Yamaha Motor Company is proud to announce that the NIKEN motorcycle, featuring Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) technology, has been honoured with a “Best of the Best” 2019 Red Dot Award in the Product Design category.
The globally-renowned Red Dot Awards are presented annually in three categories of competition: Product Design, Brand & Communication Design and Design Concept. The Red Dot Design Awards, organized by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, are widely recognized as one of the most prestigious design awards in the world.
2019 marks the eighth consecutive year that Yamaha has achieved a Red Dot Award and the fourth time the company has earned “Best of the Best” distinction. In addition, this achievement marks the second design award received by the NIKEN after earning the GOOD DESIGN Award in 2018.
The NIKEN is a full-size motorcycle with an 847 cc, liquid-cooled, inline three-cylinder engine. It was developed using a design that brings unprecedented riding, taking advantage of the features produced by LMW technology to make the NIKEN less susceptible to changes in the riding environment and provide a higher degree of stability during turns. The standard NIKEN will not be available in Canada, the NIKEN will only be available in the GT model.
The 2019 Yamaha NIKEN GT is available in Canada with an MSRP of $20,999. To learn more about Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheel technology and the feature-rich NIKEN GT, please visit https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/wp/nikengt/.