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Yamaha Tricker
« on: August 29, 2008, 05:54:55 pm »
Visited the accessories outlet at Centurion Yamaha today and then on an impulse decided to walk through their showroom.

A strange little bike standing off to the side immediately caught my eye. "What is that" I asked. The Yamaha "Tricker" came the reply.

What a COOL little bike  :drif: I have never seen anything like it. Part dual sport bike and part trails bike it is fully roadworthy and one amazingly clever concept. :thumleft:

The wife (and I) will enjoy this I thought. I could feel my hand move to my wallet as if it had a mind of its own. "How much I asked?" Approximately 40K came the answer

OK, where do I sign? "Sorry, not available yet, but Yamaha is considering bringing them in" :deal:

F@rk. Come on Yamaha..............I am waiting.

I searched the forum and saw previous mention made of it, so it is not new news for the seasoned dogs. I could, however, not help myself from posting.

What do you guys think of this bike?

For some reason I can not post a pic of the bike - Maybe some other dog can help?

I can, however, attach a link to a website to go read a bit more about it -

http://www.sylviastuurman.eu/motor/tricker/
 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 05:59:32 pm »
Here is a foto
 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 06:07:37 pm »
Verrry Pretty, only problem is that small fuel tank
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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 06:10:01 pm »
Verrry Pretty, only problem is that small fuel tank

The chick on the webpage I attached says 140-210km's on a tank. She also used it on a 7500km round trip.

If you see it in the flesh you will want one, believe me  :drif:
 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008, 06:15:13 pm »
Verrry Pretty, only problem is that small fuel tank

The chick on the webpage I attached says 140-210km's on a tank. She also used it on a 7500km round trip.

If you see it in the flesh you will want one, believe me  :drif:

Agreed, I just have a tendancy to forget to check fuel levels on trips  :imaposer:
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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 06:22:18 pm »
That little machine would be serious fun in a quary or rocky technical area. bet you could learn some new skills along the way too.

 :ricky:  ;D
 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 06:42:41 pm »
That little machine would be serious fun in a quary or rocky technical area. bet you could learn some new skills along the way too.

 :ricky:  ;D

Fully agree :thumleft: The ideal small plaything / dual sport
 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 07:54:14 pm »
When Yamaha did the trip around the country with the XT660z Tenere they had the Tricker with as well and I took it for a ride
It is a fantastic little bike and the concept is a City Trail/Urban warrior for want of a better description
So the concept is attacking the urban jungle up and down stairs over pavements etc

I like it as a commuter and for jumping pavements getting though traffic etc and I could probably buy it as a delivery bike for myself of course.
I dont think it would be a nice DS bike though but I really like them
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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008, 08:14:45 pm »
When Yamaha did the trip around the country with the XT660z Tenere they had the Tricker with as well and I took it for a ride
It is a fantastic little bike and the concept is a City Trail/Urban warrior for want of a better description
So the concept is attacking the urban jungle up and down stairs over pavements etc

I like it as a commuter and for jumping pavements getting though traffic etc and I could probably buy it as a delivery bike for myself of course.
I dont think it would be a nice DS bike though but I really like them

The fact that they had the Tricker with the Tenere seems to be a good sign that it could be coming to SA.  :mwink:

Lucky bugger for getting a chance to ride it  ;D

Yes, it will be a great little commuter, but I think that it would  even be a better small DS bike. Tight trails, sand, mud, river crossing - all those I think will be child's play on a bike like that.

DS, yes because it is a road worthy dirt bike and thus it qualifies in my mind as a DS bike. Small DS admittedly (I will not take it to Namibia), but show me what wilddog will not have a blast on that bike on their local dirt roads / tracks.

I want one  :ricky:
 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008, 08:17:32 pm »
They are definitely coming to SA
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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2008, 08:18:51 pm »
They are definitely coming to SA

Whoooohooo  :ricky:
 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2008, 09:57:12 pm »
40k brand new ?
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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2008, 10:20:31 pm »
40k brand new ?

Approximate costs according to Clint Lake of Centurion Yamaha who I spoke to.

 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2008, 04:26:04 am »
it was at the AMID show (the bike)
very nice indeed
only a 7 litre petrol tank
you going to become mates with the pump jockey....

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2008, 09:18:26 am »
40k brand new ?

A DR200SE comes at less than R30k, roughly the same power (tad more actually), ten kilos ligther and more than twice the tank size (13l vs. 6l).
The tricker has modern & cool looks vs. the DR's traditional DS design, a rear disc brake vs. a well dimensioned drum and FI vs. a CV carb. Not worth an extra R10k IMHO.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2008, 09:22:58 am by lecap »
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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2008, 09:23:24 am »
Ja but you are just DR beffok...... ;)


the DR200SE



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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2008, 09:40:16 am »
Its all about the handling.  DR200 is a farmers tool.
Tricker is a hooligan machine.
 

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2008, 10:36:21 am »
Have a look at that farmer:
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esp. when he takes the DR over the tree:
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A DR200SE as stunt bike - although dubbed as two stroke :o ???
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I'm sure theere's nothing wrong with the hooligan in the little Suzuki :D

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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2008, 01:07:37 pm »
Went to Linex to see the Tricker and came away a bit dissapointed. The silver colour is bland (nothing special on the components side either) and it's very basic although a nice fresh design. Worth 40 K no way ! There is nothing a simular powered 250 proper ds bike won't do for less than half the price (DR 250, TTR Raid etc.) I also think most Serf Africans will sit the poor thing plat. It really is a teeny bike with suspension made for the 5 foot 4 50 kg Japanese market.
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Re: Yamaha Tricker
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2008, 08:55:16 am »
Have a look at that farmer:
&feature=related
esp. when he takes the DR over the tree:
&feature=related


A DR200SE as stunt bike - although dubbed as two stroke :o ???
&feature=related

I'm sure theere's nothing wrong with the hooligan in the little Suzuki :D



The last first (and last) time I tried that, I nearly flew over the bars! :o
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