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  • Motorcycle maker Yamaha to launch small cars in Europe

    02/27/2015 12:26:57 PM PST · by nascarnation · 71 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/27/2015 | AFP
    Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha will join the four-wheel market by launching small cars in Europe as early as 2019 to meet rising demand for energy-efficient vehicles, a company official said Friday. The firm has been mulling manufacturing four-wheel vehicles for years, exhibiting a prototype 1,000 cc engine car and an electric-car battery at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha is planning to build car plants in Europe to sell them in the region before 2020, the company spokesman said, without elaborating. "As small cars are already prevalent in Europe, our first car launch will be (there)," he said. "But we...
  • Yamaha fills patent for turbodiesel motorcycle

    07/16/2009 5:37:41 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 26 replies · 1,131+ views
    autospies.com ^ | 7/16/2009 1:42:49 PM
    Yamaha has filed patents for a new series of motorcycle-size turbodiesel engines in both inline-four and twin-cylinder configurations. Previously, established brands have not even so much as expressed an interest in diesel engines. Yamaha would have to contend with packaging issues in placing a diesel engine in a motorcycle chassis as well as the physical size of an engine that’s made to withstand the high pressures and torque inherent in a compression ignition engine. Yamaha’s patents seek to set an arrangement of components particularly the intercooler, which is placed atop the engine under a “dummy tank” with the actual fuel...
  • Yamaha recalls 2008 Rhinos (US RINOs have trouble, unsafe, can't be trusted or stopped)

    03/31/2009 7:38:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,133+ views
    ATV ^ | 4/01/09
    Yamaha recalls 2008 RhinosProblem with brake caliper affects 7,800 vehicles Story by ATV.com Staff, Apr. 01, 2008 Yamaha Motor Corp. USA of Cypress Calif. has recalled some of its 2008 Rhino side-by-side vehicles due to a problem with a brake caliper. The recall, which was voluntarily conducted by Yamaha in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, affects about 7,800 Rhino YXR450 and YXR700 UTVs. Owners of these vehicles should stop using them immediately unless otherwise instructed. The brake caliper on the left front wheel may have been made incorrectly, which could result in brake fluid leaking. This can cause...
  • Yamaha's Digital Grand Piano

    02/26/2009 6:43:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies · 695+ views
    www.popsci.com ^ | 2/20/2009 | Sean Captain
    Link Only Allowed Pics and video at the link
  • 16-Year-Old Dies From Motorcycle Stunts At School

    07/27/2008 12:23:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies · 1,131+ views
    cbs2.com ^ | Jul 27, 2008 10:40 am US/Pacific
    RIVERSIDE A 16-year-old Riverside boy doing stunts in a high school parking lot crashed his new 2008 Yamaha R1 motorcycle into a classroom building, and died a short time later, Riverside police said Sunday. Coroner's officials identified the teen as Austin Lee Allen, 16, of Riverside. Riverside police Sgt. Dan Reeves said the motorcycle rider was initially believed to be a student at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where the crash was reported at 7:22 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said Allen was riding the Yamaha alone in a parking lot at the school, in the 9300 block of Wood Road...
  • MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 (a little retroactive, I guess)

    02/10/2006 1:07:50 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 51 replies · 14,546+ views
    insidebikes.com ^ | 10 February 2006
    MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 10 February 2006 The overall winner of the 2005 Motorcycle Design of the Year has been announced; The winner was the Ducati Hypermotard concept bike, with the runner-up bike being the Yamaha MT-OS. Other bikes which were highly rated by a panel of motorcycle designers included the Yamaha R6, MotoCzysz C1, Aprilia RS125 and the Victory Vision. Presentation of the awards will take place later in the year - full details will be announced on the MDA website.
  • Freeper Scooter Patrol?

    08/31/2005 6:34:40 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 103 replies · 1,540+ views
    08/31/05 | GRRRRR
    The wife says I am NOT allowed to get a 'scooter' just to use to get back and forth to work... I've never been interested in the 'big & real" motorcycles, but...what's WRONG with getting a decent looking scooter? They range in prices from $2,000 to $6,000 with 80 to 244cc engines and some interesting safety features like ABS brakes. So, what's the FReeper take on gettin' on a scooter? Gay, Too Italian or sensible for urban conveyance?? Who's got one like these? Are you worried about cars & safety? What kind of mileage DO they get? G
  • Plastic Wrap Barrier Causes Motorcycle Crash

    07/19/2004 9:01:53 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 239 replies · 5,589+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 16, 2004 | DARRYL ENRIQUEZ
    Town of Waukesha - Motorcyclist Daniel Buckel was within 10 feet when he saw the potential disaster stretched across a dark and foggy rural road just ahead. Disbelief turned to fear, then anger, as Buckel's 2-year-old motorcycle hit a barrier of kitchen-variety plastic wrap that was wound thickly from traffic pole to traffic pole on opposite sides of Guthrie Road, south of Highway I. The clear plastic trap, which was 3 to 4 feet above the two-lane road south of Waukesha, sent both Buckel and his passenger, girlfriend Theresa Brzykcy, into a bloody slide across the asphalt. "It's appalling, and...
  • Hollister Motorcycle Rally, July 2,3 & 4, Hollister, CA

    06/28/2004 11:19:20 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 1,203+ views
    www.hollisterrally.com ^ | 6/28/04 | Marty
    Who's goin'? The Hollister Independence Rally takes place in Hollister, California from July 2nd to July 4th, 2004. This year’s rally will consist of musical entertainment, a bike show, bike games, beer garden and much, much more!