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Ride the Revolution

The radical new NIKEN is part of your tomorrow. And it is ready to open up a whole new dimension in riding control.

Featuring our unique leaning multi wheel technology, this radical and versatile new 3-wheel motorcycle looks, rides and feels like nothing else. Twisting roads are its natural playground. And with dual leaning front wheels giving you enhanced feelings of grip, the NIKEN can corner carve with total confidence.

With its bold and futuristic body design, the NIKEN projects a commanding presence. And its torque rich 847cc 3-cylinder engine and lightweight hybrid chassis ensure thrilling sports performance and long distance comfort. Ride the Revolution.


•  Totally new concept in the motorcycle industry
•  Unique corner carving abilities
•  Feelings of front end grip, confidence and braking
•  Radical, bold and unique design
•  Advanced leaning multi-wheel technology
•  Deep lean angle, maximum 45 degrees
•  Ackerman steering, double upside down front forks
•  Around 50:50 weight distribution with rider
•  Fully adjustable rear suspension
•  847cc, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC CP3 engine
•  TCS, QSS, A&S clutch, D-MODE, Cruise Control
•  Hybrid steel and aluminium frame


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New leaning multi wheel (LMW) technology

The NIKEN's advanced leaning multi wheel (LMW) design delivers an exciting and confident new cornering experience. Consisting of parallel quadrilateral arms and cantilevered telescopic suspension, Yamaha's unique Ackermann design gives enhanced feelings of stability and grip when cornering in a wide range of surface conditions.

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Bold and futuristic design

With its two leaning front wheels, dual tube upside down forks and broad shouldered stance, the NIKEN projects an imposing and radical new look that reflects its revolutionary new riding character. The muscular and athletic body design features a futuristic dual headlight cowl and integrated fuel tank that create a bold and unique profile.


Hybrid frame

To achieve a natural steering feeling with sport bike agility and confident corner carving performance, a specially developed hybrid frame is used. The cast steel steering head is joined to the cast aluminium swingarm pivot area by steel tubing to give the required levels of strength, rigidity and flexibility precisely where they are needed.

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847cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine

The NIKEN's torque-rich 847cc 3-cylinder engine has been developed from the outstandingly successful design used in Yamaha's MT-09 and Tracer 900 models. Special fuel injection settings are used to achieve strong performance in twisty and challenging riding situations - and a new crank design gives excellent driveability and smooth starts.

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Sports cowl with dual LED headlights

The broad, downward curving front cowl is equipped with dual LED headlights that underline the NIKEN's sporty and confident character, and the dual position lights help to emphasize the strong and planted look of the dual front wheels. YZF-R1 derived mirrors feature integrated LED turn signals to enhance the bold and futuristic looks.

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Deep 45 degree bank angle

The high-tech front end features dual 15-inch wheels with specially developed 120/70R15 tyres that provide high levels of grip for enhanced feelings of confidence when braking and cornering. With a 410mm track, this sophisticated LMW front end design delivers deep banking angles of up to 45 degrees, to give you a new experience in corner carving.


Advanced electronic control technology

The world's most revolutionary and futuristic motorcycle comes fully equipped with the very latest electronic control technology - including 3-position D-MODE, YCC-T, Cruise Control and a Traction Control System with two levels of intervention and an off switch. And for seamless performance, the NIKEN features an A&S clutch and QSS.


Compact instrument panel with LCD display

As a new NIKEN rider you'll enjoy a unique view ahead. The broad shoulders of the front cowl enhance the overall feelings of confidence and stability, and the futuristic look is completed by the compact instruments that feature a white LCD display on a black background for easy day time visibility.


Dual tube upside down front forks

The NIKEN's sophisticated front end features dual 15-inch leaning wheels that give enhanced feelings of grip and stability. Dual tube upside down front forks deliver a confident and comfortable ride, and enhance the bold and futuristic design.


Fully adjustable rear suspension

The NIKEN's rear suspension offers full adjustability for preload, compression and rebound damping, enabling you to set it up to suit varying conditions, and for convenience the preload can be set without the need for tools.

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Dual 298mm front disc brakes

Dual 298mm front discs generate high levels of braking performance, and the increased surface contact area provided by the double front wheels enables the NIKEN to stop quickly and efficiently. With a rear 282mm disc brake, these three large diameter discs work through three wheels, giving you a high degree of control.


Aluminium fuel tank

The NIKEN's beautifully sculpted aluminium fuel tank was created using the same advanced production technology as the YZF-R1. Featuring a smooth, flowing design that blends seamlessly with the wide shouldered cowl, this lightweight 18-litre fuel tank features concave surfaces that give a firm knee grip area and allow your to move freely.

Technical specifications


Engine type
3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
847 cm³
Bore x stroke
78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio
11.5 : 1
Maximum power
84.6 kW (115.0PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Limited power version
Maximum Torque
87.5 Nm (8.9 kgf+m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission
Fuel consumption
CO2 emission


Overall length
2,150 mm
Overall width
885 mm
Overall height
1,250 mm
Seat height
820 mm
Wheel base
1,510 mm
Minimum ground clearance
150 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
263 kg
Fuel tank capacity
18 L
Oil tank capacity
3.4 L


Overall length
2,005 mm
Overall width
735 mm
Overall height
1,050 mm
Seat height
795 mm
1,320 mm
Minimum ground clearance
150 mm
Wet Weight
129 kg
Fuel tank capacity
14 litres


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