New Tricity 125 and 155 coming from Yamaha later this summer

Yamaha has announced an updated version of the Tricity scooters and 155 three-wheelers, with new Euro5-compliance and an updated chassis. 

2022 Yamaha Tricity. - Yamaha.

YAMAHA has today (5 May 2022) announced an updated version of its popular Tricity scooters and 155 three-wheeled scooters.

The new version of the Tricity 125 features a new Euro5-compliant “Blue Core” 125cc engine with 12.1 horsepower, and a revised chassis, which Yamaha says offers “increased feelings of comfort and stability.” For the 155cc version, there are three more horses to play with, compared to the 125, with 15 in total for the Tricity 155.

On the engine side of things, “a durable forged piston and a newly designed cylinder head as well as a larger intake valve and increased compression ratio,” together with Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) mean that, while Euro5 has been met with the new engine, it also provides good acceleration and fuel consumption.

The Tricity scooters of course continue to make use of the LMW Ackermann steering layout which is common across Yamaha’s Tricity and Niken three-wheelers. For this year, the system has been updated and refined, with a new layout that sees “the lean axle slightly offset from the steering axle,” according to Yamaha. “This latest design ensures that the left and right front wheels always carve a concentric arc even in a deep lean, giving a more natural and intuitive feel and making it easy for riders to stick to their chosen line,” Yamaha says.

Continuing on the chassis side of things, the new Tricity scooters feature a 60mm longer wheelbase, as well as “revised engine mounts which are aimed at achieving a better overall balance and giving enhanced comfort riding enjoyment.,” Yamaha says. Yamaha also says that the new three-wheeler features greater torsional and longitudinal rigidity compared to its predecessor. 

The revised frame has meant revisions have also had to be made to the rear shock, which has been lengthened to give 90mm of travel. 

When it comes to stopping the Tricity scooters, it features a Unified Brake System (UBS) which means the braking force is distributed between the two front wheels and the single rear wheel whenever the rear brake is used. About the brakes themselves, at the front are 220mm discs, while there is a 230mm at the rear. For clarity, this is the same for both the Tricity 125 and Tricity 155.

The headlight beam has also been broadened for 2022, and a longer footboard and improved passenger comfort means overall the 2022 Tricity is an ergonomic improvement compared to its predecessor. 

There is also a new Starter Generator Control Unit (SGCU) which helps to integrate the electrical and electronics side of the engine, and Smart Motor Generator, which turns the crankshaft directly, eliminating the sound of meshing gears, and therefore meaning quiet starts and restarts. Additionally, those starts and restarts will be controlled by the new “Stop & Start” system, which is designed to automatically cut the engine off when the Tricity is stopped in traffic, and then automatically turn back on when the throttle grip is turned. 

The Tricity is also now compatible with the MyRide app, which is becoming increasingly standard among Yamahas, and across bikes of all manufacturers that have an accompanying app.

There are also new colours for 2022, which apply to both the Tricity 125 and Tricity 155. Specifically, “Petrol Blue” and “Sand Grey” are two new colours for the smaller Tricity scooters, while they will also be available in “Matte Grey.”

The new Tricity 125 will be available from August this year, while the 155 will be available from September.