News 29 Mar 2019

Yamaha Niken awarded ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot design accolade

Revolutionary LMW motorcycle earns prestigious award.

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Yamaha’s revolutionary Niken model has been awarded ‘Best of the Best’ honours in the globally-renowned 2019 Red Dot Awards product design competition.

The Red Dot Design Awards, organised by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, are widely recognised as one of the most prestigious design awards in the world.

Yamaha has received the Red Dot Award for its products over the last eight consecutive years from 2012, and on this occasion, it has also achieved the fourth Yamaha Motor product to be selected as the ‘Best of the Best’. In addition, the achievement marks the second design award received by the Niken following on from the Good Design Award in 2018.

The NIike is a large model Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) with an 845cc liquid-cooled in-line three-cylinder engine. The Niken has been developed using a design that brings unprecedented riding, taking advantage of the features produced by LMW technology which is less susceptible to changes in the riding environment providing a higher degree of stability during turns.

At the core of the design is a look that shows solid ground contact of the front two-wheels, which further emphasises Niken’s sturdy undercarriage. The powerful shoulder area and slim tank designed for knee gripping combination creates a feeling of greater dynamic movement.

With its distinctive LMW-power body design comes the realisation of a sporty athletic performance that challenges the rider to want to take on each curve on winding roads. Click here to learn more about LMW technology.

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