FEATURING A lively and economical new EURO5 Blue Core engine, together with a refined chassis for increased feelings of comfort and stability, the latest version of Yamaha’s popular Tricity 125 could well prove the clear choice for commuters and urban dwellers who want a practical and easy-to-use scooter.
Since its introduction in 2014, this three-wheel urban mobility vehicle has attracted a strong following amongst independent-minded riders with an eye for style and quality who appreciate its unique combination of compact dimensions, low weight and the added confidence of a third wheel.
For 2022, the Yamaha Tricity 125 is unique in being the only three-wheel model offered by any manufacturer in the important 125cc capacity class – and being accessible with a A1-licence, this compact and agile scooter is an attractive proposition for riders looking for convenient and affordable urban mobility.
Equipped with connected instruments that enable the rider to view smartphone and social media notifications, the Tricity 125 offers the mobility and agility of a conventional scooter combined with the class-leading ride quality and confident handling character associated with its three-wheel layout.
The EURO5 compliant engine has been designed and manufactured with Yamaha’s leading Blue Core technology that minimises emissions while ensuring highly efficient performance. Featuring a durable forged piston and a newly designed cylinder head, as well as a larger intake valve and increased compression ratio, the engine now benefits from Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology that ensures good acceleration with lively performance and reduced fuel consumption.
The quieter and more efficient engine starting system is a particularly significant feature that complements the bike’s new Stop-and-Start system to make this accessible commuter scooter less intrusive and more enjoyable to ride in urban traffic. The Stop-and-Start system is designed to shut off the engine when the Tricity 125 is stationary at traffic lights and the machine restarts automatically when the throttle is turned. For optimum efficiency, the SGCU constantly monitors riding conditions and prevents overly frequent stops and starts in situations such as congested traffic where the machine may be stopping and starting every few seconds.
What makes the Tricity 125 unique in the 125cc category is its three-wheel layout with twin leaning front wheels that give an increased feeling of stability, whether riding in a straight line or during cornering. The high levels of traction provided by two front tyres combined with the confident stance of the three-wheel layout ensures a unique riding experience, making the bike an ideal choice for new riders as well for those who may be moving from two wheels to three wheels.
Featuring the same basic linkage design as the system used on the prestigious Niken Sport Tourer motorcycle and the Tricity 300, the Yamaha-exclusive LMW Ackermann steering system on the latest Tricity 125 has been optimised for 2022 and features a revised layout with the lean axle slightly offset from the steering axle. This latest design ensures that the left and right front wheels always carve a concentric arc even in a deep lean, giving a more natural and intuitive feel and making it easy for riders to stick to their chosen line.
The Tricity 125’s two front wheels and the revised front end linkage design promote feelings of riding confidence – especially on wet or bumpy surfaces. This aspect of the Tricity 125’s character is particularly significant for beginners with an A1-licence who are moving to the Tricity 125 from a car or public transport and who may have limited two-wheel riding experience.
Riders can stay connected when they’re on the move by downloading Yamaha’s free MyRide app to their smartphone and pairing it with the scooter by entering the VIN number. Once connected, the rider can view real-time notifications for incoming calls, social media, email and text messages from their smartphone on the new LCD instruments – enabling them to stay in touch. Owners can also use the MyRide App to view a range of data, such as fuel consumption. It’s also possible to compare riding data with other Yamaha MyRide users and share riding experiences and export journey information, as well as linking up with other MyRiders to view photos, compare routes and check out new places to go.
With sporty and contemporary styling that emphasises its modern, light and agile character, the Tricity 125 is one of the most distinctive models in the 125cc scooter class. Subtle revisions have been made to the bodywork around the footboard area and main ignition switch and a newly designed rear mudguard has been introduced to match the various technical changes to the new chassis. The Tricity 125’s side silhouette reinforces the machine’s sense of performance and front-end stability and conveys this commuter scooter’s universal accessibility and ease of use to prospective owners.
The Tricity 125 will be available in two new colours: Petrol Blue and Sand Grey – and both models will also be available in Matt Grey.
It’s early doors yet though, as you’ll have to wait until August 2022 to get your hands on one. Price will vary per country. To tempt you, check out this snazzy video…