2019 Yamaha Niken First Ride Review

You got your parallel quadrilateral arms, cantilevered telescopic suspension, Yamaha’s unique “Ackermann” design which makes the inside wheel turn slightly sharper than the outside one… 410mm between contact patches (16.1 in.) was what the engineers settled on as being just right, which allows 45 degrees of lean. The easiest way to see how it all works is this video.