Yamaha Set to Launch Three-Wheeled "Niken" Motorcycle

Unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show.

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As well as previewing the “Motoroid” concept for this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha has also unveiled a three-wheeled leaning motorcycle named the “Niken.” As it stands, details on the bike are scarce, but it comes with a 900cc three-cylinder engine and its measurements are roughly 7 feet in length and 3 feet in width.

Explaining the addition of a second front wheel, Yamaha described it as giving “a high feeling of stability when cornering.” The other noticeable feature of the bike is the ability to lean into corners, which is rarely seen other than on traditional two-wheelers. Its not clear whether or not the bike has entered production yet, but it is slated to hit the market at some point in 2018. The “Niken” and “Motoroid” are part of Yamaha’s Tokyo Motor Show series, which will see the manufacturer showcase 20 different concepts over the course of the festival.

Also set to make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show is Honda Riding’s Assist-e Concept.

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