What can you think of in a motorcycle design? Sometimes it seems that such things have long been invented. But no, it turns out! To begin with, you can try to put a sports bike not for two, but for three wheels. What has come of it, and how this miracle of technology rides – in this review.
A motorcycle is a vehicle that traditionally has two wheels: front and rear. There are so-called “trivillers”, vehicles on three wheels. Among them there are motorcycles. Most often a pair of wheels are located behind them, that’s just not the case with Yamaha Niken, a new high-performance sports bike that decided that you can stand confidently on the road with only two wheels in front!
Looks like a motorcycle is very unusual. According to the designer, he was always obsessed with the idea of creating a similar three-wheeled sports bike that, despite its “technical features” could give heat to all competitors in the family. What gave the motorcycle such an unusual arrangement of wheels? First, unusually high stability. Secondly, much better manageability and responsiveness. The possibility of a lateral slope has slightly decreased, but on the whole it will not yield much to two-wheeled models.
Unfortunately, little is known about the technical characteristics of Yamaha Niken. They will be told about them at the official presentation, which, apparently, will happen already in 2018. For the same year, the output of the motorcycle is also scheduled for the series. The device turned out to be really impressive, it is bigger, longer, wider and heavier than the next of kin. But, it gives the impression that you control not a motorcycle at all, but some kind of antique chariot! This is a completely new, transmitted driving experience.