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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.