New Yamaha Niken – This Is Not a Concept

New Yamaha Niken - This is not a concept 1
Three cylinders + three wheels = Blade Runner look. And it seems ready to hit the market Yamaha just did it. They mixed the CP3 inline-three engine from the MT-09 with a two-wheel front-end already seen on their small displacement scooters. The result: a production ready “leaning multi-wheeler”.  Yamaha says that this architecture “reduces the effects of changing ride environments and delivers 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”.  2018_YAM_MXT850_EU_DNMG_ACT_001_03_gal_worlds_full_tcm120 719884 We have no other details than the engine type and the fact that it comes with 15-inch front wheels with dual-tube upside-down forks. We’ll have the full specs on 6th November at the EICMA (Milan Show) press conference.  Still, we can spot some riding modes, a cruise control and a (two level) traction control. It also seems to have the same swing-arm, the same exhaust and the same brakes. Those radial calipers will have a lot of work to to considering the extra front-end weight.  The technology was already used for Tricity 125 and Tricity 155, some small-capacity Yamaha scooter, but it's the first large displacement machine to incorporate this kind of mechaninsm.  P.S. You still need to use the side-stand.  2018_Yamaha_Niken_007 2018_Yamaha_Niken_012 2018_YAM_MXT850_EU_DNMG_ACT_004_03_gal_worlds_full_tcm120 719893

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