THE FIM has confirmed the Japanese round of MotoGP, scheduled to take place this coming weekend, will now take place in October, due to the flight restrictions imposed following the Icelandic volcano eruptions.FIM President Vito Ippolito and Dorna C.E.O. Carmelo Ezpeleta have dec...
, and they're soon to be joined by Aprilia, while Japan has little other that the Super Tenere, and perhaps the Crossrunner, in that market. Oh, and those looking for a tourer need no go further than a BMW dealer, where they'll be happy to sell you a K1600GT
MotoGP Bikes: Ducati Desmosedici v Yamaha M1 The best bikes in MotoGP are back to battle it out once again; same lap times, same rulebook, two completely different machines. How the hell does that happen?There’s no doubt which are the best bikes on the MotoGP grid. They are the Y...
HONDA’S VTR250 has been around in various forms for donkeys’ years and has long been one of those Japan-only bikes that you might have thought would do OK over here too.Now there’s an even more intriguing version, the VTR-F, complete
HONDA has announced that it's launching a free smartphone service for riders in Japan this April including its own sat-nav system.Membership to the scheme, which starts in April, will be free to Honda owners in Japan, who'll just have to register
JAPANESE magazine Young Machine is claiming that Honda is developing a new CBR400R to sit between the CBR600RR and CBR250R in the firm's sportsbike line-up.The bike, an artist's impression of which is shown on the bottom right of the magazine's front cover (in case you're wonderi...
Shoei have produced a replica helmet in tribute to the late Shoya Tomizawa, but it's only available in Japan.The X-Spirit II will be produced in limited numbers, will cost around £550 and will only be sold in Japan from April this year.Shoei have
IT'S ALL kicking of at Yamaha Japan. Following his admission to hospital at the end of last year, Yamaha President Tsuneji Togami is to be replaced by the company's Senior Executive Officer, Hiroyuki Yanagi.In a company press release at yamaha
What happened in Japan is devastating, and we are all hoping that the rec overy process will be as fast as possible. What is the situation for HRC - how will this disaster effect the racing activities this coming year?For sure the situation
THE FUNERAL of Moto2 star Shoya Tomizawa is set to take place in Japan today (Wednesday) following the 19-year-old's fatal accident during the Moto2 GP at Misano, on 5th September. Tomizawa's body was returned to Japan at the weekend for a private
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