Yamaha Niken, is a trike from the Japanese giant that is based on the Yamaha MT-09. The pricing for this off-beat offering has been revealed by the manufacturer. In the UK, the motorcycle will go on sale at £13,499. Whereas, the European countries will get the Niken at different price stickers. The pricing €15,000 will be the most affordable asking figure for the trike in most of the European countries. Italy will be at the minimum of €14,990 on the other side, Denmark will ask for an exceptionally high cost of around €27,000.
If compared with other significant models, the Niken is costlier than the Yamaha MT-09 by £5,100 and priced around the Yamaha YZF-R1 (£16,499). A number of components can be considered extra hardware used to develop this design. The presence of four fork tubes and two wheels at the front of the trike.
At the front, the premium uses parallelogram link design in its front suspension and steering system. This philosophy helps in cornering the Niken as similar to the regular motorcycle and ends up the fear of low side crash.
In terms of mechanicals, an 847cc DOHC in-line triple handles the propelling duty. It is similar powertrain that performs duty on the MT-09. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the mill is capable of churning out the peak power of 115bhp at 10,000rpm along with 87.5Nm of torque at 8,500rpm.
Owing to the presence of extra components at the front end, the Niken touches 263kg on the weighing scale. As of now, there is no official words from the bikemaker that when the trike will hit the Indian market.