It’s True! Yamaha’s All New 3-Wheeler Coming Soon
The trike for a different generation.
There’s been talk about Yamaha getting back into 3-wheeler production but it’s not exactly what you’ve expected. Sharing less in common with their legendary Trimoto line, this new machine looks to be setting its sites on machines like the Can Am Spyder.
Calling it the NIKEN, this new road-legal machine was introduced to the world at the EICMA motorcycle show in late 2017 and it is about to open up a whole new dimension in riding control. With its revolutionary Leaning Multi-Wheel platform, the NIKEN introduces a totally new concept to the world of road riding and takes corner carving confidence to another level.
Revolutionary Leaning Multi-Wheel Chassis
The NIKEN LMW chassis is an exclusive motorcycle control system that provides unparalleled rider confidence across a wide range of road conditions. With two front tires leaning in unison, the NIKEN doubles the amount of available grip for exceptional stopping power, cornering confidence, rider comfort and impeccable road manners—all while maintaining natural steering feel.
NIKEN doesn’t look like anything on the road because it isn’t like anything else on the road. Graceful curves highlight the mass-forward design to show off the unique LMW system, combining futuristic technology with flowing, organic style.
Derived from the award-winning MT-09, the advanced CP3 inline 3-cylinder motor uses Yamaha’s full range of performance technology to produce exceptional torque with linear power delivery. This results in a flexible, responsive powerplant that combines the best aspects of both 2- and 4-cylinder motors while remaining light, slim and compact.
Advanced Rider Aids
NIKEN features a complete range of technologies to boost rider confidence and performance, including Yamaha’s ride-by-wire throttle system, adjustable throttle mapping, traction control and ABS. Riders also enjoy the convenience of a factory quick shifter and integrated cruise control.
Engine Type 847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves
Bore x Stroke 78.0mm x 59.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection with YCC-T
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper clutch
Final Drive Chain
Brakes / Rear 298mm hydraulic disc; ABS
Tires / Front Dual 120/70R15
Tires / Rear 190/55R17
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