Topic: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?  (Read 957 times)

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Definitely not a traditional motorcycle.  Looks WAY more fun than a Can Am Spyder.

I'm sure it's out of my budget, but I really like this thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjka--H3Ev0&feature=player_embedded

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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #1 on: 03/10/18 02:11PM »
negative...too many wheels!
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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #2 on: 03/10/18 03:04PM »
This should be moved to the "does it qualify for the hov lane" thread.

One too many wheels.  Lol. I might try it, why not?

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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #3 on: 03/10/18 03:40PM »
Not feeling it.

A millennial might though....

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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #4 on: 03/10/18 04:13PM »
Yamaha Niken!  Now with *TWICE* the fork seals to replace!

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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #5 on: 03/10/18 06:23PM »
I'd  give it a go could tbe great enquiring minds want to know. The front should stick like glue, three wheel drift with a knee down look out MM here I come lol.
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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #6 on: 03/10/18 06:58PM »
Why,why, why.
Just so you don't need a kickstand!
Why turn a 400 pound motorcycle into a 600 pound motorcycle?
Max 45 degree lean angle.
I don't think I can split lanes with it.
Of course, the handicapped have another bike to strap they're wheelchair to. Don't scoff, saw a Can-Am with one strapped to it here in Pasadena when they first came out and instantly thought that's a perfect customer market.

All this money spent on electronics to keep a bike upright for the new rider, not this bike but a two wheeler and, nothing spent on a practical idea like a belt drive for a sportbike. We have fuel injection, steering damper, slipper clutch, steel belted tubeless radials on aluminum one piece wheels, fully adjustable suspension with the appropriate diameter tubes, lithium-iron batteries,led head and tail lights stock and, I'm still cleaning/lubing a chain. Harley Davidson has belt final drive! Hello, pocket change!

Oh,yeah. My other bike is the last radical concept that came out: a stylish/functional/inexpensive chopper called a Fury.
Sorry about the rant but, this design just rode over my negative button with both front wheels!.
« Last Edit: 03/12/18 09:05PM by paul13131313 »

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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #7 on: 03/10/18 09:06PM »
Its for people that rode quads instead of dirt bikes as kids, a crutch/couch, Pussification of America!
« Last Edit: 03/10/18 09:09PM by Rd Todd »
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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #8 on: 03/10/18 11:02PM »
i want to see it go head to head with a standard bike on a track...

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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #9 on: 03/11/18 08:39AM »
don't see the point but I'd like to demo ride
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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #10 on: 03/11/18 08:39AM »
They should have put the forks on the inside of the wheels. Wheels could have a wider track OR the bike would be narrower up front.
Yamaha should demo them if they want people to buy them.
I don't see any reason to buy one myself just more to maintain and expense.
Might be fun to rent and a possibly a gateway to cycling for new people.
« Last Edit: 03/11/18 08:41AM by Organic »

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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #11 on: 03/11/18 11:35AM »
i want to see it go head to head with a standard bike on a track...
I'd like to see it go head to head with a standard FZ-09 (the bike it's based on) IN THE RAIN!!

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Re: Yamaha Niken - would you own one of these things?
« Reply #12 on: 03/11/18 01:20PM »

Nope, nope and nope LOL

But I would test ride one just for the hell of it :)

 

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