Yamaha Niken Is a Leaning Trike and It Looks Awesome

By: | November 2nd, 2017

Yamaha Niken

Photo courtesy of Yamaha

At the Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha unveiled a new vehicle some folks aren’t even quite sure how to describe.

The Niken is a three-wheeled leaning trike/motorcycle hybrid and it looks pretty dang sweet.

Yamaha describes the concept as a “Leaning Multi-Wheeler.” The trike utilizes a liquid-cooled three-cylinder engine and 15-in. wheels, but that’s about all we know beyond the teaser videos, which feature the driver “skiing” down a winding road on the motorcycle.

Look for more details to be revealed in regards to the Yamaha Niken in November at the Milan Motorcycle Show.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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