Articles Posted in the " Japan " Category

  • Japan Earthquake: Polaris Donates $100K

    Japan Earthquake: Polaris Donates $100K

    2011 Japanese Quake

    Polaris, which manufactures ATVs, snowmobiles and the Victory motorcycle brand, donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross this week in order to support relief efforts in Japan.

    Scott Wine (CEO, Polaris Industries) says: "On behalf of everyone at Polaris, our heartfelt thoughts and sincerest well-wishes go out to the people of Japan.





  • Japan: Honda Motorcycles Extends Halt

    Japan: Honda Motorcycles Extends Halt

    Japan Earthquake Update

    For the second time since the March 11 Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, Honda has extended the suspension of production at three factories, includoing the Kumamoto Factory (Ozu-machi, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto) that produces motorcycles.


  • Bridgestone & MotoGP: 3 More Years

    Bridgestone & MotoGP: 3 More Years

    MotoGP

    Bridgestone Corporation announced today that Bridgestone and Dorna Sports have signed a new three-year deal that will see the Japanese manufacturer continue as the Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) MotoGP World Championship from 2012-2014.



  • Japan Quake: Honda Extends Suspension

    Japan Quake: Honda Extends Suspension

    2011 Japan Earthquake News

    Due to the relief effort in Northeastern Japan from to the Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami, Honda has extended the suspension of production until March 23 at three factories.

    This includes the Kumamoto Factory, where Honda manufactures motorcycles (the CBR600, the VFR1200F, the DN-01 and the Super Cub).



  • Moto For Japan: Motorcyclists Unite

    Moto For Japan: Motorcyclists Unite

    Japan Earthquake Fundraiser

    MotoForJapan is the shared idea of Greg Hatton and Jon Bekefy, a pair of riders and industry employees who initiated the fundraiser in an effort to bring motorcyclists together in support of a country that’s given so much to the two-wheeled world.






  • Japan Quake Tragedy: An Open Letter

    Japan Quake Tragedy: An Open Letter

    To the People of Japan

    I was fortunate enough to visit Japan twice in the last few years. The first time I was a guest of Kawasaki, and as part of the adventure I got to ride the awesome ZX-6R around Autopolis (Kawasaki’s own racetrack) for two days.


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