New Yamaha Bikes : Niken GT

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Offering intense feelings of front end grip with outstanding handling, the NIKEN inspires confidence in every rider. And its ability to carve efficiently through the most challenging corners has to be experienced to be believed.

Turns have no season.

Now Yamaha are taking this daring new concept into new territory with the NIKEN GT. Featuring increased weather protection from the higher screen together with a comfort seat, side cases, grip heaters and more, this cutting edge Sport Tourer gives you the ability to master the most challenging road conditions and stay comfortable in adverse weather.

Corner carving, touring or weekends away, this new generation Sport Tourer gives you premium comfort with class-leading control and maximum enjoyment in every season of the year.

At a glance

  • Most innovative design in the Sport Touring class
  • Unrivalled corner carving experience
  • All season, high specification Sport Tourer
  • Feelings of front end grip, confidence and braking
  • Radical, bold and unique 3-wheel design
  • Advanced leaning multi-wheel technology
  • Deep lean angle, maximum 45 degrees
  • Ackerman steering, double upside down front forks
  • Fully adjustable rear suspension
  • 847cc, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC CP3 engine
  • TCS, QSS, A&S clutch, D-MODE, Cruise Control
  • Hybrid steel and aluminium frame

Fully-equipped all weather Sport Tourer

The NIKEN GT’s touring specification includes a high screen, side cases and a rear carrier base with passenger grips – together with grip heaters and a comfort seat, as well as a main stand and extra DC outlet. With its high levels of comfort and functionality, this radical 3-wheel Sport Tourer motorcycle is built for year round enjoyment, whatever the weather!

Leaning multi wheel (LMW) technology

The NIKEN GT's advanced leaning multi wheel (LMW) design delivers an exciting and confident cornering experience that's like absolutely nothing else. Consisting of parallel quadrilateral arms and cantilevered telescopic suspension, Yamaha's unique Ackermann design gives enhanced feelings of stability and grip when cornering in a wide range of surface conditions.

Deep 45 degree bank angle

The high-tech front end features dual 15-inch wheels with specially developed 120/70R15 tyres that provide high levels of grip for enhanced feelings of confidence when braking and cornering - all year round. With a 410mm track, this sophisticated LMW front end design delivers deep banking angles of up to 45 degrees, to give you an extraordinary experience in corner carving.

Hybrid frame

To achieve sport bike agility together with touring comfort and confident corner carving performance, a specially developed hybrid frame is used. The cast steel steering head is joined to the cast aluminium swingarm pivot area by steel tubing to give the required levels of strength, rigidity and flexibility precisely where they are needed.

847cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine

The NIKEN GT's torque-rich 847cc 3-cylinder engine has been developed from the outstandingly successful design used in Yamaha's MT-09 and Tracer 900 models. Special fuel injection settings are used to achieve strong touring performance in twisty and challenging riding situations – and the crank design gives excellent driveability and smooth starts.

Sports cowl with dual LED headlights

The broad, downward curving front cowl is equipped with dual LED headlights that underline the NIKEN GT's sporty and dynamic character, and the dual position lights help to emphasize the strong and planted look of the dual front wheels. While YZF-R1 derived mirrors feature integrated LED turn signals to enhance the bold and futuristic looks.

Bold and futuristic design

With its two leaning front wheels, dual tube upside down forks and broad shouldered stance, the NIKEN GT projects an imposing and radical new look that reflects its Sport Touring riding character. The muscular and athletic body design features an iconic dual headlight cowl and integrated fuel tank that create a bold and unique profile.

Advanced electronic control technology

This advanced and iconic Sport Touring motorcycle comes fully equipped with the very latest electronic control technology - including 3-position D-MODE, YCC-T, Cruise Control and a Traction Control System with two levels of intervention and an off switch. And for seamless performance, the NIKEN GT features an A&S clutch and QSS.

Compact LCD instrument panel

As a NIKEN GT rider you'll enjoy a unique view ahead. The broad shoulders of the front cowl enhance the overall feelings of confidence and stability, and the futuristic look is completed by the compact instruments that feature a white LCD display on a black background for easy day time visibility.