See the inner workings of Yamaha's leaning three-wheeler

Video: How Yamaha’s Niken works

Written by Ben Purvis , Date 5:32 PM

Yamaha has released a video revealing just how the tilting front suspension and steering of the new Niken three-wheeler works.

Rather than going into a long-winded explanation of the system here, we’ll just let you watch the video for yourselves. Given that Yamaha plans to extend the tech to more models in the future it’s probably something we should all get used to.

With sports bike levels of performance and the leaning three-wheeled tech, it promises to one of this year’s most intriguing new machines. It’s set to go on sale soon…

Yamaha says:

Launched to the world at the EICMA motorcycle show in late 2017, the all-new Yamaha NIKEN is about to open up a whole new dimension in riding control.

With its revolutionary Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) platform, the NIKEN introduces a totally new concept to the world of motorcycling, and takes corner carving confidence to another level.

The new NIKEN has many rider benefits coming from the unique new LMW technology, and today Yamaha released a new technical video that gives a full explanation of the key features used in the LMW design.

In the latest video released by Yamaha, each aspect of the LMW Ackermann steering geometry is explained with detailed visuals that highlight how this unique new system benefits the NIKEN rider. 

The video shows it all, from the LMW system’s parallelogram link design through to the offset joints and dual tube inverted forks – showing how each component contributes towards the NIKEN’s excellent cornering performance together with its unique and sporty riding experience. Viewers can also see how the unique hybrid frame combined with a long aluminium swingarm and model-specific chassis geometry work together to create one of today’s most innovative and exciting new models. 

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