Suzuki Announces Five-Year Business Plan

Suzuki announced a new mid-term management plan outlining its goals for the next five years leading up to the company’s 100th anniversary in 2020. The “Suzuki Next 100” plan outlines the company’s goal to return sales to above pre-recession levels. The Suzuki Next 100 plan follows a three-part mission statement: Develop products of superior value […]

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2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Results

The 93rd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb offered a lot of surprises, including the first electric-powered overall winner, a modified Buell with a girder fork and a snow and hail storm that shortened the race for some competitors. The official times remain to be confirmed because of the shortened course, but all […]

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2015 Klim Badlands Jacket and Pant

Apparel manufacturer Klim updated its Badlands jacket and pant, promising a number of improvements for Adventure-minded riders. Klim first introduced its Badlands attire in 2011, seeing a positive customer response for its combination of storage capacity, armored protection and GORE-TEX waterproofing. For 2015, Klim completely updated the Badlands jacket and pant to increase overall rider […]

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Ducati Returns to India

Ducati is back in business in India, with its new subsidiary officially beginning operations. The Italian manufacturer had been restructuring its operations in India since late 2013 when it cut ties with local importer Precision Motor. The company’s 11th subsidiary, Ducati India Pvt. Ltd, will handle operations under the leadership of Managing Director Ravi Avalur. […]

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Honda Recalls 29,232 Motorcycles In Japan

Honda is recalling 29,232 motorcycles  in Japan, spanning 37 models because of a problem with their starters. As of this writing, the recall has only been announced for the Japanese market though it’s possible other models (including those not included among the 37) destined for other markets may be affected. According to Honda, the starter […]

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Kawasaki Ninja H2R Recalled in Australia

Kawasaki‘s supercharged Ninja H2R is facing a recall in Australia because of a problem with the wiring harness. As of this writing, the recall has only been announced by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission for that market, but considering the limited production run for the H2R, it’s possible that models bound for other countries […]

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Honda Patents NXR160 Supermoto Design for Europe

UPDATE: Thanks to our readers who identified the mystery patent as the NXR160 offered by Honda in Brazil. Honda has filed a patent in Europe for the design of the NXR160, a small-displacement supermoto-style motorcycle the company introduced in Brazil late last year. The patent application, however, was filed March 31 with the European Union’s […]

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2016 Honda CRF Motocross Bikes Announced

The big news from Honda last week was the official introduction of the RC213V-S, but along with the somewhat disappointing MotoGP-based replica announcement, American Honda announced updates for its 2016 CRF motocrossers. The CRF250R receives significant changes aimed at adding more horsepower and improving handling while the CRF450R‘s updates are more subtle, after receiving more […]

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2016 Suzuki Off-Road Lineup Announced with Updated RM-Z250

Suzuki announced its 2016 off-road models headlined by an updated RM-Z250. Joining the 250 in the 2016 lineup are the RM-Z450 and RM85 motocrossers, DR-Z125L dirtbike and DR-Z70 youth model. 2016 Suzuki RM-Z250 For 2016, the RM-Z250 receives the Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) which was first introduced with the 450 last year. S-HAC offers […]

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