#348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - Coolness Factor = 30.6%

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#348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - Coolness Factor = 30.6%

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:01 am

2018 Yamaha NIKEN on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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RIDE THE REVOLUTION.

2018 Yamaha NIKEN Review on Total Motorcycle:

This large-displacement Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) is powered by a liquid-cooled in-line 3-cylinder engine. 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 body design makes full use of the unprecedented front-end suspension mechanisms pairing 15-inch front wheels with dual-tube upside-down forks to visually accentuate the machine’s sporty performance and create a high-quality look and feel at the same time. New Yamaha NIKEN. Ride the Revolution.

• Length x Width x Height = 2,150 mm x 885 mm x 1,250 mm
• Engine type = Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
• Cylinder arrangement = In-line 3-cylinder
• Fuel supply system = Fuel injection

New Yamaha NIKEN. Ride the Revolution


2018 Yamaha NIKEN – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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NOTE: THIS MODEL JUST LAUNCHED AS A PREVIEW TO ITS RELEASE. MORE INFORMATION TO COME NEXT MONTH, BUT THIS IS ALL I HAVE RIGHT NOW.


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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

#2 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:03 am

With so many great new motorcycles this week I put up in the 2018 Motorcycle Model Guides to choose from. I did say to NorthernPete that this week would be the Honda X-ADV, but the new 2018 Yamaha NIKEN is just soooo..... odd to not put up.

Next week, Honda X-ADV or maybe the brand new Gold Wing... argh, tough decision!

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#3 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:37 pm

The "fudge"? Burn it with fire. Fail.
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#4 Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:47 pm

OMG, what is THAT???!! :blink: :wacko: :scared:


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#5 Unread post by Rubiadiabla » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:58 pm

Uncool, because I wanna pay to replace 4 front fork seals rather than just 2... lol
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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

#6 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:03 pm

I'd love to take one of these for a test ride, I'm interested to see how the handling feels compared to a two-wheel ride. Are there benefits to the dual tires in front on a leaning machine? I imagine it'd be harder to upset on uneven terrain, also, will it hold itself up when stopped? Yamaha isn't a bunch of idiots or a boutique builder, so they must expect to recoup what they've laid out to bring this to market.

I want to see the rest of the specs. Displacement? Tank size?

I'll say this -- it definitely isn't a clone of anything! So way to go Yamaha for something original. And this looks a damn site more edgy and aggressive than the other three-wheel machines on offer. It makes me think of a gorilla standing it's ground.

Oooorrrr...okay, maybe the Wheelies from Return to Oz, LoL.

Either way, this is Cool. I'd totally ride one.

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#7 Unread post by montanalifter » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:03 am

I gave it a cool. Definitely unique. Is it a motorcycle? Maybe I would change my vote if I were to see the full specs. Weight, displacement, etc. It will be interesting to read the reviews of people riding these machines. It is weird so if they price it too high I am not sure many will sell.

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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

#8 Unread post by ceemes » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:14 am

Drag it out on to the street, beat it with a club, stone it with rocks and then burn it with fire until it is nothing more then a bad memory and a melted pool of metal and plastic.......afterwards hunt down the designers and engineers who thought this introducing this monstrosity of an unholy abortion was a good thing and do the same to them.

There are plenty of trikes models out there and few have much of a market share, even spotting a Can-Am Spyder is a rare event, maybe once or twice a month even during the height of bike season, and those machines are what you would call "traditional" in styling and tech. This unholy abortion of a trike answers a question that was never asked, "how can we make an already unpopular style even more ugly, complicated and unpopular then it needs to be?".

I get the feeling Yamaha's board and stock holders are going to be asking some very hard questions to the executives that signed off on this soon to fail and fade into obscurity horror show, questions like "HOW MUCH!!! money did you waste on this POS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?", and "What fudge were you thinking!?!?!?!?!" followed up with the statement "Please clean out your desk".

Hmmmm.......Horror show......could this thing by Yammie's Halloween trick instead of a treat?
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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

#9 Unread post by Gummiente » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:42 pm

ceemes wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:14 am
Drag it out on too the street, beat it with a club, stone it with rock and then burn it with fire until it is nothing more then a bad memory and a melted pool of metal and plastic.......
What he said.
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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

#10 Unread post by markdcoco » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:59 pm

I truly want to be creative and original when talking about this POS..... but just about everything I want to say about this ride (and I use that term begrudgingly) has already been said. This takes three (3) wheeled devices to a new LOW. You need to come up with a lower rating than "fail" for this thing.

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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

#11 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:05 am

ROTFLMAO, after reading the above comments. I wish I had more time to throw some more comments on the comments about the comments on the 2018 Yamaha NIKEN, but this week was so busy working on Total Motorcycle and the forums I just didn't get a chance to. Darn.

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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

#12 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:13 am

Ok, I really, really don't know how to vote on this one, so I went with my first impression....

"Jaw Drop"

But that isn't a poll option so the closest was Awesome (for maybe all the wrong reasons!).

Would I ride one? Maybe, it's WEIRD as heck. Would I own one? I doubt it, I don't really want to own the "Griswold family truckster wagon" with 50% more of everything. Does it come with 2 oil filters too? Is two gear shift levers a option?

Original and unique, for sure, but just because it's original and unique doesn't make it good. This is one design I'd have to see in person... and again, if I saw it in person, I think I'd be speechless... some people buy super expensive cars to get a "jaw drop" so maybe the Griswold family wagon or 2018 Yamaha NIKEN would work for them too? It's cheaper than $150k!

I'm glad you all like this week's Cool Wall bike and offered up some great comments on it!

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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

#13 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:31 am

2018 Yamaha NIKEN - Coolness Factor = 30.6%
Featured: October 27th, 2017 - November 3rd, 2017
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Your Coolness Factor of the 2018 Yamaha NIKEN

Awesome 4
Cool 3
Uncool 3+1
Fail 12+1

Total votes: 22

= a Coolwall Factor of 30.6%


Total Motorcycle's Take-a-Way: Stand out or Stand Back? The new 2018 Yamaha NIKEN drew a lot of discussion this week on the Cool Wall as Yamaha drops a "shock bomb" on the populace. Even I don't know what say about it, other than it's VERY different and unique. Revolutionary for sure. What do you think?


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Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - Coolness Factor = 30.6%

#14 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:45 pm

What they all said^^^^
Do you think they gave the rider a storm trooper looking outfit on purpose?
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