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Tokyo Motor Show 2017: Yamaha Niken unveiled

25 October 2017, 11:25 AM Neil Nair
Tokyo Motor Show 2017: Yamaha Niken unveiled

Yamaha has unveiled the Niken, a three wheeled motorcycle, based on the MT-09. 

The motorcycle which looks like a Decepticon from the Transformer movie series uses a retuned version of the 900cc in-line three cylinder engine from the MT-09. This engine produces 113bhp and 87Nm of torque in the streetfighter, although Yamaha hasn’t revealed the Niken’s power output yet.

 

The Niken is 2,150mm long and 1,250mm high with a width of 885mm. The reason for this massive width is the front end of the motorcycle; it consists of two 15-inch wheels with two inverted forks on each side, connected to a central hub.  This setup should provide better grip during leans and braking. Each wheel gets a single disc with monoblock radial calipers.

While the Niken will go on sale in 2018, it seems too radical for a market like India.

 
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Yamaha MT-09 [2016-2017]

Yamaha MT-09 [2016-2017]

  • Displacement900 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)113.4 bhp
  • Kerb Weight191 kg
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Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 11,55,791

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