Yamaha MT-03 2020

Major upgrade for Yamaha MT-03

Yamaha’s attractive little MT-03 learner bike, gets a major cosmetic and performance upgrade for 2020, plus a price hike. The MT-03 is now $A7299 ride away, compared with $A5699 (plus on-road costs) last year. However, it now has much better suspension, all LED lighting, LCD dash, new and aggressive “Dark Lightning” styling and a choice …

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Yamaha cruisers have five-year warranties mature flashes

Light flashes, horn blows in a crash

Yamaha is the latest to develop an automatic emergency call system in the event of a crash, but their system also flashes the lights and bows the horn. SOS buttons or eCall systems have been available in cars for some time and have now been mandated throughout Europe. It is expected they may also be …

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2020 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer

Yamaha updates MT-07 Tracer

Meeting stringent European emissions regulations has not reduced output from the updated 2020 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer. The 689cc CP2 twin is updated with optimised fuel injection and ignition settings, revised air intake, optimised exhaust settings and a modified exhaust. Cleverly the Japanese meet Euro5 without dropping any power. The Japanese company has unveiled the new …

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2020 Yamaha FJR1300

Yamaha adds FJR1300 models

Yamaha has painted their updated FJR1300 an attractive black and gold with gold wheels and plenty of black finishes was well as adding two more models. The Japanese company has unveiled the models ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show  in Milan tonight (5 November 2019). The new models are the FJR1300AS and FJR1300 AE Ultimate Edition …

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Yamaha Gogoro battery swap electric scooter

Yamaha unveils battery swap electric scooter

Battery swap technology has received a boost with Yamaha unveiling their EC-05 electric scooter with Gogoro lithium-ion battery packs you can easily swap at a convenient roadside vending machine. The Yamaha scooter is a partnership with Taiwanese scooter company Gogoro Global. Taiwan seems to be the epicentre of swappable battery tech with Kymco last year …

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Yamaha turbo blown

Yamaha’s future might be blown!

Yamaha might be going down the blown track like Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Ducati with a patent filing for a turbocharged parallel twin. It follows Kawasaki’s H2 supercharged bike and patent filings by Suzuki and Honda for turbocharged engines, while Ducati applied for a patent for an exhaust system turbine. So it seems the future …

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