INCOMING: Yamaha’s leaning multi-wheeler – the NIKEN. The launch is about to happen

MoreBikes is out in Austria for the launch of Yamaha’s hotly anticipated leaning multi-wheeler, the Niken and we’ll be bringing you the lowdown on the funky front-ender once we’ve got off its sweet seat after the world’s first ride.

Espoused as a corner carving king, we’re going to be putting it through its paces on some tight and twisty mountain roads, to see just how well the revolutionary bit of kit handles. Stay tuned for our first impressions.


Technical Specifications

Yamaha NIKEN   


Engine: 847cc 3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves

Maximum power: 84.6 kW @ 10,000 rpm

Maximum Torque: 87.5 Nm @ 8,500 rpm


Suspension: (F) Double upside down telescopic forks with 110mm of travel (R) Link-type suspension with 125 mm travel

Brakes: (F) Hydraulic double discs, Ø 298 mm (R) Hydraulic single disc, Ø 282 mm

Tyres: (F) 120/70 R 15 (R) 190/55 R 17


Seat height: 820 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank): 263 kg

Fuel tank capacity: 18 L


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