Motorcycle

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M motorcycles unveiled

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M motorcycles unveiled

The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M motorcycles have been unveiled, the latter of the two being a limited edition model. With the R1 comes many bragging points, not the least of which is the new engine and 200 horsepower. A new chassis decks out the model, and if all goes as planned, Yamaha will be rolling out the machines in early 2015. Both models sport changes over the previous year, with the R1M building upon the solid foundation that is the 2015 R1.

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Study says lane splitting is safer and faster for everyone

Study says lane splitting is safer and faster for everyone

A new study has been published that claims lane splitting is safer for motorcyclists and makes the commute faster for everyone. Lane splitting is when motorcyclists ride between two lanes on the highway in traffic. Riders always knew that splitting lanes was faster for them, but the study found it makes the commute faster for everyone. Lane splitting makes it safer for riders because being rear-ended is the most likely accident to happen in traffic and if the riders get rear-ended, serious harm or even death can occur.

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Yamaha 01Gen dual sport 3-wheeler debuts

Yamaha 01Gen dual sport 3-wheeler debuts

Three wheelers were common on the off-road scene in the 80s before the four-wheeler made its debut. Three-wheelers had a bad name as being unsafe and unstable thanks to the single wheel in the front. Eventually the three-wheeler went the way of the dodo for off-roading and quads become the norm. On the street, trikes, which are street legal three-wheelers, have been common for decades and over the last several years, a change has happened for street trikes where some moved to dual wheels in the front and a single rear drive wheel.

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Keanu Reeves Motorcycle: ARCH and the sissy bar

Keanu Reeves Motorcycle: ARCH and the sissy bar

It’s like whoa. The ARCH Motorcycle Company has unveiled their newest machine, the KRGT-1, a motorcycle with a rather unique style. It’s got a back-story too. One that includes Keanu Reeves, a sissy bar, and a dream for a next-generation American V-twin with "the perfect balance of performance and design."

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VIN Lookup makes it easier to search for recalled cars

VIN Lookup makes it easier to search for recalled cars

With millions of vehicles, motorcycles included, recalled in the US alone every year, owners sometimes have a hard time trying to keep updated. In order to give owners the weapon of knowledge, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has introduced a new search tool on their SaferCar.gov website that makes checking such kind of information easier.

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Polaris Slingshot – what are these people driving?

Polaris Slingshot – what are these people driving?

This week the folks behind the Polaris Slingshot have dropped the veil, showing off their open-cockpit three-wheeled monster to the public. This vehicle works with 173 horsepower, 166 foot-pounds of torque, and a body that they suggest is one half street-buggy, the other half motorcycle-like cruiser. This vehicle is not made to cruise, on the other hand - it’s made to go FAST.

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Avengers: Ultron props include Captain America Harley-Davidson

Avengers: Ultron props include Captain America Harley-Davidson

This week the folks behind Avengers: Age of Ultron decided to wait until the last minute to reveal the big guns. Keeping their wares secret until the last day, showing off their excellence as the crowning bit for SDCC - there’s no better way to suggest you’re the king of comics. In addition to a tiny teaser trailer shown behind closed curtains, four major props were shown to the masses.

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