Yamaha TriCity trike branching out

Yamaha Tricity recalled on stalling

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled its Tricity three-wheeler scooters over a potential for engine stalling. The official recall notice was issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions. It says the problem is caused by a primary fixed sheave nut that may loosen while riding due to inadequate tightening torque: If the nut loosens off, …

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Yamaha MT-09SP

Yamaha adds MT-09SP, updates MT-07

Yamaha has unveiled updates for its popular Masters of Torque MT-07 and introduced an MT-09SP edition (pictured above). The bikes were unveiled ahead of today’s ECIMA motorcycle show in Milan, along with a Tenere prototype and Super Tenere Raid Edition. It also follows MT-09SP edition Launched in 2013, the MT-09 has been a huge success …

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Valentino Rossi races Motobot

Yamaha robot races Valentino Rossi

If you’ve ever wondered who would win a race between a robot and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, well wonder no longer as this video shows. After three years of development, the Yamaha Motobot is now in its second generation of development. Valentino wins … for now Yet Motobot Ver.2 still can’t beat Valentino. In fact, …

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Yamaha Niken three-wheeler - Yamaha branching out from bikes

Yamaha branching out from bikes

Yamaha Motor seems to be branching out from motorcycles and scooters with the addition of a leaning three- and four-wheelers and even a pick-up truck! On the Japanese manufacturer’s stand at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday was this electric-powered pick-up truck called the Cross Hub Concept. It isn’t their first foray into four wheels. They have developed …

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With the R 1200 RS ConnectedRide prototype, BMW Motorrad presented a motorcycle, giving visitors of the CMC Conference 2017 on 12 October at BMW Welt in Munich, a look into the future of motorcycle safety systems. V2v

V2V warns rider and traffic of crash

Riders and surrounding car passengers will be warned of an impending crash in future vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, according to BMW, Yamaha and Honda. The features have been displayed in BMW R 1200 RS, Honda Africa Twin and Yamaha MT-09 Tracer prototypes at a conference at the BMW Munich headquarters this week. The companies have committed …

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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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2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout boy

Breakout breaks out of market slump

The Harley-Davidson Breakout has claimed the top-selling spot for the first time as the Australian motorcycle industry continues its first prolonged slump since the GFC. Usually the top-selling bike in Australia is a postie bike, peewee, trail bike or cheap learner, not a large motorcycle costing more than $30,000. However, the Breakout, which has been …

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