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Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:42 pm
by Sidheguitarist
The Yamaha "Niken" (two sword, from my martial arts days, eg. Musashi's dual wield) The concept was proven years ago by Piaggio with their MP3 line of scooters, so it's not a new idea, but it is definitely a leap forward in performance. The front is where you want all your traction, for sure.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport ... 2019/niken


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Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:46 pm
by CGSshorty
Nope. Can’t do it.

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:51 pm
by CGSshorty
I want one of these.

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Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 pm
by jeckyll
CGSshorty wrote:I want one of these.

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That looks like a blast!

If you get one, always ride with your badge... For when you get stopped. Image

I also think they make a version with factory bags


Blah blah smrt phone



Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:43 pm
by Erratic101
Sidheguitarist wrote:The Yamaha "Niken" (two sword, from my martial arts days, eg. Musashi's dual wield) The concept was proven years ago by Piaggio with their MP3 line of scooters, so it's not a new idea, but it is definitely a leap forward in performance. The front is where you want all your traction, for sure.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport ... 2019/niken


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That’s great if you just want to go in a straight line. I can’t see that handling any serious corners.

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:50 pm
by CGSshorty
Erratic101 wrote:
Sidheguitarist wrote:The Yamaha "Niken" (two sword, from my martial arts days, eg. Musashi's dual wield) The concept was proven years ago by Piaggio with their MP3 line of scooters, so it's not a new idea, but it is definitely a leap forward in performance. The front is where you want all your traction, for sure.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport ... 2019/niken


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That’s great if you just want to go in a straight line. I can’t see that handling any serious corners.
Actually, it is supposed to handle very well.

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:50 pm
by HapaHapa
Erratic101 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Sidheguitarist wrote:The Yamaha "Niken" (two sword, from my martial arts days, eg. Musashi's dual wield) The concept was proven years ago by Piaggio with their MP3 line of scooters, so it's not a new idea, but it is definitely a leap forward in performance. The front is where you want all your traction, for sure.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport ... 2019/niken


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That’s great if you just want to go in a straight line. I can’t see that handling any serious corners.
I read a review on the dual front tire scooters that said the design is great in corners. The rider tried and found it tough to dump in a roundabout. Not sure it it was Yamaha or Vespa or Piaggio. I realize a scooter isn’t a cycle, but the articulated dual front tire/suspension is supposed to be very stable.

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:52 pm
by Erratic101
CGSshorty wrote:
Erratic101 wrote:
Sidheguitarist wrote:The Yamaha "Niken" (two sword, from my martial arts days, eg. Musashi's dual wield) The concept was proven years ago by Piaggio with their MP3 line of scooters, so it's not a new idea, but it is definitely a leap forward in performance. The front is where you want all your traction, for sure.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport ... 2019/niken


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That’s great if you just want to go in a straight line. I can’t see that handling any serious corners.
Actually, it is supposed to handle very well.
I saw that in the video. And it didn’t look like they took those corners with any real speed. There’s no way you get the same kinda lean, angle, and speed in a corner with 2 wheels up front.

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:55 pm
by Erratic101
HapaHapa wrote:
Erratic101 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Sidheguitarist wrote:The Yamaha "Niken" (two sword, from my martial arts days, eg. Musashi's dual wield) The concept was proven years ago by Piaggio with their MP3 line of scooters, so it's not a new idea, but it is definitely a leap forward in performance. The front is where you want all your traction, for sure.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport ... 2019/niken


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That’s great if you just want to go in a straight line. I can’t see that handling any serious corners.
I read a review on the dual front tire scooters that said the design is great in corners. The rider tried and found it tough to dump in a roundabout. Not sure it it was Yamaha or Vespa or Piaggio. I realize a scooter isn’t a cycle, but the articulated dual front tire/suspension is supposed to be very stable.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure it is very smooth and stable, but you’re going to give up speed, agility, and plain thrill!! But this comes from someone who ran sport bikes for years and now rides a sport tourer. So speed and hard fast corners is what I like. This may suit other riders perfectly well.

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:57 pm
by CGSshorty
Erratic101 wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Erratic101 wrote:
Sidheguitarist wrote:The Yamaha "Niken" (two sword, from my martial arts days, eg. Musashi's dual wield) The concept was proven years ago by Piaggio with their MP3 line of scooters, so it's not a new idea, but it is definitely a leap forward in performance. The front is where you want all your traction, for sure.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport ... 2019/niken


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That’s great if you just want to go in a straight line. I can’t see that handling any serious corners.
Actually, it is supposed to handle very well.
I saw that in the video. And it didn’t look like they took those corners with any real speed. There’s no way you get the same kinda lean, angle, and speed in a corner with 2 wheels up front.
Probably true. Also probably true is the dual tires will give lower-skilled riders the confidence to carry more speed into a corner. I don’t think we’ll see these lapping the Isle of Man next year, but I don’t think that’s the point.

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:58 pm
by Erratic101
CGSshorty wrote:
Erratic101 wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Erratic101 wrote:
Sidheguitarist wrote:The Yamaha "Niken" (two sword, from my martial arts days, eg. Musashi's dual wield) The concept was proven years ago by Piaggio with their MP3 line of scooters, so it's not a new idea, but it is definitely a leap forward in performance. The front is where you want all your traction, for sure.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport ... 2019/niken


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That’s great if you just want to go in a straight line. I can’t see that handling any serious corners.
Actually, it is supposed to handle very well.
I saw that in the video. And it didn’t look like they took those corners with any real speed. There’s no way you get the same kinda lean, angle, and speed in a corner with 2 wheels up front.
Probably true. Also probably true is the dual tires will give lower-skilled riders the confidence to carry more speed into a corner. I don’t think we’ll see these lapping the Isle of Man next year, but I don’t think that’s the point.
Very true!

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:03 pm
by CGSshorty
jeckyll wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:I want one of these.

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That looks like a blast!

If you get one, always ride with your badge... For when you get stopped. Image

I also think they make a version with factory bags


Blah blah smrt phone
Speaking of hard bags, have you seen the new Kawasaki? Mental.

https://youtu.be/oOJWGRGWZ94

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm
by jeckyll
That H2 touring bike is FUCKING sick!

:D

I love it, but I'd have to have a "get out of jail and keep your license" card. Stack of cards...

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm
by JDC222
jeckyll wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm
That H2 touring bike is FUCKING sick!

:D

I love it, but I'd have to have a "get out of jail and keep your license" card. Stack of cards...
I think you've exhausted your lifetime supply... :lol:

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:33 pm
by jeckyll
JDC222 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm
jeckyll wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm
That H2 touring bike is FUCKING sick!

:D

I love it, but I'd have to have a "get out of jail and keep your license" card. Stack of cards...
I think you've exhausted your lifetime supply... :lol:
You know nothing ... :)

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:23 am
by CGSshorty
jeckyll wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm
That H2 touring bike is FUCKING sick!

:D

I love it, but I'd have to have a "get out of jail and keep your license" card. Stack of cards...
I'd be ripping around at top speed just to hear the supercharger howling.

Re: Here's an interesting new motorcyle

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:53 pm
by Erratic101
CGSshorty wrote:
jeckyll wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:I want one of these.

Speaking of hard bags, have you seen the new Kawasaki? Mental.

https://youtu.be/oOJWGRGWZ94
Ok! I’ve never been a Kawasaki fan, but holy fuckballs this thing is hot and I f’n want one!!