‘…but I’d con­sider a Niken’

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BY­RON WATERMAN Age 54 Height 5ft 8in Cur­rent bike Yamaha MT-09 Been rid­ing for Over 30 years First bike Yamaha TY50 Dream bike Du­cati Pani­gale V4

“My MT-09 is very much for ev­ery­day use and I ride at least 40-miles a day; plus what­ever I can squeeze in for fun at a week­end. I re­ally like the styling of it, the char­ac­ter­ful, three-cylin­der power de­liv­ery and the com­fort­able rid­ing po­si­tion. In fact I fell it love with it as soon as I’d test rid­den one. “I re­ally like the Niken’s rad­i­cal styling, too, and all the clever en­gi­neer­ing that’s been in­volved in its pro­duc­tion. As a re­sult I think it will ap­peal to those who like the fact that the Niken is dif­fer­ent and also prob­a­bly more sta­ble in the bendy stuff. “Some scooter man­u­fac­tur­ers such as Pi­ag­gio have al­ready bit­ten the bul­let and gone for the lean­ing, twin front wheel so­lu­tion, but I think that Yamaha are ahead of ev­ery­one else when it comes to bikes of this size and I can’t re­ally see any of the oth­ers fol­low­ing suit any time soon.

“If my lo­cal dealer had a Nikken demon­stra­tor I would take one out on a test ride, with­out a doubt. I can see no rea­son that my daily com­mute would be a bar to buy­ing one, in fact I think it would be a ma­jor plus point.”

Now, how do I fit that ex­tra wheel?

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