2023 Yamaha Niken GT First Look Preview
The 2023 EICMA present noticed Yamaha reveal a big variety of revisions to the 2023 Niken GT. From elevated cubic capability to electronics and creature comforts, little has been untouched on the three-wheeled sport tourer.
Editor’s notice: We three-wheeled round on the Niken GT through the 2019 Yamaha Niken GT MC Commute Overview article and video.
The Niken GT now has the extra highly effective CP3 890cc triple seen within the Tracer 9 GT and MT-09. Distinctive particulars set it other than the mill within the tourer and middleweight bare, specifically reshaped crank webs with 8 % extra mass; Yamaha says the added mass lets the engine “ship stronger acceleration from a standstill and provides higher ease of use and higher controllability at decrease rpm.” The engine additionally includes a redesigned crankcase, new radiator, quieter consumption, and a revised, redesigned, EU5-compliant exhaust that now permits extra floor clearance.
The Niken’s cable throttle system has been changed with a brand new ride-by-wire throttle. Revisions have been additionally made to the beginning acceleration help system in order that it offers, based on Yamaha, “a extra pure stage of intervention by robotically sustaining acceptable rpm ranges when the clutch is engaged.”
Beforehand, riders might climb by the gearbox with the upshift-only quickshifter seen on previous fashions, however the quickshifter has been up to date to accommodate each up- and downshifts. A brand new help and slipper clutch can also be a part of the transmission for smoother gear modifications.
With a purpose to enhance general steadiness between engine and chassis, the triple has been tilted 5 levels ahead due to revisions to the tubular metal foremost body.
The rear suspension is up to date with an all-new solid aluminum shock linkage arm. Yamaha claims this setup reduces unsprung weight by 236 grams (half a pound) in comparison with the metal one used beforehand.
New shock settings and a smaller diameter spring have been made to clean out the journey for single riders and maintain the rear suspension agency when a second passenger hitches a journey.
The seat padding has been reshaped close to the rider’s internal thigh to make mounting, dismounting, or touching toes down simpler.
Different creature comforts embody a brand new adjustable windscreen, customary heated grips, a USB-A outlet, an underseat 12-volt outlet, and a complete of 60 liters of storage within the onerous circumstances, which in flip are hooked up to the bike with new baggage mounts.
The Niken’s ECU has additionally been up to date, together with a number of different digital. Traction management parameters have been tweaked to match the brand new engine’s efficiency. New handlebar switches and a 5-way joystick can be utilized to navigate by the up to date 7-inch TFT full-color show.
Smartphone connectivity can also be new, permitting riders to hyperlink to the Niken by Yamaha’s MyRide-Hyperlink app to view and handle cellphone calls and messages by the sprint show. This additionally opens up the opportunity of displaying Garmin navigation on the TFT, although downloading the Garmin Motorise app can also be wanted to make use of nav.
Sadly the brand new Niken won’t be making its method to the states for 2023, however will probably be out there to European markets in Yamaha Black with bronze-colored elements for £16,200.
Wish to see the brand new three-wheeler in additional element? Scroll by the pictures under the spec sheet.
2023 Yamaha Niken GT Technical Specs And Worth
|ENGINE:||890cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline three cylinder; 4 valves per cyl.|
|BORE x STROKE:||78.0 x 62.1mm|
|FUEL DELIVERY:||Gasoline injection|
|CLUTCH:||Moist multiplate clutch|
|CLAIMED HORSEPOWER:||84.5kW/10,000 rpm (113 hp @ 10,000 rpm)|
|CLAIMED TORQUE:||90.7Nm/7,000 rpm (66.9 lb.-ft. @ 7,000 rpm)|
|FRONT SUSPENSION:||Telescopic fork; 4.3 in. journey|
|REAR SUSPENSION:||Swingarm; 4.9 in. journey|
|FRONT BRAKE:||298mm disc|
|REAR BRAKE:||282mm disc|
|WHEELS, FRONT/REAR:||15 in. / 17 in.|
|TIRES, FRONT/REAR:||120/70-15 / 190/55-17|
|SEAT HEIGHT:||32.5 in.|
|GROUND CLEARANCE:||5.9 in.|
|FUEL CAPACITY:||4.0 gal.|
|CLAIMED WET WEIGHT:||596 lb.|