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Yamaha recalls learners over breaking brakes

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 124 R3 and MT-03 (pictured above) learner motorcycles over possible breaking front brakes. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that when “strong gripping force is applied to the front brake lever, it may break”. “If the front brake lever breaks while the motorcycle …

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Facebook robotic electric motorcycle

Facebook patents robotic electric ‘motorcycle’

Facebook has applied for a patent for what they call a robotic self-balancing electric motorcycle, although it looks more like a mobility skateboard than a motorcycle. However, that doesn’t mean that the company won’t move into the motorcycle industry at some later stage. After all, most electric motorcycle companies are basically technology start-ups, not traditional …

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Top Off Road Models Of 2019

(Sponsored post from Peter Stevens) For avid outdoor explorers, off-road bikes are a serious consideration or temptation. If you have never purchased an off-road bike, you may have a lot of questions as which bike is best for your adventurous lifestyle. Today we’ll highlight five of the top off-road bike models of 2019. Honda CRF450L …

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Yamaha’s future might be blown!

Yamaha might be going down the blown track like Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Ducati with a patent filing for a turbocharged parallel twin. It follows Kawasaki’s H2 supercharged bike and patent filings by Suzuki and Honda for turbocharged engines, while Ducati applied for a patent for an exhaust system turbine. So it seems the future …

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Plan to standardise electric motorcycles

The big four Japanese manufacturers are believed to be working to standardise electric motorcycle batteries and charging infrastructure. Noted electric vehicle website Electrek says Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki hope to standardise the technology to prevent any obstacles to its adoption. No doubt it’s also hoped to avoid the Beta/VHS situation where new video recording …

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Niken Diavel Red Dot Design award

Niken and Diavel score Red Dot Design honour

The three-wheeled Yamaha Niken and the Ducati Diavel 1260 power cruiser have won Best of the Best awards at the prestigious annual Red Dot Design Awards in Germany. It is the third Best of the Best award for Yamaha following honours for the XSR900 in 2017 and MT-07 in 2015. Ducati has also scored three …

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Yamaha Ténéré 700 2019 tip

Yamaha Ténéré 700 prices tip

Yamaha will release its much-anticipated Ténéré 700 adventure motorcycle late this year in Australia and we tip the price will be about $16,500. Our tip is based on the recently announced UK price of £8699 where the Ténéré. That is 27% less than the UK price of the KTM 790 Adventure at £11,999. In Australia, …

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