yamaha is set to unwrap a surprise motorcycle, a high-performance, leaning three-wheeler called the ‘niken’. the japanese manufacturer will reveal the full production model to the public at EICMA 2017, in milan on november 6.


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yamaha’s ‘niken’ three-wheeler is equipped with leaning technology that reduces the eects of changing ride environments to deliver exceptional stability when cornering. the riding experience offers a spirited and sporty feeling like a regular motorcycle that can counter steer in full confidence on winding roads. the body design makes use of an unprecedented front-end suspension mechanism, pairing 15-inch front wheels with blue metallic dual-tube upside-down forks that visually accentuate the machine’s sporty performance capabilities and create a high-quality look and feel at the same time. we look forward to seeing this nimble bike in the flesh at EICMA imminently.

   

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