Multiple Suzuki Models Recalled for Valve Tappet and Cam Wear

Suzuki is recalling several models to replace valve tappets and camshafts. As of this writing, recalls have been announced in Japan, Canada and Australia; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to announce a recall for the U.S. market but we expect to get one soon. In Canada, the recall affects the Burgman 650, […]

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Build Your Own 1:4 Scale Ducati 1299 Panigale S

Last week, we wrote about Yamaha‘s new Paper Craft YZF-R1M, a model kit producing a 1:5 scale replica of the superbike. When crafty motorcycle enthusiasts are done constructing their paper R1M, they can then turn their attentions to a new die-cast Ducati 1299 Panigale S model kit from Pocher. The 1299 Panigale is the first […]

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Build Your Own Yamaha YZF-R1M Out of Paper

Bummed out about the recall on your 2015 R1? While away the time as you wait for an appointment with the dealership by making your own, less transmission failure-prone YZF-R1M out of paper. We’ve previously written about the Valentino Rossi Laguna Seca and Dakar Rally kits from Yamaha’s Paper Craft models. The R1M is the […]

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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Recalled for Transmission Problem

Yamaha is recalling all 2015 YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M motorcycles to address a problem with their transmissions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to formally announce the recall but Yamaha has proceeded to notify customers. According to a letter Yamaha sent to customers and dealers, the second gear wheel and pinion gears may break […]

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AMA Hall of Famer Ray Price – 1937-2015

Drag racer and AMA Hall of Famer Ray Price has passed away on Dec. 16 at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife Jean, daughter Robin and grandchildren Rebecca and Jordan Richardson. The 1993 inductee is recognized as the father of drag racing’s “Funnybike” and inventor of the wheelie bar and a […]

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Yamaha Outlines New Medium-Term Management Plan for 2016-2018

Yamaha Motor Co. announced a new business plan for the next three years that will see the company introduce 270 new products (including motorcycles) by 2018. The ambitious “New Medium-Term Management Plan builds upon its previous three-year plan that ends this year. The previous plan proved to be fairly successful, powered in large part by […]

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BMW GS Trophy Competition Bikes on the Way to Thailand

A hundred BMW R1200GS bikes and another 14 GS Adventures are on their way to Thailand for the fifth annual BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition. The competition pits 19 international teams – including for the first time an all-female squad – in a series of challenges testing their riding skills. The 2016 competition takes […]

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Victory Combustion Concept Revealed

Victory revealed another concept model powered by its Project 156 engine at the New York International Motorcycle Show. The Combustion concept follows on the heels of the Ignition concept revealed last month at EICMA, using the same liquid-cooled 1200cc 60-degree V-Twin engine and chassis. The Combustion was constructed by Zach Ness of Victory’s long time […]

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