Yamaha Three-Wheeler Niken

Yamaha Three-Wheeler Niken

Yamaha Three-Wheeler Niken Gets Third Technical Teaser Video

Time flies when the weather is nice, but does anyone remember that Yamaha three-wheeler, Niken that was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show last October?

Well, the launch is only a few weeks away now, and the Japanese firm has released a third technical video teaser- this one focuses on how the MT-09-based bike’s electronic aids help it to achieve the ‘ultimate corner carving experience’.

Part of the package are:

  • Assist and Slipper clutch offering ‘lighter clutch lever operation and smooth chassis behaviour when downshifting’.
  • Quick Shift System, via which ‘engine output and gear torque are instantly adjusted by ECU for seamless upshifts’.
  • Traction control system, which ‘includes two intervention modes and off mode to match road conditions and automatically regulates throttle opening, ignition timing and fuel volume to help maintain traction’.
  • D-Mode, offering ‘three modes to suit rider preference or riding situation’.
  • Cruise control system, which is ‘usable from 4th gear and over 50km/h, for more comfortable highway cruising and long distance trips’.
  • An online ordering reservation system for the Niken opens May 17th at 10:00 am CEST, with bikes assigned on a first come, first served basis.