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2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-09-01 00:14
Since the news of Yamaha's new three-wheeler was known a few months ago, the ink has not stopped running. The Japanese three-wheeler has been around for several months now generating great expectation and aware of this and of the great challenge that lies ahead with the Niken, at Yamaha they do not want to miss the opportunity to continue increasing the impact of its groundbreaking design.
However, it is also true that in some there may be a certain uncertainty about the operation of the double front wheel system with double wishbones. After announcing that the Niken will come to production and will be marketed, Yamaha wanted to give more details of how it works and how it is built.
A video with real images and simulations to explain how it works
This time, Yamaha has focused its efforts on helping everyone understand how the system that allows the front end of the Niken to do its job properly works. Leaving aside the engine section a bit, in the video they show us the advantages and the work of the LMW Ackermann system.
This system is mainly composed of a articulated quadrilateral that allows the inclination and trajectory of the two front wheels to be appropriate for a motorcycle of this style. Thanks to its components, the Niken maintains at all times the distance of 410mm between the two front wheels and in turn, a correct alignment whether they are straight or inclined, reaching up to 45º.
In the video we can also see how the double front suspension, which combines as normal both the work of the incline and the absorption of potholes and irregularities in the road. This system also guarantees a good absorption in the braking that a sports bike needs so much.
With the aim of maintaining a driving with sporty sensations, the chassis of the Niken has also been created by combining a front end steel multitubular with a part aluminum rear, in which the swingarm made of the same material is inserted. With this combination, Japanese designers have sought to maintain a good balance between stiffness and flexibility.
Now it only remains if after watching this video, the most skeptical about the operation of the Niken dispel their doubts while surely many of the motorcycle users do nothing other than wish they could try the Japanese motorcycle with even more enthusiasm after knowing how they work it's components. In any case, it's just a matter of hitting play and enjoying the images until the Niken hits the market.
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