Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

  1. #11
    Site Supporter DirtFlier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Troy, OH
    Posts
    1,609
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    [...it will probably also appeal to the youngsters (Millennials, General z, ??????) who can't afford one...]

    And since they're not motorcyclists, they won't notice it has two wheels up front. :-)

  2. #12
    vzshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Buzzard's Breath, Ohio
    Posts
    1,619
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    It's like the Piaggio MP3

    01piaggio-mp3400.jpg
    Dan
    2013 Blue Triumph Trophy
    2011 Triumph Bonneville T100

  3. #13
    bicyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,276
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vzshadow View Post
    It's like the Piaggio MP3

    01piaggio-mp3400.jpg
    Yup, that thing has been around for years. A feature is being able to lock it vertical at a stop. So, good for geezers.

    Some guy in the northwest has a patent on a kit to add leaning front wheels to a bike. I think that I read that he'd worked out a deal with one of the big companies.
    George


  4. #14
    Rider Warren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    2,451
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    Its Tilting Motor Works

    https://www.tiltingmotorworks.com/
    Warren
    2010 NT700V ABS Silver, #0225, "Arcee"
    1977 Yamaha XS650 (Sold)

  5. #15
    Moderator RedLdr1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Woodstock, Georgia
    Posts
    5,101
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    you can see Jay Leno's video of Tilting Works in this thread...
    Wayne
    1987 Yamaha FJ1200
    AMA Life Member

  6. #16
    Miairhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Otsego, MI
    Posts
    1,054
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    I think I read some where where Yamaha purchased the rights to Piaggio MP3. So Yamaha has been thinking about a reverse trike for a while.
    Old Man with too little time and too much to ride

  7. #17
    Moderator Phil Tarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Greeley, CO
    Posts
    12,271
    2017 Miles:
    011329
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    BIKE, the British mag that is my favorite MC rag, is excited about the NIKEN. They think it will be a very positive development and will reach new motorcyclists. It still is ugly, but they say you don't notice that when you're riding it.
    Phil Tarman
    Greeley, CO
    NT700VA 2010 SN #0079 -- "Dudley" -- 125,000+ Miles
    IBA # 5811: SS1000(X3), BB1500, BBG
    2013 Four Corners Tour Finisher # 70
    Read about the "Epic Ride" at: www.ptarman1.com


  8. #18
    Miairhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Otsego, MI
    Posts
    1,054
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    Beauty is in the eyel or the beholder or the hands of the riders I guess

  9. #19
    Moderator Phil Tarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Greeley, CO
    Posts
    12,271
    2017 Miles:
    011329
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miairhead View Post
    Beauty is in the eyel or the beholder or the hands of the riders I guess
    I guess so. It may be the best thing since sliced bread, but it'll always be ugly to me.

  10. #20
    mikesim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Union, MO
    Posts
    1,309
    2017 Miles:
    014000
    My Gallery

    Re: 2019 Yamaha Niken ?

    It may be ugly, but it may be the solution to keep me on two..... er... three wheels when I become an old fart!

    Mike
    "tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt...." Mark Twain

+ New Posts
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •