Yamaha Unveiled A Three-Wheeled Sport Bike
October 27th, 2017
There’s a new sport bike coming from Yamaha and it’s a lot different than anything we’ve seen. The Yamaha Niken was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and it’s a three-wheeler. Three-wheelers aren’t a new concept but until now they’ve been scooters or trikes typically, not sport bikes.
The triple-wheeled bike is officially known as the “Leaning Multi-Wheeler” or LMW and there aren’t a whole lot of details on it yet. But from what we do know the bike is powered by a liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve inline triple and put out around 115 horsepower. It also will have unique handling capabilities since the LMW technology reduces the effects of changing ride environments and delivers a high feeling of stability when cornering. What are your thoughts?
This week on PowerNation Katie welcomes hot rod builder Steve Legens of Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tennessee. And with him a gorgeous 1960 Ford truck! One very interesting change Steve’s team made to the pickup was to the side trim; Ford never ran it down the entire side, but now that long strip of chrome trim looks fantastic.
They dropped in a Coyote engine with a Borla fuel injection making about 510 horsepower. The Schott Wheels are a nice touch. There’s no missing the custom PPG red paint they call “Cardinal Red” because owner Jeff Perkins is a huge Cardinal’s fan! Inside distressed Pecan color leather seats and a Tan interior, plus with stock gauges give the truck that vintage look. One beautifully restored truck inside and out, front to back.