CLASS-DEFYING LEANING MULTI-WHEEL CHASSIS: Yamaha's advanced LMW (Leaning Multi-Wheel) chassis is the result of countless hours of engieering and testing to create a unique motorcycle control system that provides unparalleled rider confidence no matter what the road conditions. With two front tires leaning in unison the NIKEN GT doubles the amount of available grip for exceptional stopping power, cornering and rider comfort, especially over uneven and poor road conditions. UNIQUE DOUBLE-TUBE / DUAL-AXIS STEERING DESIGN: The radical front end of thge NIKEN GT uses paired fork tubes for each front wheel and steering linkages to provide ideal steering geometry and natural steering feel. The system turns and leans like a conventional motorcycle, but with twice the front tire grip. And, like other Yamaha sportbikes, this system provides adjustable compression and rebound damping for a highly tunable ride. COMPACT, SPORTY DESIGN: Front wheel track is only 16.1 inches, making NIKEN GT no wider than traditional motorcycles and ideal for congested, urban riding conditions, with maximum lean angle at an impressive 45 degrees. With a rider aboard, NIKEN offers a perfect 50/50 weight distribution for neutral handling. And the seat design, fuel tank width, and other dimensions are all set to work with the qualities of the compact 3-cylinder engine to achieve a sporty handling character, an upright riding position and a narrow body at the seat/tank junction. HYBRID FRAME DESIGN: Connecting the LMW system to the rear wheel is an hybrid frame that utilizes steel castings and tubes with a lightweight aluminum swingarm pivot area and swingarm. Balanced for rigidity and steering response, the NIKEN GT chassis provides superb handling and natural steering feel. ADJUSTABLE HORIZONTAL MONOCROSS® SHOCK: The rear suspension features a linkage-type Monocross® shock, mounted below the seat with an almost horizontal alignment. This unique positioning contributes to mass centralization and a slimmer body design. The rear suspension is also fully adjustable for spring preload as well as compression and rebound damping. HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRES: NIKEN GT uses paired 15-inch lightweight allow wheels with LMW-specific 120/70R15 tires. Developed in concert with the chassis, these tires feature sportbike-style profiles and construction, for high levels of grip, wear resistance and wet-road capability. Out back, the rear wheel mounts a massive 190/55R17 rear tires for a combination of style and traction.