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Cruizin

Niken or T-7 at EICMA in Rho, Italy?

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Cruizin

Ok, this is not a theory, not a tip or any thing more than a left field what if. 

 

What if the Niken is just a concept distraction by Y's marketing dept and the T7 comes rolling up the stairs, wheelies across da stage and slides back tire sideways just short of the microphone ?

 

 

Ok, go ahead. Yes, this is a dream of mine personally. The Niken could go give Rossi and team next year's championship, and I'd still be pretty hesitant to buy a three wheeled bike.  My favorite bikes ever all had Knobbie tires, starting at age 7 thru age 51. 

 

Two forks, 4 tubes,  (all 4 have springs?) two wheels all up front. I bet vibes will be extremely low with that much suspension. And the way that the tires have an amount of offset during lean, I'm curious how the grip is on this new machine.

 

Would I buy one? I dunno but I really plan on reviewing one. 

 

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If Yamaha did use this to fool the other bike corp's then it would be one of the biggest marketing plays ever. If the T7 gets announced instead I would be one of the first to put down a deposit.

 

Yamaha Niken or T7 at EICMA Rho 17 ? 

 

Both at same time would be great, announced to USA would be celebrated here by many. 

 

 

And, I'm completely nuts for even typing that. 

 

 

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Cruizin

Is this a stabilizer? 

 

 stabilizer niken yamaha.jpg

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bornagainbiker

The T7, and bring the FJ-07 across the pond already--jeez. ;D

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DewMan

Other than additional contact patch up front, I'm not seeing the point of the Niken. It's not something I'd be interested in at this time.

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mjh937

Wait, the Niken needs a kickstand??

 

My guess is the FZ-07 gets a facelift and IF the T7 is s announced it will not be for the US market (Yamaha seems to love giving new bikes to the rest of the world for at least a year before we see them, if ever).  

 

I also would not be surprised to see the MT name used in the US as that would explain why none of the FZ models on the website are 2018 yet (even though I do not like that name or the transformer logo that goes with it). 

 

I have no idea why the website does not have 2018 R1/R3/R6 models as they are all fairly new.  Maybe there will be a big surprise there?

 

Now I get to wait until Monday before I look like a total idiot for being completely wrong 😋.

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Cruizin

Maybe yamaha is gonna discontinue all models and switch to all three wheeled bikes? 

 

lol ha ha ha 

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mjh937

@Cruizin, my guess on the part you have the arrow to is that it is the connecting rod so the front wheels do not go off in different directions. 

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Cruizin
33 minutes ago, mjh937 said:

@Cruizin, my guess on the part you have the arrow to is that it is the connecting rod so the front wheels do not go off in different directions. 

Yeah, a front track but looking at the middle connection, is that an independent control so that ea wheel can slightly offset in corners? 

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r1limited

Personally I think it is an abomination and needs to be burned at the stake like we did to witches.  BURN THE BEAST BURN THE BEAST BURN THE BEAST

It is an EVIL CANCER

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rider

The more I look at the more I just wonder, "why?"

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markstertt

So, what happened at the show, T7 coming, look good, priced right etc.?

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Cruizin
10 minutes ago, markstertt said:

So, what happened at the show, T7 coming, look good, priced right etc.?

T7 is still just s prototype.  I think that Yamaha is waiting to see what the KTM 790 is gonna be like, and try to build a better product. 

 

 

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On ‎11‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 5:47 PM, Cruizin said:

T7 is still just s prototype.  I think that Yamaha is waiting to see what the KTM 790 is gonna be like, and try to build a better product. 

 

 

Hmmm, I doubt KTM would wait to see what Yamaha builds. I'm still thinking about putting an -07 engine in modified dirt bike chassis, I have access to an older, 100+ miles, DRZ-400 that is like new so all the components are show room quality and with a steel frame I'm in my cutting and welding element. Also have an XR-400 rolling chassis, again with a steel frame so same deal if anyone has an opinion on either model. Not state of the art stuff but adequate and hard to break. The only thing I'd like to change on the FZ-07 is the oil system, I'd like to make it a dry sump system to get rid of that sump hanging down there. I wish I knew if another bike (dirt?) or quad had a similar oil pump but with a scavenge side and chain drive...a dry sump conversion would be nice for an adventure bike...just thinking out loud.

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