The NEW Yamaha NIKEN is here!

in #motorcycle4 years ago (edited)

Hey guys!

Yamaha has just released the new MT(FZ)-07, MT(FZ)-09SP, Tracer-900, Tracer-900SP, XT1200ZE Super Tenere and NIKEN.
In this post I want to talk about the new NIKEN!

NIKEN main picture

Now some of you might say: "WHAT THE FUCK?!".
I said that too. When you first see it, it looks very strange. But It's a nice concept!

Meaning of "NIKEN"

The name " NIKEN" comes from the two japanese words:
"Ni" meaning "two".
"Ken" meaning "sword".
So the name NIKEN means "two swords".
It dates back to the 17th century, when in sword fighting the art of using two swords developed.
It proved to be a revolution and heralded the beginning of a new era in the fight.
Like nowadays, the two wheels in the front are a revolution for motorcycles.

Specifications

Technical Specification2018 NIKEN
Engine Type847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Power84.6kW (115,0HP) at 10.000 rpm
Torque87.5nm / 64.54ft lbs at 8,500rpm
Consumption5.5l/100km / 42.7mpg
Fuel capcity18 liters / 4.75 gallons
Seat hight82cm / 32.28"
Weight263kg / 579.82lbs

The engine is the same that Yamaha used in the MT(FZ)-09.
The torque with is enough for the NIKEN to be very sporty, agressive and fast.
With the tank being 18 liters and a consumption of about 5,5 l/100km the range should be about 327km / 203.19 miles.
The seat hight with 82cm is pretty normal.

Features

Front wheels

When you drive through the curve, the wheels will adapt. Yamaha calls this "Leaning-Multi-Wheel (LMW)-System" Like this you'll have much more grip compared to normal bikes.

NIKEN in curve

Speedometer

The speedometer is an LCD with a lot of informations.
It looks very modern like the whole "bike" does.

NIKEN speedometer

Indicators

Yamaha used the LED-Indicators of the YZF-R1.
They are integrated into the backside of the mirrors.

NIKEN indicators

Conclusion

I think the NIKEN looks very weird. But if you test drive it, maybe it'll be very nice driving this because it is way more stable that normal bikes.

You can get more Infos about the NIKEN here:

(USA): https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport-touring/models/2019/niken

(UK): https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk/products/motorcycles/niken/niken.aspx

(Germany): https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/de/products/motorcycles/niken/niken.aspx

All of the pictures were taken from:
https://media.yamaha-motor.eu

I hope you liked this post and I'd be happy to get some feedback :)

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Somethink new in Yamaha range. Very intrensting who want to buy this transformer ? :)

yeah, i would like to test drive it :)

OMG ! Wow that is amazing man I'm loving it Yes yamaha :)

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