2008-2011 Piaggio and Vespa Scooters Recalled

Piaggio is recalling 2,613 scooters because of a defective fuel pump. The recall affects multiple models from model years 2008 to 2011 from both the Piaggio and Vespa brands. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the impeller in the fuel pump may swell, decreasing pump clearance. This may cause engines […]

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Yamaha Reports 2014 Fiscal Results

Yamaha Motor Corp. reported a 5.3% increase in motorcycle sales revenue in 2014 despite selling 3.4% fewer motorcycles compared to 2013. On the surface, those numbers may seem contradictory, but digging deeper reveals the bulk of the sales decrease came in emerging markets whereas Yamaha’s motorcycle sales in developed markets, where the products are higher […]

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Silverstone to Host British Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016

MotoGP racing is heading back to Silverstone after track owners reached a deal with the Circuit of Wales, a day after a previous deal with Donington Park fell through. The 2015 British Grand Prix will be held at Silverstone as scheduled on Aug. 28-30 this year, and again in the 2016 season. Silverstone has hosted […]

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Donington Park Pulls Out of 2015 MotoGP Calendar

The 2015 British Grand Prix may be in jeopardy as Donington Park Circuit has withdrawn itself from the MotoGP schedule. This marks the latest update to a messy transition which would move the race from Silverstone to a new track in Wales. The Circuit of Wales signed a five-year deal with MotoGP promoter Dorna last […]

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Ride Game Launches March 20 with Yamaha Pre-Order Pack

The upcoming Ride video game will be available on March 20 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation3, Playstation4 and PC platforms, but those who decide to pre-order the motorcycle simulation game will receive two free downloadable packs adding Yamaha motorcycles to the game including the new 2015 YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M. Ride will feature up to […]

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2015 Yamaha Star VMAX Carbon SE Announced for Europe

Yamaha Motor Europe is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the VMAX with a special edition Carbon version. The 2015 VMAX Carbon will only be offered in Europe, along side the base model which will be available in a Matt Grey color option that will be offered at a reduced price. North Americans will make due […]

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2015 Kawasaki WSBK Team Launch

Kawasaki presented its 2015 World Superbike team, revealing the livery on the Ninja ZX-10R racebike with former champion Tom Sykes and new teammate Jonathan Rea. The 2015 livery isn’t much different from the 2014 version. Monster Energy Drink is now the most prominent team sponsor along with lubricant company Elf and motorcycle gear distributor Motocard. […]

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