2019 Yamaha Niken GT First Ride

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Mannequin historical past variations

Mannequin historical past

  • 2018: The Niken is launched
  • 2019: The Niken GT provides semi-soft panniers, heated grips, a consolation seat, taller display, centre stand and an additional 12v socket to the bottom mode to make it extra sensible for touring on.

Different variations

The bottom mannequin Niken was launched in 2018 and prices £13,642. This lacks the touring capabilities, nonetheless is basically the identical machine.

Yamaha NIKEN Specs


Engine Kind 847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves
Bore x Stroke 78.0mm x 59.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Gasoline Supply Gasoline injection with YCC-T
Transmission 6-speed; miltiplate help and slipper moist clutch
Last Drive Chain


Suspension / Entrance 43mm/41mm LMW twin tube fork, absolutely adjustable; 4.3-in journey
Suspension / Rear Single shock, adjustable preload (w/distant adjuster) and rebound damping; 4.9-in journey
Brakes / Entrance Twin hydraulic disc, 298mm; ABS
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 282mm; ABS
Tires / Entrance Twin 120/70R15
Tires / Rear 190/55R17


L x W x H 84.6 in x 34.8 in x 49.2 in
Seat Peak 32.3 in
Wheelbase 59.4 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 20.0°
Path 2.9 in
Wheel Monitor 16.1 in
Most Floor Clearance 5.9 in
Most Lean Angle 45.0°
Gasoline Capability 4.8 gal
Gasoline Economic system** 42.3 mpg
Moist Weight 580 lb


Guarantee 1 Yr (Restricted Manufacturing unit Guarantee)


Next up: Reliability 3 out of 5 (3/5)

The triple motor is successfully the identical because the MT-09’s unit, nonetheless the Niken’s crank has 18% extra inertia in addition to revised gas maps.

The difficulty is that whereas within the MT/Tracer/XSR ranges the triple makes for a spirited performer, the Niken is lugging round an additional 50kg of weight (a Tracer GT is 215kg, the Niken GT is 267kg) and that does make it really feel extra torpid.

It’s still a brilliant motor, but in the Niken it

It’s nonetheless an excellent motor, however within the Niken it lacks the pazzaz you get within the two-wheelers that make them so interesting and enjoyable to journey.

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