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Niken GT set to carve up the touring world

And now for something completely different. Yamaha took the cautionary approach of introducing this weird Niken GT trike a day before today’s Milan EICMA motorcycle show to allow us enough time to try digest what, exactly it is. Is it a bike? Is it a car? Is it a trike? All we can tell you is that it’s Niken GT — Yamaha’s answer to the sport-touring boom now responsible for over 70% of its motorcycles sales. The 847cc triple-cylinder three-wheeler Niken GT rolled out to the strains of Vivaldi’s Quattrostagioni to answer the alleged cry for an all-season sport tourer, complete with hard bags, a bigger windscreen, and all the things you need for all-weather travel. Including three wheels for ‘ultimate corner carving experience’. The innovative Leaning Multi-Wheel technology and dual-tube upside down fork technology Niken is designed to deliver higher rider confidence in all conditions — its two leaning front wheels give increased levels of front-end grip in cornering and braking. Still scratching your head? So are we!