Honda Recalls 22,142 Shadow Cruisers

Honda is recalling a total of 22,142 units of its 745cc Shadow cruiser lineup because of a problem with the bank angle sensor. The recall affects 2011-2016 Shadow Aero models, 2012-2014 Shadow Spirit 750s and 2010-2016 Shadow Phantoms. According to documents from Honda released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, engine vibrations can cause […]

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More Details on BMW’s Motorcycle Helmet HUD

Yesterday, we wrote about a new helmet from BMW with heads-up display technology introduced a the Consumer Electronics Show. Today, we’ve learned more information about the technology from its developer, DigiLens Inc. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., DigiLens develops holographic optical materials and copy technology for augmented reality display systems. DigiLens primarily produces technology for the […]

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BMW Introduces HUD Helmet Concept

BMW revealed a motorcycle helmet concept with heads-up display technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. BMW says it hopes to bring the technology to market “within the next few years.” The challenge for HUD technology is to display information onto the rider’s field of view without creating a distraction, or at least, being less of […]

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BMW Reveals Laser Headlights for Motorcycles

BMW revealed a new “laser light” headlight system for motorcycles that claims twice the high beam range of conventional headlights. The technology, brought over from the company’s automobile division, debuted on a K1600GTL concept model revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to BMW, the laser lights produce a bright “pure-white” light […]

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Lorenzo Drops HJC for Shark

Reigning MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo has ended his relationship with helmet manufacturer HJC, signing a three-year contract with Shark. Lorenzo will continue to wear his signature “Round The Outside” X logo but starting this year, the symbol will be on a Shark Race-R PRO helmet instead of HJC’s RPHA. Lorenzo ends his deal with HJC […]

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2010-2013 Honda VFR1200F Recalled for Driveshaft Issue

Honda is recalling the VFR1200F from model years 2010, 2012 and 2013 (there was no 2011 model year version in the U.S.) because of a problem that can cause the driveshaft’s universal joint to separate or break. The recall affects 1,825 units in the U.S. including both Dual Clutch Transmission and manual versions. (UPDATE: Honda […]

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NHTSA Officially Announces 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1, YZF-R1M Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced the recall on 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M models to correct a problem with their transmissions. As we previously reported, the issue may cause the second, third and fourth gears to break under excessive stress. The recall affects 2,921 motorcycles in the U.S. From a letter […]

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