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    Report: Consumer Reports' first motorcycle reliability report finds Japanese brands ahead
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    Consumer Reports has released its first ever study of motorcycle reliability, and students of its ratings on cars might notice a suspicious similarity - Japanese brands require fewer repairs than the leading American or German brands. The study analyzed the reliability of 4,680 bikes owned by CR ...

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    Two Wheels: Japanese motorcycles moving into forced induction
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    While turbocharging and supercharging may be nothing new in the automotive industry, motorcycle engines are almost always naturally aspirated. But even that's beginning to change. At the Tokyo Motor Show last week, two major Japanese companies showed off new forced-induction motorbike ...

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    Recalls: Kawasaki recalling 4,000 Ninja models due to oil leaks
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    Kawasaki has issued a recall of its 2011 and 2012 Ninja ZX-10R supersport bikes over an oil leak. The joint where the starter mounts to the crankcase is susceptible to oil leakage, which can lead to oil pooling onto the crankcase and then spilling onto the rear tire. There are 4,170 bikes ...

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    Kawasaki shows off 2012 ZX-14R, calls it world's fastest-accelerating motorcycle
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    Kawasaki has released a slew of images of the 2012 ZX-14R, a motorcycle that will feature new electronic enhancements, a reworked engine and slightly restyled bodywork for next year. As reported by Asphalt & Rubber, the engine block will be stroked to 1,441cc and the cylinder head will be ...

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    Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R lapping Nürburgring in 7m 50s is scary awesome
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    By now, we've all grown a little callous to watching high-strung supercars prance their way around the Nürburgring. Nearly every manufacturer has taken it upon themselves to do battle with the infamous road course, and as a result, YouTube is choked with videos of physics-bending cars doing ...

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    Report: MotoGP expands with six new teams
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    When Formula One admitted four new teams a couple of years ago (and subsequently eliminated one before the season even started) it was a revolutionary expansion. Now its two-wheeled equivalent is looking to follow a similar path. The MotoGP series – widely viewed as the pinnacle of ...

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    Video: Teen rides motorcycle into supermarket, crashes into automated doors
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    Have you ever pulled a prank only to wish you hadn't? We're guessing there's at least one teenage boy in Australia who knows exactly what we're talking about. The young man in question, who has yet to be officially identified by police, apparently rode his Kawasaki dirt bike right through a busy ...

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    Video: Drift battle pits Mazda RX7 against Kawasaki ZX10
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    The bike vs car debate extends into the drifting arena – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Regardless of where you stand on the "drifting is/isn't a form of motorsports" debate, it's fun to watch a car being piloted on full opposite lock. But is it possible on a motorcycle? Icon ...

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    Video: Kawasaki Z1000 is going to keep us up at night
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    2011 Kawasaki Z1000 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    It's October once again. Soon, children all across the country will be in a sugar-induced frenzy, young women will apply the prefix "sexy" to professions that have no business endorsing skimpy work attire and all of the major ...

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    2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: More power + less weight = more speed
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    2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Kawasaki has just officially pulled the wraps off its 2011 ZX-10R literbike, and the specifications are impressive. According to the Japanese company, the 2011 ZX10R will put out 197 horsepower (207 with ram air in full effect) ...

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    Kawasaki teases 2011 ZX-10R [w/video]
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    2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R teaser – Click above to enlarge
    In case you hadn't noticed, there's a new crop of superbikes terrorizing the roadways and racetracks of the United States. And more than any other point in recent history, the Big Four Japanese brands aren't leading the way. Instead, ...

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    Video: Biker lowsides on Mulholland, gives CHP an excuse
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    How not to ride your Kawasaki - Click above to view the video after the jump
    We all know the crap-your-pants sensation that comes along with seeing one of the boys in blue when you're doing something you shouldn't. It's usually accompanied by a phobia-like aversion of the throttle and an over ...

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    Kawasaki to stay in MotoGP after all?
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    To quote Mark Twain, "The rumors of Kawasaki's death in MotoGP may be greatly exaggerated." Fine, so it's not an exact quote, but the point is the same. Despite Kawasaki's assertion that it was indeed suspending its factory support from MotoGP, the threat of lawsuit may cause the team to change its ...

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    Kawasaki to withdraw from MotoGP?
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    These are not happy days for Japanese motorsport fans. Following Honda's withdrawal from Formula One and Suzuki and Subaru's dual withdrawals from the World Rally Championship come reports that Kawasaki is pulling out of MotoGP.The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer entered the premier two-wheel ...

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    Kawasaki updates entire motorcycle line for '09
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    Click above for more shots of the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R
    Kawasaki has pulled the covers off its new motorcycle line for '09, and there's lots to discuss. A revised, lithe ZX-6R sheds about 20 pounds, much of it from the engine itself. It also gets updated Showa Big Piston forks and a new look based ...

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    "Twist the Throttle" motorcycle documentary series launches online
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    Over the weekend, Dylan Weiss from Cry Havoc Productions, Inc. let us know that his latest motorcycle-specific documentary went live at Discovery's Turbo online site. We've spent some time watching the footage, and we think it's awesome. Focusing in on Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, BMW, Ducati, ...

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    Montreal Auto Show: 2007 T-Rex bears its teeth
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    Click on the image above to see our 24-image high-resolution gallery The Quebec-built T-Rex has been on the market since 1996, and at the recent Montreal auto show the wraps were taken off the newly-revised model. For 2007, the T-Rex ditches the old carbureted 1200cc, 152-hp engine for a bigger, ...

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    Gas prices are driving more towards motorcycles - or at least providing a great excuse
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    With yet another summer of record gas prices looming just over the horizon, more and more Americans are turning in their wheels... or at least a couple of them. Sales of motorcycles and scooters are up 8 percent over 2005, and according to the American Motorcycle Association, 35 percent of ...

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