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- Sep 21, 2010
- Northern Virginia, USA
Just a quick spin. Thing rides exactly like a motorcycle. 3-engine modes going from sleepy to peppy. I thought peppy did a nice job. Very smooth engine.
I guess the selling point is confidence in the corners. Almost never worry about gravel, sand, tar snakes, or wet in the corners. Can't say I really spend much time fretting over those things, but good features to have. It did soak up bumps quite well. Beyond that, not sure what it buys you.
It is a nice looking vehicle. Dirt mom had just finished saying something negative about the flat paint job on the new Teneres, when she looked at the Niken and thought it was really good looking in the flat blue paint. I have to agree, it did look pretty sharp in person.
Overall, I have no problem believing it would be a fun beast to ride on the streets. I suspect it would merit many of the same gas station conversations we had back when my wife had a Spyder. Which is a fun way to meet people.
I was not persuaded to plunk down any money, but it does seem nice enough to grab some sales. Good luck Niken.