Niken Diavel Red Dot Design award

Niken and Diavel score Red Dot Design honour

The three-wheeled Yamaha Niken and the Ducati Diavel 1260 power cruiser have won Best of the Best awards at the prestigious annual Red Dot Design Awards in Germany. It is the third Best of the Best award for Yamaha following honours for the XSR900 in 2017 and MT-07 in 2015. Ducati has also scored three …

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Yamaha Niken three-wheeler neowing

Yamaha plans new leaning three-wheelers

Yamaha will this year launch its Niken leaning three-wheeler motorcycle based on the MT-09 and follow up with a learner model to complement their Tricity scooter. CEO and President Yoshihiro Hidaka has confirmed they will add more “leaning multi-wheel” models soon. Interestingly, he didn’t specify just three wheels as Yamaha has also produced four-wheel concepts, …

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Yamaha Niken three-wheeler - Yamaha branching out from bikes transformer

Yamaha branching out from bikes

Yamaha Motor seems to be branching out from motorcycles and scooters with the addition of a leaning three- and four-wheelers and even a pick-up truck! On the Japanese manufacturer’s stand at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday was this electric-powered pick-up truck called the Cross Hub Concept. It isn’t their first foray into four wheels. They have developed …

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