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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Yamaha's new three-wheeled motorcycle

Indeed motorcycle is designed with two wheels, but some manufacturers try to bring a new sensation by adding one more wheel. This is done by Piaggio, Peugeot, Can-Am, and Yamaha.
Yamaha's MWT-9 on display at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1LFEZSN)
In between the world's motorcycle manufacturer mention above, Yamaha is the manufacturer who looks seriously working on this three-wheeled vehicle. Until now, Yamaha has been noted to have several variants of three-wheeled vehicles, namely Yamaha Tricity, Yamaha 01GEN Concept, Yamaha 03GEN Concept, and now they shows off 'Yamaha MWT-9.'
Front view of Yamaha MWT-9 concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Mx2Oje)
As reported by Visordown on Thursday, October 29, 2015, Yamaha recently introduced Yamaha MWT-9 as their latest three-wheeled motorcycle at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 which held in the Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.
Left side view of Yamaha MWT-9 concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1RDhU4E)
This bike uses two wheels in the front. According to Yamaha, they did so that the motorists get sensation and more safety when cornering. With the additional wheels, the possibility of tire skid while cornering can be reduced, so that the motorcycle can go faster.
Rear side view of Yamaha MWT-9 concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1LFEZSN)
In contrast to other manufacturers, Yamaha MWT-9 using a front suspension placed on the outer side of the wheel. In addition Yamaha also install two shock absorbers on each side. Yamaha MWT-9 was developed using the MT-09 as its base. Motorcycle which carries a three-cylinder inline engine capacity of 847 cc is capable of producing 113 hp.
But the Yamaha MT-09 relied on the torque, which reached 87.5 Nm. Yamaha even gave it the nickname 'King of Torque' for this bike. And for MWT-9, Yamaha has also set up the nickname, the 'King of Cornering'. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMAG | VISORDOWN]
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