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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Boy View Post
    ... Any idea as to price?
    $23990, seems to be what's showing up on TradeMe.

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    Ah ha.

    I wondered how long before the Niken got more powers..





    And an unpolished opinion from Chris Moss.

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    Gt

    The GT version looks the part. Reviews have said that it is really comfy for long distances.

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    so are cars though

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    I suffered that 30 + minutes of Bike Social chat to enjoy the brief Niken action shots. As they said don't judge it until you have ridden it and I liked his comment "it is NOT a trike to everyone except motorcyclists" ignorant fools.

    The Niken is still the only bike I'm interested in when the time comes to say bye bye to the MT09. Bloody shame they aren't selling any!
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    To radical for us common folks? Like the 90's Yammy GTS1000 was?

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    Will probably see a few come over as imports in the next few years as you do see a few of them out and about over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McWild View Post
    Will probably see a few come over as imports in the next few years as you do see a few of them out and about over here.
    Maybe but as they are sold here there is little market for the imports.
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    Most riders here seem to like the looks but just to set a contrary personal tone, I simply don't like the looks. I can appreciate the engineering and benefits but as a 71 year old moving towards the pointy end of retiring from bikes, it would do nothing to encourage me to buy one to stave off the inevitable. Same goes for the Can-Am or any other variants. Would sooner have a Lotus 7 replica. Good on them though for thinking outside the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Most riders here seem to like the looks but just to set a contrary personal tone, I simply don't like the looks. I can appreciate the engineering and benefits but as a 71 year old moving towards the pointy end of retiring from bikes, it would do nothing to encourage me to buy one to stave off the inevitable. Same goes for the Can-Am or any other variants. Would sooner have a Lotus 7 replica. Good on them though for thinking outside the box.
    Although I'm a few years behind you (43 now) I concur. When I can no longer ride a two-wheeler I'll go for something along the lines of a light-weight bare bones car to get my thrills from auto's. But I have nothing bad to say about any of the variants we are seeing coming out now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Most riders here seem to like the looks but just to set a contrary personal tone, I simply don't like the looks. I can appreciate the engineering and benefits but as a 71 year old moving towards the pointy end of retiring from bikes, it would do nothing to encourage me to buy one to stave off the inevitable. Same goes for the Can-Am or any other variants. Would sooner have a Lotus 7 replica. Good on them though for thinking outside the box.
    Yep - It's funny how every now and again Yamaha and others have a go at making something really different such as this and the GTS 1000 before it. I can't say that I'm that tempted to take it for a test ride but I hope that Yamaha enjoy at least some success with it. Having said that I'd rather have this than a Can-Am Spyder...
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Although I'm a few years behind you (43 now) I concur. When I can no longer ride a two-wheeler I'll go for something along the lines of a light-weight bare bones car to get my thrills from auto's. But I have nothing bad to say about any of the variants we are seeing coming out now.

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