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Yamaha Tricity for rent in Pattaya ?

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Very specific question : I am thinking about buying a Yamaha Tricity, but never driving one nor can i find one for a test drive.

Anyone know a location in Pattaya where there is one for rent maybe ?

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Thanks, didn't know about that dealership , will have a look soon and report back.

Watched many video's on the bike and regulary see a few moving about in pattaya, considering the sometimes terrible road surface a bike like this would be a bit safer. 

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How about one of these...can take the whole family or move house, also has a roof to keep the sun and rain off ( a bit)  a bargain at only 51,500 baht 😋

 

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Fantastic idea, but the 3rd wheel is waaaaay out there. 

Seriously though, a sidecar is probably even safer as cars will treat you as a car... hmm

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Have been to the Watchara Marine Yamaha dealer, but sadly they only have a few bigger bikes and a lot from Triumph. No Tricity.. 

Mityon doesn't stock it either. A very uninterested salesmen pointed me at some previous previous pcx models for 78.000 or the new one for 93k, which should be 83k according to the Honda Website.

 

It seems dealers in Pattaya are ripoff artists and stock only Aerox and PCX. 

Grateful for any tips on the Tricity or any dealer really which doesn't price above retail, whats wrong with the market here ? 

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is there any reason you prefer the tricity?  the other 2 wheelers are simple to learn to ride and some are balanced really well.

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5 hours ago, BigT73 said:

is there any reason you prefer the tricity?  

I drive a Nmax now (rented), great bike but..

 

The roads in and around Pattaya are pretty bad at times, and i like to dedicate all my attention to the traffic without having to look at the road surface all the time as well. What i understand from the reviews the Tricity gives you a more car like stability with potholes, bad surfaces and so on

 

The new PCX is an alternative maybe but at 93.000 for the non hybrid its a total ripoff, the hybrid at least is for retail available at 99.900 but thats the same as the tricity which has ABS and the 3rd wheel...

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Finally found one in soi 13/3 labelled as 155 with nice paintwork but after checking the model number it turned out to be a 125 of 5 years old. Nice trick ! Tried it, liked it, tried buying at several Pattaya dealers but none have any and of course i mean the new 155 model. 

 

Mityon said they had a black and a white black one but have to wait 4 months for whatever reason. Really nice bike, impossible to buy it seems. Tried to sell me everything else on 2 wheel, but i really do like the 3 wheeler...

 

Second hand found several 5 year old ex rentals for around 40k, but not interested in buying the 125cc with god knows how many badly driving kilometers without any warranty. 

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I asked on the Yamaha stand at the motor show and I was introduced to 2 Bangkok dealers.  One had 2 new 125's at a "very good price" - but as I was considering the 155 I didn't keep the details, but I remember the dealers was on the 'dark side' of the river.

 

The other dealer was on Rama 4, and they said they could get a 155 in 3 days.  They also mentioned that all the The Tricity production from Yamaha Thailand was bound for Europe - so it would need to be a special order.

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Swiss bike rental located behind LK pavilion has a few , also shop in Soi buffalo ( do not recall shops name) but can see all parked outside .

 

i own one, solid ride but little too heavy for the engine size , mine is 125 or 135, do not recall. 

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On 7/23/2019 at 12:27 AM, Kinnock said:

 One had 2 new 125's at a "very good price"

The other dealer was on Rama 4, and they said they could get a 155 in 3 days. 

Thanks for this, good i didn't buy a 2 wheeler yet, i will phone around and hopefully find one.

Today i think a 155 fully black model passed me somewhere in Pattaya with a Thai girl on it as driver, a first !

 

The 125 will be fine for me as well, as the bike i had rented was a fake 155, and i was happy with the performance, it's no rocket but neither am i 😎

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3 hours ago, WhatsNext said:

Thanks for this, good i didn't buy a 2 wheeler yet, i will phone around and hopefully find one.

Today i think a 155 fully black model passed me somewhere in Pattaya with a Thai girl on it as driver, a first !

 

The 125 will be fine for me as well, as the bike i had rented was a fake 155, and i was happy with the performance, it's no rocket but neither am i 😎

Try Watchara Yamaha on Sukumvit road, this is where i got mine, but it was years ago.

https://www.yamaha-motor.co.th/dealer-services/dealer/5000

 

I should also tell you in case you do not know, maintenance on this is much more expansive than the regular bikes. For example wheels tubeless, and from memory about 1200 baht per tire, Had brake pads changed on mine, from memory around 600 baht.

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11 hours ago, BestB said:

Try Watchara Yamaha on Sukumvit road, this is where i got mine, but it was years ago.

Was there already but they don't sell it. 

The only offer i got in pattaya was from Mityon with a 3/4 month wait for some reason

 

Called yamaha support and they said it was discontinued for thailand due to lack of interest. Ill give up and get an nmax/filano/whatever with 2 wheels

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