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    Senior Member 3 Wheeled sportbike davidc83's Avatar
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    3 Wheeled sportbike

    Looks like Yamaha is going to get into the 3 wheel business.
    It is going to be a sportbike (100+hp), 2 wheels in front, but leans like the Piaggio (sp?).
    Supposedly coming to the Americas.
    Niken a Go Go: Yamaha’s Radical New Three-Wheeled Sportbike
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    I'll be keeping my Piaggio MP3 500. 3 Wheeled sportbike-40k-mp3-500-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madison Sully View Post
    I'll be keeping my Piaggio MP3 500. 3 Wheeled sportbike-40k-mp3-500-jpg
    That's a lot of 'lean'!!
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    just spotted the very first Ad for one up for sale $16k WOW :{)

    2019 Yamaha NIKEN - motorcycles/scooters - by dealer - vehicle automotive sale
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    It looks like it's on crutches.

    Really isn't this just overly complicating the front end?
    Last edited by New Commuter700; 13th January 2019 at 15:03.


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    it does doesn't it... that's too funny NC!!! :{)
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    Can't see the point of it tbh. Not the prettiest either.
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    I think it looks neat, but not sexy like a two wheeler. I would love to take one for a long test ride. No desire to own one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapturee View Post
    just spotted the very first Ad for one up for sale $16k WOW :{)

    2019 Yamaha NIKEN - motorcycles/scooters - by dealer - vehicle automotive sale
    Yep, bikes have gotten expensive, and the extra complexity of the front end doesn't help.

    MSRP on the Niken is 16k, the Niken GT 17.3k. Compare that to the Tracer 900 at 10.7k and Tracer 900 GT at 13k and there's a pretty big increase in cost for the front end change (they're the same basic engine, I don't know about rear suspension but I suspect it's similar)

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    3 Wheeled sportbike-niken-3-jpg3 Wheeled sportbike-niken-1-jpg

    They had several of the Nikens in the demo ride area at the LB Bike show last fall but they were all booked up so I didn't get a test ride.
    I liked the stripped away front end that they had indoors in the Yamaha section to show us how it worked.

    I heard that the base bike had sold out and all they had left was the more expensive model.

    Still a little puzzled by that "chain guard".

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