Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), recently introduced the NIKEN GT Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) motorcycle as a more touring-focused version of the previously released NIKEN. Featuring a pair of locking quick-release 25-liter ABS side cases, a wider and taller touring windscreen, comfort seat, heated grips and more, the new NIKEN GT offers riders the pleasure of cornering confidence combined with comfort and convenience for longer rides.
The popular FJR1300A and FJR1300ES motorcycles were also revealed, joining the previously introduced Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT models, to complete the company’s 2019 Sport Touring lineup.
More options for the Roads of Life
Whether riding solo for the commute to work or spending weeks crossing the continent with a passenger and luggage, Yamaha’s Sport Touring motorcycles provide a world of opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime. Combining outstanding sport performance, all-around versatility and serious long-distance ability, Yamaha’s Sport Touring lineup is designed to appeal to a wide range of riders who are looking to enjoy the many new experiences, places, and people that they will discover when traveling the Roads of Life.
NIKEN: Ultimate corner carving experience
The introduction of the radical NIKEN LMW motorcycle brought a whole new riding experience to the motorcycle world. Equipped with innovative Leaning Multi-Wheel technology and dual-tube upside down forks, the NIKEN is built to deliver the most amazing corner carving experience together with higher rider confidence in all conditions.
With a larger contact patch between the tires and the road surface, the two leaning front wheels give increased levels of front-end grip that is particularly noticeable during cornering and braking. With its proven ability to deliver the most exciting corner carving experience, this unique motorcycle is introducing a new era in Sport Touring design.
New NIKEN GT: Turns have no seasons
The NIKEN's Leaning Multi-Wheel concept is designed to master adverse conditions, making it ideally suited to all-weather, four-season riding on the most challenging mountain roads. Fitted with a range of specialized equipment, the new NIKEN GT brings added functionality to the LMW concept by offering increased long-distance touring capabilities together with elevated levels of rider and passenger comfort.
The NIKEN GT's wider and taller touring windscreen gives greater upper body protection from the wind and weather, and the specially designed comfort seat enhances the sport touring experience for both the rider and passenger. Premium quality quick-release 25-liter ABS side cases are light, compact, lockable, and easy to handle. For added convenience, the rear of the carrier base features integrated passenger grips.
Heated grips ensure riding comfort in all weather conditions, while the all-LCD instrument display keeps the rider informed of the warmth level. There's also an extra 12-volt outlet to power or charge various electronic devices. The NIKEN GT model also comes fitted with a centerstand that facilitates convenient parking, chain maintenance, and tire inspections on longer trips.
With its innovative LMW design and radically styled bodywork, the NIKEN GT is always going to be the center of attention wherever it travels.
NIKEN GT Exclusive Features
- All-weather four-season long-distance Sport Tourer
- Touring windscreen
- Comfort seat
- Heated grips
- Lockable, quick-release 25-liter ABS side cases
- Rear carrier base with passenger grip
- Second 12-volt DC outlet
NIKEN GT and NIKEN Key Features
- Radical and bold Leaning Multi-Wheel design is most advanced and unique in the Sport Touring class
- Unrivaled corner carving experience
- Front end grip provides confidence for less stress and more fun
- Deep lean angle, maximum 45 degrees
- Ackerman steering, double upside down front forks
- Fully adjustable rear suspension
- 847cc, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC CP3 engine
- TCS, QSS, A&S clutch, D-MODE, Cruise Control
- Hybrid steel and aluminum frame
The NIKEN GT will only be available through Yamaha’s online reservation system, and customers who reserve online will receive their motorcycles from authorized Yamaha dealers for the suggested retail price of $17,299 beginning in March 2019.
Featuring a Matte Phantom Blue color scheme, the 2019 NIKEN GT will have limited availability. Yamaha encourages interested customers to visit their online reservation website soon for first come, first served reservation confirmation and delivery.
2019 FJR1300A and FJR1300ES
With the proven ability to cover long distances, the FJR1300A and FJR1300ES models are designed for experienced riders who appreciate performance and comfort, as well as refined engineering. Featuring adjustable ergonomics and wind protection, electronic rider aids, six-speed transmission, all-LED lighting and more, the 2019 FJR1300A will be available in a Liquid Graphite color scheme for an MSRP of $16,399 and begin arriving at dealerships in November 2018.
With the added features of electronically adjustable suspension and a lean angle-sensitive LED headlight system, the 2019 FJR1300ES will be available in a Matte Phantom Blue color scheme for an MSRP of $17,999. It will also arrive at dealerships beginning in November 2018.