Here’s a quirky addition to the Yamaha lineup. Why do we need a three-wheel leaning bike? Because why not! It’s working for Peugeot and its Metropolis, which is a favorite on its home market in France.
The Niken is a newcomer to the family. It features an 847cc, CP3 three-cylinder engine teamed with a standard six-gear transmission and a slipper clutch. The Transformer-looking model gets a 3-in-1 exhaust system finished with a brushed tip that peeks out right behind the right footpeg. Features such as traction control and cruise control are offered as well. The most striking feature on the Niken is obviously its leaning capability on three wheels, which positions it halfway between a trike and a bike.