Those Weird Yamahas ( Niken )

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C. Dolan

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Didn't even know they were out, yet.
Caught up with a herd of 6, near Pet Co Ballpark last week. You Tube Link: Herd of Yamaha Niken.jpg
 
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Imagine the bill for a set of fork seals or front tyres on those clowny ass looking things. It might be worth owning one as a future collectors item.
 
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I'm sure they'll sell as well as the Tricity sold here- I see maybe one per month:

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Being a purist, I'd like to have a go on one, I like the concept, and love the idea of a front end that just skids but cant tuck.
 
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In simple terms it's heresy

In technical terms, it's a classical 'solution looking for a problem'

In practical terms, the novelty will wear off after the third outing

Pass
 
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I'm thinking a big minger is an impossibility with all that crap stuck on the front....just because you can do it doesn't mean that you should...that's a bad idea!

I'm thinking a big minger would turn into a big tankslapper on one of those things.
 
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Ari Henning said he really enjoyed it. Another purist.
some folks enjoy Moto Guzzis too...lol. Nothing wrong with that but Ive put some time on a 3 wheeled MP3 abortion as a ruse. Only confirm the folks who repeatedly parrot the brochure copy as fucking clueless kooks. There was nothing enjoyable about it.
 
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Thats Ari in the vid doing the wheelie, I bet I'd still have a fucking blast on that thing, even more so if it had the MT10 motor.
I always dug the MP3 also but never tried one.
 
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Yeah big wheelie as a result of having to "clutch it up"....nah, no thanks!
 
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I have seen a few up here. I will just shoot myself in the head if I ever "had" to ride a three wheeler.
 
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They aren't giving any test rides.. not surprised as it was as wide as the gold wing it sat next to
.. that rules it out for anything useful for me in this city. Light and slim is the on my list.
 

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