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Yamaha Tricity recalled on stalling

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled its Tricity three-wheeler scooters over a potential for engine stalling. The official recall notice was issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions. It says the problem is caused by a primary fixed sheave nut that may loosen while riding due to inadequate tightening torque: If the nut loosens off, …

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Honda’s retro and futuristic concepts

Honda has displayed a variety of futuristic and retro motorcycles and scooters at the Tokyo Motor Show including the exciting Neo Sports Cafe Concept. There was more on the Honda stand than just the hi-tech Goldwing with automatic transmission, traction control, smart key, electronic suspension, four power modes, LED lighting and auto-cancelling indicators. There were …

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Kymco AK550 Dash distracted

Kymco scooter has ‘smart’ dashboard

Facebook updates, weather reports, news and even a radar that tracks your riding mates are part of the futuristic smart instrument panel on the new Kymco AK550 maxi scooter. But what, thee’s more on the “Noodoe” dashboard. It also greets you with your favourite photo, tracks missed calls and messages, directs you to the nearest …

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Suzuki UK110 scooter recall

Suzuki recalls UK110 scooter over stalling

Suzuki Australia has recalled the UK110 scooter over an engine stalling issue. The official recall notice was issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Council. It says the fastening nut from the drive pulley on the CVT has been insufficiently tightened due to an improper tightening method and incorrect tightening torque. During assembly, soldering flux may …

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Honda Monkey Bike faces axe over pollution controls

Pollution kills off small-capacity bikes

The iconic Honda monkey bike and many other 50-100cc Honda and Suzuki scooters and bikes are about to face the axe thanks to tough new Japanese pollution regulations. The companies are retiring a host of 50cc scooters and bikes this year, including the monkey bike which ends production this month. They warn small-capacity bikes may …

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Lambretta V-Special "Vendetta" return

Lambretta plans return to Australia

Iconic Italian scooter brand Lambretta is planning a return to Australia by the end of this year with a range of new models. Lambretta has just celebrated its 70th anniversary with an anniversary V-Special model and an revamped range, including an electric scooter. International Sales Manager Michael Fulton has confirmed that the company will return to …

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Lambretta V-Special "Vendetta"

Lambretta plans Vendetta on copycats

Lambretta is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a revamped range, including an electric scooter, and a vendetta on copycat Asian models. The iconic Italian scooter company says the global market is flooded with replicas of classic Lambrettas from China, India and Thailand. Mother company Innocenti SA, of Lugano, has announced it will take a strict stance …

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Wheelie record smashed on scooter

A Japanese stunt rider has smashed the world wheelie record by riding a single-cylinder 125cc Yamaha Jog scooter just over 500km on the back wheel. Masaru Abe had targeted 600km for his continuous wheelie, but suffered lower back pain after two hours and had to take painkillers to make it to 13 hours. “That was the …

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World’s oldest, Roman Holiday Vespa sells

The world’s oldest Vespa that was also used in the classic 1953 film, Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, has sold at auction for more than a quarter million dollars. There were 21 bids for the working scooter which was hand-crafted in 1946. It was estimated to sell for up to €300,000 ($US324,492, …

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Czech Cezeta 506 electric scooter

Czech Čezeta 506 scooter goes electric

After a 50-year gap, Czech scooter brand Čezeta has revived the iconic torpedo-shaped 506 scooter, but now as an electric vehicle. Čezeta built scooters from 1957 to 1964 as a subsidiary of Česká Zbrojovka Strakonice (ČZ) which made motorcycles from 1935 to 1997. Production resumed in 2013 with the prototype of the retro-style Type 506 …

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