Luigi Termignoni

Mr Termignoni dies aged 75

The founder of the motorcycle exhaust company that brought music to the ears of many riders, Luigi Termignoni, has died, aged 75. Luigi founded the Termignoni exhaust company in 1969 in Predosa, Italy. His exhausts were made famous in the Paris-Dakar rallies of the ’70s and ‘80s and even the Le Mans 24 Hours Race …

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Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

Ducati offers four-year Multistrada warranty

As Ducati offers a four-year warranty on 2020 Multistrada models in Europe only, most motorcycles in Australia come with just two-year warranties. Meanwhile, the car industry is offering up to seven-year warranties. Isn’t it about time motorcyclists were offered the same sort of cover as car drivers? You may say that riders are tougher on …

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Wayne Rainey

Wayne Rainey back on track after 26 years

Wayne Rainey says it “made me feel young again” to hop on a specially adapted Yamaha R1 recently after being sidelined for 26 years by a crash that left him paralysed from the waist down. The three-time world champion and long-time sparring partner with five-time champ Mick Doohan was asked by Yamaha if he would …

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2020 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer

Yamaha updates MT-07 Tracer

Meeting stringent European emissions regulations has not reduced output from the updated 2020 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer. The 689cc CP2 twin is updated with optimised fuel injection and ignition settings, revised air intake, optimised exhaust settings and a modified exhaust. Cleverly the Japanese meet Euro5 without dropping any power. The Japanese company has unveiled the new …

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2020 Yamaha FJR1300

Yamaha adds FJR1300 models

Yamaha has painted their updated FJR1300 an attractive black and gold with gold wheels and plenty of black finishes was well as adding two more models. The Japanese company has unveiled the models ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show  in Milan tonight (5 November 2019). The new models are the FJR1300AS and FJR1300 AE Ultimate Edition …

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Yamaha MT-03 masters of torque noisy leaks breaking

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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