Yamaha NIKEN

From Enduro.team
Jump to: navigation, search


The Yamaha NIKEN was first unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, and official sales began in September 2018 (model year 2019).

The model is distinguished by a unique concept, which is based on the use of two front wheels and the proprietary LMW (Leaning Multi Wheel) system, which allows a three-wheeled motorcycle to get the control of a two-wheeled one. Prior to the NIKEN model, similar technologies were used in the Yamaha Tricity scooter.

The Yamaha NIKEN was based on the engine from the MT-09 series - an in-line 3-cylinder liquid-cooled block with a volume of 847 cm³, producing 115 hp. power and almost 88 Nm of torque.

The frame of the motorcycle is a steel tube structure with aluminum elements such as a swingarm. The front suspension is a combination of two inverted telescopic forks per wheel, fully adjustable. The LMW system achieves the effect of fully independent suspension at the front, ensuring optimal traction in virtually all conditions and in all weather conditions.

In parallel with the regular version of NIKEN, the NIKEN GT is offered on the market. This modification features a high touring glass, a more comfortable seat, heated arms, side trunks, a trunk, two 12V sockets and a central stand.

NIKEN series models also feature all of Yamaha's latest electronic technologies:

  • Electronic Throttle (YCC-T - Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle)
  • ABS
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control (TCS - Traction Control System)
  • Selectable engine operating mode (Selectable D-Mode)
  • Quick Shift (QSS - Quick Shift System)
  • Assist and Slipper clutch



Specifications Yamaha NIKEN:

Model Yamaha NIKEN
Motorcycle type sports and tourist
Release year 2019+
Frame Hybrid (steel pipes, aluminum swingarm)
Engine type 3-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 847 cm³
Bore / stroke 78.0 x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.5: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system Injector with YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), 3x 41mm
Ignition type TCI
Maximum power 115.0 h.p. (84.6 kW) at 10,000 rpm


TCS (Traction Control System)

Cruise control system

Maximum torque 87.5 Nm (8.8 kg-m) at 8500 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed

QSS (Quick Shift System)

Drive type chain
Front tire size 2x 120/70-R15 M / C (56V)
Rear tire size 190/55-R17 M / C (75V)
Front brakes 2x 2 discs, 298mm, 4-piston radial calipers (ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 282 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS)
Front suspension 2x 43 / 41mm Inverted Forks (LMW system - Leaning Multi Wheel) (Fully Adjustable), 110mm Travel
Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (fully adjustable), stroke - 125 mm
Motorcycle length 2150 mm
Motorcycle width 885 mm
Motorcycle height 1250 mm - NIKEN

1425 mm - NIKEN GT

Wheelbase 1510 mm
Saddle height 820 mm - NIKEN

835 mm - NIKEN GT

Minimum ground clearance 150 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.0 sec
Maximum speed 210 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 18.0 l (including reserve - 4.0 l)
Motorcycle weight (curb) 263.0 kg - NIKEN

267.0 kg - NIKEN GT