Yamaha Tricity 300 joins the urban jungle

YAMAHA Australia has announced the release of the 2021 Tricity 300, a premium leaning multi-wheel (LMW) model that brings a fresh new look to the Australian scooter market. The new model is already available in dealerships.

Available in Nimbus Grey and priced at $11,849 drive away, the 2021 Tricity 300 features stand assist, and thanks to its LMW technology, is aimed at easing the transition from car to motorcycle for 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 high levels of confidence, comfort, and convenience.

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Yamaha is a leader in three-wheel motorcycle technology, with the new bike fitted with model-specific steering linkage, allowing the Tricity 300’s leaning front wheels to give a natural and confident cornering character.

The LMW steering mechanism contributes to the scooter’s easy to ride, user-friendly character by giving a generous 72 degrees of steering angle, making it a breeze 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 provides extra convenience by helping the machine to remain upright when stopped. This system features a calliper and disc mounted onto the LMW mechanism’s upper parallelogram arm.

When the standing assist system is activated, the calliper’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.

Sleek, with smooth-flowing design lines, the 2021 Yamaha Tricity 300 is aimed squarely at the top end of the urban mobility segment and incorporates styling cues from Yamaha’s XMAX and TMAX sport scooters – as well as a touch of DNA from the Niken.

The compact and aerodynamic front cowl is slim and high, with a short and relatively narrow nose that leaves an open space between the twin front wheels to emphasise the LMW design.

The large 43.5-litre 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.

The LCD instruments have been designed to provide all the relevant information in a clear and easy to understand display. 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 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.

An advanced BLUE CORE SOHC 292cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine delivers a balance of strong performance with excellent economy, making the Tricity 300 ideal for longer distances and highway riding.

To attract a new generation of riders, Yamaha’s designers have concentrated on creating a lightweight chassis that inspires confidence as well as exceptional agility.

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 13 litres. New 14-inch tubeless tyres have been jointly developed with Bridgestone.

The new tyres feature an optimised balance of stiffness, together with a new compound designed to meet the specific requirements of the Tricity 300.

The use of 14-inch wheels has allowed the fitment of large-diameter 267mm discs on all three wheels to deliver exceptional braking power and control on a wide variety of road surfaces.

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. Details are available from your nearest Yamaha dealer. Finance and insurance is available through Yamaha Motor Finance.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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