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Offline MtnRider

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Anybody else want a Niken?
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:10:09 pm »
I've been watching YouTube videos of the Niken and I want one!      :great: :motonoises:  The enginerd in me says go, go, go!     :D      Yamaha says it has 80% better front end traction. Reviewers all say how great the front end grips. And I do love unique things (mostly).  It just looks like a cool vehicle to me.

Unfortunately, if I brought a second bike home I would have to sell it immediately to pay for the divorce lawyer....     ::) :truce:   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:      And I certainly won't trade the C14 in on one.

Oh well, it's good to dream.    ; :great: :beerchug:

Any one else lusting over one?

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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 03:25:48 pm »
I've seen videos of the bike, not in person yet. It does spike the imagination. A test ride would be in order. I can see the pros. The cons: Three tires to replace, weight, complexity, and maybe a short production run. Still, if it has a motor and wheels, I'm in.

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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 03:28:57 pm »
I'd love to ride one.  I'm not sure about the owning part.  +1 on what Buzzard said. :motonoises:

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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 03:47:00 pm »
For the most part I'm not hot on anything with 3 wheels.  I can see the point of a Can-Am or even a traditional tricycle to try for an economical skid-tolerant vehicle but 3 wheel presents 3 times the frontal area of 2 wheels (unless you're on a Seque - Segg-way - whatever) and 4 wheels is only twice as much as a bike.  Makes no sense to me to go nuts trying to lean a 3-wheeler.
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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 03:56:07 pm »
Maybe when I can't manage a regular motorcycle I would consider one. It would be way better than the other forms of tricycle I see out there.
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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 12:08:06 am »
The Yamaha marketing folks have done their job well with you. 

Every time my mother would say she just had to buy XYZ, I'd have to explain that (a) she didn't really have any use for it, and (b) the sole function of the marketing department is to have you spend your money buying something that you didn't need till you saw their advertisement.

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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 12:48:18 am »
If three wheels is better than two, why not six... hey, my truck six wheels!
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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 03:21:12 am »
 :D :D :D :D

And I thought i was an old curmudgeon.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

I really appreciate the engineering and thinking outside the box by Yamaha. I can't get one but I do want to ride one to see if the reviews are accurate. Most have been very positive. It's not like the trikes that can't fall over and does require the ability to ride a motorcycle. It won't stand on the three wheels, it requires a kickstand, check out the You Tube reviews.

Give it a real look and you might find you can appreciate the uniqueness....
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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 12:34:42 pm »
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It won't stand on the three wheels, it requires a kickstand

I noticed that too, and wondered if that removes it as an option for the traditional 3 wheel market for folks with diminished strength, or missing a limb?
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Re: Anybody else want a Niken?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 02:53:38 pm »
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It won't stand on the three wheels, it requires a kickstand

I noticed that too, and wondered if that removes it as an option for the traditional 3 wheel market for folks with diminished strength, or missing a limb?

It does. Most of the reviewers comment that it rides like 2 wheel motorcycles, just more front grip.
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