Yamaha MOTOROiD artificial intelilgence

Yamaha adds artificial intelligence

Self-riding motorcycles and artificial intelligence are the future of riding, according to two Yamaha concepts. The Motobot Ver.2 and MOTOROiD will be among six debut models and concepts to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show from October 27 to November 5. Yamaha unveiled its first Motobot in 2015 with the promise that it would …

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Is Honda Goldwing going hybrid?

Is Honda Goldwing going hybrid?

A hybrid four-cylinder Honda Goldwing could be revealed in October, but leaked photos show the traditional flat six engine. The 2018 Goldwing will be unveiled on October 24 ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. However, these leaked photos confirm what we already knew from a very early spy photo. It will have hub-centre steering with a …

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Suzuki Concept GSX

Suzuki reveals concept sports bike

Despite rumours of force-fed induction, Suzuki has revealed its Concept GSX with traditional drivetrain, but futuristic styling at the Tokyo Motor Show. The official Suzuki press release doesn’t give much away, except that it is likely to have a traditional powertrain: “Suzuki’s powerful, rider-friendly inline-four engines deliver an outstanding combination of fuel economy and endurance. …

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Honda Light Weight Super Sports conceptHonda Light Weight Super Sports concept

Honda and Suzuki preview show concepts

Hybrid motorcycles, smaller capacity engines and possibly turbocharging could be the future as Japanese manufacturers reveal their concepts for the Tokyo Motor Show from October 30. While Honda has filed patents for a two-stroke engine, it looks like they are either going hybrid or sticking with four-stroke for now with the unveiling of three motorcycle concepts …

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Yamaha Bolt cafe racer

Yamaha Bolt cafe racer

Yamaha was the “star” of the motorcycle section of the annual Tokyo Motor Show with five electric models, a new 250cc racer and a delicious custom cafe racer version of its Bolt cruiser. Tokyo is one of the few motor world shows where motorcycles muscle in among the cars. While most of the Japanese manufacturers …

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Yamaha electric motorcycles

Yamaha has released images of not one, but five electric concept bikes to be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. Electric bikes are big news at the moment with British sportscar maker Caterham announcing it is moving to motorcycles with the unveiling of two electric models at the Milan motorcycle show while Zero …

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Suzuki sportsbikes go turbo

Could turbo-charging be the future for Suzuki sportsbikes? As the Japanese manufacturer releases photos and details of its 2014 GSXR-1000, it has also previewed a couple of concept bikes which will be featured at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. One is the spunky looking Recursion with a turbo-charged 588cc parallel twin that pumps …

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Honda reveals new motorcycles

Honda has been busy lately with leaked photos of a CTX crossover cruiser/tourer powered by an ST1300 V4, a six-speed Super Bol D’or CB1300S and a better-suspended CBR600RR. The polarising design of the CTX aside, the prospect of this bike with some decent power has lips being licked all around the motorcycle world. Pictures show …

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