Articles Posted in the " Japan " Category



  • Honda debuts 2011 Silver Wing GT

    Honda debuts 2011 Silver Wing GT

    2011 Honda Scooter

    One of the new motor scooters for 2011 in the catalog of the Japanese Honda company is its Silver Wing GT (SW-T600) model. With an elegant style, a compact design and with the largest displacement in the Honda scooters line-up, the new SW-T600 is a strong bet from Honda for 2011.


  • 2012 Honda Gold Wing | Wallpaper

    2012 Honda Gold Wing | Wallpaper

    Honda Wallpaper

    The manufacturing of the 2012 Gold Wing shifts to the ultra-modern Honda facility in Kumamoto, Japan, where production on a gigantic scale will see as many as 1,800 motorcycles produced in a single day.


  • MAG Eyes Motorcycle Market in Japan, Asia

    MAG Eyes Motorcycle Market in Japan, Asia

    Motorcycle Industry News

    Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG), a family of leading brands and businesses in the motorsport industry, is expanding its sales and marketing efforts in Japan, and also setting its sights on Asia’s recovering American motorcycle market.


  • Honda Motorcycles Global Production

    Honda Motorcycles Global Production

    Honda History

    Long-time Honda motorcycle fans may likely recall that American Honda first opened its doors way back in 1959. Here’s a tougher Honda trivia question: When and where did Honda first produce motorcycles outside of Japan?


  • MotoQuest: Southern Japan Tour | Video

    MotoQuest: Southern Japan Tour | Video

    Japan Three Island Motorcycle Tour

    For 2011, MotoQuest, the ultimate host for overseas motorcycle touring, has reduced the price by $700 on their Japan Three Island Tour, which occurs from March 26 through April 5.

    To get an insight into what is offered on this motorcycle trip, the attached YouTube video shows highlights from the 2010 Japanese Tour.



  • JD Powers: Aging Motorcyclist

    JD Powers: Aging Motorcyclist

    Motorcycling Study

    J.D. Powers & Associates recently released their annual report on the motorcycle owner experience. The findings-always an interesting read to track industry trends-are based on consumer experiences and expectations with regard to product satisfaction and dealer support.



  • 2010 Honda VFR1200F | First Ride

    2010 Honda VFR1200F | First Ride

    2010 Honda VFR1200F

    In this computerized day and age where smart phones rule and seemingly everyone has a computer close to hand, we tend to take motorcycle technology for granted. Indeed, our attitude towards the launch of a new motorcycle can become a little blasé, ho hum even.


  • Fiat Yamaha | MotoGP Sepang Press Conference

    Fiat Yamaha | MotoGP Sepang Press Conference

    TRANSCRIPT OF YAMAHA MOTOGP PRESS CONFERENCE

    Masahiko Nakajima (MN) – MotoGP Group Leader and Fiat Yamaha Team Director

    Lin Jarvis (LJ) – Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing

    Davide Brivio (DB) – Team Manager, Valentino Rossi

    Wilco Zeelenberg (WL) – Team Manager, Jorge Lorenzo

    Valentino Rossi – Yamaha M1 46

    Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha M1 99


  • 1953 Honda Begins Motorcycle Racing | History

    1953 Honda Begins Motorcycle Racing | History

    Honda Starts Racing Legacy

    The first Nagoya TT was held in 1953. Open to motorcycles up to 150cc, it was held over a 232km public roads course. Japan’s first large-scale race, it was contested by 57 motorcycles from 19 different manufacturers. This was Honda’s first race, and the company entered three Dream 3Es. The Hondas finished in 2nd, 4th and 18th with a combined elapsed time of 13hr 44’53". This was the quickest team time in the race, winning the Manufacturers’ Team Prize for Honda.


  • 2009 WSBK Champion crowned | Portimao

    2009 WSBK Champion crowned | Portimao

    World Superbike rider Ben Spies and Yamaha made history today, claiming the first ever Word Superbike (WSBK) title for the Yamaha World Superbike Team. In yet another Ben Spies masterclass of riding, the American rookie sensation took a race win and a well executed fifth place finish to lift the title for Yamaha for the first time.

    World Superbike race one saw a textbook performance from Spies, taking the holeshot on the first corner and leading from the first lap.


  • Haga readies for Spies showdown

    Haga readies for Spies showdown

    Portimao (Portugal) Monday 19th October: the final round of the 2009 Superbike World Championship, taking place this weekend at the Portuguese track of Portimao, will see an all out battle for the title between championship leader, Ducati Xerox rider Noriyuki Haga and Yamaha’s Ben Spies.


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