt to attract new customers who Yamaha hope will be reassured by the machine’s front-end stability.

It will also be possible lock the front end when the machine is stopped (so that it becomes free-standing) making it easier to push around, among other benefits. Three colour options will also be available, tech kamo, nimbus grey and matt grey.

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Gareth Evans

By Gareth Evans

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