The Japanese vehicle manufacturer Yamaha has come up with a unique three wheel motorcycle, Niken. The name means sword in Japanese. The bike is based on the MWT-9 concept that was revealed by the company two years ago.
This large-displacement Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) is powered by a liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder 847 cc engine. The engine is mated to 4-stroke transmission box.
“This model is equipped with LMW technology to reduce the effects of changing ride environments and to deliver a high feeling of stability when cornering. It achieves excellent performance for spirited and sporty riding on various road surfaces and the capability to freely carve through the continuous corners of winding roads,” the company said.
The most remarkable part of the bike, its front pairs matching 15-inch wheels with inverted tube forks which measure 35 inches.
The new concept is a bold step for the company as not many sports bike fans would like to add an extra wheel up front as that increases weight as well as friction.
The full information about the bike will be unveiled on 6th November at the Yamaha ‘Pioneers of Emotions’ EICMA Press Premiere.