Yamaha Motor USA Launches Financing Corporation

Yamaha has established a new subsidiary to provide financing for U.S. customers. Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, USA will operate in addition to the manufacturer’s current financing partners, Capital One and Synchrony Financial, with a primary mandate of serving younger first-time buyers. “Yamaha Motor Finance will primarily focus on younger, first-time buyers and those re-establishing their […]

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NHTSA Announces BMW Recall for 43,426 Motorcycles in US

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced the recall of 43,426 BMW motorcycles for a problem with the rear wheel mounting flange. News broke earlier this month about the recall which affects about 367,000 motorcycles worldwide, but we now have more details about the U.S. models affected. The recall affects the following models […]

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Suzuki Patents Recursion Concept’s Turbocharger Design

Suzuki has filed a patent application for the technology behind its turbocharged Recursion concept. First revealed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the Recursion used a 588cc parallel-Twin engine with an intercooler turbo. At the time, Suzuki claimed the Recursion outputs 99 hp and 74 lb-ft. while weighing 384 pounds (dry). The patent does not […]

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Yamaha Reveals 03GEN-f and 03GEN-x Tricity-Based Concepts + Video

Yamaha announced two new concept models based on its leaning three-wheeled Tricity scooter. The concepts follow what Yamaha calls its “Refined Dynamism” philosophy that brought us the futuristic-looking 01GEN revealed at Intermot and the 02GEN wheelchair concept. Yamaha continues its Refined Dynamism naming convention with the sportbike-styled 03GEN-f and the scrambler-influenced 03GEN-x. The 03GEN-f  made […]

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Suzuki Patents Reveal Variable Valve System for V-Strom 1000

Newly-published patents from Japan suggest Suzuki is developing a variable valve system for the V-Strom 1000. If the patent turns into a full product, the V-Strom 1000 would follow Ducati‘s Multistrada 1200 in offering VVT on a adventure-style tourer. Suzuki has been working on a VVT system for a while now. Suzuki has patents dating […]

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ChemChina to Acquire Pirelli for $7.7 Billion

Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli may soon belong to the Chinese as the state-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) is poised to buy out the 143-year-old company. According to a report by Reuters, Pirelli’s top shareholders have already agreed to the deal, estimated to be worth €7.1 billion (US$7.7 billion). Reuters reports the number excludes Pirelli’s […]

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Honda Bulldog Concept Revealed

Honda presented a new utilitarian-looking concept model called the Bulldog at the 2015 Osaka Motorcycle Show. Built on a 399cc parallel-Twin, the Bulldog was created with the theme “Lovable Touring Partner” in mind. With its wide, 15-inch knobby wheels, protective bars and cargo mounting points, Honda envisions the Bulldog as a suitable camping-touring machine capable […]

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Kawasaki Trademarks J500 and J125

For the longest time, Kawasaki stood out among the Big 4 Japanese motorcycle makers as being the only one that did not produce scooters for western markets. That changed in 2013 with the introduction of the J300 scooter for the Europe. The J300 may not be Kawasaki’s only scooter for much longer however, as the […]

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Honda SFA Streetfighter Concept

Honda will display a 150cc streetfighter concept called the SFA at this weekend’s Osaka Motorcycle Show. The SFA isn’t a new concept; it originally debuted at the Indonesia Motorcycle Show last October. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled Single, likely based on the engine mounted on the CB150R offered in Indonesia. The chassis is new, with […]

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Honda CRF250 Rally Concept Revealed

Honda revealed a new adventure-styled concept that combines elements of the CRF250L dual sport and the company’s CRF450 Rally racer. The concept is powered by the CRF250L’s engine, which itself was derived from the CBR250R‘s 249.6cc Single. Visually, the concept is a mini-rally racer, including the tall windscreen and sponsor labels, though oddly with Michelin […]

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