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Yamaha SR400 recalled over oil leak

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 358 retro SR400 bikes over a possible oil leak which could pose a hazard to riders and other road users. The official voluntary safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine hose may be incorrectly installed, resulting in oil leaks. …

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Video: Is this the new Yamaha Ténéré 700?

Yamaha has issued this teaser video which could be the production version of the long-awaited Ténéré 700 adventure bike. It features British cyclist, motorcyclist and author Nick Sanders who is the fastest man to ride around the world. He completed the 32,070km (19,930 mile) trip on June 9, 1997, in 31 days, 20 …

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Yamaha plans leaning three-wheel VMax

Imagine a Yamaha VMax with 147.2kW of power and 166.8Nm of torque packed into a leaning three-wheeler motorcycle with two front wheels. That’s Yamaha’s vision of the future as they have applied for a patent for the design. The filing comes as Yamaha is launching its Niken leaning three-wheeler based …

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Yamaha recalls MT-03 over noisy gears

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued a fourth recall on their learner-approved MT-03, this time for a machining defect that makes the gears noisy. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the machining defect in the primary drive and driven meshing gears could make the …

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Yamaha investigates hybrid engines

Yamaha is developing hybrid engines for cars with the technology helping the Japanese company produce electric motorcycles. Company boss Yoshihiro Hidaka (pictured above) says Yamaha has been supplying engines for Toyota since 1967, but now must develop hybrid engines to keep pace with Toyota’s hybrid powertrain development. “I have a …

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Congratulations to Aussie Dakar trio

Congratulations to the three Aussies who competed in the bike event of the 2018 Dakar Rally for finishing in commendable positions. Even finishing the gruelling rally is a triumph as only 85 of 142 bike competitors made it to the end. Our first Australian Dakar champion, Toby Price, clenched his …

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