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Yamaha tricity
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:44:46 pm »
Interesting! I saw an advert for this bike today, seems Yamaha is marketing it as a commuter in traffic... Never been a driewiel fan but it does look nice!

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/products/scooters/new-mobility/tricity.aspx#gallery=image%7Cimage=undefined
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 06:28:55 am »
Interesting! I saw an advert for this bike today, seems Yamaha is marketing it as a commuter in traffic... Never been a driewiel fan but it does look nice!

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/products/scooters/new-mobility/tricity.aspx#gallery=image%7Cimage=undefined

There are lots and lots of similar scooters in every city in Europe, built by a variety of manufacturers.
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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 06:58:24 am »
Hou verby.
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 07:04:29 am »
Why would I want one of those.
IMHO they make even less sense than the BMW C1 which was only awkward and expensive. These ones are complex too without having the C1's safety bonus nor its weather protection.

A suburban yuppie gimmick IMHO
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 07:05:48 am »
Why would I want one of those.
IMHO they make even less sense than the BMW C1 which was only awkward and expensive. These ones are complex too without having the C1's safety bonus nor its weather protection.

A suburban yuppie gimmick IMHO

I suppose the only sort of advantage they may have is that it will not fall over.
 

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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 07:13:15 am »
I guess Yamaha wanted to do away with the side stand, and came up with this brilliant simple solution to the problem - just add another front wheel.
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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 07:45:33 am »
Why would I want one of those.
IMHO they make even less sense than the BMW C1 which was only awkward and expensive. These ones are complex too without having the C1's safety bonus nor its weather protection.

A suburban yuppie gimmick IMHO

I suppose the only sort of advantage they may have is that it will not fall over.

I bet they will! :evil6:
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 07:49:16 am »
I wonder if the "Yamaha" in the picture is actually a Yamaha design or a badge engineering project made by Belgarda or Dacia?
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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 07:51:02 am »
I wonder if the "Yamaha" in the picture is actually a Yamaha design or a badge engineering project made by Belgarda or Dacia?

Possibly just a Yamaha drivetrain.
 

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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 07:57:13 am »
I wonder if the "Yamaha" in the picture is actually a Yamaha design or a badge engineering project made by Belgarda or Dacia?

Possibly just a Yamaha drivetrain.
...built by Minarelli ???  :P
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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 08:35:13 am »
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 08:58:08 am »
Are there any braking, or any cornering benefits from building a bike like that?
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2014, 09:04:47 am »
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Offline cruizaman

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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2014, 09:27:31 am »
If Europe is anything to go by, these bikes will be very popular. There are huge amounts of these bikes in major cities, as Bensien said. 
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 10:14:14 am »
KILL IT WITH FIRE!

 :imaposer: :imaposer: , just take off those beautiful logos first.
 

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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 10:23:03 am »
Last Thursday one of those came past me in Pretoria. It had crash bars on any moved very well through the traffic. At first I though it to be a quad bike of sorts. After following this thing through the traffic I came to the conclusion that, that third wheel must be a training wheel because it just not make sense to me.
 

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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2014, 08:53:01 am »
You can see and ride it at AMID according to the bike show on TV. It is apparently narrower than a Super ten.
 

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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 08:56:58 am »
If you can't put knoblies on it it's useless. :imaposer:
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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2014, 09:19:04 am »
Was watching one (not a Yamie, forgot the name now) yesterday.  It seems the particular courier company is using them here.  Looked like a nifty idea.


Hou verby.

Is dan 'n Yamaha Dandude!  Ek hoor dan jy beplan so conversion vir jou se XT?   :imaposer:

A suburban yuppie gimmick IMHO

It may well be, but for the manufacturer only one question is applicable.  How much money will it make for us?
« Last Edit: August 06, 2014, 09:23:32 am by AMZ »
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Re: Yamaha tricity
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2014, 09:30:49 am »
If you buy one at Amid R 44 k and normal retail R 47,5 k.