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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Yamaha NIKEN Turbo

One of my friends riding the Yamaha NIKEN Turbo. He gave me a ride on the non turbo version. It's surprisingly good. I hurled names and abuse at him and the bike and then I took it for a ride. It's not all that bad.

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A friend of mine has it (non turbo). It is not bad. It feels heavier than a normal 2 wheel bike, he said.

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Meh.... reminds me of guys that buy slingshots. What benefits is dual front wheel is gonna bring?

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The Yamaha dealer around the corner from me built that Niken turbo, waste of money in my opinion.

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What benefits is dual front wheel is gonna bring?
Grip.

Scooters with two front wheels have become quite popular in Europe where riding on wet cobblestones, etc. can be hazardous.

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Grip takes away the agility and swiftness of two wheels. If I want grip I would stick to four wheels as that have the most balance and grip.

I'm actually looking into electric scooters (2 or 3 wheels) as PIT bikes on the track. Something to attach a cart to so I pull wheels to/from tire guy track side. So many options, hard to decide on something. Their prices are close to gas-powered counterparts.

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The Yamaha dealer around the corner from me built that Niken turbo, waste of money in my opinion.
You have clearly missed the point.
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