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    Tokyo 2009: Yamaha Super Tenere doesn't panic, always knows where its towel is
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    Yamaha Super Tenere Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yamaha looks to have channeled a bit of BMW with the Super Tenere concept bike that's currently being displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show. Like the Bavarian automaker's Gina concept, the Super Tenere eschews traditional bodywork ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Ford Festiva SHOgun replica
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    Ford Festiva SHOgun replica - Click above for image gallery
    Way back in the late 1980s, Chuck Beck, who's perhaps best known for his excellent Porsche 550 Spyder replicas, created what in our minds is still one of the greatest hot hatchbacks of all time: the Festiva SHOgun. While nobody would ...

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    Surf & Turf: Abarth makes a powerboat with triple 350hp Yamaha V8s
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    SACS Powershore Abarth SP – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Fiat relaunched its Abarth performance division, it had a fairly straightforward objective: to turn its ordinary hatchbacks into fire-breathing performance models. But as it turns out, Abarth's mandate extends beyond ...

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    MotoGP: Autoblog tours the Yamaha garages
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    Yamaha MotoGP Garage Tour - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Access to the garage areas of MotoGP teams is limited to say the least, and all but the highest-level passes will leave you trying to get a glimpse from afar while the mechanics diligently work on the bikes throughout the weekend. ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO offers excellence without emotion
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    2010 Ford Taurus SHO - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Incendiary Statement of the Day: American automakers haven't made many good sport sedans. It isn't because we can't build 'em – it's just that for one reason or another, U.S. automakers have historically refused to take the ...

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    Review: Yamaha FZ6R arrives as a rational sportbike
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    Yamaha FZ6R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Before even throwing a leg over the new 2009 Yamaha FZ6R, we couldn't help but think that this bike fits neatly into the burgeoning entry-level sportbike category and is just the kind of motorcycle that most Americans would be better off ...

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    Adventures in excess: Golf cart powered by Yamaha R1 engine
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    It must take a certain kind of person to yank the small and economical 3-horsepower engine from a golf cart and replace it with one from a 2007 Yamaha R1 literbike. For the record, the team behind the transformation did a few dyno passes and managed to ...

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    Yamaha reveals 2009 R6 and FZ6R
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    Click above for more shots of the 2009 Yamaha FZ6R
    While Yamaha's biggest sportbike release for the year is undoubtedly the 2009 R1, the tuning fork crew didn't leave out the smaller-bore machines either. For the last few years, Yamaha's race-ready 600cc efforts have sent the powerband further and ...

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    Yamaha introduces 2009 R1 with crossplane firing order
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    Click above for more shots of the 2009 Yamaha R1
    As is often the case when one of the big four Japanese bike manufacturers introduce a new literbike, there's way too many new features and detail improvements for us to include in a write-up. For the '09 Yamaha R1, though, there are some huge ...

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    Yamaha branded Deus Ex Machina concept shatters convention
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    Click on the image to see more renderings of the Deus Ex Machina conceptIf somebody asked us what an environmentally-friendly motorcycle of the future would look like, our best answer would be nowhere near as awesome as what Jake Loniak, a student at Art Center Pasadena, came up with. Perhaps ...

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    Mint condition Yamaha R6 for sale... just don't buy like this guy did
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    We always appreciate when folks can give it to us straight. Even if they've done something, um, regrettable, they can at least admit it, give us a no-bull explanation, and we can all get on with the show. Next up in the Please Relieve Me of My Mistake category is a gent in Seattle who got rid of ...

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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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    Ever see a tilting three-wheeled V-Max?
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    The Yamaha V-Max is pretty much a two-wheeled muscle car, and many people have had a hard time keeping them on two wheels. Solution: add another wheel? Sure, according to Tilting Motor Works. Starting with Legos before moving on to something more substantial, Bob Mighell designed a new front end ...

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    10-year ban for popping a wheelie in Miami
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/10_year_Ban_for_Popping_a_Wheelie_in_Miami'; South Florida has a motorcycle problem, and lawmakers are introducing legislation to show bikers that they'll go a long way to punish those who break the rules. Stunt riding (including wheelies), excessive ...

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    Motorcycle-derived Yamaha engine to power Toyota's IQ
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    A version of Toyota's iQ concept, originally shown in Frankfurt, is rumored to begin production sometime next year and according to a couple of sources cited by Automotive News, power will come courtesy of Yamaha. The two Japanese firms are currently collaborating on a new 1.0-liter engine based on ...

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    VIDEO: Watch a 911 GT3 chase a Yamaha R1 on the 'Ring
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    We've seen quite a few videos on Autoblog of exotic sports cars tackling the ring, but motorcycles don't make much news here. MCN road-tester Michael Neeves braved the 'Ring back in April in a Yamaha R1 while his brother Ben followed close behind in a Porsche 911 GT3. In the wide-open, the ...

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    Rocket's return: McLaren F1's forefather set to make a comeback
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    Gordon Murray has had his hands in a number of impressive projects over the years. Be it Formula one or the McLaren F1, if Murray is involved, you know it's going to light, balanced and fast.One of Murray's more intriguing projects was the Rocket, a lightweight, road-going tribute to the ...

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    R.I.P.: Lincoln V8
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    Amidst a series of recent shake-ups in Ford's production, a new casualty has fallen prey to the "way forward." The Yamaha derived 4.8-liter V8, currently found in the Volvo XC90, sought a new home within the Lincoln MKS in 2008. That possibility has been squashed, mainly due to the low volume of ...

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    A Legends racecar for the street
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    Give Lincoln Brier credit for doing something out of the ordinary when he came upon the idea to convert his used Legends racecar into a single-seat street machine. The task was relatively simple, with the addition of turn signals, lights, a full exhaust system with muffler, and a horn pretty much ...

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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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