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The first time I saw the Yamaha Trikker I wondered who had been spying into my dreams. I have always wanted a bike that could do everything. This bike looks like it would be just as comfortable on a supermoto track as it would in a skate park. A lightweight, progressive looking, almost trials style, perfect urban assault bike. I think every rider would be better off owning something like the Trikker. If all motorcycle riders would practice "tricks" on a smallish bike in a closed course, their road riding skills would greatly improve. Trying stoppies or wheelies or any "trick" or "stunt" on a lightweight bike is far less intimidating, and usually less expensive if you have to ditch. Riders who are familiar with balance points(of stoppies and wheelies)and the concious of the small adjustments made to controls to keep the bike tipped on either wheeel, have a far greater chance of being able to keep themselves out of trouble on the streets. I think the Yamaha Trikker would be a great addition to anyones garage, and if they rode it like they stole it, their automobile evasion skills would be sure to improve. Too bad it's not available in our country yet.
 

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No, we don't need it.

First, the "Urban Assualt Bike" moniker may not be co-opted for use on anything other than Dual-Sport bikes with street tires. It's copyrighted material and I'd hate to have to sue you.

Second, do we REALLY need a Stunta Training Bike? I think not. Stuntaz and their antics have resulted in draconian incarceration, seizure of property, and loss of riding endorsement laws being passed here in FL. I think anyone who wants to learn to stunt should be equipped with a 1000+ cc sportbike with nitros for free. And no helmet.

Besides, can't you go buy a Gas Gas or something just like this thing?
 

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Ken, it's like the Yamaha Bigwheel from 20 years ago, Yamaha is banking on the "cute" factor, they'll sell thousands of 'em.

And like the Bigveel most will be left sitting in garages, gathering dust.

I remember in about '80 when the Stuporbowl of Motocross has a pre-race magazine editor Big Wheel race. Carnage, editors were eating it big on the cute evil handling bikes.

The year before that they put the Editors on those insane 175cc Kawasaki mini-bikes, I forget the model name. It was eat it big time then too.
 

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AH jeez, the helmets sitting here on the kitchen table still...I'll ship it soon...sniff...
 

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Doesn't matter. People always want what they cannot have. If they were imported, guaranteed the OP wouldn't pony up the cash for one.

Just get a used trials bike. It'll be a lot cheaper, and it'll still be worth what you aid for it when you get tired of it.
 

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Jeez, I just saw a Yamaha ad on YouTube featuring the Tricker. Neat bike, like a DT1 on steroids. Man, if I could only ride again I'd figure out how to sneak one through Customs. A street legal trials-enduro, how interesting (reminds me of a Sherpa T).
 

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PP, would be nice if the links on the website worked...looks like Yamaha motors to me...are they French bikes? I know Yamaha went in and bought up the Sanglas company in 1983 (Spanish). Remember the trials bike boom of the late 1970's that tanked soon after? I think if they produce a bike that's more enduro-less trials would be a selling point. And stick a 1972 DT2 motor in it. Why not?
 

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Hmmm. They worked for me, and I'm behind a viscious DoD firewall.

Yes, they're using Yamaha based engines. The T-ride has the trials engine, suspension and running gear in an enduro frame. Sort of like the Gas Gas Pampera grown up.

I had several of the '70s Jap trials bikes. Very neat and reiable, but, for some reason, uninspiring. I thinked they dumbed down the bikes to appeal to a broader audience. My first ride on a Montesa Cota was a revelation. Much nicer handling bike with super tractor-like hook up.

I have no trials bike now, but I am looking at getting a newer Beta or Gas Gas.
 

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A trials bike? Don't make me laugh. No way people are going to buy 250s purposefully designed with highly tractable low output engines. Unless Yammmer can bling 'em up somehow. Yo, dog?
 
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