For 2020 Yamaha introduced the Tricity 300, offering a mid-capacity option above the Tricity 155, but below the full on sports-touring Niken.
Based on the XMax 300, the Tricity 300 benefits from a new dual front wheel setup, with Yamaha’s Leaning Multi Wheel technology, similar to the Niken and 155, but specifically designed for the Tricity 300.
This runs dual 14 inch wheels, with 267 mm brake rotors and calipers mounted between the forks and wheels for a clean look. Weight is bumped up to almost 250 kg with that special front end, which adds an enormous amount of grip and stability.
A front locking system allows that steering and lean system to be locked and hold the Tricity 300 upright at the click of a button, and disengages once moving, or can be done manually prior to that.
Traction control is also fitted, with almost 28 horsepower produced in a smooth and no fuss manner, but capable to propelling the Tricity 300 ahead of the traffic effortlessly. That also means the Tricity 300 is LAMS legal in Australia, but naturally requires a motorcycle licence.
A tall screen and wide front fairing offer plenty of wind protection, with a handbrake and power outlet also found at the rider’s knees. Two footwell positions offer a more traditional seating position with a closer reach to the bars, while moving back and putting your feet up is ideal for cruising or faster roads.
The wide and long seat hides dual helmet storage under the seat, with a keyless ignition unlocking the scooter, seat and fuel cap.
The Tricity 300 may be more expensive than the XMax 300, and weighing in significantly heavier, but that dual front wheels and LMW technology do offer something truly special.