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Design Exhibit: NIKEN — New Type of Agility & Controllability

2018 Exhibitions - Vol. 1

NIKEN — A New Type of Agility & ControllabilityFirst Series of 2018: Design Exhibit

Exhibition Period:March to December 2018

In our Monozukuri, Yamaha captivates users and helps create vibrant lifestyles through unparalleled beauty and dynamism under our “Refined Dynamism” Design Philosophy. At the Design Zone on the 1st floor, we highlight a variety of Yamaha Motor products and reveal specific details and the key points of Yamaha Motor Design.

Our first design exhibit of 2018 is the all-new NIKEN. Unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, this revolutionary three-wheeled sport model utilizes our exclusive Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) technology and is the third LMW model in the lineup since the 125cc Tricity first released in 2014.

The goal with the NIKEN was to take advantage of the LMW platform’s “dual-wielding” front suspension format, give visual form to the model’s agile performance for carving through twisty roads, and devise an eye-catching, exciting design with the new layout. We introduce the process that ensued with concept sketches, the clay model and more. This exhibit precedes the NIKEN’s official launch, so please take your time and enjoy the display!

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