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    Ford hints at 400-HP Taurus SHO and more during annual convention

    2010 Ford Taurus SHO Convention highlights – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Blue Oval execs rolled out the red carpet for Taurus SHO owners last week in Dearborn, MI to welcome 100 privately owned examples and many more enthusiasts to town for the 19th annual national Taurus SHO ...

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    Writing on the Wall: Yamaha raising funds for alternative engine development

    Yamaha Gen-Ryu concept bike
    In traditional Yamaha fashion, the company announced a move that may finally allow it to stake a claim as the first big player in the breakout electric motorcycle category. By putting the For Sale Sign on 63.25 million corporate stock shares, the tuning fork company ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO-under-glass engine swap [w/videos]

    1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO conversion – Click above for high-res image gallery.
    Strap yourself in, kids – we're in for a whole new fresh batch of awesome. In the world of motor swaps, the Chevrolet 350 will slide its way into anything with four wheels (and some with just two). The ...

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    Rossi and Stoner agree on one thing: Champs call for earlier start in Qatar

    Few duos in history have offered up more raw two-wheeled entertainment than that of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi. Up to this point we are only sure that they ever agreed on one topic, that is, who should pass the checkered flag first. Each man would resoundingly agree that they, ...

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    Thinking outside of the Boxer: First look at Yamaha's XT1200Z Super Tenere

    Yamaha Super Tenere – Click above for high-res photo gallery
    We first spotted Yamaha's Super Tenere Concept in October of 2009 at the Tokyo Motor Show. Back then, it was shrouded in fabric and far too polished to be anywhere close to our garage. Fast forward – it's a new year and the ...

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    Yamaha pulls the covers off 2010 FZ8 naked sportbike

    The upper-middleweight naked bike segment, which currently has entrants from the likes of BMW, Aprilia and Ducati, is about to get an good ol' injection of Japanese know-how as Yamaha readies its upcoming new FZ8 for production. Yamaha apparently sees room for a machine that splits the difference ...

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    Report: MotoGP racer Valentino Rossi takes on Formula One, impresses

    MotoGP racing star Valentino Rossi has ventured from two wheels to four a few times in the past, and he's always come away smiling when given the chance to strut his stuff on a Formula One track. This latest testing session, though, has left many highly impressed and others understandably ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Yamaha Super Tenere doesn't panic, always knows where its towel is

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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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