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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Yamaha tricity

Anyone want to guess when Yamaha will introduce a 400cc Tricity?
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Dang Skyway, great guess.
You forgot to mention that would be in Europe only, and that tickets would be raffled for the rights to buy one.

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Having never driven one of these or a Piaggio, what benefit does having three wheels on a leaning scooter confer? The only one that I can see is if you hit a patch of sketchy pavement under one of the front wheels, the other might take up the slack and keep you upright for a bit and prevent a spill. Besides that, am I missing something obvious here?

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Some places they don't need any license at all.

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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.

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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.
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I see no reason for 3 wheels other than helping to keep the tire manufacturers in business. These scoots will not stand up on their own any better than my scooter with 2 wheels will. Just a gimmick, IMO. I watched a youtube video where a guy new to his 3 wheeled scooter came to a stop and didn't put his foot down fell right over. He looked absolutely shocked.
Lots more parts to maintain and break also. Not for me,,,,,,,,

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Having never driven one of these or a Piaggio, what benefit does having three wheels on a leaning scooter confer? The only one that I can see is if you hit a patch of sketchy pavement under one of the front wheels, the other might take up the slack and keep you upright for a bit and prevent a spill. Besides that, am I missing something obvious here?
I have ridden with a guy who has one. He has MS and his weakened legs cannot hold a bike up. The Piaggio's front suspension can be locked at low speed, allowing a full stop without having to place a foot down. It automatically unlocks after reaching a few mph.

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The local dealer has a used Piaggio MP3{with a batman logo on it!}. Anyway according to my uncle who is one of the sales guys the front suspension does lock at low or no speed and means you don't have to put a foot down at stops. He also said it makes turning at slow speeds idiot proof. However, at higher speeds it feels about the same as a regular bike according to my uncle.
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