Honda's self-balancing motorcycle

Honda self-balancing bike goes electric

Honda will unveil an electric version of its Riding Assist self-balancing motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2018 indicating they could be the first to market with this technology. While such technology may seem pointless to many riders, there would be a lot of uses for this sort of motorcycle. For example, police, security …

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Yamaha MyRide app

Yamaha MyRide app ‘improves rider skills’

Yamaha says they are improving the skills of riders with their new free app, MyRide, which records top speed, acceleration, lean angle, location and more and allows riders to share the data with friends. There are many similar apps and all could be incriminating to the rider if the police confiscate their phone, action camera …

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Yamaha MT-03 masters of torque noisy

Yamaha recalls MT-03 over noisy gears

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued a fourth recall on their learner-approved MT-03, this time for a machining defect that makes the gears noisy. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the machining defect in the primary drive and driven meshing gears could make the bike excessively noisy during acceleration …

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Oliver's Motorcycle Sales discount dealer dealership pricing

Are motorcycle sales recovering?

Several brands have registered their first positive motorcycle sales results in more than 12 months, according to the latest industry figures for the first quarter of 2018. However, the increase is compared with the first quarter last year when motorcycle sales dramatically plummeted 13.4% to 21,794. It was the first downturn since the GFC. Australia’s …

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Yamaha X4 Wolverine ATV all-terrain vehicle

Yamaha X4 Wolverine fits four adults

Yamaha’s latest side-by-side X4 Wolverine is a four-seater mountain goat, slush puppy and go-anywhere off-road taxi, says ATV correspondent Bruce McMahon: The Wolverine X4 – the first of this model with room for four Australian-sized adults – scores a race-bred motor, self-levelling rear suspension, fly-by-wire throttle plus a tonne of ability for tackling tough tracks. …

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Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth

Bleak future for Japanese motorcycles?

Since the 1970s, Japanese motorcycles have dominated the market, but times are tough and the four companies are changing their outlook for the future. Even though Yamaha Motor had record profits and strong sales growth last year, Yamaha President Yoshihiro Hidaka says he is “pessimistic” about the future. All motorcycle manufacturers face a bleak future …

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