Yamaha put another entry into its leaning three-wheeler lineup, launching the Tricity 300 leaning three-wheeler at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Yamaha’s already got the Niken leaning three-wheeled motorcycle and Tricity 125 leaning three-wheeled scooter. The Tricity 300 splits the difference here, sort of; it’s powerful enough that you can leave town with it, but not built along hooligan bike lines like the Niken, meaning it’s much less silly-fast (duh, it’s a scooter), but also likely to be less silly-expensive.
Yamaha didn’t announce many details on the Tricity 300, or suggest that it’s coming to Canada. However, considering the decline in the maxi-scooter market in recent years, it’s interesting to consider the possibilities a machine like the Tricity brings to the table. In Japan, you don’t even need a motorcycle licence to ride the Tricity 300, only a car licence. In Canada, a machine that similarly removed barriers from riding could be the shot in the arm that the industry needs.