Yamaha NIKEN – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:29:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 https://news.maxabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Maxabout-News-Favi-Icon-2017-32x32.png Yamaha NIKEN – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 Honda NeoWing Trike Patented; To Rival Yamaha NIKEN https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/honda/honda-neowing-trike-patented/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/honda/honda-neowing-trike-patented/#comments Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:18:33 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=492120 Three-wheel vehicle prototypes are the new trend for the major vehicle manufacturers though Yamaha NIKEN is the only trike available for sale in the market. Coming to the latest news on the same, Honda has been granted a patent for its three-wheel motorcycle, NeoWing. The trike was first showcased as a concept in 2015 at […]

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Three-wheel vehicle prototypes are the new trend for the major vehicle manufacturers though Yamaha NIKEN is the only trike available for sale in the market. Coming to the latest news on the same, Honda has been granted a patent for its three-wheel motorcycle, NeoWing. The trike was first showcased as a concept in 2015 at the Tokyo Motor Show while the brand filed for the patent in 2016.

Honda received the green signal from the European Patent Office last month. According to the recent happenings, the trike would be available in the market sooner than expected, though the unveiling date has not been officially announced as of yet.

Honda NeoWing Concept
Honda NeoWing Concept

Honda NeoWing is expected to be based on the same engine specifications as that of the Gold Wing. The single wheel at the back is connected to the engine while the dual front wheels are connected to the steering. The bike can lean into corners just like other bikes but would offer more stability and control.

According to the patent, the Honda NeoWing might feature a 6-cylinder engine borrowed from the Gold Wing though, the company does suggest a 2-cylinder engine also. Judging from this, the brand might introduce the three-wheeler with two engine specifications, giving the Yamaha NIKEN a tough competition by launching an entry-level model of NeoWing powered by a 2-cylinder engine. Powering the Yamaha NIKEN is an 847cc, three-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum power of 115 HP at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 87.5 Nm at 8,500 rpm.

Yamaha NIKEN MXT850 GT
Yamaha NIKEN MXT850 GT

On the other hand, it is also being rumoured that Honda might also equip the NeoWing with a hybrid motor unit where the 4-cylinder engine and the electric motor will offer massive torque output. When launched in the International market, the Honda NeoWing would be represented as a premium offering in the brand’s lineup.

Honda NeoWing Patent Images

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EICMA 2018: Yamaha Niken GT Sport-Tourer Officially Unveiled https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/eicma-2018-yamaha-niken-gt/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/eicma-2018-yamaha-niken-gt/#respond Tue, 06 Nov 2018 04:53:38 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=311322 Yamaha Niken GT is here to help the majority of sport touring riders with their increasing demands from the machine. The Japanese brand understood that majority of sales from the American continent were achieved from sport touring segment and offering test rides to more than 5000 buyers saw the convincing power of the three-wheeled beauty. […]

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Yamaha Niken GT is here to help the majority of sport touring riders with their increasing demands from the machine. The Japanese brand understood that majority of sales from the American continent were achieved from sport touring segment and offering test rides to more than 5000 buyers saw the convincing power of the three-wheeled beauty. Niken GT is here with hard saddlebags, a much effective windscreen and three grippy tires. The grips are now heated while seat has been made more comfortable than ever.

Yamaha Niken GT also features a center stand, rear passenger grab rail and dual 12V DC outlet. The multi-wheel design helps get more out of the road with confidence while handling the same around corners. The lean angle is deep and safe while price tag of just $17,299 (INR 12.64 lakh approx) makes it a better option than most two-wheeled products. It comes loaded with features like cruise control and traction control.

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Yamaha NIKEN Launched in the UK at £13,499 (INR 12.34 Lakh) https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/yamaha-niken-launched-uk/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/yamaha-niken-launched-uk/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 08:05:39 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=160025 Yamaha NIKEN has been launched in the UK for £13,499 (Rs 12.34 lakhs approx). Based on the popular MWT-9 concept shown two years back, this amazing trike is certainly the best thing one would have seen at Tokyo Motor Show 2017. Now a reality among other options, NIKEN is certainly exclusive in its own sense. […]

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Yamaha NIKEN has been launched in the UK for £13,499 (Rs 12.34 lakhs approx). Based on the popular MWT-9 concept shown two years back, this amazing trike is certainly the best thing one would have seen at Tokyo Motor Show 2017. Now a reality among other options, NIKEN is certainly exclusive in its own sense.

