When two are few: Yamaha Niken - a motorcycle on three wheels
What can be new in the design of a motorcycle? Sometimes it seems that things like this have long been invented. But no, it turns out you can! For a start, you can try to put a sports bike not on two, but on three wheels. What came out of it, and how this miracle of technology drives is in this review.
A motorcycle is a vehicle that traditionally has two wheels: front and rear. There are so-called "trivilery", vehicles on three wheels. Among them are motorcycles. Most often, a pair of wheels is located behind them, only not in the case of the Yamaha Niken, a new high-performance sports bike, which decided that it was only possible to stand on the road with two wheels in front!
The bike looks very unusual. According to the designer, he was always obsessed with the idea of creating a similar three-wheeled sports bike, which, despite its "technical features", could give heat to all competitors in the family.What gave the motorcycle such an unusual arrangement of wheels? First, an unusually high stability. Secondly, much better handling and responsiveness. The possibility of side tilting slightly decreased, but in general, not much less than two-wheeled models.
Unfortunately, very little is known about the technical characteristics of the Yamaha Niken. They will talk about them at the official presentation, which, apparently, will happen in 2018. The same year is scheduled and the output of the motorcycle in the series. The device turned out really impressive, it is longer, longer, wider and heavier than the next of kin. But, it gives the impression that you are driving not a motorcycle at all, but some kind of antique chariot! This is a completely new, transmitted driving experience.