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Kawasaki working on hybrid motorcycle

Kawasaki has applied for a patent for a hybrid motorcycle which is like a two-wheeled version of the hybrid Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt. The Kawasaki patent application was originally filed with Japan’s patent office in December 2017 and again a year later in the US Patent Office. Details have only now come to light …

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Yamaha president Hiroyuki Yanagi with 2013 commuter car concept

Yamaha making cars for Europe

Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha is planning to make small cars for the European market from 2019. It’s not such a big step for the company as the vehicles will feature 1000cc motorcycle engines. Many car companies started as motorcycle manufacturers and some still make cars and bikes, but it is unusual for car makers to …

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