Yamaha Niken

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Yamaha Niken

Post by Skinny-J » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:05 am

They may not be developing FI 2 strokes but at least Yamaha is thinking up some other neat concepts: https://newatlas.com/2018-yamaha-niken- ... ler/51895/

I am not in the market for this, but if the time ever comes when continuing to ride requires 3 wheels, it would be cool to have another option over a Spyder or a traditional big-ass Harley or Goldwing trike....

Ok Yamaha, now get to work on that 300 2T with electric start that I have been waiting for....

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Re: Yamaha Niken

Post by Rut Row » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:47 am

whilst I admire the engineering, I'm having a hard time suppressing the gag reflex :barf:
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Re: Yamaha Niken

Post by Wingfixer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:58 am

Well, that's.... different.
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Re: Yamaha Niken

Post by Boom Boom » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:09 pm

And this from someone that calls trials tires gay :screwy: :peep:
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Re: Yamaha Niken

Post by Laoch » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:41 pm

:shrug:

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Re: Yamaha Niken

Post by Bucho » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:20 pm

That thing should have amazing front braking power!


When Ken and I raced PikesPeak in 2011, there was an engineering project that was being raced. I cant remember the donor bike (Kawasaki ZRX11?), but it had some sort of two wheeled leaning front end. Seemed like they were still tuning it and they didnt do well.
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