Yamaha has just announced the production version of the concept they unveiled in 2015. The 2018 Yamaha Niken; a motorcycle with a twist or rather simply put – a motorised reverse trike. This large-displacement Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) is powered by a liquid-cooled in-line 3-cylinder engine (rumoured to be the engine from MT-09). This model is equipped with LMW technology to reduce the effects of changing ride environments and to deliver a high feeling of stability when cornering. It achieves excellent performance for spirited and sporty riding on various road surfaces and the capability to freely carve through the continuous corners of winding roads. Watch the video below to see the machine in action.
The body design makes full use of the unprecedented front-end suspension mechanisms pairing 15-inch front wheels with dual-tube upside-down forks to visually accentuate the machine’s sporty performance and create a high-quality look and feel at the same time.
New 2018 Yamaha Niken – what we know so far
- Length x Width x Height = 2,150 mm x 885 mm x 1,250 mm
- Engine type = Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
- Cylinder arrangement = In-line 3-cylinder
- Fuel supply system = Fuel injection
Full information about the all-new Yamaha Niken will be unveiled on 6th November.