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James May and the Art of Motorcycle Reassembly

This video of former Top Gear and now Grand Tour presenter James May reassembling a Honda Z50 “monkey bike” over 30 minutes is not a mechanic’s guide to reassembling a motorcycle. It’s actually quite an entertaining ramble through the motorcycle fanatic’s philosophy of motorcycles, riding and keeping your tools tidy.  Apparently the average time viewers …

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Honda granted leaning trike patent

Honda has been granted a patent for a leaning trike possibly powered by the Goldwing six-cylinder engine, a V-twin or electric motor. The Japanese company filed for the patent with the European Patent Office in August 2016 after the Neowing leaning three-wheel concept (pictured above) was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The filing has just been …

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Honda’s plea over airbag recall

A recent fatal Sydney car crash has prompted Honda Australia Motorcycle to make an unprecedented third plea for Goldwing owners to check whether their bike is included in a safety recall over faulty airbags. A 58-year-old man died on July 13 when his Honda CRV crashed and the driver was “struck in the neck by …

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KTM set for 1-2 in Dakar Rally

Mechanical troubles sunk the hopes of Honda today, handing a likely 1-2 win to KTM, their 13 consecutive victory in the Dakar Rally. The spectacular dunes of Copiapo set a dramatic backdrop for a day of high drama. Honda rider Joan Barreda Bort suffered electrical problems on his Honda from the 265km mark and finished …

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Luck falls KTM’s way in Dakar Rally

Falls by both leading contenders was the highlight of the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally today. Three-time titleholder Marc Coma (KTM) fell early, but did no damage or injury and won the gruelling 605km dunes stage to strengthen his overall lead. Joan Barreda Bort (Honda) was not so lucky, falling heavily and damaging his …

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