Megawheels Electric Scooter: 3-wheel Mega Scooter


The three-wheeled mega scooters are a breed apart, they are halfway between the world of the scooter and the car and are, of all the available offers, the main link between both universes. Undoubtedly, one of the most advisable options for those who, fleeing from the inconveniences of the car in the city and its suburbs, are looking for a more agile and functional means of transport for each day without giving up the luxuries, comfort and safety of four wheels.

Step by step, three-wheeled scooters are gaining in popularity and diversity, currently being able to find models ranging from 125 to 500 cc, with all kinds of equipment levels, technological advances and prices that, yes, are from €4,000. It is clear that it’s  not a category that is characterized by hosting the most economical models in the market, but it is also true that practically most of its members enjoy a general quality identical to the premium models in the two-wheel segment. These scooters have been designed, mainly, to seduce users who in a significant majority come from the car world, a type of clientele that is used to fairly high levels of equipment, comfort and safety.

Three is better than two

In large urban centers such as the French capital, with a fairly high annual rainfall rate and with a pavement that in many cases is not in its best condition, three-wheeled scooters and the advantages they provide in terms of safety they are one of the best options for moving around on a day-to-day basis. The key to its success is found in its front axles, where each manufacturer opts for a very original and different steering and suspension train. The first to dare to launch such a model on the market was Piaggio at the end of 2006 with the first MP3 500 and its revolutionary deformable parallelogram at that time.

Given the success achieved by Piaggio in countries such as France, Peugeot could not allow this kind of overwhelming dominance in the backyard of its house, especially when this type of vehicle evolved and, after introducing some changes, they became part of the L5e category for tricycles. The same one that allows B card holders to drive them regardless of their displacement and power and, of course, without any type of exam or waiting time involved, as happens with 125 cc scooters and the validation between A1 and B cards.

The last to join the 3-wheel car was Yamaha, which, after showing several prototypes at various motorcycle fairs over the years, finally put the Yamaha Tricity 125 on sale in 2016, a somewhat discreet premiere for the LMW system, which nevertheless turned spectacular when in 2018 he left everyone in awe when they saw him riding the impressive Yamaha Niken. A beast that shares much of its equipment with a top seller such as the Yamaha MT09 and that showed us a solution somewhat different from what we can see in the current Yamaha Tricity 300, whose scheme is more similar to its younger brother.

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