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A High-Performance Tilting 3-Wheel Motorcycle!

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Yamah NIKEN doesn’t look like anything on the road because it isn’t like anything else on the road. Graceful curves highlight the mass-forward design to show off the unique LMW system, combining futuristic technology with flowing, organic style.

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And with dual leaning front wheels giving you enhanced feelings of grip, the NIKEN can corner carve with total confidence.The Niken is fairly conventional looking, with upright ergonomics and sport-touring-like rider and passenger accommodations.

The NIKEN uses paired 15-inch lightweight alloy wheels with LMW-specific 120/70R15 tires,the rear wheel mounts a massive 190/55R17 rear tire for a combination of style and traction.Derived from the award-winning MT-09, the NIKEN features a thrilling 847cc liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder motor packing a range of advanced technologies.

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With DOHC heads, an oversquare 78mm x 59.1mm bore and stroke and 11.5:1 compression ratio, NIKEN delivers an exciting, torquey character, refined with additional crankshaft inertia for smooth starts.