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Key Features

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    Leaning multi wheel (LMW) technology

    The NIKEN's advanced leaning multi wheel (LMW) design delivers an exciting and confident cornering experience. Consisting of parallel quadrilateral arms and cantilevered telescopic suspension, Yamaha's unique Ackermann design gives enhanced feelings of stability and grip when cornering in a wide range of surface conditions.

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    Bold and futuristic design

    With its two leaning front wheels, dual tube upside down forks and broad shouldered stance, the NIKEN projects an imposing and radical look that reflects its revolutionary new riding character. The muscular and athletic body design features a futuristic dual headlight cowl and integrated fuel tank that create a bold and unique profile.

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    Hybrid frame

    To achieve a natural steering feeling with sport bike agility and confident corner carving performance, a specially developed hybrid frame is used. The cast steel steering head is joined to the cast aluminium swingarm pivot area by steel tubing to give the required levels of strength, rigidity and flexibility precisely where they are needed.

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    847cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine

    The NIKEN's torque-rich 847cc 3-cylinder engine has been developed from the outstandingly successful design used in Yamaha's MT-09 and Tracer 900 models. Special fuel injection settings are used to achieve strong performance in twisty and challenging riding situations - and a special crank design gives excellent driveability and smooth starts.

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    Sports cowl with dual LED headlights

    The broad, downward curving front cowl is equipped with dual LED headlights that underline the NIKEN's sporty and confident character, and the dual position lights help to emphasize the strong and planted look of the dual front wheels. YZF-R1 derived mirrors feature integrated LED turn signals to enhance the bold and futuristic looks.

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    Deep 45 degree bank angle

    The high-tech front end features dual 15-inch wheels with specially developed 120/70R15 tyres that provide high levels of grip for enhanced feelings of confidence when braking and cornering. With a 410mm track, this sophisticated LMW front end design delivers deep banking angles of up to 45 degrees, to give you an unique experience in corner carving.

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    Advanced electronic control technology

    The most revolutionary and futuristic Sport Touring motorcycle comes fully equipped with the very latest electronic control technology - including 3-position D-MODE, YCC-T, Cruise Control and a Traction Control System with two levels of intervention and an off switch. And for seamless performance, the NIKEN features an A&S clutch and QSS.

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    Compact instrument panel with LCD display

    As a NIKEN rider you'll enjoy a unique view ahead. The broad shoulders of the front cowl enhance the overall feelings of confidence and stability, and the futuristic look is completed by the compact instruments that feature a white LCD display on a black background for easy day time visibility.

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    Dual tube upside down front forks

    The NIKEN's sophisticated front end features dual 15-inch leaning wheels that give enhanced feelings of grip and stability. Dual tube upside down front forks deliver a confident and comfortable ride, while their blue color enhance the bold and futuristic design.

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    Fully adjustable rear suspension

    The NIKEN's rear suspension offers full adjustability for pre-load, compression and rebound damping; enabling you to set it up to suit varying conditions, and for convenience the pre-load can be set without the need for tools.

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    Dual 298mm front disc brakes

    Dual 298mm front discs generate high levels of braking performance, and the increased surface contact area provided by the double front wheels enables the NIKEN to stop quickly and efficiently. With a rear 282mm disc brake, these three large diameter discs work through three wheels, giving you a high degree of control.

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    Aluminium fuel tank

    The NIKEN's beautifully sculpted aluminium fuel tank was created using the same advanced production technology as the YZF-R1. Featuring a smooth, flowing design that blends seamlessly with the wide shouldered cowl, this lightweight 18-litre fuel tank features concave surfaces that give a firm knee grip area and allow your to move freely.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
    Bore x stroke
    78,0 x 59,1 mm
    Compression ratio
    11,5 : 1
    Maximum power
    84,6 kW (115,0 PS) @ 10.000 rpm
    Limited power version
    Maximum Torque
    87,5 Nm (8,9 kg-m) @ 8.500 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Clutch Type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    Transmission system
    Constant Mesh, 6-speed
    Final transmission
    Fuel consumption
    5,8 L/100km
    CO2 emission
    135 g/km
    Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Chassis
    Caster Angle
    74 mm
    Front suspension system
    Double upside down telescopic forks
    Rear suspension system
    (Link type suspension)
    Front travel
    110 mm
    Rear Travel
    125 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic double discs, Ø 298mm
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø 282 mm
    Front tyre
    120/70 R 15
    Rear tyre
    190/55 R 17
    Dual front tyres
    410 mm
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2.150 mm
    Overall width
    885 mm
    Overall height
    1.250 mm
    Seat height
    820 mm
    Wheel base
    1.510 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    150 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    263 kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    18 L
    Oil tank capacity
    3,4 L