A unique combination of motorcycling and a third wheel, NIKEN is made to take on tough corners through its leaning multi wheeler approach. For those who still can’t move their eyes off this impressive machine, this one is based on a Yamaha MT-09 and shares its engine with the popular naked machine. Even Indian fans are quite familiar with the moniker that sells for INR 9.55 lakh in the country.

Yamaha NIKEN Front View

One can imagine alien style headlight of MT-09 for slight references when considering design inspirations for the front fascia. It has been pushed into NIKEN but due to the demand of its design, the same looks excessively wide from the front view.

Handling a 15-inch tyre with dual USD fork setup on each side actually needs this much of distance for safety and design purpose. Whenever the rider bends into a corner, one side of this trike bends equally to create a perfect balance for safe riding.

Yamaha NIKEN Launched in UK
Yamaha NIKEN Launched in UK at £13,499 (INR 12.34 Lakh)

Availability of three tyres enhances high-speed balance and better braking in tough scenarios. The production version comes with dual projectors on each side of the face while concept came with LED lights for this purpose. Yamaha offers the NIKEN with LCD instrument console, fully adjustable suspension, traction control, slipper clutch and cruise control for the best ever user experience.

ABS is standard as rings are visible on all three wheels. It comes with a side stand that hints at lack of any kind of electronic parking brake system. Riding modes on the Yamaha NIKEN further raises excitement as it seems to be the most powerful three-wheeled machine ever.

Official Video of Yamaha NIKEN

Yamaha NIKEN Front View

Yamaha NIKEN Rear View

Yamaha NIKEN Rear View

Yamaha NIKEN Console

Yamaha NIKEN Headlight

Yamaha NIKEN Suspension

Yamaha NIKEN Rear View

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Yamaha is Working on VMAX Based 3-Wheeler https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/yamaha-3-wheeler-vmax-trike/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/yamaha-3-wheeler-vmax-trike/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 07:13:32 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=214231 Yamaha VMAX Trike in the Making – Yamaha has filed patent sketches for a three-wheeled product that is based on their flagship VMAX cruiser. Yamaha VMAX is a drag specific cruiser that comes with loads of power to sprint from standstill to 100 kmph in just 2.7 seconds. The brand already has NIKEN on their […]

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Yamaha VMAX Trike in the Making – Yamaha has filed patent sketches for a three-wheeled product that is based on their flagship VMAX cruiser. Yamaha VMAX is a drag specific cruiser that comes with loads of power to sprint from standstill to 100 kmph in just 2.7 seconds.

The brand already has NIKEN on their side. Yamaha NIKEN was based on street specific MT-09 and thus, a new challenge arrives for them due to the lower placed seat of VMAX. As something with higher placed foot-pegs and a high seat is easy to push into sides without scraping anything, the case for VMAX is more complicated and totally different.

The center structure used here extends arms on both sides like the double-wishbone setup and offers the rider with flexible space between both wheels for different conditions. This results in all three tyres touching the ground when cornering and brings the same feedback as a regular motorcycle.

The servo motor seen connected to this wishbone setup helps in bringing back the vehicle to its normal position after a tight corner. It can be better understood by taking power steering example as input comes from the rider only but system reduces the amount of force required to finish this job.

Yamaha VMAX Trike will feature an updated 1679cc engine as the one seen on regular VMAX was not compliant with present norms and thus, got discontinued from major markets with strict norms. The engine is good for 200 HP and 167 Nm of torque.

Styling seen in this sketch is exactly same as the model sold in India a year back. The wish of having entire leaning multi-wheeled products by Yamaha CEO seems like getting true with each coming day. They have Tricity and TMAX scooters with three-wheeled design and further, NIKEN and VMAX Trike could take over in the motorcycle segment.

Yamaha Niken
Yamaha NIKEN

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