The Yamaha Niken is designed to offer a whole new cornering experience and that it definitely does... Here is our video review of this potential game changer... Review: Jeff Footage & Pics: Kris, Heather, Elis

We have just spent a few weeks with the amazing Yamaha Niken and at the end of it all, we have to admit we didn’t want to hand it back. Here is our video review of the Niken…

Going into the test with an open mind was crucial, as it took a good few full day rides to understand the Niken, it’s benefits over a traditional bike, as well as the areas where the Niken is at a disadvantage. Check out our video review and keep an eye out for the full review, which will be up soon.






PRICE: $21,999 + ORC
Warranty: Two-year, unlimited kilometre
Colours: Grey

Claimed power: 84.6kW [115bhp]@10000rpm
Claimed torque: 87.5 Nm[64.5ft-lbs]@8500rpm
Wet weight: 263kg
Fuel capacity: 18L

Engine: Liquid-cooled, crossplane triple, 12-valve four stroke, 78 x 59.1mm bore x stroke, 847cc, 11.5:1 compression, fuel injected with selectable three engine modes, traction control three levels
Gearbox: Six speed, constant mesh, quickshifter.
Clutch: wet plate, multiple disc, assist & slipper

Chassis: Diamond frame

Suspension: Double upside down forks, 110mm travel, swingarm with linkage, 125mm travel, semi-adjustable

Brakes: ABS : Front dual 298mm rotors with four pot radially mounted calipers, rear single 282mm rear rotor with a single pot caliper.

Wheels: Cast multispoke, 15in F 120/70 – 15, 190/55ZR17 Bridgestone A41

Overall length: 2150mm
Width: 885mm
Wheelbase: 1510mm
Seat height: Adjustable – 820mm
Ground clearance: 150mm
Track: 410mm
Trail: 74mm
Caster: 20º

Instruments: Multifunction LCD display, secondary trip counter display and gear indicator




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