The Yamaha Niken is not just a concept anymore. The odd-looking three-wheeled motorcycle based on the MT-09 made it to the market. It must be pre-ordered online on the Yamaha website and it costs €15,000.
Basically, this is an MT-09/FJ-09 with a different front-end and a longer swinging arm. Yamaha says it’s a sport-touring machine. And it’s sporty enough thanks to that inline-three cylinder CP3 engine made famous by the MT-09. However, now panniers and taller-windscreen yet for the touring part.
We managed to ride it for a couple of hours on a curvy mountain road. Watch our first impressions in the video above.