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    Two Wheels: Ugly Moto makes beautiful motorcycle art [w/video]
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    Ugly Moto is a horrible name for a company that makes such wonderful motorcycle art. The creation of artist Francis Ooi, the company's illustrations focus on some of the iconic racing bikes of the 1960s and 1970s. The artwork has an elegant simplicity that really makes it pop. It would fit just ...

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    Report: Yamaha PES1 and PED1 electric motorcycles headed for production
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    A big player in the two-wheeled world is hopping into the electric market. Yamaha's PES1 (pictured above) and PED1 (pictured right) battery-powered concepts are going into production in the near future, the company announced. Both bikes originally debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. According ...

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    Official: Yamaha debuts Tricity 3-wheel scooter [w/video]
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    This is the Yamaha Tricity, a weird, three-wheeled scooter that seems to think it's a sport bike. When parked, it looks more or less like you're average scooter, but thanks to a front axle that can keep the front wheels parallel, like past offerings from Piaggio, this scooter is able to lean ...

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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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    Video: Watch a trio of Santas ride up Mulholland Drive
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    Santa Claus might have his eight reindeer – or nine, when it's foggy – to help him deliver presents in most parts of the world, but in southern California, it looks like he's traded up from Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and company to BMW, Yamaha and Kawasaki. RNickeyMouse is usually the ...

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    Report: Yamaha planning sports car follow up to Gordon Murray MOTIV.e?
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    How Yamaha plans to make a sport scar with the Gordon Murray-designed MOTIV.e platform escapes us, but the company has confirmed that it's exploring such a vehicle, Autocar reports. But since there's a lot we don't know about the MOTIV.e (pictured above), and we've yet to fully grasp Murray's ...

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    Tokyo: Cafe racer motorbikes storm Japan
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    Japan may be best known, at least among motorcycle enthusiasts, for its sport bikes. But as we found at the Tokyo Motor Show this year, Japanese motorcycle manufacturers are capable of producing all kinds of motorbikes. And to our delight, that includes cafe racers. Along with the myriad ...

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    Tokyo: Gordon Murray finally reveals his MOTIV.e City Car with Yamaha
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    Yamaha and the inimitable Gordon Murray have teamed up to make a small but significant splash at the Tokyo Motor Show, showing Murray Design's long-promised small car project in the form of this MOTIV.e City Car electric vehicle. Following on the development of Murray's T.27 electric car, the ...

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    Two Wheels: Yamaha readies electric bikes and awesome cafe racer for Tokyo
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    Yamaha is rolling in to the Tokyo Motor Show this year with a variety of motorcycle concepts: several that look forward and one that looks back. The retro cafe racer pictured above is based on the Yamaha Bolt. The concept bike features matte black detailing, a single cowled seat, dark brown ...

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    Video: French motorcycle journalist hits pole, takes a plunge
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    The man in the image above is Laurent Cochet, a journalist with the French magazine Moto Journal. He's testing a Yamaha FJR 1300 in Saint Martin en Ré, France next to the quai, and he's about to tape what he probably thinks will be a beautiful shot along the water, boat masts in the ...

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    Video: Roland Sands builds stretched Yamaha scooter
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    What you see above was once a mild-mannered Yamaha TMAX 530 scooter (right), turned by Roland Sands Design into the naked wonder you see above. Yamaha is having fun with the introduction of the 2013 TMAX, asking various motorcycle personalities tune its innovative new scooter, which has its ...

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    Report: Motorcyclist survives crash, three days in a roadside ditch
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    A motorcycle rider in the UK spent three days lying in a roadside ditch after an accident last week. Anthony Margrave left his home after telling friends he was going for a short ride, but wound up laying down his Yamaha just 15 minutes into his outing. Both Margrave and the bike wound up sliding ...

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    Video: After desert crash, motorcycle racer rides 14 more miles with broken ribs, collapsed lung
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    Endurance off-road racing is brutal, and riders willing to tackle the open desert on a motorcycle are as tough as they are adventurous. Sam Longson, competing in the Best in the Desert "Vegas to Reno" race on August 17, showed just how rough off-road racing can be when he rode his bike the final ...

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    Official: Valentino Rossi leaves Ducati, heads home to Yamaha
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    After an undeniably unsuccessful two-year relationship with Ducati, motorcycle superstar Valentino Rossi has decided to take his talents back to Yamaha, the team he left at the end of the 2010 season for what he hoped would be greener pastures. The deal signed by Rossi will see him wearing ...

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    Official: Formula Cross YFC 450 ATV-based kart priced at $7,500* [w/video]
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    The Formula Cross YFC 450, a rally kart based on the Yamaha YFZ 450 ATV from 2002-2013, has been priced at $7,500, but that's for the build-it-yourself kit and doesn't include taxes or shipping. If you want Formula Cross to put it together for you, something you might want to consider since the ...

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    Video: Formula Cross seeks to turn ATVs into mini racers
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    Although the vehicle sliding through the image above looks something like a cartoonified World Rally Championship Ford Focus, it is actually an ATV – the Yamaha YZF 450 Raptor, at right – turned into a miniature rally car. The transformation comes courtesy of Formula Cross, a company ...

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    Video: Harley-Davidson V-Rod hits the 'Ring while Yamaha R1 sets new lap record
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    It's been 10 years since Harley-Davidson decided to stick a pinkie toe into new product development with the V-Rod. The crew from Bridge to Gantry decided to celebrate the liquid-cooled V-Twin's birthday by taking it out for a little fun around the Nürburgring. If it seems odd to pair the ...

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    Followup: 185-mph Vancouver joyrider's motorcycle impounded [w/video]
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    We're losing track of how many top gunners post high-speed-run videos on public roads on YouTube and then get busted. Police take that tomfoolery personally, and you'd think they put the entire department on the case judging by how quickly the perps get caught. Latest on the list is a Canadian ...

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    Video: Vancouver motorcyclist's 185-MPH ride has cops' attention
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    In the pantheon of bad ideas and even worse ideas, capturing yourself on video gratuitously breaking the law and later flaunting your indiscretions to the local constabulary ranks right between sticking your face into a diesel truck's tailpipe and standing atop a motorcycle shooting off a gun on ...

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    Video: Watch this rolling cliché of motorcycle drifting, stunting, fast cars and hot models
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    If you film it, they will watch. Apparently, a video featuring a heavily modified Graves Motorsports Yamaha R1 ridden by stunt rider Bill Dixon isn't enough of a draw to attract the easily wandering eyes of the YouTube crowd. So, in addition to the blacked-out bike, which Dixon describes as "the ...

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