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Two is good - three may be better?

Mama Yamaha has ventured into production with this Tricky Trike for 2018 model year, in Europe at least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...ahaMotorEurope

WhoooHooo - ride around the outside of your mates on wet slimy roundabouts like they are standing still

What does the team think about this?

(I have no idea what you good people in the land of the free call a roundabout, in La Belle France they call it a "rond point" and there are lots of them)

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The "roundabout" is starting to show up in Michigan and Ohio. They call it a Traffic circle.

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This is Yamaha's answer to the Spyder. The reason I don't like trikes is that they don't lean. Here is a bike for older riders that solves the problem of older guys and girls who can no longer support the weight and balance of a two wheeler but it still LEANS in the corners. Sweet. Not for me. YET

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I'm not certain, but I think you would have to completely re-learn your riding skills. I don't think it "counter steers" like a normal bike, where you have to turn left to lean right. With that thing, you would have to turn right to lean/turn right. That's the main reason why so many people crash a motorbike/sidecar combo the first time they ride one.

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I've not ridden an example of a two-in-front-one-behind bike yet, but an experienced rider friend who has says that they handle more or less the same as a conventional bike.
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This is Yamaha's answer to the Spyder. The reason I don't like trikes is that they don't lean. Here is a bike for older riders that solves the problem of older guys and girls who can no longer support the weight and balance of a two wheeler but it still LEANS in the corners. Sweet. Not for me. YET
it has a kickstand, so I'm not sure it's as stable as a Can-Am Spyder or a trike.

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The Cam Am Spyders, motorbikes with sidecars and the double-rear trikes doe handle differently enough that an MSF course is a great idea.

You lean but the machinery does not.

I'm interested in this trike as it handles like a 2-wheeler and Jay Leno really enjoyed riding one:

https://youtu.be/3alGM0n1ACA

http://www.tiltingmotorworks.com/news/

They are a Seattle area startup too!

That way I get the reliability of a Honda and a leaning trike. Just couldn't convert my FJR1300!

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