The current legislation allows driving sidecar motorcycles without up to 125 cc, with a maximum power of up to 11 kW if we have the car license B, provided that no more than three years have elapsed since we passed the test. But also, the car license Tricycles drive supports unlimited capacity, multifarious finding alternatives: the scooter is still the two-wheeled vehicle best suited to the urban environment for comfort and agility, but if we look for an option to the traditional offer, we find several options pivoting front axle two wheels. They behave like a motorcycle, with similar feelings, but in a way easier and safer and more capacity, although in traffic they are somewhat less agile. Its predecessor is the Piaggio MP3, but is no longer the only option, as the market found other alternatives, such as the Peugeot Metropolis and the Gilera Fuoco. The mp3 It is offered in two displacements, 300 and 500 cc, while the Metropolis It is available in 400 and Fuoco 500, all perfectly adapted to move also in road handling and performance. Yamaha sells the Tricity, with a single displacement limiting it over long distances, in this case 125 cc. Another brand, the Italian artisan Quadro, on an engine of 313 cc and 23 hp, until recently distributed two separate scotter a tricycle and an original variant of four, with the rear axle also hydraulic to control the tilt, but is no longer available today for our market. But if our usual habitat is not going to be the city and we want to open our range and find a vehicle with higher performance and capacity for fun, we have several options. Let us review these alternatives can lead to car license:
Piaggio MP3 300 LT / Yourban
Price: from 6,290 euros. Power: 22/25 hp
Piaggio launched the MP3, the first scooter marketed under the double front axle caster. This is much safer than a two-wheeled motorcycle, more cornering poise where it is much more stable, the same as when braking. And also stopped, blocking the direction that allows even not support legs on the floor.
The 300 is offered with two versions (22 and 25 hp) and multiple endings. Wide platform, LT, with brake pedal approved as a tricycle, without pedal, you can drive motorcycle license (A2). Catalog also exists in an innovative hybrid variant, with an electric motor in the complementary rear propeller 300 cc.
Piaggio MP3 500 LT
Price: from 9,099 euros. Power: 40 hp
Months after its release, Piaggio introduced a number of amendments to its MP3 who she was born with two displacements, 125 and 300 cc, leaving the first by weight, performance and price- increasing the distance between the two front wheels, taking a brake pedal and other minor changes that allowed him to meet the demands for It is approved as a tricycle and be conducted with the card B. Now it presents the second generation on the basis of 500, which is a significant developments in all sections: Besides slight cosmetic changes with new optical front and a completely redesigned rear, it has included small technical variations, with higher and narrow front wheels; 110-13" (Formerly 120-12"). Others are pineapples of more functional controls and improved quality and instrumentation with a wide information and good reading. The engine is the latest evolution of its single-cylinder, 40 horsepower.
Price: from 8,490 euros. Power: 37 hp
It is the natural alternative to MP3. Strong scooter division of the French brand launched Metropolis with the configuration of the front wheels linked by Dual Wheels Tilting (DTW), a deformable parallelogram with double triangle and a single damper working in horizontal. Less agile than MP3, it is more comfortable and although offers slightly lower performance, fuel consumption is lower. It has a very complete equipment, Piaggio above, resulting cheaper than the MP3 500 LT of the Italian brand.
Price: from 3,599 euros. Power: 11 hp
Yamaha It has also developed for its range a scooter with a front axle and telescopic double wheel suspension. the Tricity It offers more compact dimensions than MP3 and Metropolis, characterized by its agility in urban traffic circle, moving almost like a two-wheeled vehicle given the narrowness set. Has an engine of 125 cc'm allowing driving with license A1- that is perfectly suited to its dimensions, being provided for this year, a three-wheeled scooter larger and more engine displacement. It has integral braking, with disc on each wheel, and can be mounted ABS.
Gilera Fuoco LT
Price: from 7.424 euros. Power: 40 hp
Following its launch in 2007, Gilera Fuoco of the has been renewed with this version LT and, most strikingly, it has taken the necessary changes to adapt the approval now allows it to be driven with license B -has widened front axle varied lights and added brake-pedal. With the same base and propeller MP3, the new Fuoco hardly differs from the first generation. The basic version, with a very competitive price, is about 1,000 euros cheaper than the MP3 500; in exchange can not have ABS and has no traction control. Keeps the wheels 12" and, with somewhat harsh suspensions, it is very agile, a powerful yet "something gastón" motor.
Price: from 21,099 euros. Power: 100 hp
Be entertained at a different vehicle everything we find in the market. Three-wheeled motorcycle, fun, handy and fast on the road, equipped with an evolved traction control system, perhaps too intrusive but it conveys confidence. And is that the engine V2 Rotax liter displacement and 100 hp, from the Aprilia RSV, offers exciting performance. It is marketed in three configurations, RS-S, the most sports, F3 and RT, the tourer, with specific equipment.
Harley Davidson Tri Glide
Price: from 40,500 euros. Power: 86 hp
A motorcycle manufacturer from Milwaukee to enjoy duets and not go unnoticed. Maximum comfort on the road, relying on a authentic trunk of almost 200 liters capacity. Architecture with double rear axle drive and weight (545 kg) make you work on the road when driving fast, which helps to control the firm reinforced front fork. Surprising maneuverability at low speed despite its dimensions. He motor is the two-cylinder 1.7 liter engine, characteristic of the brand, which has been softening its vibrations and improving the response. ... Exclusive price.