Yamaha Trademarks TMax DX and TMax SX

Yamaha has filed trademark applications in Europe for the names “TMax DX” and “TMax SX,” suggesting two new variants on the company’s popular scooter. Of course, Yamaha already offers a couple of TMax variants in Europe in the TMax Iron Max and TMax Lux Max. The DX may be a more luxurious “deluxe” variant, possibly […]

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Honda Recalls PCX Top Box Mounts

Honda is recalling the accessory top box mounts designed for PCX150 scooters because of a risk of the top boxes falling off. The mounts, identified by part numbers 08L71-K35-J00, 08L70-KZY-910, and 81200-KWN-780, are designed for the PCX150 but may be installed on PCX125 models as well. The recall affects 1,533 Honda Genuine Accessory top boxes […]

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BMW Reports 7.7% Sales Growth in First Quarter of 2016

Another quarter brings another sales record for BMW, with the German manufacturer announcing worldwide sales of 33,788 motorcycles and scooters in the first three months of 2016. The total sets a new first quarter record for BMW, surpassing the start of last year’s total of 31,370 units by 7.7%. “BMW Motorrad has started into the […]

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Yamaha 04GEN Concept an Exercise in Semi-Transparent Materials

Yamaha announced the latest concept model representing its “Refined Dynamism” design philosophy, revealing the 04GEN scooter concept that features semi-transparent body panels. The 04GEN will make its public debut this weekend at the Vietnam Motorcycle Show in Ho Chi Minh City. The 04GEN is actually the first of these concepts with just two wheels, following […]

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Honda Headlight Patent Hints at Upcoming CBR250RR

Honda has filed a patent for an aggressively-scowling headlight design that looks remarkably similar to the unit on Light Weight Super Sport concept presented at last October’s Tokyo Motor Show. The concept was supposed to represent the “design direction of Honda’s next generation lightweight super sports models,” with most observers speculating will lead to a […]

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Christini Developing All-Wheel Drive Snow Bike

All-wheel drive motorcycle maker Christini announced it is adapting its technology to produce a snow bike kit. The Christini AWD II-Track system will be used for both recreational and military applications, and will be compatible with Christini’s AWD 450 four-stroke or AWD 300 two-stroke dirtbikes. The Christini AWD II-Track will use a drive track at […]

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BMW GS Survival Tool

Every now and then, we come across an item on April 1 that leaves us questioning whether it’s an April Fools prank. I blame Honda, which announced on April 1, 2014, that the NM4 was entering production – and meant it. If the Akira-inspired “I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-a-concept” NM4 could be real, then anything can, right? And then […]

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Honda Patents Blind Spot Monitors for Motorcycles

Honda has filed a patent for a warning system that will notify a rider of approaching vehicles such as a car in a blind spot. The system would use a combination of cameras and millimeter wave radar to detect objects such as other vehicles and provide visual and tactile warnings if a rider attempts a […]

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KTM Delisting From Vienna Stock Exchange

Cross  Industries announced plans to delist KTM and WP Suspension from the Vienna Stock Exchange. Cross Industries, which owns a controlling share of KTM AG, will propose to withdraw all public shares at the motorcycle manufacturer’s annual shareholders meeting April 21. KTM AG was first publicly traded on Aug. 6, 2012 while shares of WP […]

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