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post #1 of 7 Old 11-09-2018, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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This bike has Yamaha's LMW(Leaning Multi Wheel) system. Straight away I find it ugly. Would make for an interesting ride though, apparently you are able to lean further? Or lean with less chance of losing it. I'm not sure which. Think I'll stick to two wheels.
This is a nice write up on it.
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Whoops got the name wrong. It's Niken.

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IMO uglier than a Can-Am Spyder.

But I could see someone in the market for a Spyder (for the open air feel and acceleration of a motorcycle but wants extra stability), who is feeling a bit more adventurous but not quite comfortable with 2 wheels, seriously considering/buying one.
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That thing does get along. No surprise there considering it has the same engine as the MT. I was surprised at how agile it seemed, especially with all that extra weight up front. Suppose all the weight is mostly quite low. They did get some good lean into those corners. I could hear the pegs scrapping, a lot. The bike just looks so wrong.
I really liked that track especially that little rise. Also liked the black rubber those bikes put down on that corner. Looked like a fun track.

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Thanks to whoever fixed my spelling mistake in the title.
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