We first noticed the Yamaha Niken three-wheeled motorbike final 12 months at EICMA and this 12 months, the brand new Yamaha Niken GT that is been unveiled on the 2018 EICMA in Milan, Italy has undoubtedly gotten extra snug and appropriate for longer commutes. Immediately noticeable are the 25-litre panniers which additionally function seize handles for the rear passengers and has a 12-volt outlet to cost a smartphone or every other gadget. The 2019 Niken GT additionally will get a centre stand not like the usual Niken. Furthermore, it will get a taller windscreen, wider seats and heated deal with bar grips.
Mechanically the 2019 Yamaha Niken GT is just like the usual three-wheeled Niken. It's also based mostly on the Yamaha MT-09 and has two 15-inch wheels with modified cycle components which assist it lean at corners. The wheels are related to the body with two separate pairs of inverted forks which permit the Niken GT to lean by corners similar to a daily two-wheeler. It's powered by the identical 847cc in-line three-cylinder engine which is seen within the MT-09. The engine develops 114 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 87.5 Nm of peak torque at 8500 rpm. The 2019 Yamaha Niken GT is provided with an ordinary slip and help clutch, quickshifter and three-mode traction management. It additionally will get cruise management which is efficient from fourth gear and over the velocity of 50 kmph.
The Niken was the primary three-wheeled motorbike from Yamaha and as radical it might look, Yamaha is bound about this design and is planning extra such bikes. Earlier, the corporate had additionally acquired the leaning three-wheeler designs and ideas from a Norwegian agency referred to as Brudeli. The Yamaha Niken is already on sale in a few of the worldwide markets just like the UK and US for $ 15,999. Nonetheless, the corporate as of now's producing the Niken in restricted numbers and has comparable plans even for the 2019 Niken GT.