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Yamaha Niken GT long-term test review

Published: 19 March 2019

Updated: 27 March 2019

The Niken GT could be considered as the second attempt Yamaha have made to answer a question no-one really asked – but that would be doing it a big disservice. When we first put the Niken through its paces last year, it was a revelation.

Not only did it perform with impressive composure on the MCN250, and over 1000 more test miles, but it even delivered a shockingly good ride on track.

The criticisms we levelled at it were all to the effect that it would make more sense as a grand-tourer than it does as a naked sports-tourer. Yamaha clearly had the same thought, and the challenge now will be to rack up the miles and see if the GT changes deliver the touring dream.

  • Key stats: • £14,869 • 113.5bhp • 64.5ftlb • 820mm seat • 267kg (kerb)
  • Rider: To be confirmed...
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