UPDATE: Here’s the review!
At the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, Yamaha unveiled a variant of the crazy Niken LMW (Leaning Multi-Wheeler). Called the Niken GT, it’s got a center stand, upgraded front suspension, heated grips, and other touring features like a larger windscreen, comfort seat, two power outlets, and 25L saddlebags. I’m excited because it’s so different, but I genuinely have no idea what to expect. This week, I’ll get my chance to ride the Niken GT- what would you like to know about it?
Matte Phantom Blue
847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
43mm/41mm LMW dual tube fork, 4.3-in travel
Single shock, 4.9-in travel
Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm; ABS
Hydraulic disc, 282mm; ABS
TBD (base Niken has a claimed wet weight of 580 lbs)
1 Year (Limited Factory)
If you already know the Niken GT has to go into your garage, you can put your name on the list with a $500 deposit at a Yamaha dealer by going through Yamaha’s website right now.
Otherwise, check out what Yamaha has to say about their newest model here, and then hit me with your questions in the comments!