2018 NIKEN: Key Features of Corner Carving

Latest video from Yamaha covers NIKEN’s electronic aids and benefits

Yamaha will release the third NIKEN technical video on 19th April 2018. Having explained the multiple benefits of the unique Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) concept in the previous video, this latest release focuses closely on the NIKEN’s many other key electronic aids, and how they contribute towards achieving the ultimate corner carving experience and more.

At the heart of this revolutionary motorcycle is Yamaha’s highly regarded 847cc CP3 engine that features a number of NIKEN exclusive specifications and settings. A key feature of this torque-rich crossplane concept engine is its YCC-T electronic throttle that gives a linear rider-throttle connection for precise engine controllability. In addition, YCC-T also enables the use of a range of electronic rider aids that enhance the overall sporty riding experience and give higher levels of control and confidence.

For smooth chassis behaviour when downshifting, the NIKEN features an A&S (Assist & Slipper) clutch, while a Quick Shift System (QSS) allows clutchless upshifting – and to control rear wheel spin there’s a Traction Control System (TCS) featuring two intervention modes as well as an OFF switch.


Furthermore, Yamaha’s electronic D-MODE offers three different riding modes that can be selected on the fly to suit rider preferences and different riding situations – and the Cruise Control can be engaged from 4th gear and over 50 km/h for more relaxed long distance trips and highway riding.
Equipped with compact LCD instrumentation and dual LED headlights that underline its sharp and revolutionary styling, the NIKEN’s sophisticated specification and range of electronic aids enable you to optimize the inherent advantages associated with the unique LMW system. No other motorcycle has the ability to deliver such high levels of control and confidence, together with an unrivalled corner carving experience.

As NIKEN is an exclusive new 3-wheel motorcycle – for which a high interest has been shown already – Yamaha will be opening an online ordering reservation system on 17 May 2018 at 10:00am CEST at http://niken.yamaha-motor.eu
Customers are requested to register their interest in NIKEN motorcycle via this reservation system and will be served on a first-come/first-served basis.


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