Yamaha's NIKEN Three-Wheeler Motorcycle

Yamaha isn’t the first to introduce a leaning three-wheel “motorcycle”. Nearly a decade ago, Motorcycle Daily tested the Piaggio MP3. More weight and more complexity, but two contact patches in front combine for a remarkable level of rider confidence while cornering.

Yamaha isn’t saying much about the NIKEN at this point, but we expect a production machine and all details to be unveiled on November 6 at EICMA.

We do know that it sports a three-cylinder engine … presumably a derivitive of the triple introduced by Yamaha in the FZ-09 a few years ago.  Have a look at the photos and the video below.  We will provide more information after the EICMA launch.

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