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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M Affected by Ohlins Recall

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M Affected by Ohlins Recall
Earlier this month, we reported on a recall for Ohlins TTX36-series rear shocks. The initial recall specifically referred to TTX GP, TTX RT and TTX36 MKII shocks sold as aftermarket accessories, but new recalls announced in Australia and Canada suggests that Ohlins TTX36 shocks installed as stock components on some motorcycles may also be affected. […] more

Bonhams Spring Stafford Motorcycle Sale

Bonhams Spring Stafford Motorcycle Sale
With 190 collectors’ motorcycles and over 100 lots of motorcycle memorabilia and spares, Bonhams Motorcycle Department once again overflowing with a selection of Veteran, Vintage and collectors machines ready for auction at the Spring Stafford Sale. “This year’s Spring Stafford Sale includes the finest selection of machines we have had the pleasure of offering in recent […] more

SPIDI Multitech Armor EVO Jacket

SPIDI Multitech Armor EVO Jacket
In 2009 SPIDI introduced the Multitech Armor mesh pressure jacket. Since then SPIDI has refined and optimized every aspect of Multitech. Introducing the Multitech Armor EVO. Like its predecessor, the Multitech Armor EVO is tailored with high-strength mesh fabric and features EN1621-1 certified Forcetech protectors on the shoulders and elbows, and Warrior back and chest […] more

New Patent Filings Reveal More of Turbocharged Suzuki Recursion

New Patent Filings Reveal More of Turbocharged Suzuki Recursion
Last month, we broke the news of patent filings for the technology behind Suzuki‘s turbocharged Recursion concept. Today, we offer a second patent application with additional information about the technology and more detailed illustrations that more closely resemble the concept model. But before we get any further, let’s get something straight first: unlike what some […] more

Erik Buell Racing Shuts Down

Erik Buell Racing Shuts Down
Erik Buell Racing has ceased operations and filed for court protection from creditors as the company failed to secure enough funding to keep going. EBR, which formed in 2009 after Harley-Davidson shut down Buell Motorcycle Company, filed for the Chapter 128 process, an alternative to filing for bankruptcy unique to the state of Wisconsin. Attorney […] more

Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Added to X Games

Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Added to X Games
X Games is adding a new Flat-Track racing competition to this year’s event in Austin, Texas. Harley-Davidson sponsored two flat-track exhibitions last year but the 2015 X Games adds Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing as a full medal event. The gold medalist will also win a new Harley-Davidson Street 750. “This June, fans in Austin will […] more

Former Ducati NA CEO Silei to Lead Dainese

Former Ducati NA CEO Silei to Lead Dainese
Italian protective wear maker Dainese has appointed Cristiano Silei as its new Chief Executive Officer. Silei, who will also join Dainese’s Board of Directors, brings with him nearly 20 years of experience with Ducati, serving various roles including director of corporate strategy and product development, vice president of sales and marketing and two stints as […] more

Piaggio Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Yamaha, Peugeot

Piaggio Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Yamaha, Peugeot
Piaggio has filed complaints with Italian courts alleging Yamaha and Peugeot infringed on the company’s idea for leaning three-wheeled scooters. The legal complaint, filed with the court of Milan, alleges the Yamaha Tricity and Peugeot Metropolis copied Piaggio’s designs and patents used for the MP3. Piaggio seeks a hold on sales and withdrawal from market […] more

Yamaha Recalls 2015 FJ-09, FZ-09, FZ6R, Super Tenere and R6

Yamaha Recalls 2015 FJ-09, FZ-09, FZ6R, Super Tenere and R6
Yamaha announced a recall on 2015 models of the FJ-09, FZ-09, FZ6R, Super Tenere, Super Tenere ES and YZF-R6 because of a risk of transmission failure. The recall affects 4,900 motorcycles in the U.S., all produced from Sept. 1 to Nov. 17, 2014. According to Yamaha, the problem is with the shift cam segment stopper […] more
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