Yard Built Yamaha XSR700 Tracker by Bunker Customs

We don’t get the Yamaha XSR700 here in the North America, which is a shame, even though we do get its larger sibling, the XSR900. No, you’d have to go to Europe for the FZ-07-based retro roadster. And if you went to Turkey, you could see this one-off scrambler-style XSR700 by Bunker Customs. Brothers Can […]

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Polaris Reports Q1 2016 Sales

Polaris Industries reported an 18% increase in motorcycle sales revenue over the first quarter of 2016, driven mostly by Indian Motorcycle sales. The company’s motorcycle division, which also includes Victory and the three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot, generated $188.3 million in sales revenue over the quarter, compared to $159.5 million in the same period last year. The […]

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Harley-Davidson Reports Q1 2016 Sales Results

Harley-Davidson reported a 7.2% decrease in net income over its first quarter of 2016 despite seeing an increase in worldwide motorcycle sales and revenue. This was a result of a 65% increase in its marketing budget and a $70 million investment in product development. Harley-Davidson still reported a net profit of $250.5 million, but that […]

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Ducati Marking 90th Anniversary with 20,000-Mile Torch Relay

To celebrate the company’s 90th anniversary, Ducati will conduct an Olympic-style torch relay, traveling nearly 20,000 miles around the world. Ducati will select seven riders to carry a specially-designed torch representing the “flames of passion” that propelled the company over the years. The world tour will be divided into seven stages, with seven relay riders […]

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2017 Yamaha FZ-10 Announced for Canada

Yamaha Motor Canada has announced it will offer the MT-10, bringing it over under the name FZ-10 as an early 2017 model. As of this writing, Yamaha’s American arm has not made an official announcement for the U.S. but we expect one shortly. In Canada, the FZ-10 will retail for CN$15,499 (US$12,055). That puts it […]

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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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