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Yamaha celebrates its pioneering electric bike with new drive unit

The motorcycle maker invented the first ebike 30 years ago

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Yamaha develops low-speed self-stabilization tech for motorcycles

It 'can move at walking speeds without falling over'

Yamaha warns to stay out of large musical instrument cases after Ghosn escape

'We won't mention the reason,' but cases are for instruments, not people

Yamaha Corporation, has warned people not to try and squeeze inside musical instrument cases after reports former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn fled Japan concealed inside in one. Ghosn, who is accused of hiding earnings, transferring investment losses to Nissan and misappropriating company funds, escaped from Japan at the end of December for Lebanon. The former auto executive and fugitive has declined to reveal how he slipped past Japanese airport security, or confirm media reports accomplic

Yamaha confirms it's out of the automotive industry

The decision marks the end of a quiet, decades-long story

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Ben Spies moves to Yamaha MotoGP Factory Team

Shocking, we know. What's been called the second-worst kept secret in MotoGP has officially been confirmed. MotoGP rookie and current World Superbike champion Ben Spies (shown at right, with Yamaha's Lin Jarvis) will be saddling up with the factory Yamaha crew starting next year. Rumors to that effect have been buzzing around the inteweb for some time and were recently fueled by Zach Bowman

First Drive: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO offers excellence without emotion

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Honda and Yamaha to make electric motorcycles

"Make hay while the sun shines 'cuz we're on our way and we're bringing some serious rain," is the message Honda and Yamaha are sending to the new electric motorcycle companies that have been springing up like daisies. Only one of the two long-established Japanese brands

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 speeding, and concealable license plates will get you a 10 y

Yamaha to unveil hydrogen fuel-cell scooter at EVS-22

At last year's Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha introduced a fuel cell scooter called the FC-me. It ran on a liquid methanol-water solution and its size and performance would have fit nicely in the 50cc gas-fueled class. This year, Yamaha is upping the ante with the FC-AQEL, a 125cc comparable two-wheel fuel-cell that they'll show off at the 22nd Electric Vehicle Symposium in Yokohama, Japan.

Gentlemen, start your go-carts! 49th Annual Purdue Grand Prix

As a collective of car nuts that only begrudgingly let go of our adolescence, as Autoblog staffers can't help ourselves... we love go-carts. Whether dicing it up with our co-workers, friends, family, progeny or significant others, there's little malaise that a few minutes in a sweet-running shifter cart can't cure.