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Personally, I want one! At age 73, I need every advantage!

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Since my wife owns an MP3 400 and I've ridden it just a bit I can speak from some actual experience.

- Cornering stability is impressive.
I've seen some video of folks riding these in the snow in France, and also read an article that mentioned that one (with a better rider than I am) made it around an oil covered oval track.)

- That said I feel they are less flick-able than comparable bikes. The trike felt like it fell into the lean a bit slower, but that may just be my perception.

- Yup can you stop and not put your feet down.
There's a button that will let ya do that.
If ya get it wrong, it'll tip over.

- Storage on the older 250/400 is great, on the older 500 get a top box.
The newer 500 (not in N America last I heard) has good storage.

- They are kinda heavy for what they are as you'd expect. ~500lb's.

- Yes there is a special wide track variant for areas where three wheels with a specific minimum of separation means no need for a motorcycle license. England is one of those I believe. The "normal" one's a bit too narrow for that.
On a side note, you can indeed ride a CanAm Spyder on just your regular automobile license in California, USA.

- The newer ones that they keep waffling about releasing in the U.S. have larger front wheels than the older ones which are 12". I forget the spec off the top of my head. You can google it I'm sure. I think that'd improve the already surprisingly decent handling.

Overall, I could live with it, but not my cup of tea.
I recommend you try one before ya judge it. At worst it's kinda a neat change of pace for a ride or two.

If you're in the Seattle area and want to check one out, PM me and I'll check with the wife and see if she's OK with me showing off her toy.
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It looks to me like there are a lot of people living in the past. The only constant about life is change. Come on folks we are 15 years into the new millennium. Why do motor cycles still have 2 brake levers when ABS brakes have been the norm for almost 25 years. Why do people insist on a manual transmission with a clutch lever when on DCT bikes all you have to do is push a button. Old habits die hard.
I think not having full independent control of the front and rear brakes would lead to many riders "dying hard".

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I definitely understand the need for those who are physically challenged (or whatever this week's PC term for same is) to enjoy open air riding--however other than that I would be very surprised if Yamaha would sell more then 3 a year, if that, here in the Daytona area...

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From all I've read the Yamaha Tri-City 125 cannot be locked in the upright position. There is even a warning to place it on the side or setup stand when parked or it will fall over. I just see no point to a Tri-City 125 when my 125 scooter is a lot lighter, seat lower, way less complicated, only 2 tires to maintain and gets 84 mpg US. However I'd really like to ride one sometime!

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Same question... I find the current model under power I just hope that they would produce a larger displacement motor for it.
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I saw a fair few Tricity's in northern Thailand this past Jan & Feb '15 (rode: 8 weeks 22500km China-Laos-Thailand & return). Myself I was not interested in the Tricity in the slightest despite being somewhat interested in the MP3-500 for a number of years. For me the wee 125cc engine is just too under-powered to push along the increased weight of the scoot. IMO the Tricity would do better with a 300cc+.

I did however have a blast riding a PCX150 for a couple of weeks in a previous 7 week trip to northern Thailand (Jan & Feb '14) with the auto-engine stop. Fantastic little scoot, and very frugal on the gas. The Honda Forza 300 is also quite popular in Thailand too, especially with some of the expats.
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Updated information on Yamaha Leaning trike, MWT9 : http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ya...on-104923.html

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I could see that for a Can-Am or Polaris Spyder where the tri characteristic is rigid. On leaning three wheelers it would seem a specious distinction for that purpose.
but Can-Am can't lean though.
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