With the rise in popularity of electric scooters all around the world, even big brands have started to pay attention to the trend that just won't stop. Yamaha had a good nose for this and joined the bandwagon back in 2017, unveiling their Tritown concept in the Tokyo Motor Show.
Now, Yamaha has put the scooter in public trials to allow riders to get a glimpse of what this stand-up scooter is all about. Instead of the traditional biwheeled scooters out there, the Tritown is a three-wheeled scooter that tilts its frame to turn. It's definitely an interesting concoction of technologies and suspension arms. Filing their patent in April 2019, we can be sure that Yamaha plans to release this out into the world.
The Tritown uses a 380wh lithium-ion battery that provides 32 km of range and it goes up to 25 km/h. It's certainly not the fastest and the farthest reaching but it recharges to full capacity under three hours. While I would like to sit and zap across traffic in a motorcycle, there are people who like these things and the LMW (leaning multi wheel) system might give commuters a sensation of motorcycle racing.