Zero Files Trademarks for Zero DSR and Zero FXS

Zero Motorcycles has filed a number of trademarks suggesting new variants for the Zero DS and Zero FX. According to filings released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the electric motorcycle manufacturer plans to produce a new Zero DSR and Zero FXS. The trademark applications were submitted on Feb. 26 alongside similar filings for […]

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Harley-Davidson Cutting Out the Middle-Man in Canada

Harley-Davidson announced it would not renew its agreement with distributor Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, deciding to directly distribute its products to independently-owned Canadian dealers. Deeley has been Harley-Davidson’s exclusive Canadian distributor since 1973 but their partnership will end at the deal’s conclusion on July 31, 2017. Both sides are currently negotiating a shorter transition period, and […]

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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The 2015 British Grand Prix may be in jeopardy as Donington Park Circuit has withdrawn itself from the MotoGP schedule.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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