Yamaha Tricity (MW125)


  • Stable ride, good brakes
  • 12V socket in glovebox


  • Can't be ridden on a car licence


It's powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 125cc single cylinder four stroke engine, producing 12.1bhp at 7,500rpm and maximum torque at 7,250rpm. The engine is the same as the one powering Yamaha's NMAX and RRP is £3,600.

Features include:

  • Automatic CVT gearbox with belt final drive
  • Dual 220mm discs up front (one per wheel)
  • 230mm disc at the rear
  • Fork with 90mm travel
  • Dual rear shocks with 90mm travel
  • Unified braking system (same as the Xenter)
  • Bag hook and LCD dashboard
  • LED lights and position lights up front
  • Centre stand and side stand

Compared to the original 2014-2016 model power is up around 1bhp and available lower down the rev range but maximum torque appears roughly 2,000rpm higher up. ABS is now standard, there's a new exhaust, the rear wheel is 1" larger, the headlight LED based, the floorboards more roomy, wheelbase 40mm longer and the wheels/frame/rear shocks are now blacked out however 12kg has been added to the weight. There are also minor tweaks to the seat, the design of the rear panels/grab rails and fuel capacity is up a useful 0.6 litres.

Like other three wheeled scooters the front wheels lean when cornering but unlike others Yamaha has emphasised lightness and agility with the Tricity. Each wheel connects to two forks, one handling suspension and the other support. The wheels are quite close together as well, specifically to keep everything narrow for filtering, although that does mean it can't be ridden with your car license like the larger capacity Piaggio MP3 models.

The unified braking system lets you apply balanced braking force front and rear using input from both levers; it basically helps to prevent the wheels locking up. Also the right lever operates only the front brakes and the left lever all three.

Underseat storage is a bit bigger than the previous model with enough space for a full face helmet, while a new small cubbyhole to the right of the steering column houses a 12V socket to charge your phone. The 6-spoke cast Aluminium 14" front wheels take a 90/80 tyre and the rear 13" a 130/70.

Accessories include a small smoked sports screen (£61), tall screen (£150), rear carrier (£87), 39 litre top box (£127), pillion backrest (£96) and backrest cushion (£47).

  • 2017: Grey, white, blue and the somewhat bright yellow
  • 2018: Grey, white, blue

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £3,650 £2,950 £2,550 2,100
2018 £3,850 £3,100 £2,700 1,450

Prices Updated: 24th September 2018

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