Yamaha 'Niken' to go into production
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Yamaha's three-wheeled concept has been revealed as a production model at the Tokyo show earlier today.
The concept, originally dubbed the MWT09 uses the MT-09's three-cylinder 847cc engine. Full details will be revealed at the Milan show on November the 6th
The full information about the all-new Yamaha NIKEN will be unveiled on 6th November at 21.00 hrs. CET at the Yamaha ‘Pioneers of Emotions’ EICMA Press Premi...
Yamaha’s press release on the Niken said: ‘This large-displacement Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) is powered by a liquid-cooled, in-line, three-cylinder engine. 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 on winding roads. The body design makes full use of the unprecedented front-end suspension mechanism, pairing 15-inch front wheels with dual-tube upside-down forks that visually accentuate the machine's sporty performance and create a high-quality look and feel at the same time. New Yamaha NIKEN. Ride the Revolution.’
Yamaha also released the following limited specifications:
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